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It seems like there are more aggressive drivers on the road. Should I report an aggressive driver to the police?

 

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Aggressive driving usually includes a combination of the following actions: speeding, tailgating, running red lights, weaving through traffic, frequent and unsafe lane changes, and failure to yield the right-of-way. When you spot a driver who you feel is an aggressive driver and a threat to your safety, you should report the driver to the police, if it is safe to do so.

Unfortunately, aggressive driving in Florida seems to be increasing. Because roads are more congested and people are driving more miles, it is no wonder why there are more aggressive drivers on the road. Reporting an aggressive driver to the police may help prevent someone from being in a Sarasota auto accident with that driver.

Because aggressive drivers put everyone in danger, anyone who sees an aggressive driver should report that driver to law enforcement. This information can help police find the vehicle before the aggressive driver gets into a collision and hurts someone. Even if a Sarasota auto accident occurs before officers catch up to the aggressive driver, reporting the aggressive driving that you observed may help an innocent victim. For example, if a catastrophic or deadly crash occurred involving the aggressive driver, your call to the police may give them a good idea of the type of driver they are dealing with and what led up to the collision.

By reporting an aggressive driver, you may be able to prevent a tragedy, save a life, and do a good deed. When placing a call to the police, make sure you are prepared to give the following information:

  • Description of the car (e.g., make, model, color)
  • What road the car is on
  • What direction the aggressive driver is traveling
  • License plate number, if possible

If you have been injured by an aggressive driver, contact a Sarasota accident attorney at the Mallard Law Firm. Call us today at 888-409-3805 to find out more about your rights in a free initial consultation.


Damian Mallard, Esq.
Board Certified Sarasota Personal Injury Attorney