Let’s face it. There are rude drivers in every single state across the country. However, recently New 99.1 Country radio station in Colorado wanted to know where they could find the rudest drivers in the state. Listeners responded and found out that many of them agreed on some of the rudest places in Colorado.
Where are the rudest drivers located?
According to listeners, here are some of the rudest locations in Colorado.
- Colorado Springs
- Highway 34 (especially between Loveland and Greeley)
- Fort Collins
- Harmony Road
- I-25 and Hwy 34 interchange
It is no surprise that some of the largest cities in Colorado made the list. Traffic in and out of the major cities, such as Denver and Boulder, can lead to some pretty heated exchanges on the freeways leading in and out of the cities.
When Rude Driving Leads to Road Rage
It is one thing to be a rude driver. It is quite another thing to engage in road rage. Road rage is what happens when rude and aggressive drivers turn violent. Drivers who engage in road rage put themselves and others at risk for suffering serious injuries in accidents.
According to Geico.com, a shocking 80 percent of drivers admitted to significant moments of anger when driving at least once over the last year. However, when this anger turns aggressive, it can lead to serious and fatal accidents. One study found that aggressive driving and road rage behaviors led to 56 percent of all fatal crashes.
Some of the most common road rage driving behaviors include:
- Cutting off other vehicles
- Blocking traffic
- Getting out of the vehicle to confront other drivers
- Bumping or ramming a vehicle
- Making angry gestures
- Yelling obscenities
If you get into an accident with an aggressive driver, it is important to remain calm. Call 911 immediately so medical personnel and police officers come to the scene of your accident. Remain in your vehicle and do not approach the aggressive driver.
Once the police arrive at the scene, give them a detailed description of the events that led to your accident. If possible, collect the names and contact information of any eyewitnesses who might have seen the crash. This will help your case tremendously.
After you’ve received medical care, it is important to contact an experienced and skilled car accident attorney. Your attorney will need to investigate your case and collect the evidence to support your claim against the “at-fault” driver. After a crash, your time is better spent on your recovery. Let an attorney handle the insurance companies for you!
Contact Our Colorado Springs Car Accident Law Firm Today
If you or someone you love suffered an injury in a car accident with an aggressive drive, call our law firm immediately. Our Colorado Springs car accident attorneys will work quickly to help you get the compensation you need to pay for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Contact the Green Law Firm, P.C. today by calling (719) 694-8515, or by filling out the contact form on this page, to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation and discuss your case.