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Dangers of Tailgating

By Cohen & Dwin, P.A. on August 29, 2018 | In Personal Injury

Motor vehicles accidents are still among the leading causes of death in the United States, especially among the 13-30 age range according to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration. Our Baltimore auto accident attorneys at Cohen & Dwin have seen too many lives disrupted and cut short by careless aggressive drivers. Tailgating is one of the favored habits of aggressive drivers and is often accompanied by speeding, weaving in and out of lanes, and passing when it’s dangerous or illegal to do so. Our auto accident attorneys know that tailgating poses extreme danger on the roadways because

  • It prevents the tailgating driver from being able to stop in time
  • The tailgating driver is too close to properly see and respond to other dangers
  • The driver being tailgated can be distracted by the other driver and not react promptly to dangers ahead

The tragedy of tailgating and other aggressive driving habits is that they lead to accidents and personal injury that are otherwise preventable. The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration estimates that a substantial number of the 6.8 million motor vehicle accidents that occur on our roadways every year are attributable to aggressive driving. Innocent people should not be killed every year because of these aggressive drivers. If you have been the victim of a tailgating auto accident, please contact Cohen & Dwin, P.A., to speak with a Baltimore auto accident attorney.