When Road Rage Becomes Criminal

Last month footage surfaced of a FedEx driver in New Jersey swerving into a school bus in a fit of rage. According to witnesses the school bus illegally passed the FedEx driver, which apparently caused the FedEx driver’s treacherous behavior.

Luckily no one was hurt in the incident, and both drivers were later fired. Both drivers put themselves and others in jeopardy by making rash decisions. The FedEx driver is now facing criminal charges.

Road rage is extremely dangerous and alarmingly common. Examples of road rage include: purposefully tailgating, honking to show annoyance or anger and cutting off another vehicle. 

If you are behind the wheel and become a victim of road rage do not react or retaliate, instead proceed with caution and abide by posted traffic laws. If you’re injured in a car crash because of another driver’s road rage contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible to discuss your options. 

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As you know, the COVID-19 pandemic has introduced changes to many lives and businesses in our communities, and around the world. We, much like our neighbors and friends, have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligation to our clients, while also prioritizing the health, wellness and safety of our employees.

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When the dust settles, we will join together with a greater appreciation for our lives, local businesses, loved ones and health. Until then, we will continue to offer guidance from a safe distance.

Very truly yours,

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