Road Rage Take Another Michigan Life
Sunday afternoon a Wyoming woman was killed in a suspected road rage incident.
A 20 year old woman, driving a 2003 Jeep Liberty at a high rate of speed, lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a tree, losing her life.
"The Ionia County Sheriff's Office said in a press release that witness indicated there may have been a white Honda Accord involved in "a form of road rage" with the woman, who rolled her vehicle at 2:02 p.m on Sunday, Feb. 19."
How said that a young woman has lost her life over issues with other drivers. Road is a serious issue on our streets, and sometimes you find yourself in situations that you need out of for your own safety.
"Road rage can lead to serious car accidents".
Here are some ways to avoid a car accident if you find yourself in a situation with driver that is out of control and experiencing road rage...
- Try to remove yourself from the situation. Slow down, take the next exit, or turn off the road.
- If the angry driver pursues you try to drive to the nearest police station or a busy parking lot with other people around you.
- If you are considering engaging in road rage remove yourself from the situation. Pull over, regroup and calm down.
Tips For Stopping Car Accidents Caused By Road Rage...
- Attitude - driving is not a competitive sport
- Smarts - do not be drawn into confrontation, it can only end badly
- Courtesy - be kind to other drivers
- Turn Signal - use it, don't surprise the drivers around you
- Changing Lanes - do not cut other drivers off, make sure you have enough room to get over
- Keep Up The Pace - do not drive slow in the left lane and shift to the right lane if someone wants to pass you
- Tailgating - keep a safe distance, it never annoyed anyone
- Gestures - do not make obscene gestures and avoid any signs that you are frustrated or angry
- Keep You Distance - if a driver is displaying signs of aggesive driving, avoid them as much as possible
- Ease Up - if someone cuts you off, slow down and give them room
- Get Help - if you think you are in danger call the police or drive to a heavyly populated area, just don't go home till you are safe
- Apologize - if you make a mistake, try to apologize with an appropriate gesture like a wave
If anyone has any information regarding this accident, or saw anything please contact the Ionia County Sheriff's Office at 616-527-5737 or Silent Observer at 616-527-0107.