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Road Rage in Florida

The Road Rage Attorneys at William R. Moore Criminal Defense are proficient in defending persons charged with this Florida Crime. Ask us to discuss some of our more notable cases in Fort Lauderdale.

Road rage can be defined and furious and aggressive behavior by the driver of a vehicle towards another driver or a pedestrian. This behavior is manifested through many ways – verbal insults, name-calling, abuses, inappropriate hand gestures and in some cases, even physical violence. Road rage, if not kept in check can lead to a number of unwanted confrontations in the form of assault, physical altercation, risk of injury and some times, even death.

Bad Tempers

Road rage is commonly featured on television, in movies and some of us even go through it in different proportions in our daily lives. While none of them can be used as excuses for the deplorable behaviors some drivers exhibit, there have been many theories regarding why people suffer from road rage.

Some research points to the fact that road rage is cultivated in us from a very early age. When we saw our parents flying off the handle at other drivers when driving, we were most likely to think that this was acceptable behavior.


Another reason for road rage could be traffic congestion. There is nothing that is more grueling than sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic after a long and tiring day at work. At this time, people’s patience levels are on the brink and they are more likely to go over the edge and display road rage-like behavior.

Running behind schedule is another reason that people exhibit road rage according to Fort Lauderdale Criminal Defense Lawyers. When there’s so much to do and such little time to do it, it takes a toll on our social skills and we tend to exhibit aggressive behavior.


Blatant disregard for the law is also another factor behind how rampant the issue of road rage is throughout the world. Many people feel like their actions are above the law and they aren’t answerable or accountable to anyone.

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