If the title of this article caught your eye because you have engaged in violent and inappropriate driving, sorry – the insurance companies are not on your side. In fact, in the event of a related claim, you’re generally on your own to face the consequences of your liability. On the other hand, there are measures that you can take to ensure you will be protected if you are the victim of road rage damages.
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Comprehensive Auto and Collision Insurance Coverage
In order to shield yourself from the raging driver that inflicts damages to your car, you can choose to place additional coverage on your auto policy. This includes:
- Comprehensive Insurance
- Collision Insurance
Not all damages are a result of a collision. Nature can harm as well, as in the case of a fallen tree limb or a deer crossing your driving path. Vandalism and road rage (aka traffic tantrum) are other examples. In these instances the Comprehensive Insurance rider will protect you.
In the event an angry driver forces you to crash into another automobile or object and harm your vehicle, this form of insurance would protect you.
Of course, avoiding a confrontation in the first place is the best way to go. Experts give us these cautionary tips.
- Ignore any provocation, if you can. Responding to aggressive driving by showing your displeasure may escalate the angry driver’s behavior.
- Give the aggressive driver an opportunity to pass you.
- Close all car windows. Lock all doors.
- Try to drive away.
- Note the aggressive driver’s license number and pass it on to the police, along with an account of the occurrence.
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Summary: Unfortunately, auto safety is not always in our hands. Here are some tips from the insurance experts on how to protect innocent drivers from road rage.