With road rage in area rising, here are tips to handle incidents
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Florida Highway Patrol says there were 28 road rage cases in Northeast Florida in 2019. that number jumped to 48 in 2020. Jefferson said he has noticed the increase of road ragers in the area. Jefferson says road ragers are hard to prosecute. “Road rage arrests can prove to be difficult outside of a tag number and a good vehicle desertion and a good description of the driver,” he said. “Stay on the phone with dispatchers so they know exactly where you are when they arrive.”There was a recent arrest in a case of road rage.
Warning for holiday drivers: Road rage could cost you big time
Experts say road rage can quickly escalate and turn costly: taking your freedom and skyrocketing your insurance rates -- but also possibly costing your life. “I can think of several situations here in the Jacksonville area where road rage was the result of a serious traffic crash,” Florida Highway Patrol spokesman Sgt. Authorities anticipate road rage this time of year because there are more people on the road who are all trying to quickly get from point A to point B. She was recently charged with second-degree murder after investigators said her road rage resulted in one person dying, three people being injured and five vehicles damaged. The study revealed 82% of the drivers admitted to aggressive driving or road rage.