Richard S. Lundin
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Personal injury and family law attorney licensed to practice in Maryland and the District of Columbia

We all get impatient on the road sometimes. However, it is important that you don’t let your frustration out on other drivers. Impatience on the road can lead to a serious Maryland car accident. Beware of these telltale signs of an impatient driver:


The universal sign of someone who is in a hurry on the road, speeding can make a bad accident worse. As speed increases, so does the severity of the impact in a Maryland car crash.


A common sign of an impatient driver, tailgating can easily cause an accident. If the driver is suddenly forced to stop quickly, he or she may not be able to avoid hitting the vehicle that they are tailgating.

Frequent lane changes

This typically means the driver is in a rush and not paying close attention to other drivers on the road. The more often a driver changes lanes, the more likely that driver is to miss another car in his or her blind spot and cause an accident.

Failure to use a signal

A lot of drivers simply don’t use their turn signals. However, an impatient driver will often change lanes frequently AND not use a signal. This can be particularly dangerous when the driver cuts off another vehicle.

Shoulder Passing

Some of the most impatient drivers will use the road shoulder as an extra lane in order to pass other vehicles they feel are slowing them down. Not only is this illegal, but it is also extremely dangerous.

If you or a family member has been injured in a car crash caused by an impatient driver, it is normal to feel upset at the inconsiderate attitude of the other driver. You are likely dealing with physical pain as well as the stress of settling a car accident claim to pay your medical expenses. 

You don’t have to deal with those worries by yourself. Instead, call one of our experienced Maryland car accident attorneys at 1-800-875-9700, and let us take some of the stress off of you. Be sure to request a free consultation to discuss your case.

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