Is Road Rage A Criminal Offence in Houston TX?

Road Rage is defined as a behavior that is either aggressive or violent. It may include hitting another auto with your car, running another automobile off the road, encouraging passengers to fight with another driver, engaging in a physical confrontation with another driver or using any weapon to harm other vehicles or drivers.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Association explains road rage as, “An assault with a motor vehicle or dangerous weapon by the operator or passenger of another motor vehicle, or an assault precipitated by an incident that occurred on a roadway.”

Road rage is a severe cause of concern. It impairs the driver’s ability to think clearly and can even result in acts of violence.

Avoid Danger

No matter how much the circumstances compel you but road rage should be avoided at all times. Even a gesture can be the spark and ignite a more dangerous incident. If a highway confrontation escalates, you might also face criminal charges. The difference between a temporary emotional or frustrated behavior and a permanent criminal record lies in how well you handle those feelings of anger or frustration.


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