The Emotional Driver
How many times have you found yourself behind the wheel with a face red with anger or tears streaming down your cheeks? While you may think that you are doing nothing wrong by wiping your tears on your sleeve and continuing on home, you are actually posing a serious hazard to yourself and others on the road.
Driving while emotionally disturbed changes you from a regular driver to a seriously impaired one. Certain cases of severe emotion can be similar to driving while intoxicated. If you find yourself suddenly overcome by an intense feeling that cannot be controlled, do the following:
- Breathe very deeply several times until you have stopped shaking and are capable of maneuvering off the road.
- Find the closest area where you can easily get off the road. A parking lot is your best bet for safety.
- Turn your engine off and allow yourself to continue breathing deeply. Call a loved one who might help you with your current emotions and eventually help you to calm down.
- Look at yourself in the mirror. If your skin is no longer flush and your eyes look normal, you can now start up your vehicle and proceed with caution back towards the road.
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries due to a car accident caused by an overly emotional driver, contact the Racine car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874 to learn more about your legal options.