Alabama ranks third in the country for deadly car crashes due to road rage, according to data collected by the NHTSA. The study shows that there were 64 deaths in Alabama caused by aggressive driving in 2016.
Indiana ranked number one in the nation for road rage deaths at 77, according to the study.
State troopers told WZDX what drivers should do if they find themselves in a situation with an aggressive driver.
“The first thing you want to do is avoid making gestures toward that person, and you want to get away from that person. In terms of gestures toward that person. Often times, people make eye contact. That can be a sign of aggression and agg the person on.”
State troopers urge you to call them if you encounter an aggressive driver on the road.