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The Dangers of Road Rage

Road rage is a serious problem on America’s roads. It’s estimated that road rage contributes to about 66% of all traffic fatalities and motor vehicle accident. Road rage can be defined as aggressive or violent behavior exhibited by a road vehicle driver, including anything from verbal abuse to physical violence.

There are many reasons why road rage occurs. One of the most common is simply frustration with other drivers. People who are stressed out, running late, or otherwise unhappy with their situation are likelier to lash out at other drivers. In some cases, road rage results from a driver feeling like they’ve been wronged or disrespected by another driver. This can happen if someone cuts you off in traffic or if they brake-check you.

Another common cause of road rage is impaired driving. Drivers under the influence of drugs or alcohol are more likely to lose control of their emotions and behave aggressively behind the wheel. Impaired driving can also make it more difficult to operate a vehicle safely, leading to dangerous situations escalating quickly.

Whatever the cause, road rage is a serious problem that puts everyone on the road at risk. If you are angry while driving, try to take a deep breath and relax. Pull over if you need to calm down before continuing your journey. Remember that everyone makes mistakes on the road; we’re all just trying to safely get where we’re going.

The Most Common Injuries from Motor Vehicle Accidents

Several different injuries can be sustained in a motor vehicle accident, but some are more common than others. Here are the most common injuries from motor vehicle accidents and how they are typically treated:

Whiplash: Whiplash is a neck injury that is caused by sudden jolting or jerking motions. It is often seen in rear-end collisions and can lead to pain, stiffness, and headaches. Treatment for whiplash typically includes rest, ice, and over-the-counter pain medication.

Broken Bones: Broken bones can occur when there is a direct impact to the bone or from the force of the effect itself. Treatment for broken bones typically includes setting and casting the bone and pain medication.

Lacerations: Lacerations are cuts or scrapes from contact with broken glass or other sharp objects. They can range from minor to severe, depending on the depth of the wound. Treatment for lacerations typically includes cleaning the wound and applying a bandage, and more severe lacerations may require stitches.

Internal Bleeding: Internal bleeding is a serious injury that can occur when there is damage to the internal organs. It is often seen in high-impact accidents. Treatment for internal bleeding typically includes surgery to repair the damaged organs and blood transfusions to replace lost blood.

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We are committed to responsible antibiotic prescribing practices. Our goal is to adequately treat infections while protecting our community from the harmful effects of antibiotic resistant infections. TGH Urgent Care has earned the Antibiotic Stewardship Commendation Award from the Urgent Care Association due to our ongoing commitment to this goal.

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