It’s sometimes dangerous to be on the roads. On one hand, you may be familiar with your local area. On the other, you can never predict who is going to be on the roads or how they’re going to act.
If another driver is going slowly in front of you, you might want to try to go around them, but you could find that there is another vehicle already in the second lane. Then, if you try to slow down, you might find that there is a third vehicle tailgating you.
If that has ever happened to you, you should know that you were boxed in. Sometimes, this is something a group of people does to cause a crash and seek compensation fraudulently.
Boxing someone in is an aggressive-driving tactic
When other drives box you in, they may do this to be intimidating or to make you make a mistake that they can then “hold you accountable for.” They may be trying to set you up for a crash, either because they want to collect compensation or for other reasons.
In this kind of situation, you have two real choices. The first is to start slowing down over time, so you won’t be likely to crash into the vehicle ahead of you if they slam on their brakes. The other is to call the police and continue on as you are, waiting for them to pull over the driver behind, beside or in front of you.
Since this is a dangerous situation, you need to make sure you stay focused on what’s happening and not allow the vehicle in the rear to push you to go faster. If they hit you and cause a rear-end collision, you won’t be at fault. However, if you hit the car in front of you, it could be challenging to show that they were responsible for the crash.
If you were boxed in, you deserve an opportunity to seek compensation
It’s unfair for drivers to act dangerously on the roads. If they boxed you in while driving, you should report those actions to the police and then look into making a personal injury claim against the reckless drivers.