Who is an Aggressive Driver?
Anyone who exhibits any of the following behaviors:
- Weaving in and out of traffic
- Following too closely
- Making gestures to other drivers
- Running red lights
- Unsafe lane changing (abrupt lane changes without notice)
- Changing lanes or turning without signaling
- Failing to yield the right-of-way
- Passing on the shoulder or unpaved portions of the roadway
- Most Importantly, Don't Become an Aggressive Driver
- When you feel yourself getting angry, take a deep breath. Remember safety first, especially if you have family members or passengers with you.
- Plan your routes in advance and leave early so you won't rush. Prepare for unexpected traffic delays.
- Remain alert.
When Confronted by an Aggressive Driver:
- Make every attempt to get our of their way, give them room.
- Do not challenge them by speeding up or attempting to keep up.
- Wear your seat belt.
- Be prepared for any abrupt or sporadic maneuvers by the aggressive driver.
- Avoid eye contact.
- Ignore gestures and refuse to acknowledge them.
- Report aggressive drivers to the appropriate authorities by providing vehicle and driver description, license number, locations of incident and direction of travel.