Aggressive Driving

Who is an Aggressive Driver?

Anyone who exhibits any of the following behaviors:

  • Speeding
  • 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.

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