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Aggressive Driving
Aggressive driving behaviors are linked to half of all car crashes. It is the driver’s legal responsibility to do everything to avoid being in a crash.

 

High-Risk Behaviors - Moving Violations that Threaten the Safety of Others.

These include: speeding, running red lights and stop signs, tailgating, frequent and unsafe lane changes and angry or threatening behavior towards other motorists.
Aggressive drivers have low regard for others, and use their cars to express their anger and frustration.

How to Handle them:
Steer clear of aggressive drivers.
Don't look at or challenge aggressive drivers.
Let them pass you and, if necessary, phone 911 to report them to the police.

How Not to Become Aggressive:
Monitor your own state of mind to make sure you aren't a danger to others.
Allow enough time to reach your destination without speeding. Keep food in
the car. Monitor your emotions; don’t drive if you’re upset.

Don't Trigger Aggression:
Actions that trigger aggression involve a failure to follow basic traffic laws, such as:

Failing to turn when a right on red is permitted.
Blocking traffic.
Failing to stay in the right lane, except to pass.
Running or rolling through RED lights and STOP signs.
Passing on a double yellow line.
Failure to signal lane changes.
Failure to check traffic before changing lanes.
Inappropriate speed
Distracted driving and inadequate attention to conditions.
Passing on the shoulder during dense traffic.
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