Aggressive Driving

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What is aggressive driving?

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), aggressive driving is a serious problem on U.S. roadways. Aggressive driving is a general term that refers to any number of unsafe or hostile driving habits. For example, speeding, excessive lane changes, improper passing and tailgating are all considered forms of aggressive driving. Any driver that purposefully maneuvers his/her vehicle so that the chances of causing a traffic accident are increased may be guilty of aggressive driving.

According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, at least 1,500 people are killed or injured by aggressive drivers in the United States every year. Sometimes, aggressive driving intentionally hit, cut off or to injure other drivers. On rare occasions, aggressive driving escalates to "road rage," where infuriated drivers use weapons (such as guns, baseball bats or pepper spray) to attack other drivers. However, aggressive driving takes many forms and may not always be this obvious.

Avoiding Aggressive Driving

As a driver, there are a variety of precautions you can take to avoid being injured by an aggressive driver. If you are tempted to retaliate, remember that aggressive drivers injure and kill approximately 1,500 people every year. This type of behavior is a serious threat; provoking an aggressive driving is unwise and potentially dangerous. AAA recommends several safety tips to avoid getting hurt by an aggressive driving. First, avoid blocking the passing lane. If you are in the far left lane and another driver speeds up behind you, move over and allow them to pass. Avoid tailgating vehicles in front of you and always use your turn signal before changing lanes.

Many aggressive driving incidents are started when one driver accused another driver of cutting them off. Avoid this confusion by using your turn signal so other drivers know when you plan to change lanes. Only use your horn when you absolutely need to. Horns are designed for safety use only. If you need to get another driver's attention, tap your horn lightly. Never honk angrily or unnecessarily – aggressive drivers may perceive this as an opportunity to retaliate against you. While driving near other cars, make sure that your car lights are kept low. Do not use your high beams to provoke another driver or to annoy them. Aggressive drivers may become angry and attempt to harm you if you flash your high beams at them without a good reason.

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