The term “aggressive driving” is commonly used to describe extreme acts of aggressive behavior that result from disagreements between drivers.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) defines aggressive driving as the operation of a motor vehicle in a way that endangers or is likely to endanger people or property.
Aggressive driving is related to “road rage” which the NHTSA defines as “assault with a motor vehicle or other dangerous weapon by the operator or passenger(s) of another motor vehicle or an assault precipitated by an incident that occurred on a roadway. Road rage is a criminal offense.”
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The NHTSA has stated that aggressive driving incidents contribute to a substantial number of all of the fatal motor vehicle crashes in America.
Aggressive driving behaviors include the following:
- Failing to obey speed limits
- Frequent or unsafe lane changes
- Failure to use turn signals
- Failure to yield the right of way
- Disregarding traffic controls such as stop signs or red lights
What Should You Do If You Are Confronted By An Aggressive Driver?
If you are ever confronted by an aggressive driver, you should try to get out of the way. Do not challenge him or her. Avoid eye contact and avoid speeding up or engaging in any unsafe driving habits. Ignore any rude gestures and do not return them. Make sure that you are wearing a seatbelt in the event that the aggressive driver’s reckless driving causes a crash.
Once you are in a safe place, notify the appropriate authorities. If you have a cell phone, call the police and let them know what happened and any important details, including a vehicle description, license plate number, location, and the direction of travel.
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