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Dangers of Aggressive Driving

Dangers of Aggressive DrivingDangers of Aggressive Driving

Road rage and aggressive drives are huge hazards on the highway. Aggressive driving tactics increase the risk of a collision and can harm the driver, passengers and others around them on the road.

Aggressive driving is defined by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) as “when individuals commit a combination of moving traffic offenses so as to endanger other persons or property.” This includes behaviors such as exceeding the speed limit, following another car too closely, failure to obey traffic signs, and erratic or unsafe lane changes.

Drivers between the ages of 18 and 25 have the highest aggressive driving tendency. One out of five accidents resulting in injury have a direct link to aggressive driving. Aggressive driving is dangerous to the driver, the cars occupants, as well as other vehicles on the road. Even if you are a cautious driver, another aggressive driver on the road could distract you and increase the likeliness of a collision.

To reduce aggressive driving, make sure to allow plenty of time for your trip. Even if you do get into an accident or close call with another driver, remain polite and courteous. Don’t use any aggressive hand gestures, and do not engage if they are antagonistic.

By changing a few simple driving behaviors, you can make sure you stay safe on the road. Always follow the basic safety rules. Following at a safe distance, obey traffic signs, signal your turns, and make sure you have enough room when entering traffic or changing lanes. And keep an eye out for other aggressive drivers along the road.

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