What Is Aggressive Driving?

September 25, 2020

Nearly 80% of drivers across the United States have experienced road rage and anger that leads to aggressive driving. Aggressive drivers are a severe threat to other drivers and can cause severe accidents.

What it Means to Drive Aggressively

Aggressive driving occurs when a driver is careless and disregards the safety of others on the road. Aggressive drivers make poor decisions that increase the risk of a car crash. Aggressive driving has contributed to many accidents across the country.

Common Types of Aggressive Driving

  • Tailgating
  • Speeding
  • Running red lights and stop signs
  • Cutting off other drivers
  • Weaving in and out of traffic 
  • Abruptly changing lanes
  • Failing to use proper signals
  • Braking abruptly

Road Rage Leads to Aggressive Driving

Road rage occurs when a driver becomes enraged with another driver on the road and begins speeding or tailgating. This behavior increases the risk of being involved in a serious accident.

Common Types of Road Rage

  • Cursing or signaling rude gestures at another driver
  • Side sweeping
  • Throwing objects
  • Obsessive horn honking
  • Ramming
  • Forcing another driver off the road

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