HOW TO DEAL WITH AGGRESSIVE DRIVES

Common aggressive driving behaviors

  • Running stop signs and red lights
  • Speeding, tailgating, and weaving between lanes
  • Passing on the right of a vehicle
  • Making inappropriate hand and facial gestures
  • Screaming, honking the horn, and flashing headlights

If you are confronted by an aggressive driver, or witness aggressive driving behavior, follow these guidelines:

  • Make every attempt to safely move out of the aggressive driver’s way.
  • Do not challenge an aggressive driver by speeding up or attempting to “hold your own” in the travel lane.
  • Always wear your seat belt — not only will it hold you in your seat and behind the wheel in case you need to make an abrupt driving maneuver, but it will also protect you in a crash.
  • Avoid eye contact with the aggressive driver.
  • Ignore gestures, and refuse to return them.
  • Report aggressive drivers to the appropriate authorities by providing a vehicle description, license number, location, and if possible, direction of travel.
  • If you have a cellular phone, and can use it while driving safely, call the police. Many have special numbers such as 9-1-1.
  • If an aggressive driver is involved in a crash farther down the road, stop at a safe distance from the crash scene, wait for the police to arrive, and report the driving behavior that you witnessed.

Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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