Aggressive Driving Part 1 of 2
I’m sure you’ve experienced it, or (opps!) unfortunately you’re most likely guilty of the behavior at some point in your driving experience. According to AAA, aggressive driving is extremely common among U.S. drivers. And “according to AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety’s 2019 data, nearly 80 percent of drivers expressed significant anger, aggression or road rage behind the wheel at least once in the previous 30 days.”
Many drivers have increasingly become very concerned about aggressive driving. You may not even realize you have participated in aggressive driving behavior. So first you need to know what it is to recognize it. Some drivers may view this as normal driving, because they’ve never taken any drivers courses. Next, lets’ explore more about aggressive driving risks and tips to stop and avoid aggressive driving behaviors here.
Exactly What is Aggressive Driving?
“Any unsafe driving behavior, performed deliberately and with ill intention or disregard for safety, can constitute aggressive driving.” Examples of aggressive driving behaviors include:
Then What is Road Rage?
Road rage is defined as Extreme cases of aggressive driving that can escalate into road rage. Aggressive driving played a role in 56 percent of fatal crashes over a five-year period, according to one analysis. Examples of road rage include:
How Commonly do U.S. Drivers Exhibit Aggressive Driving Behaviors?
“According to estimates by the AAA Foundation’s Annual Traffic Safety Culture Index, millions of drivers engaged in the following angry and aggressive behaviors in the 30 days before the survey, including”:
What you can do about it in Part 2