YOU AN AGGRESSIVE DRIVER?
frustration? Taking out your frustrations on your fellow motorists can lead
to violence or a crash.
to pay attention when driving? Reading, eating, drinking or talking on the
phone can be a major cause of roadway crashes.
This is a major cause of crashes that can result in serious deaths or injuries.
Make frequent lane changes? If you whip in and out of lanes to advance ahead,
you can be a danger to other motorists.
red lights? Do not enter an intersection on a yellow light. Remember, flashing
red lights should be treated as a stop sign.
Going faster than the posted speed limit, being a "road racer"
and going too fast for conditions are some examples of speeding.
IN THE FAST LANE? PLAN
AHEAD. ALLOW YOURSELF EXTRA TIME.
Concentrate. Don't allow yourself to become distracted by talking on your
cellular phone, eating, drinking or putting on makeup.
Tune the radio to your favorite relaxing music. Music can calm your nerves
and help you to enjoy your time in the car.
the posted speed limit. Fewer crashes occur when vehicles are travelling
at or about the same speed.
alternate routes. Try mapping out an alternate route. Even if it looks longer
on paper, you may find it is less congested.
public transportation. Public transportation can give you some much-needed
relief from life behind the wheel.
be Late. If all else fails, just be late.
CONFRONTED WITH AGGRESSIVE DRIVERS
out of the way. First and foremost make every attempt to get out of their
your pride aside. Do not challenge them by speeding up or attempting to
hold-your-own in your travel lane.
eye contact. Eye contact can sometimes enrage an aggressive driver.
Ignore gestures and refuse to return them.
serious aggressive driving. You or a passenger may call the police. But,
if you use a cell phone, pull over to a safe location.
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