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Aggressive driving behaviors can include speeding, frequent and unnecessary lane changes, tailgating, and running red or yellow lights. These behaviors create unsafe situations and can lead to road rage.
What's the Problem
Why Aggressive Driving Is Increasing
The economic cost to society due to speeding-related crashes is estimated to be $40.4 billion per year—$76,865 per minute or $1,281 per second.
Driving too fast makes it harder to react to dangerous situations, reduces a driver’s ability to steer safely around curves or objects in the roadway, and increases the force of impact in a crash. In 2012, speeding was a contributing factor in 30 percent of all fatal crashes, and more than 10,000 lives were lost in speeding-related accidentscrashes.
Road rage is different from aggressive driving in that it involves using a vehicle as a weapon with intent to do harm. It is a physical assault of a person or vehicle as a result of a traffic incident—this is a criminal offense where you can go to jail.
What You Can Do
Reduce Your Own Aggressive Driving Tendencies
How to Avoid DangerFirst, be a cautious, considerate driver. Avoid creating a situation that may provoke another individual.
Second, if you do encounter an angry driver, don’t make matters worse by triggering a confrontation.
Defensive Driving Policy
The best offense to aggressive driving habits is solid defensive driving skills. Talk with your employees about the risks associated with aggressive driving, and encourage them to adopt safe habits whenever they are behind the wheel.
Sample Defensive Driving Policy
National Safety Council
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