Aggressive Driving
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

  •  In 2013, speed was a contributing factor in more than 15,000 crashes in Texas. 

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.

Road Rage

Road rage 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.

  • In 2013, road rage was a contributing factor in 232 Texas crashes.

What Employers Can Do 

Reduce Your Own Aggressive Driving Tendencies
  • Keep your emotions in check. Don’t take your frustrations out on other drivers.
  • Plan ahead and allow enough time for delays.
  • Focus on your own driving. 
Be a cautious, considerate driver. Avoid creating a situation that may provoke another individual. Don't tailgate and let other drivers pass you. Use the horn sparingly.

If you do encounter an angry driver, avoid eye contact, steer clear and if you're concerned for your safety call 911.

Defensive Driving Policy

The best offense is solid defensive driving skills. Talk with your employees about the risks associated with aggressive driving, and encourage them to adopt safe habits.

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