RECKLESS AND AGGRESSIVE DRIVING
There are no two ways about it. Aggressive driving is dangerous and kills people every year. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) defines aggressive driving as "the operation of a motor vehicle in a manner that endangers or is likely to endanger persons or property." Examples include speeding or driving too fast for conditions, improper lane changing, tailgating, and improper passing.
The facts speak for themselves.
- According to a NHTSA survey, more than sixty percent (60%) of drivers consider unsafe driving by others, including speeding, a major personal threat to themselves and their families.
- Aggressive drivers are more likely to drink and drive or to drive unbelted.
- Aggressive driving can easily escalate into an incident of road rage. Motorists in all 50 states have killed or injured other motorists for seemingly trivial reasons.
- Only fourteen percent (14%) of teenagers felt it was "extremely dangerous" to drive 10 miles per hour over the speed limit.
- Sixty-two percent (62%) of those who frequently drive in an unsafe and illegal manner said they had not been stopped by police for traffic reasons in the past year.
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