Aggressive Drivers Road Tips - Texas A_M University

					                                      AGGRESSIVE DRIVERS

Stress, Frustration & Aggressive Driving
If you’ve ever been passed on the wrong side, tailgated, cut                                                    How to avoid becoming
off or hemmed in by another vehicle, then you’ve been the                                                       an aggressive driver
victim of an aggressive driver. Aggressive driving often ends                                                   Plan ahead and allow
in collisions and personal attacks. Drivers can be fined up to                                                  enough time for delays.
$200 for each moving violation associated with aggressive                                                       Give your drive your full
driving. In addition, car insurance companies often raise                                                       attention.
                                                                                                                Don’t take your frustration
rates for drivers with multiple moving violations.
                                                                                                                out on other drivers.

How to Avoid Danger
# First, be a cautious, considerate driver. Avoid creating a
  situation that may provoke another motorist.
# Don’t tailgate.
                                                             Driving is not a contest.
# If you are in the left lane and someone wants to pass,
                                                             It is not about winning.
  move over and let the driver by.                           You can’t control the
# Do not make inappropriate hand or facial gestures.         drivers around you.
  use your horn sparingly. Second, if you do encounter an    You can control only the
  angry driver, don’t make matters worse by triggering a     way you react to them.
  confrontation.
# Avoid eye contact.
# Steer clear and give angry drivers plenty of room.
# Put as much distance between you and the aggressive driver as possible.



Source: Road Tips, Texas Department of Transportation




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