What is aggressive driving? Most everyone has come into contact as some point and time with an aggressive driver. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration defines aggressive driving as occurring when “an individual commits a combination of moving traffic offenses so as to endanger other persons or property.”
To avoid aggressive driving,
- Don’t allow yourself to become distracted by talking on your cell phone, eating, drinking or putting on makeup.
- Relax while your drive. Tune the radio to your favorite music. Music can calm your nerves.
- Drive the posted speed limit.
- Try mapping out alternative routes. Even if it looks longer on paper, you may find it is less congested.
- Use public transportation. Let someone else do the driving!
- If all else fails, just be late.
When confronted with aggressive drivers,
- Make every attempt to get out of their way.
- Don’t challenge them by speeding up or attempting to hold your own in your travel lane.
- Ignore gestures and refuse to return them.
- Report serious aggressive driving to the police.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a collision with an aggressive driver, contact our office at (513) 381-3579 to find out what your legal rights are.