Keep at least a three-second following distance. It takes more than the length of a football field to stop when you are traveling 60 miles per hour.
Dealing with Aggressive Drivers
Learn the characteristics of an aggressive driver and what to do if confronted by one.
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You are an aggressive driver if you:
- Ignore traffic signals
- Speed and tailgate
- Weave in and out of traffic
- Make improper lane changes frequently and abruptly
- Pass on the shoulder
- Make hand and facial gestures
- Scream, honk and flash lights
If confronted by an aggressive driver, you should:
- Get out of their way as soon as you can safely.
- Stay calm — reaching your destination safely is your goal.
- Do not challenge them.
- Avoid eye contact.
- Ignore gestures and don’t return them.
- Report aggressive driving (vehicle description, license number, location).
- Always buckle up to maintain proper seating position in case of abrupt driving maneuvers.
Report Aggressive Drivers:
- Find a safe place to call 911
- Be prepared to provide location, vehicle description and license plate.
- Report unsafe driving online when you get to your destination