Aggressive driving has become a serious problem on our roadways. So, what is aggressive driving? The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) defines aggressive driving as occurring when an individual commits a combination of moving traffic offenses that endangers other persons or property. Some behaviors typically associated with aggressive driving include:
- Exceeding the posted speed limit
- Following too closely
- Erratic or unsafe lane changes
- Improperly or failing to signal lane changes
- Failure to obey traffic control devices (stop signs, yield signs, traffic signals, railroad grade cross signals, etc.)
NHTSA calls the act of red light running as one of the most dangerous forms of aggressive driving. In some states, you can be stopped and issued a ticket for aggressive driving.
Source: California Department of Motor Vehicles. (2015, January). "2015 California Driver Handbook."