Many people confuse aggressive driving with road rage, but there are several significant differences between the two. Aggressive driving is a traffic offense that generally involves a driver disobeying traffic laws, putting people and property in jeopardy. Road rage, on the other hand, is a criminal offense that involves a driver who behaves violently against another driver or drivers. These types of driving behaviors are estimated to be contributing factors in more than half of all fatal car crashes in the United States.
In fact, the Insurance Information Institute reports that some rather common traffic infractions are actually aggressive driving behaviors, including:
Road rage occurs when a driver is hostile and sometimes violent with another driver
When in this state, a driver may try to hit your car, fire a weapon at your vehicle, throw objects at your vehicle, or get out of their car to kick, bang, and hit you or your vehicle. Too many times, drivers at the receiving end of this hostility and violence respond with hostile behaviors, which only makes the situation worse.
If you find that you are being harassed or threatened by an aggressive or raging driver, the best thing you can do is maintain safe driving procedures. Don’t retaliate with aggression, don’t make eye contact with the other driver, don’t honk or flip them the finger, just stay focused on the road.
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