Types of Aggressive Driving
Many aggressive drivers are in the grips of road rage, an all-encompassing anger that causes people to do things they normally wouldn’t. However, not all aggressive drivers are in a rage. Instead, they might simply be driving aggressively because they are late for an appointment or because they are impatient.
Regardless of the motivation, aggressive driving is always dangerous. It can take many forms, including:
- Driving too fast for conditions
- Illegally passing
- Driving on the shoulder or sidewalk
- Running a red light
- Turning directly in front of another vehicle
- Failing to use turn signals
- Flashing lights
This type of aggressive driving dramatically increases the chances of a crash. Furthermore, accidents caused by aggressive drivers tend to be more damaging than those caused by merely careless or negligent drivers.