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Eliminate Aggressive Driving

Aggressive driving is operating a motor vehicle in a selfish, pushy, or impatient manner, often unsafely, that directly affects other drivers. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that aggressive drivers cause two-thirds of all fatal crashes and nearly 35 percent of all crashes.

Who are aggressive drivers?

These are high-risk drivers who climb into the anonymity of an automobile and take out frustrations on anybody at any time and have no concern for fellow motorists.

Aggressive driving habits are:

! Running stop signs and red lights

! Speeding

! Tailgating

! Weaving in-and-out of traffic

! Passing on the right

! Making improper and unsafe lane changes

! Making hand and facial gestures

! Screaming, honking, and flashing their lights

! Following too close

! Changing lanes frequently and abruptly without notice (signals)

! Passing on the shoulder or unpaved portions of the roadway

! Using verbal threats or gestures at motorists in front of them

 

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*Approximately half of the deaths in red-light-running crashes are pedestrians and occupants in other vehicles who are hit by the red–light runners.
Drive carefully. It’s the law! KRS 189.290 states:
(1) The operator of any vehicle upon a highway shall operate the vehicle in a careful manner, with regard for the safety and convenience of pedestrians and other vehicles upon the highway.
(2) No person shall willfully operate any vehicle on any highway in such a manner as to injure the highway.
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