Avoiding Aggressive Driving

Our whole culture is geared at a faster pace and with everyone’s time at a premium, drivers are becoming much more aggressive.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), aggressive driving has become a growing problem on our roadways, increasing significantly over the last 10 years. NHTSA defines aggressive driving as “when an individual commits a combination of moving traffic offenses so as to endanger other persons or property, or any single intentional violation that requires a defensive
reaction of another driver.”

NHTSA has published an online brochure called Stop Aggressive Driving, available
in both English and Spanish. The three-part pamphlet asks and explains topics
such as:

Are You An Aggressive Limousine Driver?
Do you:

  • Express Frustration
  • Fail to Pay Attention When Driving
  • Tailgate
  • Make Frequent Lane Changes
  • Run Red Lights
  • Speed

How To Avoid Becoming Aggressive “In The Fast Lane”:

  • Plan Ahead and Allow Extra Time
  • Concentrate
  • Relax
  • Drive the Posted Speed Limit
  • Identify Alternate Routes

What to Do When Confronted With Aggressive Drivers:

  • Get Out of the Way
  • Put Your Pride Aside
  • Avoid Eye Contact
  • Avoid Gestures
  • Report Serious Aggressive Driving

As a professional limousine driver, you have probably seen more than your share of aggressive drivers who seem to have no respect for themselves or the safety of others. Our whole culture is geared at a faster pace than ever before and with everyone’s time at a premium, drivers are becoming much more aggressive on the road, especially during morning and evening commute hours. And if the situation becomes especially stressful for the aggressive driver, the behavior can quickly become an instance of road rage, potentially producing even more dangerous behavior.

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