BURNSVILLE, MN – Extra anxiety and tension are expected on the roads this winter. With the combination of the pandemic and typical holiday stress, AAA offers tips to avoid aggressive driving.
AAA did a survey for American drivers. They found that 79 percent of Americans admitted to aggressive driving within the last 30 days.
Speeding more than 15 miles per hour over the speed limit, tailgating, making rude gestures, running a red light, and other aggressive behaviors like cutting people off are some of the most common poor driving habits for Americans.
All these actions are extremely dangerous and could lead to death for drivers or passengers.
Along with remaining calm, here are some tips to stay safe on the roads. Follow posted speed limits and maintain a normal following distance. Use turn signals and allow other drivers to merge. Additionally, use the car’s high-beam lights responsibly. Finally, be considerate in parking lots, such as taking up only one spot and not hitting other cars while opening a car door.
Here are some possible action items for dealing with road raged people. If confronted, make sure to stay calm and do not respond to aggression with aggression. If feeling threatened, call 911 or drive to a public place.
For more information, visit www.aaa.com/preventroadrage.