Aggressive Driving

Slow down, enjoy the drive.

Drive well, Idaho.

Let’s face it, driving can be stressful, and we all make mistakes. But keeping your cool behind the wheel goes a long way in keeping Idaho’s roads safe. Aggressive driving contributes to half of Idaho’s crashes — and puts us all at risk. Let’s look out for each other and commit to creating a safer community for all road users. From biclyclists and pedestrians to drivers and motorcyclists, it matters for all of us.

Aggressive driving is more than speeding.

You are an aggressive driver if you:

  • Ignore traffic signals
  • Speed and tailgate
  • Drive too fast for conditions
  • Weave in and out of traffic
  • Make improper lane changes frequently and abruptly
  • Pass on the shoulder
  • Make rude hand and facial gestures
  • Scream, honk and flash your lights

For more than two decades, speeding has been involved in about one-third of all motor vehicle fatalities.*

*From NHTSA 

“We all want to get where we're going safely, and that just take a moment to be aware of what you're doing, slow down, and be considerate to others.” - Carrie Wiss, Wilderness Ranch

What to do if you’re confronted by an aggressive driver

  • Safely get out of their way as soon as possible
  • Stay calm — your goal is to reach your destination safely, not retaliate Do not challenge the aggressive driver
  • Avoid eye contact
  • Ignore gestures and don’t return them
  • Report aggressive driving if you can (vehicle description, license number, location)
  • Buckle up in case abrupt movements cause you to lose control of your vehicle
  • If aggressive driving leads to deliberate acts of violence, this is road rage, a criminal act

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