Submitted by ub on Thu, 07/14/2016 - 11:24

What ever happened to going on a quiet leisurely drive? I was driving the speed limit along shore read and saw two stupid idiots speeding past me along a curve and not following the solid line rule of law. Don't they know that aggressive driving accounts for more than half of all traffic fatalities?

Eight out of 10 drivers surveyed by the AAA Foundation’s annual Traffic Safety culture Index rank aggressive driving as a “serious” or “extremely serious” risk that jeopardizes their safety.

Hit from behindAlthough “road rage” incidents provide some of the most shocking views of aggressive driving, many common behaviors, including racing, tailgating, failing to observe signs and regulations, and seeking confrontations with other drivers, all qualify as potentially aggressive behaviors. Speeding is one of the most prevalent aggressive behaviors. AAA Foundation studies show that speeding is a factor in one-third of all fatal crashes.

Despite a strong public awareness and understanding of aggressive driving, many people are willing to excuse aggressive behaviors. Half of all drivers in our Traffic Safety Culture Index admitted to exceeding both neighborhood and highway speed limits by more than 15% in the past 30 days. More remarkable, a quarter of drivers say they consider speeding acceptable.

Throughout outreach and education programs, we work to offer the public tools to assess their own behavior and recognize the signs of aggressive driving. As more people understand the many behaviors that can become aggressive and see their own behavior in a new light, they can begin to adopt safer driving practices and manage risk more effectively.…

Most drivers admit angry, aggressive behavior or road rage…

AAA: Most Drivers Have Engaged in Road Rage Incidents via @nbcnews

Off-duty cop called 911 for himself after road-rage shooting via @nypost