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Aggressive Drivers

 
BEHAVIORS OF AN AGGRESSIVE DRIVER
  • Running stop signs and red lights
  • Speeding, tailgating and weaving between lanes
  • Passing on the right of a vehicle
  • Making inappropriate hand and facial gestures
  • Screaming, honking the horn and flashing headlights

 WHAT TO DO WHEN CONFRONTED BY AN AGGRESSIVE DRIVER

  • Make every attempt to safely move out of the aggressive driver's way.
  • Do not challenge an aggressive driver by speeding up or attempting to "hold your own" in the travel lane.
  • Always wear your seat belt - not only will it hold you in your seat and behind the wheel in case you need to make an abrupt driving maneuver, but it will also protect you in a crash.
  • Avoid eye contact with the aggressive driver.
  • Ignore gestures, and refuse to return them.
  • Report aggressive drivers to the appropriate authorities by providing a vehicle description, license number, location, and if possible, direction of travel.
  • If you have a cellular phone, and can use it while driving safely, call the police. Many have special numbers such as 9-1-1 or #-7-7.
  • If an aggressive driver is involved in a crash further down the road, stop at a safe distance from the crash scene, wait for the police to arrive, and report the driving behavior that you witnessed.
 EMERGENCY: CALL 911
 
78 E. Main St., P.O. Box 222, Orwell, OH 44076 | (440) 437-1234 | Dispatch 440-272-9111