Pop quiz are you an aggressive driver
Aggressive driving is a combination of reckless or dangerous driving behavior that creates unsafe road conditions, and can lead to steep fines and loss of driving privileges. Taking an online driving school course in defensive driving practices can help drivers learn to curb aggressive driving tendencies.
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - Pop quiz are you an aggressive driver
ARE YOU AN
"Aggressive driving" is a term used to
describe a range of unsafe
behavior by drivers on the road.
Aggressive driving is usually a
combination of two or more
dangerous driving practices at the
same time, and drivers cited for
aggressive driving usually face
increased fines and reprimands
more than normal traffic violations.
According to the Governor's Highway Safety
Association (GHSA), 11 states have passed
legislation to specifically define aggressive
driving. While each of those states' exact laws
differ, they all define aggressive driving as a
combination of hostile, dangerous, or reckless
behavior on the road.
Q: Which of the following traffic
violations are considered a part of
aggressive driving by most states
with aggressive driving laws?
• Passing on the right
• Intent to annoy another driver
• Failure to yield
• Failure to signal
• Unnecessary honking
A: All of the above
While exact rules vary from state
to state, all of the previously
listed behaviors are generally
considered a part of aggressive
driving. Being observed doing a
combination of those actions,
either at the same time or within
a certain timespan, can lead to
a citation for aggressive driving.
Penalties for an aggressive
driving citation can include:
• Increased fines
• Suspension of license
• Chronic offender status for
If you've been cited more than
once for aggressive driving, the
consequences can be severe.
The combination of court fees,
fines, and loss of driving
privileges can cause severe
stress and hardship in a person's
life beyond the marks on their
Q: What can a person with a
history of aggressive driving do
to avoid further citation and
loss of privileges?
A: There are several things that
drivers can do to avoid being cited
for aggressive driving:
• Don't drive while angry, stressed,
or under the influence of drugs or
• Alter your schedule to avoid
traffic congestion or other
annoyances that lead to stress
and aggressive behavior.
• Examine the causes of anger and
stress, and commit to fixing them.
• Attend a traffic school class on
defensive driving to relearn the
principles of safe driving.
Driving lessons aren't just for new drivers
who are just learning the rules of the
road. If you have a history of aggressive
driving and unsafe behavior on the
road, a course on proper driving
behavior can help you:
• Accept responsibility for negative
behavior, and learn ways to manage
and change it.
• Learn which lifestyle factors can lead
to poor driving decisions.
• Better understand the consequences
of aggressive driving and how to
If you think you could benefit from a
course on how to curb bad driving
habits, you can take NTSI's
aggressive driving course online
without even having to leave your
home. For those drivers who are
ready to change their history of bad
driving behavior, this course is
affordable and can be taken from
home at times that fit their schedule.
NTSI (National Traffic Safety Institute) has been a recognized leader in national
traffic safety education since 1974. Their courses stress personal accountability,
and use proven behavior modification methods to allow drivers to make positive
changes in their driving. Please visit ntsi.com for more information.