AARP Driving Resource Center

Aggressive Drivers — What Can You Do?

Learn to cope with road rage

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, an aggressive driver is an individual who commits a combination of moving traffic offenses so as to endanger other persons or property, sometimes referred to as “road rage.”

See also: Five Safety Tips for Avoiding a Collision With an Animal

If you encounter an aggressive driver:

  • Make every attempt to get out of the way.
  • Do not challenge such drivers by speeding up or attempting to hold your own in your travel lane.
  • Ignore gestures and do not return them; avoid eye contact.
  • If you feel you are in danger, get to a safe place and call 9-1-1.

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