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Aggressive Driving

DS_icons_AggDri.pngAggressive driving has become a serious problem on our roadways.

What is aggressive driving? NHTSA defines it as "when individuals commit a combination of moving traffic offenses so as to endanger other persons or property."

The Issue in the Kansas City Region 

Speeding, driving too fast for conditions and following other vehicles too closely are all factors in nearly half of all traffic fatalities in the region. Aggressive driving is a leading contributing factor to roadway fatalities in the region. Based on a five-year average from 2008–2012, aggressive driving
was reported in 33 percent of all fatalities and serious injuries in our region.

These behaviors contribute to too many fatalities in the Kansas City region that are largely preventable. 

     What You Can Do

  • Drive the posted speed.

  • Keep your emotions in check.

  • Relax. Plan ahead so you’re not in a rush.

  • Use public transit. Leave the driving to the bus operator.

  • Do not let traffic and congestion affect your driving behavior.

  • Avoid unnecessary lane changes.

  • Pay attention to driving. Never text while driving.

  • Do not tailgate others. Increase your following distance as you increase speed.
  • If you’re concerned for your safety, call 911.

 

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