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Ten tips to reduce aggressive and distracted driving:

  • Obey posted speed limits. Allow extra travel time for traffic and bad weather.
  • Always signal your intentions when turning or changing lanes. Avoid weaving in and out of lanes.
  • Never run yellow lights. Come to a full stop at red lights and stop signs. Don't block intersections.
  • Don't tailgate.
  • Let other drivers pass and merge as necessary.
  • On multi-lane highways use the left lane for passing only.
  • Avoid distracted driving, especially if using a cell phone.
  • Refrain from unnecessary use of your horn.
  • Pay attention to the special needs of those who drive trucks and buses, ride motorcycles and bicycles, and pedestrians.
  • Wear your safety belt. It's your best defense against an aggressive, distracted, or speeding driver.

If you encounter an aggressive or distracted driver…

  • Control your emotions to avoid escalating the situation.
  • Attempt to safely get out of his or her way.
  • Avoid eye contact or obscene gestures.
  • If a serious incident occurs, immediately contact the nearest police agency by safely dialing 911.

For more information on efforts to reduce aggressive and distracted driving:

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