La Crescent, MN (WXOW) - Tailgating, unsafe passing, running lights, and weaving in and out of traffic are typical traits of aggressive drivers, and those actions can lead to unsafe roadways and accidents.
As a part of Minnesota's Toward Zero Deaths' initiative, the Department of Public Safety and MN-DOT have provided tips for motorists when confronted by an aggressive driver.
Here are some tips:
-Get out of their way, and stay calm.
-Do not challenge them and try to avoid eye contact, these actions will provoke them and could make the situation worse.
-Ignore gestures, and don't return them.
-Buckle up. A seat belt is important to maintain proper seating position in the case of abrupt driving maneuvers.
-Call 9-1-1 You should report aggressive driving. Be ready with the vehicle description, license number and location.
In 2011, common aggressive driving behaviors resulted in sixty-one deaths and more than 6,000 injuries and the state patrol took enforcement action on more than 5,000 aggressive driving behaviors.
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