What is road rage and why should you care about it? These helpful FAQs will answer the most frequently asked questions on road rage and provide valuable information on why it is so important to commit to safe driving practices.*
Q. What is road rage?
A. Road rage is defined as an assault with a motor vehicle or other dangerous weapon by the operator or passenger(s) of another motor vehicle or an assault precipitated by an incident that occurred on a roadway.
Q. What is aggressive driving?
A. Aggressive driving is defined as a progression of unlawful driving actions such as:
Q. What’s the difference between road rage and aggressive driving?
A. Aggressive driving is a traffic offense; road rage is a criminal offense.*
Q. What is the most common sign of road rage/aggressive driving?
A. The most obvious form of road rage is aggressive and excessive speeding, particularly on congested highways or in bad weather.
* Definitions provided by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration