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Drivers Belief About Unsafe Driving

A continuation of Aggressive Driving

Part 2.3, What is unsafe driving?

The list below are common maneuvers made that are considered unsafe by the survey.  The level of danger starts at the top as the worse.

  • Pass a school bus that has its red lights flashing and the stop arm in full view.
  • Race another driver.
  • Drive through a stop sign without slowing.
  • Drive through a traffic light that was already red before you entered the intersection.
  • Cross railroad tracks when the red light is blinking.
  • Drive when just under the legal alcohol limit.
  • Cut in front of another car in order to make a turn.
  • Pass a vehicle in a no-passing zone.
  • Use the shoulder to pass in heavy traffic.
  • Tailgate another vehicle on a highway with one lane in each direction.
  • Drive through traffic by switching back and forth between lanes.
  • Go 10 miles an hour over the speed limit on a two
  • Drive 20 miles an hour faster than most other vehicles are going.
  • Make an angry, insulting or obscene gesture or comment toward another driver such that they hear or see you.
  • Driving 20 miles an hour over the speed limit on a rural road.
  • Make a U-turn where a sign says not to.
  • Slow but not completely stop at a stop sign.
  • Drive 20 miles an hour over the speed limit on an interstate highway.
  • Enter an intersection just as the light is turning from yellow to red.
  • Drive 10 miles an hour over the speed limit on a two-lane rural road.
  • Drive 10 miles an hour faster than most other vehicles are going.
  • Drive 10 miles an hour over the speed limit on an interstate highway.

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Information provided by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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