Aggressive/Reckless Driving and how it can be avoided

Rants and Raves

Reckless driving is often defined as a mental state in which the driver displays a wanton disregard for the rules of the road; the driver often misjudges common driving procedures, often causing accidents and other damages

Aggressive driving is a way of driving any type of vehicle or effecting any type of maneuver on a vehicle in which the driver deliberately behaves in such a manner as to increase the risk of a road accident.
Scenario 1:
You’re cruising along in the left lane, going the same speed as the person on your right, minding your own business and someone behind you is going way too fast and is rapidly catching up to you.  As the driver gets close, they honk their horn or flash their lights. You don’t move, I mean why should you? There’s traffic in front of you doing the same thing you are.
Scenario 2:
Let’s roll with the same situation, except this time, you’re proactive, and realize that the car is catching up to you, so you scoot your way over to the right lane before the driver has a chance to get close.
Why do people drive recklessly or aggressively? 
When a person’s groove, zen, or speed is halted by someone who’s preventing them from continuing in their happy place (in this case, cruising along without interruption), this causes some to start looking for ways to continue their speed. Whether this is weaving in and out, getting too close, honking or whatever it may be. Simply blocking in a driver who wishes to go faster can cause said driver to become reckless, aggressive or irate.
If someone’s speeding and I’m blocking them in why should I move? They’re breaking the law by speeding!
It’s not your place to block someone or prevent them from speeding, in fact you’re putting your life and others’ lives in danger by doing so. Plus if you’re in the left lane and someone is trying to pass you, you’re breaking the law too. ARS 28-721. Essentially you are to drive on the right side of the road unless passing.
Speed never killed anyone. It’s the sudden stop that kills. GTFO the way! 
Take Germany for example. On the Autobahn, if you move into the fast lane and someone hits you (rear end or not), it’s YOUR fault. We need this here. Police should focus more on impeding than speeding! 
The level of accidents, tickets, fatalities and road rage can all be decreased!
  • PAY ATTENTION to all your surroundings.
  • If you’re not going at least 9-10 over the speed limit, stay in the right lane. (Speed Cameras go off at 11 over)
  • If someone wants to pass you and you’re in the left lane, move over
  • Police definitely need to start enforcing 28-721 more than speeding.

Overall, keep the left lane clear! 

Don’t just take my word for it. Here’s another article on it:  http://www.vox.com/2014/6/16/5804590/why-you-shouldnt-drive-slowly-in-the-left-lane

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