Avoiding aggressive drivers during the holidays

With the holidays upon us and everyone in a rush to get their shopping done, patience may be running at a premium on the roads. Here are some tips from the Department of Motor Vehicles on dealing with an aggressive driver:
  • Put your pride aside.
  • Get out of their way.
  • Wear your seat belt.
  • Avoid eye contact, as it can enrage an aggressive driver.
  • Do not attempt to challenge the aggressive driver by speeding up or holding your own in your travel lane.
  • Ignore gestures and do not return any flashed at you.
  • You or your passenger may call the police and report aggressive driving. If you use your cell phone to call for help, pull over to a safe location before dialing if you are not hooked up to a hands-free device.
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5 Responses to Avoiding aggressive drivers during the holidays

  1. It is tough to drive during the holidays and this is a great reminder to be calm and stay in the spirit of the season. Remember that these tips can also help you avoid accidents which will keep your insurance rates low!

  2. Lucas says:

    I’ve noticed that holding a thick ceramic coffee mug out of the window gets tailgaters to back off…

  3. John says:

    Whats the opposite of an aggressive driver? you know, the ones that just drift along, under the speed limit, never bothering to accelerate, never getting out of anyones way, stopping at the green light in the ‘left turn only’ lane so they can go straight when the light changes . real frequently, they are on the cell phone while doing this, but then again, I see people doing all these things who don’t even have that excuse…

  4. JC says:

    So when that hungover chick with the bug eyes glasses in that knocked out grille black jag once again talking on the phone on the way to cabrillo trys to cause accidents on the fishhook, and the college exit, just smile, and ignore that she daily
    crowds in endangering herself and others.
    It is darwinian, she will kill herself before long, and hopefully only herself.
    You see, she will have to hang up and drive to see that there is 1/2 mile of space behind you, and only three carlengths in between you and the car in front.
    Her fabulous looks will protect her, and of course that salvage title junker, she is invincible.
    Until we read about her in the paper.
    Way to go girl!
    May the illegals on river street get you soon.

  5. JC says:

    She’ll have fun, fun, fun till daddy takes the black jaguar away.
    She left her grill, on 17 hill.
    She is texting, get out of her way, way.
    She is looking thru you, not tailgating you.
    She will cut in line, so she feels so fine.

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