Ten tips to reduce aggressive and distracted driving:
Obey posted speed limits. Allow extra travel time for traffic and bad weather.
Always signal your intentions when turning or changing lanes.
Come to a full stop at red lights and stop signs.
Never run yellow lights.
Let other drivers pass and merge as necessary.
On multi-lane highways, use the left lane for passing only.
Use extra care when talking on a cell phone while driving or while engaging in other distracting actions (changing radio stations, etc.). Ideally pull over at a safe location to make a cell phone call.
Refrain from unnecessary use of your horn.
Pay attention to the special needs of those who drive trucks and buses, ride motorcycles and bicycles, and pedestrians.
Wear your safety belt. It’s your best defense against an aggressive or distracted driver.
If confronted by an aggressive or distracted driver…
Control your emotions to avoid escalating the situation.
Attempt to safely get out of his or her way.
Avoid eye contact or obscene gestures.
If a serious incident occurs, immediately contact the nearest police agency by dialing 911. If using a call phone, pull over at a safe location and dial 911.