Valentine’s-Fueled Kindness Lost When Driving
AAA Urges Calm Courtesy during Aggressive Driving Awareness Month
February 12, 2019 - Even though Valentine’s Day puts a focus on kindness, smiles and loving sentiments, AAA research shows that many admit to the opposite when it comes to driving. Since February is also Aggressive Driving Awareness month, AAA South Dakota urges drivers to work to improve the kindness shown on our roadways.
“Being on the receiving end of aggressive driving can be quite scary,” said Marilyn Buskohl, AAA South Dakota spokesperson. The AAA Traffic Safety Culture Index released last March found that 91.5 percent of all drivers say that people driving aggressively pose a threat to their personal safety and 68 percent of drivers perceive that aggressive driving is a much bigger or somewhat bigger problem today than it was three years ago.
Also revealed in the Index:
“Aggressive driving goes beyond honking the horn and gesturing,” Buskohl said. It includes all unsafe driving behavior, performed deliberately and with ill intention or disregard for safety, such as
In January, The Governors Highway Safety Association’s reported that speeding is not given enough attention as a traffic safety issue despite being a factor in nearly one-third of all motor vehicle-related fatalities. “This highlights how widespread public acceptance of speeding and lack of risk perception are obstacles to reducing speeding-related deaths,” Buskohl said.
To avoid aggressive driving situations AAA advises managing your behavior and your responses. Most drivers are not thinking about their impact on you; they are just rushed, distracted or upset. AAA recommends that you follow these important rules of the road:
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