1.2 Aggressive Driving and Other Laws
This approach targets aggressive drivers who violate traffic laws repeatedly or whose violations lead to crashes producing serious injury or death. Aggressive driving actions are covered by specific traffic laws, such as the laws regarding speeding, improper lane changes, and following too closely, or by general laws, such as those that target reckless driving. The primary traffic law strategy to address aggressive driving is to assure that more severe penalties are available for repeat offenders and for violations causing death or serious injuries.
Effectiveness Concerns: There is currently no evidence that aggressive driving laws in general, or increased penalties, in particular, affect aggressive driving and related crashes
Further information about the known research, potential effectiveness, costs, use, and time to implement is available in Appendix A3, Section 1.2.
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