Speeding and/or Aggressive Driving is defined as speeding, driving too fast for conditions, following too close, or operating a vehicle in an erratic, reckless, careless, negligent, or aggressive manor. Speeding/Aggressive Driving can have dangerous consequences including:
- Reducing a driver’s ability to negotiate curves or maneuver around obstacles in the roadway (i.e. a child or animal crossing the road in school zones or neighborhoods).
- Extending the distance traveled before a vehicle can stop.
- Increasing the distance a vehicle travels while the driver reacts to a hazard.
- Increasing the risk of crashes and injuries because other vehicles and pedestrians may not be able to judge distance accurately.