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Message Monday - Aggressive drivers are closer than you think

07/07/2017

7-10 message mondayWhat do you see when you look in the rear view mirror? How do you respond when someone cuts you off or tailgates?  As your mom may have told you as a kid, two wrongs don’t make a right. You are in complete control of how you respond when someone isn’t as polite as they could be on the road.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, two-thirds of all traffic fatalities involve behaviors commonly associated with aggressive driving. Although speeding is the most common behavior, anything that places other people, vehicles, or property at risk is considered aggressive driving. Most actions connected with aggressive driving are illegal.

Look in the mirror. What do you see? Are you obeying the law and staying calm, cool, and collected, or are you allowing the behavior of others drive you to make bad decisions that could cost you a ticket or worse?

Agressive

This is a terrible story of extreme road rage that ended the life of a young women preparing for college - http://www.kwwl.com/story/35798112/2017/07/02/man-charged-in-road-rage-killing-of-high-school-grad

The fatality count of 146 is an increase of seven since last Monday. In all of 2016, 405 people were killed on Iowa highways. To see statistics published daily by the Office of Driver Services, go to the daily fatality report.


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Iowa highway in the evening