Are you an overly aggressive driver, or a courteous driver, or somewhere in between? The following is from a web site frequented by people in my line of work. It comes from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Answer the following questions to determine your driving style.
Pass other vehicles only on the left?
Avoid blocking passing lanes?
Yield to faster traffic by moving to the right?
Maintain appropriate distance when following other vehicles?
Use headlights in cloudy, rainy, and other low light conditions?
Come to a complete stop at stop signs, before right turn on red, etc.?
Approach intersections and pedestrians at slow speeds to show your intention and ability to stop?
Follow right-of-way rules at four-way stops?
Drive below posted speed limits when conditions warrant?
Maintain speeds appropriate for conditions?
Use turn signals for all turns and lane changes?
Use your horn sparingly?
Avoid unnecessary use of high-beam headlights?
Refrain from flashing headlights to signal a desire to pass?
Drive at posted speeds, in the proper lanes, using non-aggressive lane changing?
Maintain proper speeds around roadway crashes?
Avoid returning inappropriate gestures?
Focus on driving and avoid distracting activities (e.g., smoking, use of a car telephone, reading, shaving)?
Avoid driving when drowsy?
Avoid blocking the right-hand turn lane?
Tally up your answers. The more no answers, the more aggressive you are as a driver.
I see way too much aggressive driving on the road every day. Are you one of them? I hope not.