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How to respond to aggressive driving

Don't play their game. Back off and let them go on their way. Remember, it's not a competition and it's not your job to teach them a lesson.

Ignore honking and rude gestures. Don't respond and don't make eye contact.

Wear your seat belt. If an encounter with an aggressive driver results in a crash, your seatbelt will significantly reduce your chances of being injured or killed.

If you can do so safely, contact police with the vehicle description, license number, the location, and direction of travel.

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Jill Benkert, jill.benkert@dot.wi.gov
Last modified: April 12, 2012

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