|Sometimes it feels as though we go to battle each morning we go to work. Driving on freeways and busy surface streets during rush hour can be a test of nerves, as rude drivers seem to be everywhere, cutting off people, tailgating, traveling at high rates of speed or not using their turn signals.
Unfortunately, this behavior seems to be spreading. It's no longer confined to just rush hour. In addition, more types of people seem to be doing it. Although the majority of rude drivers are males between the ages of 18 and 26, anyone can be an aggressive driver. Age, sex, race or socioeconomic level does not limit this type of driving.
The reported number of aggressive driving incidents has increased recently. This increase has resulted also in the number of people killed injured.
Rude or aggressive driving can be defined in many ways, but the general definition of this behavior is that drivers operate a vehicle in such a way that it endangers or is likely to endanger people or property.
Although they are extreme cases, violent confrontations can sometimes result from this type of driving. These disputes are rarely the result of a single incident, but rather the culmination of a series of events that occur in the aggressive driver's life (or day).
When violent confrontations happen, they most often involve guns. Besides guns, other weapons include knives, clubs and tire irons.