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Aggressive Driving/Road Rage. Topic 6 Lesson 1. Most Crashes are NOT Accidents They are often the result of drivers who speed; tailgate; run red lights; weave in and out of traffic; or vent frustrations or emotions in the vehicle. T – 7.29. Topic 6 Lesson 1. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Aggressive Driving/Road RageT 7.29Topic 6 Lesson 1Most Crashes are NOT AccidentsThey are often the result of drivers whospeed;tailgate;run red lights;weave in and out of traffic; orvent frustrations or emotions in the vehicle.

  • Topic 6 Lesson 1T 7.29aFactors Leading to Aggressive Driving/Road Rage

    More CarsMore Traffic Congestion More FrustrationMore StressMore HostilityMore Violence

  • Topic 6 Lesson 1T 7.29bDid you know?In the past 30 years in the US: population has increased 30% number of licensed vehicles has increased 87% vehicle miles traveled increased 130% highway capacity has only increased 5%

    Factors Leading to Aggressive Driving/Road Rage

  • Im going to be late if I dont hurry up.Why are these cars going so slowly?Well never make it.If only I had gone a little faster, I wouldve made it.Oh no! Red light!T 7.29cTopic 6 Lesson 1Self-Imposed AnxietiesFactors Leading to Aggressive Driving/ Road Rage

  • Three Types of Aggressive Driverscomplainingrushingcompetingresistingyelling cussingstaring honkinginsultingcutting offblocking chasingfightingshootingT 7.30Topic 6 Lesson 1Quiet Road-Rage:Verbal Road-Rage:Epic Road-Rage:AAAAAGHH!!!YOURE TOO SLOW~MOVE!!!Whats the hold up!!!Come on, HURRY UPLETS GO!!!

  • Signs of an Aggressive DriverTailgating to pressure a driver to go faster or get out of the wayFlashing lights to signal the driver to move out of the wayWeaving in and out of trafficCutting people off Racing to beat a yellow lightT 7.31Topic 6 Lesson 1

  • Signs of an Aggressive DriverT 7.32Topic 6 Lesson 1Behaving impatiently with slower drivers

    Honking the horn or screaming


    Not coming to a complete stop at stop signs

    Making gestures

    Passing on shoulder or unpaved areas

  • Do You Drive Aggressively?Is constant rushing and lane jumping your style?Do you believe OTHERS are just in your way? Do you ignore road signs and regulations, believing theyre for other drivers?

    T 7.34Topic 6 Lesson 1The Rush In Area

  • Do You Drive Aggressively?In Total AggressionConstantly ridiculing and criticizing other drivers to self or passengersClosing gap to deny entry into your laneGiving the look to show your disapprovalSpeeding past another car or revving engineT 7.35Topic 6 Lesson 1HURRY UPLETS GO, MOVE IT!!!

  • Do You Drive Aggressively?In Total AggressionPrevent others from passing youTailgating to pressure a driver to go faster or get out of your wayFantasizing physical violenceHonking, yelling through the windowMaking visible insulting gesturesT 7.36Topic 6 Lesson 1What are you, an IDIOT?!

  • Do You Drive Aggressively?In The Violence AreaCarrying a weapon just in case Deliberately bumping or rammingTrying to run a car off the road to punishGetting out of the car, beating or battering someoneTrying to run someone downThoughts of killing someoneShooting at another carT 7.37Topic 6 Lesson 1

  • Preventing Road RageT 7.38Topic 6 Lesson 1Road RageA Societal Condition Where Motorists Become Violent in Reaction to Traffic Disturbances or Driver Behavior

  • Preventing Road RageTopic 6 Lesson 1T 7.39If Confronted by an Aggressive DriverAvoid horn useDont block the passing laneDont tailgateKeep music at a reasonable levelAvoid eye contactTry to get out of the wayPut your pride in the back seatIgnore gestures and refuse to return them

  • Preventing Road RageT 7.40Topic 6 Lesson 1Dont Respond -- Stay COOL. Dont react to other drivers aggressive actions. Dont Engage -- Stay away from vehicles driving recklessly.Dont Up the Ante -- Dont take traffic problems personally.Swallow Your Pride -- Take a courteous and helpful attitude toward other drivers.Choose the Road LESS Traveled -- Avoid aggressive drivers by traveling less congested roadways.

  • Preventing Road RageControlling Emotions -- Smiles and courtesy can minimize feelings of hostility.T 7.41Topic 6 Lesson 2Responding to Errors -- Assume other drivers mistakes are not personal and be polite and courteous even if the other driver is not.Making Errors -- Expect other drivers to make mistakes. Response to problems -- Tell yourself to take a few deep breaths and say: I wont let this get to me.


  • Preventing Road RageHow will you respond?T 7.42Topic 6 Lesson 2

  • Positive AttitudesT 7.43Topic 6 Lesson 2Remember that you cannot control traffic, only your reaction to it!

  • Fatigue is:The Bodys Downtime Follows a Period of: Extended mental activity Extended physical activity Characterized by: Reduced capacity for work Reduced efficiency of brain functionDefinition of FatigueT 7.22Topic 5 Lesson 1

  • Causes of Fatigue Emotional Stress Sleep Disorders Bodys Natural downtimeMidnight to 6 a.m.1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

    Disruption of Cicadian Rhythm Extended Physical ActivityT 7.23Topic 5 Lesson 1

  • Physical Symptoms of Fatigue Tired Muscles General Body Sensation of Tiredness Sleepiness Mental DullnessT 7.24Topic 5 Lesson 1

  • Physical Symptoms of Fatigue Localized Pain in Back of Head Pain and Soreness in Muscles Stiffness in Joints Swelling of Hands and FeetT 7.25Topic 5 Lesson 1

  • Mental Symptoms of Fatigue Inability to Maintain Attention Impaired Memory Failure to Grasp New Ideas Difficulty/Slowness in ReasoningT 7.26Topic 5 Lesson 1

  • Delaying Fatigue Onset Avoid Long Drives Avoid Leaning Forward or Backward Keep Your Eyes Moving Get Plenty of Fresh AirT 7.27Topic 5 Lesson 1

  • Delaying Fatigue Symptoms Change Drivers at Regular Intervals Wear Your Safety Belt Avoid Getting Angry Adjust HVAC ProperlyT 7.28Topic 5 Lesson 1