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Latest Aggressive driving Stories

2012-03-08 08:30:00

WASHINGTON, March 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A report released today by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) highlights the continued role speeding plays in traffic deaths and makes recommendations to address the problem. Despite progress in nearly every other area of highway safety, speeding continues to be a factor in approximately one third of traffic deaths every year. In 2010, 10,530 people lost their lives in speeding-related crashes in the U.S. and Puerto...

2012-03-08 07:43:00

WASHINGTON, March 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) released a new report, "Survey of the States: Speeding and Aggressive Driving," on the role that speeding plays in traffic deaths. Speeding continues to be a factor in one-third of traffic deaths every year, while almost every other area of highway safety steadily progresses. The GHSA recommends that states explore addressing speed concerns with aggressive driving enforcement...

2010-06-10 11:23:00

DC, MD and VA Law Enforcement Crack Down on Aggressive Driving; Campaign Kick Off Highlights Dangers of Driving Aggressively in the Summer Months WASHINGTON, June 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With summer being the season of aggressive driving, more than 90 state and local law enforcement agencies from Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia are banding together to keep residents safe. The Smooth Operator campaign mobilizes its first wave of enforcement June 6 - June 12, and...

2010-06-07 04:00:00

DC, MD and VA Law Enforcement Crack Down on Aggressive Driving; Campaign Kick-Off Highlights Dangers of Driving Aggressively in the Summer Months BALTIMORE, June 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With summer being the season of aggressive driving, more than 90 state and local law enforcement agencies from Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia are banding together to keep residents safe. The Smooth Operator campaign mobilizes its first wave of enforcement June 6 - June 12, and...

2010-01-07 16:37:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Trucking Associations (ATA) encouraged the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to focus on driver behavior as a top safety priority in its 2010-2015 Strategic Plan. Most of ATA's recommendations are part of the progressive safety agenda it adopted in 2008. In comments filed Jan. 5, 2010, ATA told NHTSA that distracted driving, speeding and aggressive driving are all dangerous behaviors, particularly as...

2009-10-29 14:21:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- When clocks go back an hour early Sunday morning, our roads and highways may become more dangerous as people drive drowsy, according to The National Road Safety Foundation, Inc. (NRSF), a non-profit group that offers free driver safety programs. Drowsy driving is a significant factor in traffic crashes. The risk increases as daylight savings time ends and we spend more time driving at night, says David Reich of NRSF. "Drowsy driving is as dangerous as...

2009-10-01 11:30:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Traffic crashes are the leading cause of death among teens, claiming some 5,000 young lives annually. Young people are invited to help spread the word about risky behavior on the road, including texting and other forms of distracted driving, driving while under the influence, speeding and failure to buckle up. Two traffic safety non-profit groups have joined forces to host a search for the best youth-generated ideas for public service...

2009-04-21 06:01:00

Motorists Concerned With Others' Aggressive Driving While Many Are Guilty Themselves WASHINGTON, April 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As many as 56 percent of deadly vehicle crashes involve one or more unsafe driving behaviors typically associated with aggressive driving, according to a new analysis released today by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. The analysis of National Highway Traffic Safety Administration data shows speeding is the most common contributing factor and is involved...

2009-04-02 13:04:00

Aggressive Driving, Speeding and Young Driver Crashes Decline From 2007 HARRISBURG, Pa., April 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Highway deaths in Pennsylvania dropped to 1,468 last year, which marks the fewest fatalities on commonwealth roads in 14 years, said PennDOT Secretary Allen D. Biehler, P.E. PennDOT reported 1,440 traffic deaths in 1994. "While we are encouraged to see that these numbers are continuing to decline, we know there is much more that can be done to improve highway safety,"...