The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) defines aggressive driving as, “The operation of a motor vehicle in a manner that endangers or is likely to endanger persons or property.” Aggressive driving includes the acts of following too closely, driving at excessive speeds, weaving through traffic, and running stop lights or signs, amongst other violations. Aggressive driving occasionally escalates to gesturing in anger or yelling at other motorists, confrontations, and even physical violence, commonly referred to as Road Rage. Drivers who commit these offenses are primary contributors to the more than 6 million traffic crashes that occur every year in the United States.
The Lombard Police Department actively pursues aggressive driving and has adopted a strict enforcement policy for these types of violations. By taking this position, we hope to reduce the tremendous number of traffic crashes and resulting fatalities (37,461 fatalities in 2016 from traffic crashes).
Please help us make the roads safer by not engaging in aggressive driving behaviors.