HHS HealthBeat (October 25, 2012)
Take the Next StepStop Aggressive Driving
Teens who play recklessly in the virtual world may drive recklessly in the real world.
A study examined the effects of mature, or M, rated video games, on those young drivers. Teens who played these kinds of games were more likely to be stopped by police, get in auto accidents, drink and drive, and not wear a seatbelt, among other things.
Playing such games was not only associated with risky behavior, it increased it.
Stop Aggressive Driving
Aggressive driving has become a serious problem on our roadways. What is aggressive driving? Most of us know it when we see it, but NHTSA, after discussions with law enforcement and the judiciary, defines aggressive driving as occurring when "an individual commits a combination of moving traffic offenses so as to endanger other persons or property." We provide guides, planners and information to law enforcement professionals and prosecutors to assist in the reduction of aggressive driving.
- Motivations for Speeding, Volume I: Summary Report
This is Volume I of a three-volume report. It contains the results of a study that examined the speeding behavior of drivers in their own vehicles over the course of three to four weeks of naturalistic driving in urban (Seattle, Washington) and rural (College Station, Texas) settings.
- Aggressive Driving Enforcement Best Practices
The purpose of this guide is to provide step-by-step assistance to law enforcement personnel to develop an aggressive driving enforcement program. A number of suggestions are provided that will help law enforcement agencies design and implement an effective aggressive driving program.
- Stop Aggressive Driving Toolkit
Plan ahead. Allow yourself extra time. What to do when confronted with an aggressive driver.