Speeding and Aggressive Driving Runs Rampant

Rude and outrageous driving behavior is rampant, in addition there are more drivers on the road driving more miles. Speeding endangers everyone on the road. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2021, speeding killed 12,330 people. Our busy schedules cause frustrations, but speed limits are put in place to protect all road users. 

Why Do Drivers Speed?

According to NHTSA, traffic congestion is one of the most frequently mentioned contributing factors to aggressive driving, such as speeding. Drivers may respond by using aggressive driving behaviors, including speeding, changing lanes frequently, or becoming angry at anyone who they believe impedes their progress.

Of course, having too much to do and running late is another obvious reason. 

If it seems that there are more cases of rude and outrageous behavior on the road now than in the past, the observation is correct. For some, episodes of aggressive driving are frequent, and for a small proportion of motorists it is their usual driving behavior. Occasional episodes of aggressive driving–such as speeding and changing lanes abruptly–might occur in response to specific situations, like when the driver is late for an important appointment, but is not the driver’s normal behavior.

What Can You Do?

Don’t cut off other drivers. Don’t drive slowly in the left lane. Don’t tailgate. Steer Clear of aggressive drivers. Avoid eye contact. Don’t engage. And forget winning. Stay cool and don’t take the other driver’s behavior personally. 

Automated Speed Enforcement

Automated speed enforcement cameras are used in many states to deter speeding and improve road safety. These cameras work by taking photographs of vehicles that exceed the speed limit, and then issuing fines or citations to the registered owner of the vehicle.  The following states allow speed safety cameras: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Virginia, and Washington. 

NovoaGlobal’s speed cameras, Speed-Safe™,  and School Zone Speed-Safe, help reduce speeding and keep communities safer. 

Contact Us

Interested in using automated speed enforcement (ASE) in your community? Contact our experts: 888-666-4218, Ext. 6 for East Coast and Ext. 7 for West Coast.  We can also be reached at [email protected]