Aggressive drivers behave as if their presence on the road and ability to reach their destination are the only things that hold any importance; as such, they drive erratically, follow too close, honk, swerve in and out of traffic, travel well beyond the posted speed limit, flash their brights into the rearview mirror of the driver ahead of them, make unkind gestures and generally hold little respect for those who share the road with them. The object of dealing with aggressive drivers is NOT to challenge their self-given power but instead defer to their unsafe antics and get as far from them as immediately possible. Since they disregard road rules, they also ignore the potential for being the cause of an accident.
If a driver intentionally intends to harm another driver or another person, they can be stated to be aggressive drivers. Some people may not intend to be aggressive drivers, but they know they are taking risks that could endanger the lives of others which make them aggressive drivers. Some of the behaviors that aggressive drivers have are tailgating, failure to obey traffic signs, weaving in and out of traffic with no regard to safety, passing on the right, honking, yelling, and facial or hand gestures (Aggressive Driving). Most aggressive drivers have high levels of stress and may be angry at loved ones and/or angry at themselves. Often these drivers may have mental health problems. Three factors are in common and they are "lack of responsible driving behavior, reduced levels of traffic enforcement, and increased congestion and travel in our urban areas"