So, what exactly is aggressive driving?

O.C.G.A. § 40-6-397 defines aggressive driving as any operation of a motor vehicle "with the intent to annoy, harass, molest, intimidate, injure, or obstruct another person" and categorizes it as a misdemeanor of an aggravated nature. Penalties for violating this provision could include up to 12 months of imprisonment, $5,000 in fines, and six points on the driver's license.

Aggressive driving includes:

  • Driving while impaired
  • Speeding
  • Tailgating
  • Failing to yield
  • Failing to stop completely
  • Following too closely or not giving enough distance when stopping
  • Not using turn signals
  • Sudden braking
  • Racing or threatening to race
  • Rapid lane changing
  • Passing in a no passing area
  • Pulling in front of another car to cut someone off

Reckless Driving Accident Victims Should Know Their Rights

These behaviors are not only dangerous – they are illegal. If you or someone you care about suffered injuries in an accident caused by an aggressive driver, speak to an Atlanta car accident lawyer from the Law Office of Jason R. Schultz, P.C. Contact us today at 404-474-0804.

Jason R. Schultz
Helping Georgia area residents with car accident, medical malpractice, and personal injury claims since 1991.
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