Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Happy Valley, Pennsylvania
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I have been known to drive at a high rate of speed, but I don't think that alone is sufficient to be characterized as aggressive driving. I feel that aggressive driving requires a disregard for the needs of other drivers, often to the extent of bullying. For example, one time I was passing a car on a two lane interstate. Another driver was approaching from behind at a high rate of speed. I signaled and moved into the right lane, but it wasn't fast enough for the other driver, and we both ended up in the same lane at the same time.
This was just an extreme case of something that is very common. Often, when an aggressive driver has been sitting behind me as I complete a pass, and I move to the right lane, the driver behind me is using as much of the left lane as I have left clear in order to pass as soon as possible. This seems like bullying to me. Generally, when I know that another driver wants to pass me, I will speed up and make a pass as quickly as is prudent. I do not sit next to traffic in the other lane and block traffic if I can do anything to avoid it, because that drives me nuts when people do it to me.