Happily, I haven’t caused a car accident in 34 years of driving. But, yeah, on occasion I’ve ridden the bumper of the car in front of me, hit the gas fast to get past the senior citizen at the light and weaved through traffic like a NASCAR driver with a grudge.
Unlike drinking or texting behind the wheel, we tend to think of aggressive driving as maybe annoying but not really all that bad.
Well, that kind of behavior led to 61 deaths and 6,791 injuries in Minnesota last year, MnDOT and the Department of Public Safety said today.
They’re starting a new effort to try and get you (me?) to dial back our obnoxious behavior and they’re holding up the mirror to us.
— Paul Tosto