According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA), whenever you are not in your vehicle, you are considered a pedestrian. In the United States, pedestrian deaths increased in 2013, when the most recent data was collected, with a total of 4,735 deaths.
Aggressive driving can put all people on the road at risk and cause an accident. Aggressive driving is a broad term that can allude to any display of aggression by a driver. Common examples include tailgating or riding too closely to another driver, speeding, weaving through traffic, and flashing one’s headlights. These drivers operate their vehicle in a way that is bold and without regard for the safety of others on the road.
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released preliminary data last week that showed a 7.7 percent increase in motor vehicle traffic deaths in 2015. It has been estimated that 35,200 people died, which a significant increase from the 32,675 reported fatalities in 2014.