Survey finds people have become much less worried about drunk, aggressive, drowsy driving

  • Article by: JOAN LOWY , Associated Press
  • Updated: August 22, 2013 - 10:21 AM

WASHINGTON — Americans are much less worried about drunken, drowsy and aggressive driving than they were four years ago even though traffic deaths have begun to edge back up, according to a national survey released by AAA.

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sooofedupAug. 22, 1310:58 AM

People need to wake up and be more concerned. And voice their opinion (horn, not aggressiveness) when someone almost causes an accident. I avoided and accident 5 of the 7 days last week on motorcycle because of people doing stupid things. Two for sure were not texting. People don't think the laws have any basis for following them, and that because they CAN maneuver their car improperly and not get hit it' ok to do so. Totally ignoring that people around them had to take evasive action to avoid them. Just this morning, a guy came off of an exit ramp with a four way stop, and didn't bother stopping because if he did, I would already be in his way. By not stopping he was able to pull out in front of me and not get hit. Didn't care that I was already moving and had the right of way and had to stop in the middle of the intersection. OH, and a stop sign means stop - always. Not just when there's someone in your way.

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furguson11Aug. 22, 1311:00 AM

"Survey finds people have become much less worried about drunk, aggressive, drowsy driving" That's because they are more worried about their jobs, retirement and the economy. A person can only worry about so much stuff at a time.

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efrik1Aug. 22, 1311:38 AM

sooofedup, let's not even talk about roundabouts...

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tranqwhlAug. 22, 1312:01 PM

hey, mobile-road-blockers! The left lane is for passing, it's not the "fast" lane. "Fast" is subjective. Passing is not. Are you currently passing somebody? Then the left lane is for you, my friend! Are you going the exact same speed as the person in the right lane, with space in front of you? You're doing it wrong. Why block people? If you don't want to pass, then don't pass, just get in line. What if the person behind you needed to get to the hospital, and you're blocking them? Would you do that on a bike path? "On your left"... "I'M ALREADY GOING PLENTY FAST!!!! You're not passing me! I'll speed up if you try!" I just don't get it.

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member11Aug. 22, 13 2:21 PM

Amen tranqwhl - you hit the nail on the proverbial head. People need to stop parallel parking at highway speeds beside other vehicles on the freeway in the passing lane. These self-appointed speed limit enforcers create way more dangerous conditions than someone does by speeding past them in the passing lane.

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erikj3Aug. 22, 13 5:12 PM

It astonishes me how bad some drivers are. Not paying attention, driving all over the road, fiddling with their phone or the radio. I wish cops would focus on this kind of thing, instead of worrying about someone going a few miles over the speed limit or not wearing their seat belt.

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