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Delaware Strategic Highway Safety Plan

Curbing Aggressive Driving

Aggressive driving is a contributing factor in a significant percentage of fatal crashes in Delaware; therefore, addressing aggressive driving behaviors is a critical factor in reducing statewide fatalities.

Crossing the Line - Teen Driver Safety

  • Aggressive Driving Information
  • Delaware's Aggressive Driving Law: Delaware Code, Title 21, Chapter 41 defines aggressive driving as violating three or more of the following sections:
    • Speeding
    • Ignoring a traffic control device, including a traffic control signal
    • Passing on the shoulder
    • Unsafe lane changes
    • Following too closely
    • Failure to yield the right-of-way
    • Vehicles entering the roadway
    • Failure to use turn signals
    • Overtaking and passing a stopped school bus

If a driver commits three of these offenses in a single incident, that person will be charged with aggressive driving. They may be fined $100 to $300 or face 10 to 30 days in jail. In addition, the driver must complete a behavior modification course.

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Press Release - July 1, 2008

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