Aggressive Driving vs. Road Rage

Is road rage the same thing as aggressive driving?

How do you define each term?

There is a difference.

  • Aggressive driving is a traffic offense; road rage is a criminal offense.
  • Road rage is defined as “an assault with a motor vehicle or other dangerous weapon by the operator or passenger(s) of another motor vehicle or an assault precipitated by an incident that occurred on a roadway.”
  • Road rage is characterized by willful and wanton disregard for the safety of others.