Safety tips: Dealing with speeding and aggressive drivers

For more than two decades, speeding has been involved in approximately one-third of all motor vehicle fatalities. In 2020, speeding was a contributing factor in 29% of all traffic fatalities.

Speed also affects your safety even when you are driving at the speed limit but too fast for road conditions, such as during bad weather, when a road is under repair, or in an area at night that isn’t well lit.

Speeding endangers not only the life of the speeder, but all of the people on the road around them, including law enforcement officers. It is a problem we all need to help solve.

Speeding endangers everyone on the road: In 2020, speeding killed 11,258 people. We all know the frustrations of modern life and juggling a busy schedule, but speed limits are put in place to protect all road users. Learn about the dangers of speeding and why faster doesn’t mean safer.

Dealing with Speeding and Aggressive Drivers

Speeding behavior and aggressive drivers may not only affect the speeder—it can also affect other drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists. Here are some tips for encountering speeder on the road. If you are in the left lane and someone wants to pass, move over and let them by.

  • Give speeding drivers plenty of space. Speeding drivers may lose control of their vehicle more easily.
  • Adjust your driving accordingly. Speeding is tied to aggressive driving. If a speeding driver is tailgating you or trying to engage you in risky driving, use judgment to safely steer your vehicle out of the way.
  • Call the police if you believe a driver is following you or harassing you.

New Job Box Talk

If you haven’t seen it yet, the Safety Department has rolled out a new way to complete your job box talks while we transition out of Pure Safety. You can easily access them by logging into your employee portal, clicking the safety icon and then on the “Click Here” icon. From there, you open the Job Box Talk folder, and select a job site specific talk of your choice.

The best part is you can complete these talks in a group setting or individually, whichever you prefer. After reviewing the Job Box Talk poster, click on the “Click here to submit your job box talk” link at the bottom center of the page. This will direct you to the information portion so you get credit. Once all the fields have been filled, click submit and you’re done. If you’d like to complete your Job Box Talk on your phone, we’ve created a QR code you can scan which will bring you right to the Job Box Talk folder itself and you follow the same steps listed above.

Finally, the Safety Committee is also working on updating the JHA form and process.