Troopers advise against aggressive driving

Posted at 5:49 PM, May 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-12 19:58:30-04

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. - Troopers told NewsChannel 3 that warmer weather brings out more aggressive driving.

Not only does traffic increase, but tensions run high on the roadways.

After riding along with Virginia State Troopers on Thursday to find out what aggressive driving looks like, we discovered it’s something you can be pulled over and charged for.

Troopers said it can be as simple as speeding that can escalate to drivers point guns at one another for something that happened during the drive.

Tailgating, weaving and not using your turn signal to change lanes are all forms of aggressive driving.

Patrol Trooper Joseph Napier said they see it all the time.

"Cars cutting other cars off and those things often escalate to other criminal acts on the interstate,” Napier said.

Police say an increased number of cars during tourist season means more cases of aggressive driving and they advise drivers to stay calm and collective while out on the roadways because aggressive driving can often lead to wrecks.