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Do you get angry at drivers
Do you get angry at drivers?... Motor Vehicle Laws

  • Never

  • Sometime

  • Often

  • Always


Do you get angry when someone cuts in front of you
Do you get angry when someone cuts in front of you? Motor Vehicle Laws

  • Never

  • Sometimes

  • Often

  • Always


Do you get angry at traffic jams tailgaters or malfunctioning traffic lights
Do you get angry at traffic jams, tailgaters or malfunctioning traffic lights?

  • Never

  • Sometimes

  • Often

  • Always


Do you get impatient at stoplights in lines or waiting for a parking space
Do you get impatient at stoplights, in lines, or waiting for a parking space?

  • Never

  • Sometimes

  • Often

  • Always


When cars ahead of you slow down or pedestrians take a long time to cross are you impatient
When cars ahead of you slow down, or pedestrians take a long time to cross, are you impatient?

  • Never

  • Sometimes

  • Often

  • Always


Do you punish other drivers
Do you ‘punish’ other drivers? time to cross, are you impatient?

  • Never

  • Sometimes

  • Often

  • Always



Do you block cars trying to pass or change lanes
Do you block cars trying to pass or change lanes? them?

  • Never

  • Sometimes

  • Often

  • Always


Do you ride on another car s tail or brake suddenly to punish a tailgater
Do you ride on another car’s tail or brake suddenly to punish a tailgater?

  • Never

  • Sometimes

  • Often

  • Never


Number aggressive driving charges in 2005
Number Aggressive Driving Charges in 2005 punish a tailgater?

  • 25

  • 450

  • 900

  • 1800

  • 3600


Convictions for aggressive driving
Convictions for Aggressive Driving punish a tailgater?

  • 35

  • 105

  • 250

  • 350

  • 400


School bus passing charges
School Bus Passing Charges punish a tailgater?

  • 300

  • 1100

  • 2500

  • 4800


School bus passing convictions
School Bus Passing Convictions punish a tailgater?

  • 500

  • 700

  • 850

  • 1000


Have you had an aggressive driving case
Have you had an aggressive driving case? punish a tailgater?

  • Yes

  • No


Are you more likely to sentence an aggressive driver more harshly than reckless driver
Are you more likely to sentence an aggressive driver more harshly than reckless driver?

  • Yes

  • No


Do you regularly give pjc s in school bus cases
Do you regularly give PJC’s in school bus cases? harshly than reckless driver?

  • Yes

  • No


Do you ever give pjc s in school bus cases
Do You Ever Give PJC’s in School Bus Cases harshly than reckless driver?

  • Yes

  • No


Number move over charges
Number “Move-over” Charges harshly than reckless driver?

  • 450

  • 1350

  • 3150


Number convictions
Number Convictions harshly than reckless driver?

  • 150

  • 250

  • 350


Gs 20 217
GS 20-217 harshly than reckless driver?

  • Failing to stop and remain stopped until

  • School Bus (public school bus, private bus carrying children, and public school bus carrying seniors—must be marked with plainly visible sign) that

  • Displaying stop signal or flashing red lights for purpose of

  • Receiving or discharging passengers

  • Has withdrawn the stop signal, turned off the red lights and has started to move


Exceptions to gs 20 217
Exceptions to GS 20-217 harshly than reckless driver?

  • Road divided into two roadways (including one with a center turn lane)

  • Bus driver or school administrator who requires child to cross multiple roadway highway road commits misdemeanor


Felony bus passing
Felony Bus Passing harshly than reckless driver?

  • Class I felony to:

    • Violate bus passing statute and

    • Willfully strike a person

    • Causing serious bodily injury to that person

  • No specific license consequences

    • No points

    • Possible license revocation under “any felony” revocation


Aggressive driving gs 20 141 6
Aggressive Driving-GS 20-141.6 harshly than reckless driver?

  • Drive motor vehicle on highway or public vehicular area while

  • Violating speeding or speeding in school zone statute, and

  • Driving carelessly and heedlessly in willful and wanton disregard of the rights or safety of others

    • Special proof required to prove this, even though the language identical to reckless driving under GS 20-140


Aggressive driving
Aggressive Driving harshly than reckless driver?

  • Special proof of reckless driving:

    • Two or more of following:

      • Running a red light

      • Running a stop sign

      • Illegal passing

      • Failure to yield right of way

      • Following too closely

  • Violation is Class 1 misdemeanor

  • Five point on drivers licenses


Move over changes
Move Over Changes harshly than reckless driver?

  • Effective July 1, 2005

  • Expanded to include “public service vehicles”

    • Assists with wrecked or disabled vehicles

    • Has amber light

  • Violations of GS 20-157—mandatory $250 fine, subject to exceptions

  • Includes blocking fire trucks, parking too near accidents, general move over violations


Move over punishment changes
Move Over Punishment Changes harshly than reckless driver?

  • Failure to stop for police or emergency vehicles remains Class 2 misdemeanor

  • Move over violation that results in more than $500 property damage or injury to emergency worker-- Class 1 misdemeanor

  • Move over violation causing serious injury or death to such worker—Class I felony

    • DMV may suspend license for up to 6 mos

    • Judge may issue limited privilege under GS 20-16.1, if not otherwise revoked