Driving in Brooklyn—or anywhere in New York City—requires that you exercise care. It is a difficult driving environment. At least one insurance company recommends steps you can take to remain safe, including:
Protect yourself – If you encounter an aggressive driver in traffic, lock your doors. If traffic forces you to stop, make sure to leave enough room to pull around the car in front of you. Should an aggressive driver confront you, call 911.
It’s not personal – No matter how bad the other driver behaves, be polite and courteous. Avoid conflict if possible. Moving on is better than getting into a dangerous situation.
Report aggressive drivers – Don’t hesitate to report dangerous driving to the appropriate law enforcement agency, via 911 or any other means. Be sure to give a vehicle description, license number, location, travel direction, and description of the aggressive driving.
Be Courteous Yourself