Illinois State Police are encouraging drivers in the new year to avoid letting their anger get the best of them while out on the roads.

The “Road Rage. Don’t Engage” campaign is designed to educate the public on the signs of road rage and tips on how to prevent it. The campaign will include social media, billboards, and radio ads in strategic markets. According to a AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety Study, nearly 80% of drivers reported aggressive driving behaviors.

State Police note that some common signs of road rage include following too closely or tailgating, improper or erratic lane changing, illegally driving on the shoulder of the road, not signaling for turns and speeding. State Police also encourage parents, guardians, and older siblings to watch their behavior when driving with young children.

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