TRENTON – In an effort to bring awareness to the dangers of driving aggressively, a bill sponsored by Senator Linda R. Greenstein that would teach New Jersey’s new drivers the risks of road rage was approved by the full Senate today.
“Getting a first drivers license can be an exhilarating experience for a young person, but understanding the dangers of the road is essential for the safety of those drivers, particularly with New Jersey’s very congested roadways,” said Senator Greenstein, D-Midddlesex and Mercer. “Experience is key when handling aggressive driving on the roads – from tailgating to erratic lane changes – and new drivers are still gaining familiarity and knowledge on how to handle difficult conditions and hazards on the road. Ensuring that driver’s education courses take the time to teach young drivers how to recognize and handle these situations will begin to prepare them for what to expect when they hit the road. Importantly, this legislation has the potential to save innocent lives and to spare motorists and passengers severe bodily injury that can too often result from road rage incidents on our highways.”