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Reporting Maryland Aggressive and Unsafe Drivers

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Maryland law defines "aggressive driving" as committing at the same time or during a continuous driving period, three or more of the following offenses:

  • traffic signal violation
  • improper passing
  • failure to drive in a single or proper lane
  • following too closely
  • failure to stop/yield right of way
  • exceeding the speed limit

There are two options for reporting an aggressive driving incident in the State of Maryland. You can report an aggressive driver when the action is occurring or you may file a report with the appropriate law enforcement agency after the fact. To report a driver when he/she is exhibiting the aggressive driving behavior dial #77 and your call should be directed to the appropriate jurisdiction. #77 is designed to help drivers report a driver in distress or exhibiting unsafe behavior. To report the incident after the fact, you must be able to identify the operator of the vehicle and provide a tag number, car make and model and be willing to serve as a witness.

NOTE: Each law enforcement agency has specific requirements and procedures for reporting traffic safety violations. It is up to each agency to respond to file reports.