Aggressive driving can be seen every day somewhere in Virginia, but few of us call it aggressive driving. We might call it dangerous, stupid, reckless, or childish. The colloquial designation is “road rage.”
Under Virginia Law, aggressive driving is distinguished from reckless driving. The basis of the distinction is the intention of the driver’s actions. Aggressive driving is any behavior that is intended to “harass, intimidate, injure, or obstruct” other drivers. The same behavior may be considered reckless driving without this intent.