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25% in U.S. admit driving aggressively

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The American Automobile Association says one in four Americans admits being an aggressive driver.

That amounts to 45 million aggressive drivers and represents a bigger problem than "road rage," a better known but different pattern of driving behavior. In road rage incidents, drivers attempt to harm others with their vehicles. Aggressive drivers, by AAA's definition, simply drive without regard for others' safety.The survey of 942 licensed drivers had a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.

Some 25 percent of those surveyed said they had driven aggressively in the past year, and 32 percent of those said they did so several times.

When asked how they were being aggressive, 58 percent of the respondents cited speeding, and 23 percent said they changed lanes excessively. About 11 percent said they tailgated another car.