Aggressive-driving bill stalled in North Carolina

| 7/28/2003

A bill that would have dealt more harshly with aggressive drivers in North Carolina is dead for the year.

HB1046, which previously passed the House, was in the Senate Judiciary Committee when the session ended July 18.

The bill called for charging someone with aggressive driving if they were found speeding and breaking at least two other traffic laws.

A conviction of aggressive driving would have carried a five-point penalty for commercial drivers and a four-point penalty for other drivers. If a driver was convicted twice within a year, their license could have been revoked.

To cite someone for aggressive driving under the proposal, the offenses that would have to be violated include running a red light, running a stop sign, following too closely, failing to yield right-of-way and illegal passing.