Aggressive drivers can become more aggressive if egged on by other motorists, Washington County Sheriff's Department Major Randy Wilkinson said.
Wilkinson said there are many ways drivers can ensure safe travel in the presence of aggressive drivers.
"Certainly, the first and the foremost thing is not to react in the same manner that they do," he said.
If a driver is passed by another driver or cut off, that driver should not tailgate the aggressor or keep pace with the vehicle.
"Just completely back off," Wilkinson said.
A driver who keeps pace with another driver might be looking for eye contact, which Wilkinson said is "a big no-no."
When another driver begins to drive side by side, the best thing is to "drop back," Wilkinson said. "Even if you have to turn off to avoid them, do that."