The San Juan Capistrano Aggressive Driver Apprehension Team (ADAPT) focuses entirely on motorists who endanger others with such unsafe driving practices as following too closely, cutting others off and making unsafe lane changes. It was conceived by California Highway Patrolman Sgt. Phil Lugo, in 1998 in response to the holidays, when motorists are typically on edge because of the stress of the season. Lugo distinguishes between aggressive driving (which is the focus of the campaign) and road rage (which is not). True road rage is a criminal action. The perpetrator intends harm. In aggressive driving there is no criminal intent to harm. The enforcement campaign is slated to be launched May 1, 1999, and the public awareness campaign will follow on June 1, 1999.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Tornatore (Ralph)

    P.O. Box 161209
    Sacramento, CA  United States  95816
  • Authors:
    • Sullenberger, R
  • Publication Date: 1999-4


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00797148
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-042 799
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 27 2000 12:00AM