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28-695. Aggressive driving; violation; classification; definition
A. A person commits aggressive driving if both of the following occur:
1. During a course of conduct the person commits a violation of either section 28-701, subsection A or section 28-701.02 and at least two of the following violations:
(a) Failure to obey traffic control devices as provided in section 28-644.
(b) Overtaking and passing another vehicle on the right by driving off the pavement or main traveled portion of the roadway as provided in section 28-724.
(c) Unsafe lane change as provided in section 28-729.
(d) Following a vehicle too closely as provided in section 28-730.
(e) Failure to yield the right-of-way as provided in article 9 of this chapter.
2. The person's driving is an immediate hazard to another person or vehicle.
B. A person convicted of aggressive driving is guilty of a class 1 misdemeanor.
C. In addition to any other penalty prescribed by law:
1. A person convicted of a violation of this section shall attend and successfully complete approved traffic survival school educational sessions that are designed to improve the safety and habits of drivers and that are approved by the department.
2. The court shall forward the abstract of conviction to the department and may order the department to suspend the person's driving privilege for thirty days.
D. If a person who is convicted of a violation of this section has been previously convicted of a violation of this section within a period of twenty-four months:
1. The person is guilty of a class 1 misdemeanor.
2. In addition to any other penalty prescribed by law, the court shall forward the abstract of conviction to the department. On receipt of the abstract of conviction, the department shall suspend the driving privilege of the person for one year.
E. The dates of the commission of the offense determine whether subsection D of this section applies. A second or subsequent violation for which a conviction occurs as provided in this section does not include a conviction for an offense arising out of the same series of acts.
F. After completing not less than forty-five consecutive days of the suspension period required by subsection D of this section, a person whose driving privilege is suspended for a violation of this section and who is sentenced pursuant to subsection D of this section may apply to the department for a restricted driver license that allows the person to operate a motor vehicle during the period of suspension subject to the restrictions described in section 28-144.
G. For the purposes of this section, "course of conduct" means a series of acts committed during a single, continuous period of driving.