Road rage affects drivers all over the world, making them act irrationally when they are normally very level headed drivers. While we all want to put rude drivers in their place, we should always pay attention to our driving first and our emotions second. Never retaliate against another driver who is driving badly. That could lead to an accident or a confrontation outside the vehicle that you least expect. If another driver is harassing you on the road – honking the horn, tailgating, making rude gestures, etc. – don’t react. Instead, calmly drive to a busy place or if you are able to get their license plate number, the nearest police station to get help and report their dangerous driving.\r\n\r\nOf course road rage can also happen when you are stopped. A rude driver who may have it out for you for some perceived ill, may try to do something to you while you are at a stop light, stop sign, or in stopped traffic. Leave yourself an escape route if possible in case of aggressiveness on the part of the other driver. If someone should try to gain access to your vehicle, keep your doors locked and honk your horn over and over. Never carry a weapon in your vehicle. It may be illegal and your attacker may see it as an aggressive tactic and get it away from you to use against you.\r\n\r\nIf you are the victim of road rage, seek help immediately and report the violator. If you are driving and someone triggers your own temper, pull over and calm down. The last thing you want to do is cause an accident.
Published by admin on September 30th, 2008 in Uncategorized