Road Rage is the Wrong Way
Are you a new kind of road hazard? Do you drive fast and aggressive, weave in and out of traffic, tailgate, scream or use obscene gestures? Let's face it... at one time or another, everyone has been angry while driving. In today's hectic, fast-paced world, it's easy to become frustrated, and increasingly people express their anger when driving. Avoid the consequences of road rage by following these tips:
- Avoid making other drivers angry by avoiding anger yourself.
- Take action before stress and fatigue get to you.
- Learn alternate routes or leave for work earlier.
- Don't yell or use obscene gestures.
- Don't block the passing lane.
- Always signal when changing lanes and use your horn sparingly.
- Don't speed aggressively or tailgate.
- Don't react to another driver's uncivil behavior--avoid eye contact.
- If an aggressive driver continues to hassle or follow you, go to a police station.
- Lock your doors.
- When stopped in traffic, leave enough space to pull out from behind the car you are following.
- Don't be tempted to start a fight or carry any sort of weapon.