Many people have experienced road rage at one time or another. The following article will give you tips on how you can avoid road rage.
1. Always use turn signals before turning or changing lanes
– Other drivers do not like being caught off guard. If you alert them of your next move, they can then develop a maneuver to avoid being startled and they will appreciate your courtesy. This will also prevent other drivers from feeling that they were cut off and then they are less likely to engage in road rage.
2. When coming to a stop, instead of stopping the car immediately you should do so gradually
– Again, drivers do not like being caught off guard. Stopping abruptly can cause the driver behind you to either collide with your vehicle or come close to it and that can result in an angry driver who engages in road rage.
3. Do not follow too close behind the car in front of you
– People have many different reasons as to why they don’t like being followed too closely. This will prevent the driver in front of you from feeling uncomfortable and they’re less likely to engage in road rage.
4. If the car in front of you is traveling too slowly, do not honk or tailgate. Simply turn on your signal and change lanes to get from behind them
– This will prevent the slow driver from being uncomfortable and feeling embarrassed and will prevent them from engaging in road rage.
5. If someone honks their horn at you remain calm
– This will prevent the other driver from further engaging in road rage.
6. Do not show any physical reaction to drivers who annoy you
– This will prevent the other drivers from being annoyed and feeling provoked to engage in road rage.
7. Turn the radio on to occupy your mind if stressed while driving
– The radio will ease tension in your mind and prevent you from engaging in road rage which will encourage other drivers to do the same.
8. Do not talk on the phone or have in depth conversations while driving
– Talking on the phone or to others in the car can cause you to pay less attention to what’s going on around you – and also aggravate you to the point where you initiate or even participate in road rage out of anger and frustration.
9. If another driver engages in road rage with you simply ignore them by rolling up your windows or even taking another route to avoid them
– This method is good for anyone tempted to participate in road rage once provoked.
10. Do not throw any trash no matter how large or small from your car
– Not only is it bad and illegal to litter, but if you throw trash from your car, other drivers may take offense to it and begin to initiate road rage or they may think that you were initiating it by throwing trash at their car.