When you get into a potential road rage incident, it can be easy to lose perspective, like any other time anger rears its ugly head. You, or another driver, can forget that your lives at risk. Is anything worth that?
Don’t let anyone pull you down to their level. To help you defuse a potentially dangerous situation, here are a few tips to handle aggressive drivers.
If another driver has become angry at you, they can feed off any sort of interaction. Making eye contact with them, or doing something as silly as a gesture, can quickly and dramatically escalate an already tense situation. It’s best to ignore them.
If the subject of the other driver’s anger is a parking space, tell yourself it’s not worth it. Because it isn’t!
If an angry driver is behind you on a multi-lane highway, resist the urge to participate in their games. Simply wait for a safe opportunity to get over and allow them to pass.
If it’s you who happens to be the one who has gotten all worked up, create a go-to routine when you get stressed. Try driving with the flow of traffic (in the slow lane, so to speak), listening to mellow music, and enjoying the views.by