Chill Out: Tips On How To Handle Road Rage

Road Rage

Classic road rage face!

Do you often find yourself more than just annoyed at other drivers? Do you get infuriated when a driver takes too long to accelerate at a green light or drives slower than you’d like? If so, you may suffer from road rage. Here are some tips on how to handle road rage for you.

LEAVE EARLY

Are you ever traveling the speed limit and someone is dangerously tailgating you and gesturing at you to go faster?

Notice when you are that tailgater. Is it because you didn’t leave enough time for your commute? It’s indecent to punish others on the road, potentially endangering their health, because you failed to allot the time you needed to get to your destination.

GET OUT OF YOUR CAR…FIGURATIVELY-SPEAKING

People with road rage behave differently because they feel anonymous inside their car. When you find yourself getting angry at someone, imagine if you weren’t in the car but in line at the grocery store or bank. Would you behave the same way? Or would you accept whatever happened with poise?

CLASSICAL MUSIC IS YOUR FRIEND

Edmunds.com suggests that listening to loud, aggressive music can exacerbate road rage. Consequently, listening to an audiobook, podcast or mellow music can help you control your mood and the urge to get mad at other drivers.

PRACTICE THE GOLDEN RULE

When you notice someone else make a mistake, be honest with yourself. Have you ever made a mistake? If you’ve driven long enough, you’ve definitely made an error or two. Forgive them as you’d want them to forgive you.

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