Angry drivers are everywhere. Let’s stop short of calling it an epidemic, but you can easily recognize an angry driver when you see one. Behaviors exhibited by the driver frequently include verbal insults and assaults, rude gestures, or physical threats or dangerous driving methods targeted toward another driver or pedestrian to intimidate or release frustration. (Source: Wikipedia, Road Rage, 2018). Driving behaviors include cutting off other drivers, speeding, weaving in and out of traffic, and failing to yield the right-of-way, just to name a few. You get the idea. Is this the picture of calmness behind the wheel?
Absolutely not! It’s easy to get caught up in incidents of road rage. Drivers often feel anonymous but also invincible in their vehicles, and they treat other motorists as obstacles that must be overcome and passed. Let’s not make light of this situation, but it is healthy to take a step back and view road rage with some targeted humor. It lends perspective to a very narrow focus drivers have when engaging in road rage.
No one is immune from road rage incidents. USA Today recently reported actor Chevy Chase being involved in an incident of road rage. 247drive advocates to take the high road. Always remember that property can be replaced if your vehicle is damaged during a road rage incident. It is safest to let the incident go and not get involved with the other driver. After all, your goal in driving should be to get to your destination safely.
Happy driving! Drive Safely!