With the release of a news story today detailing a woman’s filming of an aggressive road rage driver (resulting in a car crash), Britannia has decided to provide you with its list of the best tips to avoid Road Rage:
1.) Plan your journey. Try to avoid routes that will be crammed with high congestion, as this is a contributing cause of road rage. Stay to calmer roads, and you will find your attitude much more relaxed too.
2.) Play the correct music. Studies have shown that the music you play can severely affect the way that you drive. Avoid heavy metal or heavy bass, and try to play softer music whilst behind the wheel.
3.) Maintain steady breathing. When you feel the onset of Road Rage, take a step back from the situation, and breathe slowly, allowing yourself to calm down before you launch into a fury.
4.) Drive courteously. Just like many other drivers on the roads may annoy you, you could just as easily be annoying many other drivers, likely without realising it. Drive with respect to others, and they will be more likely to do the same to you.
5.) Finally remember, it is not personal. If somebody has cut you up, or caused you to swerve or brake sharply, the chances are that they have made a driving mistake, or perhaps they are just a bad driver. They almost certainly did not do it intentionally to aggravate you, so don’t take it personally.
Hopefully following these tips will help you to reduce that road rage, and stay calm in high-pressure driving situations.
Safe driving from Britannia!