What is road rage?

On Behalf of | Aug 23, 2022 | Criminal Law

The term “road rage” is common parlance, but having a clear definition of what it is can help you navigate Georgia’s roads safer. Road rage itself is also common: nearly 80% of drivers reported experiencing road rage at some point during the last year.

Recognizing road rage in other drivers can help keep you safe and keep your insurance premiums down. According to Geico, it is important to give other drivers a break and to avoid aggressive drivers.

Give ‘em a break

Everybody makes mistakes in all areas of life, and driving is no exception. It is possible that the driver cutting you off is simply making a mistake, not doing anything on purpose to make your life difficult. Often, mentally framing driving mistakes in a sympathetic way can help ensure that you do not experience road rage.

Giving yourself plenty of time to get to where you need to go can also help you not experience road rage. If you have extra time, who cares if you get stuck in an unexpected traffic jam? It is not ideal, but you will get to where you need to be eventually.

Avoiding aggressive drivers

Aggressive drivers are easy to spot. Many times they may be switching erratically between lanes or cutting off other drivers. If you spot signs of road rage in other drivers, make sure to avoid them. You can pull off to the side until the aggressive driver passes.

Most American drivers are no stranger to road rage. However, knowing how to spot the signs of it can help make the roads a lot safer. Avoid aggressive drivers and take precautions to not experience road rage yourself. You will enjoy driving much more and prevent potentially catastrophic accidents.

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