8 tips to help drivers avoid road rage

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Eight ways to avoid road rage

Staying safe on the road is about more than just driving skills and road conditions. Road rage is an all-too-common event, but there are steps you can take to avoid playing a role.

Plan ahead - Give yourself plenty of time on the road

Calm yourself - Listen to music you enjoy, relax your grip

Let them go - Move over if someone is tailgating you

Don't engage - Avoid eye contact with angry drivers and give them space

Be the grownup - Ignore obscene gestures

Practice polite driving - Lay off the horn

It's not you, it's them - Don't take an angry driver's aggression personally

Don't go home - If an aggressive driver follows you, drive to the nearest police station

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