8 tips to help drivers avoid road rage

Eight ways to avoid road rage
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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