20 Jan 2015

The Dangers of Road Rage

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The term road rage refers to an extreme form of aggressive driving that has been identified as a risk factor for motor vehicle accidents. Road rage behaviours include repeated horn honking, red-light running, tailgating, headlight flashing, excessive breaking, verbal abuse, lewd gestures directed at another motorist, purposefully cutting off another driver and even exiting a vehicle and getting into a physical confrontation.

Follow these tips to avoid being a victim of road rage:

  • Obey speed limits and traffic laws.
  • Keep to the right if you are a slower driver.
  • Call 911 if you see an individual driving recklessly.
  • Do not make eye contact with an upset driver.
  • Do not confront an upset motorist.
  • If you are cut off, refrain from making any hand gestures to the other motorist.
  • If you are being chased by another motorist who appears to be angry, do not weave in and out of traffic, which is dangerous.
  • If you are being chased, drive with the flow of traffic and alert the authorities via hands-free calling.

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