It is normal to get upset when you feel threatened, or in danger, because another driver is doing something wrong. Sometimes that escalates and rage ensues, and even at times there is violence, especially if there is an accident. Studies show that some people are more prone to losing their temper than others, but the results of losing your temper and getting into a road rage situation can be dangerous or even deadly.
One way to try to avoid road rage situations is to just not be the aggressor. If someone wants to get past you, or is following too close, pull over and let them pass by. Give the right of way, or back off, whenever possible. Remind yourself that there is nothing to be gained from winning an argument, or from getting back at someone while driving.
Another thing to consider is your own driving habits. Are you creating problems for other drivers by following too close, weaving out of your lane, or driving too fast or too slow? Make sure you are not the problem.
A third thing you can do is to work on controlling your temper. Take deep breaths, count to 10, or just try to mentally remove yourself from a situation long enough to start thinking clearly again.
A final thing, is to consider the other driver. Realize they are most likely not doing something wrong intentionally, and they are not trying to hurt you. They may just be having a bad day, so try to give them some slack as you would hope others would do to you.
Stay calm, and call us at Assure-us for all your automotive insurance needs. Whether you are looking for insurance, or just want to make sure you have the best possible coverage, call us today.