We’ve all made mistakes on the road, but sometimes people have extreme reactions when they get cut off or get stuck behind someone driving slower than they’d like. And some people just have plain “road rage.”
Road rage is “an extreme case of aggressive driving” when a driver displays “visibly angry or violent behavior.” Sometimes it’s difficult to avoid drivers with road rage, but here are a few tips about how to handle such a situation:
1) Stay cool, calm and collected. Don’t “fight fire with fire!”
2) Avoid eye contact.
3) Never make obscene gestures! Don’t satisfy an enraged driver with a reaction.
4) If you’re moving slower than the vehicles around you, move out of the left lane.
5) Call the police if you feel threatened or unsafe.