Do you cause road rage?
You can have excellent driving skills and be very happy from home, but then someone offends you on the road and here you are—very aggressive and angry and using abusive language at the other driver. Well, in this case you’re involved in the act of road rage!
This doesn’t mean you can’t drive well, but you have been caused to engage in road rage. Road rage is one of the most common irresponsible behavior of drivers on the road—on daily basis. This results in fights, physical harm, accidents and even death.
Road rage is defined as an aggressive or violent behavior expressed by a motorist stemming from uncontrolled anger at the actions of another motorist. It is an expression of a motorist’s anger at another motorist who is driving improperly or carelessly.
Road rage of motorists are displayed through various means such as:
- Insulting other drivers
- Using abusive drivers on other drivers
- Slapping the car or screen of other drivers
- Hitting the side of another car with your car
- Running off other drivers from the road
- Inflicting harm on other drivers with weapons
- Instigating fights among drivers against the driver
- Quarrelling and fighting on the road
Road rage causes serious harm, danger and threat to the livelihood of drivers, pedestrians, motorist, cyclists and other road users. Many road accidents have come about as a result it.
According to report by NHTSA and the Auto Vantahe Club, aggressive driving and road rage are responsible for many road menaces. Some of which include the following:
- 66% of traffic fatalities are caused by road rage.
- 37% of aggressive driving accidents involve firearm.
- Half of drivers that engage in road rage do so as a result of aggressive driving.
Road Rage is caused by aggressive, careless and reckless driving. When you seek your selfish interest of rushing on the road, getting to appointment early at the expense of other road users, refuse to concentrate while driving as well as ague with other love ones when driving—it causes you to drive reckless and aggressively.
The key to stop road rage then is to:
- Plan all your driving.
- Take your time on the road.
- Drive carefully and responsively.
- Understand that you’re sharing the road with other people.
- When tempted to drive carelessly, restrain it
- Respect and honor yourself by driving cautiously always.
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