How to Deal With Aggressive Drivers

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Keeping yourself and others safe on the road is a main priority. The roads are more congested than ever and it doesn’t help that people are constantly in a rush.  Drivers often take their anger out behind the wheel by acting aggressively on the road. This affects everyone on the road and it is often a cause of accidents.

Some aggressive behavior include; tailgating, cutting drivers off, failing to yield, speeding and more. Aggressive drivers may escalate to getting physically violent, so here are some tips to deal with them to avoid untoward incident:

Do not tailgate
Avoid tailgating others. Not only is it dangerous, but it’s annoying to drivers. For your safety and respect for others, you should leave at least 2 car spaces between you and the car in front of you.

Avoid honking your horn
Honking your horn can agitate drivers and cause them to respond aggressively.  Try not to honk your horn unless it’s absolutely necessary.

Move out of the way
If someone is tailgating you, remember to remain calm and change lanes to allow the aggressive driver to pass. This will prevent anymore issues from arising.

Be a courteous driver
Practice safe driving skills; remember that you share the road, so taking appropriate measures to follow driving rules will help avoid such problems. For example, always signal prior to changing lanes, this will help ensure that you will not cut off another driver.

Do not retaliate
Lastly, do not respond to aggressive drivers and simply ignore them. By doing so, the issue may not escalate and ultimately make the situation fade. Driving responsibly will keep you safe.

Have you ever been in a situation where you had to deal with an aggressive driver? Tell us about your story and how you dealt with it.

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