ROAD RAGE PREVENTION
GUIDELINES FOR THE "SAFE
Keep in mind, your actions may turn
simple aggressive drivers into "Road Rage" drivers. Here are some
tips to help improve your own protction against this:
Be an example for your children
Drive as if the other driver had a gun. Remember,
the car is even more deadly!
Show courtesy, even when it isn't deserved:
Don't speed up when being passed
Never try to teach the aggressive driver how to drive.
"The one convinced against his/her will is of the
same opinion still"
Driving is NOT a competitive sport. DON'T PLAY THE
CONCEDE "VICTORY" - OTHERWISE,
Blocking - get over to the
right, except to pass. Don't pull over into a passing lane in heavy
traffic unless you have a good reason to do so. NEVER, EVER pull
directly in front of someone obviously trying desperately to get around.
Pass interference - don't
speed up when someone is trying to pass you
Delay of game - keep up the
pace, if you must be in a passing lane. Don't lollygag!
Clipping - Avoid cutting in
too close behind. This encourages sudden braking, distractions.
Curve balls - be predictable.
Aggressive drivers depend on being able to plan their moves
Stepping on the line - Keep
in your own lane. Don't wander
Talk on the telephone - (except to possibly notify the
police when an accident occurs)
To go the the page on Guidelines for the Aggressive
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Auto
Road Safety Web Sites:
Comments or Suggestions:
Posted March 15, 1999
Updated December 13, 2005
Kim A. Carmichael, M.D.