Driving in traffic, long commutes and aggressive drivers can be frustrating on the road, but it becomes road rage when stress and frustration turn into violent anger.
Road rage can include rude gestures, verbal insults, driving unsafely on purpose, making threats and even harming someone else in a confrontation. Know the signs from you and other drivers to prevent dangerous driving, accidents and unwanted confrontations.
Signs that you may be experiencing road rage:
They may not be behaviors you would like to admit, but these are all signs of road rage. If you see other drivers with this behavior, the smartest thing to do is back off. It’s usually not personal, but could escalate if the person is angry.
It’s obvious that frustration and stress are both the beginning factors of road rage, but road rage happens when drivers feel they have been insulted by others on the road. Other common causes of road rage are:
To avoid road rage while on the road, take some precautions and prepare for unexpected scenarios on the road.
To avoid other drivers’ aggression on the road, follow these steps: