12 Tips on how to drive defensively.
How many times do you see wrongs done on the road either to you or others? It is easy to retaliate, but that is the first step in escalating a confrontation into road rage. You may want to practice these 6 easy steps and prevent any dangerous situation while behind the wheel.
1. Listen to the right kind of music.
Music has a huge effect on our emotions. While
listening to pump up music can get you feeling all
sorts of strong emotions, soothing music may just
be the perfect thing to keep you cool when driving.
2. Give yourself some extra time.
If you allow yourself some extra time to get to your
destination, your drive will be much more
comfortable because you are not in a rush. Try and
keep a schedule to make sure you'll not only arrive
on time, but have no road rage incidents.
3. Car Pool.
You're probably wondering, how can this help me
stay calm when driving? Often times, if the people
in the car are co-workers or acquaintances, people
tend to reduce their road rage because they don't
want others seeing them in such conditions.
4. Get enough rest.
We can all relate to the fact that when we are tired,
we tend to get grumpy. Make sure you've gotten
enough rest each night before driving the next day.
It is more important than you think!
5. Try to develop driver empathy.
A good tip we always recommend is to give the
other driver the benefit of the doubt. You never
really know what is going on in their life, so before
you roll down your window and start screaming,
think about how they're feeling too.
6. Pull over and take a break.
Driving while you are road raged can often times be
as bad as driving buzzed or drowsy. If you begin to
get angry or upset, take a pit stop and calm yourself
down for a few minutes before getting back on the
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