If you want to keep your new Lexus or Corolla looking as pristine as possible for as long as possible do not be tempted to give into road rage. Road rage is when drivers act irrationally behind the wheel and it is usually caused by anger or even impatience. When in the midst of road rage, drivers let their emotions get the best of them. This not only puts the driver into danger, it puts other drivers in danger as well.
Based on surveys taken by numerous major auto clubs, road rage is triggered by drivers who talk on their cellular phones, speeders, people who tailgate, and people who drink or drive while operating their used starlet.
It is very easy to control road rage and you can avoid being a victim of it by paying attention to the others around you. Listen to calm music while driving to help keep yourself cool and collected. Engage in deep breathing if you feel your temper start to rise. Pay attention to the road and your driving instead of talking on your cellular phone. Try to avoid other distractions. By remembering these techniques, you can prevent your own road rage and be prepared to deal with others who are experiencing it.
Many police departments are training their officers to watch out for drivers suffering and displaying road rage behaviour. Officers will travel in unmarked used Sprinter following aggressive drivers as well as using motorcycle patrol units and aircraft surveillance. From the air officers can watch the road for people who are driving erratically and being a menace to other drivers on the road.
Road rage can be controlled and there are classes you can take to teach you how to be a defensive driver and avoid the effects of road rage. If you are arrested or ticketed for an incident that is caused from road rage, you may be required to take the classes anyway. Accidents and injury can be caused by road rage and can cause thousands of dollars in damage. And that is before you consider any injury that may be suffered. By remaining calm and collected on the road, everyone can be safer.
If you think you may suffer from road rage and want to see how you rate, visit www.gaugemyrage.com. There is a survey there that will help you see whether or not you are dealing with road rage and additional tips on how you can avoid it the next time you get into your car.