Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Tips to Reduce Road Rage

The other day we posted about some of the most common reasons that road accidents occur from, one of which was road rage. If you live in the East Midlands then road rage could lead to a claim for personal injury Nottingham. If you are prone to becoming angry behind the wheel here are some handy tips to help you become a more relaxed driver.

  • Remember that driving is not a competitive sport and is just a means of getting from one place to another. Don’t behave like an F1 driver or a rally car driver and stay calm and relaxed during your journey.
  • If there is another angry driver on the road, don’t get drawn into a battle. Remember it takes two for there to be a fight, so don’t get drawn into a car confrontation.
  • Respect other drivers and be courteous if you or they make a mistake. A simple wave or simple could reduce the anger that a driver is feeling.
  • Remember to signal and give plenty of notification if you are planning to turn or change lanes so as not to surprise or frustrate others.

  • If you are feeling angry don’t relay this to other drivers with any visually signs. If you’re angry they might become angry so try and look like you have remained calm.
  • You might find that the music you listen to whilst driving has an effect on your mood. If nu-metal makes you feel aggressive then don’t listen to it in the car.
  •  Keep your distance from the car in front so as not to agitate them but keep up with the flow of traffic so as not to be driving too slow.
  • If you do see a car which is driving aggressively then keep your distance because you don’t want to be involved in an accident that could result in a personal injury.

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