If you have ever been faced with an aggressive driver, you know how scary it can be. You may not even have been aware of what caused the other driver’s aggression. Often, aggressive drivers are already on the cusp of anger, waiting for something to trigger their rage. Aggressive driving is never justified, but there are some driving habits you can adopt that will keep you from upsetting others on the road. Some of these include:
- Do not cut other drivers off. Make sure you have plenty of room when you merge and always use your turn signals. If you do make a mistake, give the appropriate gesture to indicate an apology. If someone cuts you off, slow down and allow them room to merge.
- Stay in the right lane except to pass. This applies even if you are traveling the speed limit. If someone looks like they want to pass, move over to the right lane.
- Never tailgate. Tailgating almost never makes the car in front of you go faster. If anything, it will make the other driver nervous and more prone to error. Allow at least two seconds between you and the car in front of you.
- Avoid angry gestures. You never know when someone is about to snap, and even a simple shake of your head in disgust can be enough to set them off.
- Be cautious and courteous. Use your turn signals, allow others to merge and do not use your horn to express frustration.
Following the tips above will help you avoid becoming the target of an aggressive driver. You may also find your driving experience becomes less stressful as you become a conscientious motorist.
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