Aggressive driving contributors to the increasing number of automobile accidents around the world. Most aggressive drivers tend to have criminal background according to organizations like AAA and the Foundation for Traffic Safety and the Automobile. Studies have also found that people drive aggressively due to stress and emotional instability. Therefore, learning how to deal with aggressive drivers is very crucial.
Before learning how to deal with aggressive drivers, we must know how to identify some of their common behaviors. Below is a list of behaviors of aggressive drivers:
- Rash tailgating
- Rude gestures
- Flashes light aggressively
- Rudely honking
- Deliberately obstructed or prevented from moving their vehicle
- Verbal abuse
- Physically attack
Let us look at some of the things we can do as suggested by The AAA when encountering aggressive driving:
- Always make an effort to get out of their way.
- Never challenge aggressive drivers by speeding up.
- Do not attempt to hold-your-own in your travel lane.
- Always wear your seat belt. It will protect you in case of an accident.
- Avoid eye contact.
- Never respond to rude gestures.
- Report aggressive drivers to the appropriate authorities by providing a vehicle description, license number, location, and if possible, direction of travel.
- Call the police (in case of any emergency).
- Have patience, the other driver might be having a bad day and be looking for a way to vent his/her anger.
- Be sure to allow enough room around your vehicle so that you can pull out or around if someone approaches your vehicle.
- Never get out of your vehicle-it provides protection.
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