Car Safety: Road Rage

Another possible threat to your safety while you’re in a car is what’s come to be known as “road rage”. You’re no doubt familiar with the phenomenon, so there’s no need to recount specific incidents here. The important thing for you to do with regard to road rage incidents is to avoid them at all costs.

Once something has escalated to the point that someone is threatening you with physical violence, it’s often too late. Of course, you should never get out of a car if someone is challenging you to a fight or is screaming at you. The best thing to do is to stay in your car and refuse to escalate the conflict. Don’t do anything that will further antagonize the person. Even if they begin damaging your car, don’t get out. Use the cell phone you should always have in your car to call 911.

Even if you’re bigger than they are, they may have a weapon so don’t attempt to fight them. Again, your best way of avoiding a scene like this is to drive with courtesy and safety and watch out for other drivers. Don’t cut in and out of traffic, don’t tailgate, don’t run red lights, and don’t ever make an angry or obscene gesture at another person. A big part of defensive driving is non-offensive driving. Don’t curse any other drivers, either audibly or inaudibly. It’s fine to think whatever you want, but don’t give anyone with lip reading skills an excuse to come after you. Use common sense and treat other motorists with the respect you’d like them to give you.

SHORTCUTS TO CAR SAFETY ARTICLES:

Car Safety And Long Distance Driving
Car Safety And Nighttime Driving
Car Safety And Responsibility For An Accident
Car Safety And Transporting Infants And Children
Car Safety Tips And Highway Driving
Car Safety Tips: Don’t Drink and Drive
Car Safety: Avoiding Drunk Drivers
Car Safety: Distracted Driving Statistics
Car Safety: The Distractions Faced
Car Safety: The Results of Distracted Driving
Music Guidelines to Remain Focused On Driving
Grooming in the Car
Eating and Drinking in the Car
The Distraction of Cell Phones
Car Safety: Defensive Driving
Special Concerns While Driving: Older Drivers
Car Safety: Tailgating
Car Safety: Lane Changing Etiquette
Car Safety: Running Red Lights
Car Safety: Pedestrians and Bicyclists
Car Safety: Road Rage
Be Wary of Playing “The Good Samaritan”
Car Safety: Weather Concerns
Flooding and Snow Concerns While Driving
Practice Safe Driving Habits
Miscellaneous Car Safety Tips