ROAD RAGE HELP
A new kind of road hazard is Aggressive Driving that can become Road Rage.
When driving watch for:
- aggressive drivers who weave in and out of traffic
- drivers who tailgate (follow too closely)
- drive too fast on crowded highways
- honk the horn frequently
- drive with no regard for other drivers and their vechicles
- drivers who cut you off
- drivers who brake very fast – you might read end them
- drivers who “squeeze’ in front of 18 wheel trucks
- scream at you
- obscene gestures
- drivers who try to get you to talk to them while driving
- drivers who change lanes when you do and seem to be chasing you
- drivers who get in front of you and slam their brakes on
Today’s hectic, over crowded, fast-paced world, frustration levels are sky high, stress piles on with increasing number of people expressing this as angry driving.
Avoid Road Rage consequences with these tips:
- aggressive and excessive speeding, particularly on congested highways
- aggressive and excessive speeding in bad weather
- speed causes nearly 1/3 of all fatal motor vehicle crashes
- speeding reduces the time drivers have to avoid a crash or a dangerous situation and greatly increases the likelihood the crash will be severe.
- The energy released in a collision at 60 mph is 200 percent greater than at 40 mph, even though the speed has increased by only 50 percent.
- Wind down before you crank it up
- Avoid making other drivers angry by avoiding anger yourself
- Anticipate situations and make plans accordingly.
- Regular traffic reports in most cities alert you to the traffic congestion.
- Allow extra driving time to remain stress free.
- Learn alternate routes.
- Find ways to relive daily stress such as Working Out (Exercise), Pilates, Meditation, Laughter Yoga, Conscious Breathing, Singing, taking Hot Baths at night.
- If you plan a long road trip, take it in 8 to 10 hour stages.
- Every three hours driving take a rest stop break.
Be Patient & Pay Attention – Avoid A Driving Assault
- Don’t yell or use obscene gestures.
- Don’t block the passing lane.
- Stay to the right if you are obstructing the flow of traffic.
- Always signal when changing lanes.
- Use your horn sparingly.
- Don’t tailgate.
- Don’t compete on the road.
- Let other drivers merge into traffic in an orderly fashion.
- Don’t take another’s actions personally. Everybody makes mistakes.
- Don’t react to another driver’s uncivil behavior
- Avoid eye contact
- Don’t accelerate, brake or swerve suddenly, which can be seen as confrontational.
- If confronted by an aggressive driver, go to the nearest police station if you continue to be hassled or think you are being followed.
- Lock your doors.
- When stopped in traffic, leave enough space to pull out from behind the car you are following.
- Don’t be tempted to start a fight or carry any sort of weapon. These acts may provoke an assault.
ATLANTA ANGER MANAGEMENT – Richard Taylor offers Road Rage help both before you get arrested or after. It will cost you less if you come see Richard before since it seems going to jail costs between $1,000.00 and $8000.00 plus longer Anger Management – Road Rage Classes.
Call Richard Taylor of ATLANTA ANGER MANAGEMENT for help at 678.576.1913 with your Aggressive Driving and Erratic Behavior behind the wheel of your vehicle.
Who Would Benefit:
–> While driving you get angry at the least thing.
–> You experience anger or rage frequently
–> You experience anger or rage with too much intensity
–> You experience rage often (irrational over reaction to an activating event)
–> Your driving becomes reckless
–> You want to drive fellow ‘idiot’ drivers off the road
–> You want to slam your auto into another vehicle
–> When you rage you lose time and don’t remember what happened
–> When you get ‘very angry, rant ‘ [RAGE] you alienate everyone around you
–> When you get ‘angry’ you want to destroy
–> You can’t help but break objects, kick doors, punch holes in the wall
–> You stuff feelings fairly well but need rage to let off steam
–> You don’t have many emotions ‘Mr Spock’
–> I like myself but not many others don’t
–> People seem to avoid me, or walk on “eggshells” around me
Director Richard Taylor BS, CAMF
Certified Anger Management Facilitator
Diplomate American Association Anger Management Providers
Atlanta Anger Management
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