EXTREME ROAD RAGE CBS46 REPORT

Road Rage: Misunderstandings turn dangerous with weapons involved

Posted: Nov 04, 2015 2:18 PM EST Updated: Nov 04, 2015 6:06 PM EST

ATLANTA (CBS46) –

With drivers in Atlanta ranked as some of the most discourteous on the road, commutes can turn into disputes.

When weapons are involved, a misunderstanding on the roadway can turn dangerous, and in the Atlanta area’s traffic, we’ve seen it happen all too often.

“Do you want to go home tonight?”

Richard Taylor with Atlanta Anger Management is an expert on rage.

“Is it worth it to get engaged with a driver who you don’t know has a gun or not?” Taylor said. “Do you want to eat tonight? Do you want to go home tonight? That becomes the question.”

Taylor said as we’re driving around the seemingly never-ending cluster of cars Atlanta is famous for incidents that drivers don’t like happen every day.

Some of those drivers come to see Taylor in his office daily and he sees news reports of angry people on the roads.

“They snap,” he said. “They’re losing their conscious ability to be reasonable and they just focus on the one person… That’s the big debate we have in the nation is over access to guns.”

Taylor said stress and anger play major roles in the road rage situation, but if you add a weapon into the mix and it can become a criminal case.

Incidents all too common

A witness to a road rage in Coweta County said, from what she saw, a suspect who pointed a gun at a car used the weapon as a first instinct.

CBS46 News

“Pulling a firearm, in just about every case, should be an absolute last resort and it seems like it was this guy’s first resort” the witness said.

In another incident, a baby was shot in the foot in what police determined was a dispute on the road in DeKalb County.

In the case of the aforementioned Corvette driver, she reportedly gestured to the car behind her to go around, and the driver of the Mustang opened fire.

So what can you to avoid road rage situations? Professionals suggest NOT flashing your lights and avoiding any sort of reaction to other drivers, including hand gestures.

Getting out of your car should never be an option, experts say.

If you’re prone to getting angry, officials say it’s best not to carry your gun in the car.

Copyright 2015 WGCL-TV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

How To Drive Defensively

How to Drive Defensively

Adopting defensive-driving techniques can keep you safe on the road and may even save you money and your life! Many insurance companies reduce policyholders’ premiums if they maintain accident-free driving records or take an accredited course on defensive-driving techniques. If you want to learn how to drive defensively, follow these steps.

  1. Stay focused, keeping your hands on the wheel. Defensive drivers concentrate on the road, keeping their hands at the 10 o’clock-2 o’clock position. They don’t do other tasks while driving, some of which are illegal. These include:
    • Eating
    • Applying makeup
    • Holding a dog
    • Tending to a child
    • Operating a hand-held cell phone
    • Texting
  1. Keep your eyes moving. Continuously look in your mirrors and scan the road ahead, checking for hazards and slowing traffic so you can anticipate problems before they develop.
  2. Stay alert. Don’t drive if you’re tired, upset, or angry.
  3. Go with the flow. Most drivers know that speeding is a major cause of accidents, but driving too slow can be dangerous, too. Drive at speeds that most other vehicles are going.
  4. Use the 2 second rule on heavily traveled roads to maintain adequate spacing with the car in front of you.
    • Choose a fixed object on the road ahead of you.
    • Count “1 independence, 2 independence” when the car in front of you goes by the object. If you pass the same object before you’re done counting, slow down a bit. The 2 second rule helps reduce the chance of a rear-end collision when cars in front make sudden stops.
  1. Make yourself visible. Many accidents occur because drivers didn’t see the other car. There are a few simple ways to make your presence known, making the road safer for everyone. They include:
    • Turn signals: Use your turn signals to let other drivers know where you’re going. By using your blinkers, other drivers will be able to anticipate your actions and slow down safely.
    • Headlights: Turn on your headlights at dusk or anytime it is raining. This is more for other drivers to see you than for you to see the road. In some states it is illegal to drive without your headlights on while the windshield wipers are in operation.
    • Brake lights: Operational brake lights are a safety must. They warn cars behind you that you’re slowing down, signaling them to reduce speed, too.
    • Avoid blind spots: Don’t linger in areas where the driver in front of you can’t see you. Many people will only check their mirrors before making a lane change. If you’re lurking slightly behind and a lane away from another vehicle, assume that the driver of that car can’t see you. Either safely speed up or slow down to avoid this scenario, which often results in an accident. This is an important defensive-driving technique.
  1. Resist road rage. Aggressive drivers may infuriate you, but retaliating with similar tactics is dangerous. Take a passive approach in dealing with road rage. Use these strategies in specific road-rage scenarios:
    • Tailgaters: If the driver behind you is right on your bumper, tap the brakes a few times to let the driver know that he’s not maintaining a safe distance. If he stays on your tail, slow down gradually. Chances are the tailgater will eventually pass you.
    • Speeders: If you see a car speeding or aggressively changing lanes behind you, stay in your lane while maintaining your speed.
  1. Adapt to road conditions. Even light rain can produce dangerous conditions, particularly early in the season when the water picks up oil from the road surface, making it slippery. Tires lose their grip at higher speeds, so slowing down in inclement weather is a fundamental defensive-driving technique.
  2. Familiarize yourself with traffic rules. Refresh your memory by browsing a Department of Motor Vehicles pamphlet detailing the rules of the road. It provides guidelines on rights of way, road signs, traffic law, and contains tips on safe driving.
  3. Avoid Rear-Enders in Intersections: Move only when it is clear. Sometimes an intersection gets backed up with traffic.
    • If you’re the first car to go at green, make sure traffic on the other side of the intersection that you are moving into has cleared before you decide to go. This can prevent you from getting in a situation where you might get T-boned if you get stuck or stalled in an intersection.
    • Turning into an intersection: a lot of rear-end collisions happen when the driver behind you assumes you are going to complete the turn, even if traffic is backed up.
    • Give yourself enough room: if you must stop in an intersection, slow down carefully and keep distance from any other cars that have yet to complete the intersection. If the person behind you ‘flip-flops’ and rear-ends your car, you’ll save yourself the trouble the car in front of you is not involved. No fun having dents front And back.

Source:     http://www.wikihow.com/Drive-Defensively

CONTACT

Director Richard Taylor

Director Richard Taylor

Director Richard Taylor BS, CAMF
Certified Anger Management Facilitator
Diplomate American Association Anger Management Providers

Atlanta Anger Management
5555 Glenridge Connector
Suite 200 (2nd Floor)
Atlanta, Georgia 30342 USA

Office Phone: 678-576-1913
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Atlanta Is Rated The 2nd Least Courteous Drivers In US

AutoVantage Survey on Road Rage Identifies Atlanta as 2nd Least Courteous City in the US

Stamford, CT- May 12, 2014- When it comes to getting to and from work, a recent survey says Atlantans have it worse than citizens in just about any other city.

The 2014 In the Driver’s Seat Road Rage Survey identified Atlanta as having the second least courteous drivers across America’s largest cities. This represents an “increase” of two spots from the same survey in 2009.

Rankings were determined by measuring a wide array of driving actions that inhabitants admit to performing and acknowledge seeing, along with observations of their reactions to other drivers.

When compared to drivers in other cities,

Survey Participants in Atlanta are:

  • Most likely to admit purposely bumping another driver in reaction to perceived poor driving
  • Most likely to see another driver speeding
  • Most Likely to acknowledge tailgating someone else
  • 2nd most likely to see other drivers eating or drinking while behind the wheel

While drivers in Atlanta were identified as among the least courteous, Portland, OR was identified as having the most courteous drivers.

The survey’s best and worst cities were:

Least Courteous
2014 2009
Houston New York City
Atlanta Dallas
Baltimore Detroit
Washington DC Atlanta
Boston Minneapolis
Most Courteous
2014 2009
Portland Portland
Pittsburgh Cleveland
St. Louis Baltimore
San Francisco Sacramento
Charlotte Pittsburgh

“AutoVantage aims to provide peace-of-mind for our members, with world class technology that ensures rapid assistance in our customers’ time of need,” said Rob DiPietro, GVP of Product Services for AutoVantage. “The survey prepares our members for the things that they may encounter when driving in a new city.”

The In the Driver’s Seat Road Rage Survey, commissioned by AutoVantage, the complete car and roadside assistance service, measured behavior, observations and attitudes related to “road rage” as reported in America’s 25 largest cities, and provides an update to previous research completed in 2009.

Other cities surveyed in 2014 include Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, New York City, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Antonio, San Diego, Seattle and Tampa Bay.

Observations for each city can be found at www.autovantage.com/roadrage.html

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration defines
#roadrage as when a driver “commits moving traffic offenses so as to endanger other persons or property; an assault with a motor vehicle or other dangerous weapon by the operator or passenger of one motor vehicle on the operator or passengers of another motor vehicle”.

The NHTSA makes a clear distinction between road rage and aggressive driving, where road rage is a criminal charge and aggressive driving is a traffic offense. This definition places the blame on the driver.

Road Rage Behavior Among Drivers In U.S. 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Atlanta Anger Management offers help for:

  • Road Rage
  • Aggressive Driving
  • Stress Management
  • Anger Management
  • Rage Management
  • Assertive Communication Skill Enhancement
  • Learning Self Control Of Emotions
  • Safe Driving


CONTACT:

Director Richard Taylor BS, CAMF
Certified Anger Management Facilitator
Diplomate American Association Anger Management Providers

Atlanta Anger Management
5555 Glenridge Connector
Suite 200 (2nd Floor)
Atlanta, Georgia 30342 USA

Office Phone: 678-576-1913
Fax: 1-866-551-1253
Web: www.atlantaangermanagement.com
E-mail: richardtaylor5555@gmail.com

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Private Sessions – Help With Individual Problems – Issues

Private Sessions 

Help With Individual Problems – Issues

Definition: Meet with Director/Owner Richard Taylor In Private Meeting:

  • One on One (You and Me)
  • As Couple
  • As Family

For People Who Want To Work On:

  • Anger Issues (Anger Management)
  • Couple Conflict Issues
  • Couples Wanting To “Save” Their Relationships (Heterosexual, Lesbian, Gay)
  • Last Effort To Not Get Divorced
  • Improving Communication Skills
  • Stress Management
  • Building Emotion Skills (Emotional Intelligence)
  • Improve Golf Performance
  • Aggressive Driving
  • Road Rage
  • Rage Management
  • Impulse Control Issues
  • Lower Anxiety, Fear
  • Increase Empathy
  • Learn To Be Less Reactive
  • Build Soft Skills in Emotional Intelligence for Work
  • Build Soft Skills in Emotional Intelligence for Home
  • Executive Coaching
  • Court Ordered Anger Management Counseling/Coaching
  • Assertion Building Skills
  • Learning to Tone Down Aggressiveness
  • Become More Extroverted and Less Introverted
  • Become More Optimistic Less Pessimistic
  • Learn To Live A Fuller Live With Goals
  • Depression~Anger Battle – Beat It
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Laugh More
  • Become More Socially Aware -Improve People Skills
  • Be Less Vindictive, Wrathful
  • Be Less Jealous (Jealousy Issues)
  • Stop Lying
  • Control Rumination (Thinking Loop Control)
  • Mindfulness Development
  • Laughter Yoga Private Session

What To Do?

When ready call Richard Taylor at 678-576-1913 and set up appointment.

Define what You want to work on. Brief Presenting Issues. 

Length Of Sessions:

  • 60   Minutes | 1 Hour
  • 90   Minutes | 1.5 Hours
  • 120 Minutes | 2 Hours
  • 150 Minutes | 2.5 Hours
  • 180 Minutes | 3 Hours
  • 240 Minutes | 4 Hours
  • 360 Minutes | 6 hours
  • 480 Minutes | 8 Hours

When:

  • Monday Through Friday 10:00AM to 5:00PM  (Except Monday at Noon-1:30PM)
  • Monday Evenings 5:00PM to 10:00PM

With Whom:

Richard TaylorDirector/Owner Richard Taylor BS, CAMF
Certified Anger Management Facilitator
Certified Anger Resolution Therapist
​Michele Weiner-Davis Divorce Busting Level I ​
Gottman Seven Principles Program Educator
Gottman Method Couple Therapy Level 1 Certificate of Completion
Certified ​MHS ​Bar-On Emotional Intelligence​ EQ-i 2.0 ​Provider
Diplomate American Association Anger Management Providers

Where:

5555 GLENRIDGE CONNECTOR, ATLANTA, GA 30342

5555 GLENRIDGE CONNECTOR, ATLANTA, GA 30342

Atlanta Anger Management
5555 Glenridge Connector
Suite 200 (2nd Floor)
Atlanta, Georgia 30342 USA

Office Phone: 678-576-1913

ATLANTA ANGER MANAGEMENT 5555 Glenridge Connector, Suite 200, Atlanta, GA 30342

ATLANTA ANGER MANAGEMENT
5555 Glenridge Connector, Suite 200, Atlanta, GA 30342

Road Rage – When Driving List

Road Rage – When Driving List

ROAD RAGE IS…

Road Rage is often called intermittent explosive disorder, a term used to refer to violent incidents resulting from stress caused by accidents or incidents on roadways. It is often a natural extension of aggressive driving.

Road Rage frustration and aggression are often triggered by traffic conditions, being in a hurry, stress related to other pressures. Road Rage is a feeling of retaliating of awlfulizing the other driver. The other driver deserves retribution. We make a free choice in what we do. We choose how we are going to respond.

∇ Are you experiencing aggressive driving in your attitude when behind the wheel?

∇ Find yourself driving erratically?

∇ Getting ‘worked up” driving?

∇ Find yourself saying not nice things called Expletives?

∇ Driving definitely causing you a lot of stress?

Used With Permission Pixabay.com johnhain

 

 

Road Rage:

  • Occurs when a driver reacts angrily to other drivers
  • You cut off another driver
  • Tailgating
  • Gesturing or waving fist.
  • Flip off someone
  • Aggressive driving
  • Excessive speeds
  • Scream at another
  • Chase another car
  • Honk continuously at another car
  • Make threatening gestures
  • Try to injure or kill another driver
  • Name what you do: _______________

Road Rage is an symptom of an underlying issue with a driver. Impulse Control is a major issue. They are unable to remain in control of themselves or their emotions. Often stress is very high in your life. Perhaps your personal or business life is not going very well. Your anger spreads beyond driving creeping into other aspects of your life.

Choose to Calm Down and disengage from your stress.

 

For drivers who do not experience Road Rage knowing what might trigger a person is equally important.

 

Do not “flip off” someone with your middle finger. They may have a pistol in hand waiting for an excuse. Some people may just not like your look. Your race. Your hair color.

 

Atlanta has now become an aggressive driving city with too many cars and not enough roads.

 

Vote for more MARTA, High Speed Trains, Other Public Transportation ideas when they come up in Voting. Use MARTA when you can.

 

WHEN DRIVING:

  • Be calm
  • Listen to soothing music
  • Slow down
  • Take more time to get to your destination and expect delays
  • Plan your driving trip before you drive so you know where you are going. Use Google maps.
  • Plan to arrive 20 minutes early so if traffic bad you are not stressed
  • Become a better driver
  • If you have anxiety while driving take a driver education course in defensive driving
  • Be courteous while driving
  • Make appointments in non traffic times
  • Stop multi-tasking while driving
  • Stop talking on phone while driving
  • Stop looking at your phone while driving
  • Practice holding the steering wheel with two hands so your other hand does not auto multi-task
  • Allow a car beside you to get ahead of you when lane narrows
  • When a driver cuts in front of you abruptly, let it go and expect that again
  • Drive with 360 degree awareness paying attention to all sides, front, back, left, right (Zen Driving)
  • Anticipate traffic incidents with attentive awareness “reading” the traffic ahead of you
  • Practice Positive Self Talk and say things like “Calm Down” “I feel Calm” “No big deal”
  • Do not use expletives like idiot, stupid, asshole, *uck you, *ucker, Mother*ucker
  • Do not use expletives like _____________ _______________ _____________
  • Arrive safely to live another day

 

Remain Calm and Carry On. Repeat this to yourself.

Road Rage Help

See: What is Anger.

See: Do I Need Anger Management?

See: Rage Management

See: Road Rage Management

CONTACT:

Director Richard Taylor BS, CAMF
Certified Anger Management Facilitator
Diplomate American Association Anger Management Providers

Richard TaylorAtlanta Anger Management
5555 Glenridge Connector
Suite 200 (2nd Floor)
Atlanta, Georgia 30342 USA

Office Phone: 678-576-1913
Fax: 1-866-551-1253
Web: www.atlantaangermanagement.com
E-mail: richardtaylor5555@gmail.com

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#1 Certified Anderson and Anderson™ Anger Management Provider
The Best Of The Best In Anger Management & Emotional Intelligence

 

Blood Alcohol Level Calculator

Blood Alcohol Level Calculator

Blood alcohol content, or BAC, is an important number that helps determine the level of alcohol in a person’s bloodstream. The higher the BAC, the more alcohol is likely to have an impact on everything from coordination and balance to emotions and brain function.

Controlling your alcohol intake and watching your BAC levels can help prevent harm both to yourself and to others. To make tracking your BAC levels easier, consider using our BAC calculator below. A BAC calculator will help do the math for you, providing an estimate of your current blood alcohol content.

1. Number of Drinks:

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2. What Are You Drinking?

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beer 12oz
malt liquor 12oz
common table wine 5oz
champagne 5oz
bloody mary
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4. How Long Have You Been Drinking?

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Your Blood Alcohol Content* (BAC %):

Analysis:

 

How is BAC Determined?

Alcohol impacts your BAC in different ways, and can even impact various people differently. The most common way BAC is raised is through the number of drinks that a person consumes, on top of how many drinks you have and how quickly each drink is consumed in relation to each other.

Body weight can also play a role in determining BAC, as someone who weighs more has a higher water volume than someone who weighs less. This difference results in smaller people experiencing a greater impact from the same amount of alcohol ingested by larger people. Gender also impacts BAC, as women typically have a lower water volume in their bodies than men. To a lesser extent, recent food consumption, or the lack of food consumption, may also impact BAC.

How BAC Impacts the Body

Even a small amount of alcohol can impact both coordination and judgment when drinking, with each drink increasing your overall impairment. Too much alcohol and your body will ultimately shut down, resulting in organ failure and even death. It’s important to understand that individuals may react differently to alcohol intoxication at each BAC level. In general, they may exhibit some or all of the following symptoms and behaviors.

.02 BAC
At this level, the muscles start to relax. Inhibitions are also reduced, with many individuals experiencing a heightening of whatever mood they may have been in before they started drinking, whether that be a positive or a negative state of mind.

.05 BAC
Once you reach this level, you may start experiencing a mild euphoria. Your body temperature starts to feel elevated and your inhibitions become even more relaxed, along with an even greater exaggeration of mood.

.08 BAC
This is the legal BAC limit in many states, and typically for good reason. At this point you may think you’re not intoxicated, but your speech has started to slur, your ability to walk and stand starts to become more difficult and your reaction times slow. At this level of intoxication, motor skills are largely impacted and driving a car becomes dangerous (though for many, even at lower levels you should not be behind the wheel of a vehicle).

.10 BAC
At this level, your intoxication is more apparent both to yourselves and to those around you. Your judgement, memory, motor skills and balance are all reduced, and you start to forget just how many drinks you’ve had. Depending on the individual, you may become loud or belligerent. Men begin to experience difficulty achieving and maintaining an erection at this level.

.14 BAC
Once above .13, feelings of euphoria start to drop, and feelings of sickness, dizziness, and difficulty controlling the body take over. Each of the negative effects of drinking at lower alcohol concentrations are markedly more severe. At this point you may also start to black out.

.20 – .30 BAC
Alcohol sickness starts at this level, often resulting in vomiting. When this intoxicated, gag reflex is severely impacted, dramatically increasing the risks of choking on your own vomit. Blackouts are more frequent, and your memory starts to blackout as well. Pain sensors are dampened, which means that if you are injured at this point, you may not know it or feel the pain from it. This also reduces the chances you’ll go to get help.

.35 BAC
Once at .35, your blood alcohol level is similar to the effects of being under anesthesia. Your brain function is reduced, which also reduces your respiratory rate, causing you to potentially stop breathing.

.40 BAC
If you have not stopped breathing by this point, your body will most likely enter a coma state. Your heart rate will slow, and your chances of survival are very low.

Additional Consequences

Along with the physical consequences listed above, various potential social, financial and legal consequences may also occur with intoxication. For example, driving while intoxicated can not only injure you, but can also injure innocent people around you. In fact, an estimated 30 people die every day in the United States due to alcohol-related traffic accidents, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Even if you survive the accident, or not even cause an accident at all, you may still be faced with fines and jail time for driving under the influence (DUI). Once you’re allowed to drive again, you may see additional penalties in the form of increased insurance rates and difficulty finding companies that will take the risk to insure you.

Please Don’t Drink and Drive

All states have passed a .08 per se law. the final one took effect in august of 2005.  

* Calculations are estimates only and not to be relied upon for real life situations. This is because there are so many subtle differences, such as varying metabolic rates sex, medications being taken, how frequent drinks were taken, and other health issues. Therefore, this calculator should be used for general purpose information only.

Additional BAC details are available from the NHTSA

Disclaimer: This is in no way designed to be a guideline for how much you can legally drink! POSTING BY ATLANTA ANGER MANAGEMENT is a Public Service Announcement. Use at your own risk. Best to not drink alcohol. If drinking use a Designated Driver or take a TAXI home.

SOURCE: http://www.sr22insurance.net/bac-calculator/

ATLANTA ANGER MANAGEMENT does not offer DUI classes. This is a Public Service Posting. Our clients often have Anger incidences while drinking and get arrested for Disorderly Conduct, Simple Battery, Battery, Assault, Simple Assault and Affray. Our clients have wondered how alcohol affects their brains and behaviors. Here is the answer.

ROAD RAGE HELP

ANGER MANAGEMENT CLASSES IN ATLANTA GA

INDIVIDUAL ANGER/COUPLE SESSIONS

CONTACT:

Director Richard Taylor BS, CAMF
Certified Anger Management Facilitator
Diplomate American Association Anger Management Providers

Richard TaylorAtlanta Anger Management
5555 Glenridge Connector
Suite 200 (2nd Floor)
Atlanta, Georgia 30342 USA

Office Phone: 678-576-1913
Fax: 1-866-551-1253
Web: www.atlantaangermanagement.com
E-mail: richardtaylor5555@gmail.com

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#1 Certified Anderson and Anderson™ Anger Management Provider
The Best Of The Best In Anger Management & Emotional Intelligence

GEORGIA RANKS 2nd AS MOST STRESSFUL STATE IN WHICH TO LIVE

GEORGIA RANKS 2nd AS MOST STRESSFUL STATE IN WHICH TO LIVE

In a recent 2014 study by Chris Kolmar, Chief Armchair Economist of MOVOTO
ranks Florida as #1 Most Stressed State in which to live with Georgia right behind as #2.

Do we Atlantan’s really need to be told this?

But which states take being stressed out to the next level?

Florida have earned the dubious distinction of being the most stressed out in the country.
Georgia comes in 2nd. Maybe if we have more traffic and work harder we can make it to #1 next year!

The 10 Most Stressed Out US States:

1. Florida
2. Georgia
3. New Jersey
4. California
5. Nevada
6. Illinois
7. New York
8. Maryland
9. North Carolina
10. Arizona


How MOVOTO Measured Stress (Without Stressing Out)
In order to measure stress, they selected a set of six criteria that reflect its root causes for most people and used them to look at the lower 48 states:

  • Percentage of population with a long commute (over 20 minutes)
  • Unemployment
  • Hours worked
  • Population density
  • Percentage of income spent on housing
  • Percentage of population without health insurance
  • The higher any of these was, the more stressful the people of the state are.

They used data from the U.S. Census’ American Community Survey for 2008-2012.

They ranked each state from 1 to 48 (with one being the most stressed side of the scale) in the six individual criteria. These ranks were then averaged into one Big Deal Score, the lowest of which was the most stressed out state in America. See Chart Below.

Georgians work the most hours on average of any state’s residents in our top 10 according to MOVOTO.

Could it be less people doing jobs that previously had more people doing them, so longer hours worked per worker?

Do we stress over  losing a job since the unemployment rate for Georgia is in the top 20 percent of the 48 states?

Certainly with Atlanta ranked as #2 of the Most Discourteous Drivers earlier this year our driving time / Marta commuters time, adds a lot of stress for everyone in Georgia.

The average travel time to work in the United States is 25.4 minutes, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Check out the interesting map that was developed to check commute time by zip code.
Zoom In, move around the map or enter your town or zip code to find commute times for your area.

Are you stressed out?

Does it express itself with AGGRESSIVE DRIVING or ROAD RAGE?

More arguments at home?

Richard Taylor or Atlanta Anger Management offers help!

STRESS MANAGEMENT HELP

COUPLE CONFLICT HELP

DRIVING GETTING MORE AGGRESSIVE?

PRIVATE INDIVIDUAL / COUPLE ANGER MANAGEMENT


CONTACT

Richard Taylor BS, CAMF

Richard Taylor BS, CAMF

Director Richard Taylor BS, CAMF
Certified Anger Management Facilitator
Diplomate American Association Anger Management Providers

Atlanta Anger Management 
5555 Glenridge Connector
Suite 200 (2nd Floor)
Atlanta, Georgia 30342 USA

Office Phone: 678-576-1913
Fax: 1-866-551-1253
Web: www.atlantaangermanagement.com
E-mail: richardtaylor5555@gmail.com

Linked in:http://www.linkedin.com/in/richardtayloraam

Atlanta’s #1 Oldest Certified Anderson and Anderson™ Anger Management Provider
The Best Of The Best In Anger Management & Emotional Intelligence

AGGRESSIVE DRIVING IN GEORGIA & GA LAWS

AGGRESSIVE DRIVING IN GEORGIA & GA LAWS

Be an informed driver and know the law and check your own driving habits
to see if you need some habit changing. Like stop talking on phone while driving
or other behaviors that lead to crashes and possible death of another because of your actions. Prevention and caution goes a long way to arriving safely and being alive.

Public Service Posting – Laws Do Change So Always Stay Current

Georgia

May 2014

Below is a list of the key highway safety laws in Georgia. For more information, contact the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.

AGGRESSIVE DRIVING IN GEORGIA

  • Intent to annoy
  • Harass
  • Molest
  • Intimidate
  • Injure or obstruct another person


While doing one or more of the following:

  • Overtaking and passing another vehicle
  • Violating traffic lane markings
  • Following too closely
  • Violating signal
  • Lane change
  • Slowing or stopping laws
  • Impeding traffic flows
  • Reckless driving.

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Aggressive Driving
Aggressive Driver Actions Defined by Statute Comments
Intent to annoy, harass, molest, intimidate, injure or obstruct another person, while doing one or more of the following: overtaking and passing another vehicle; violating traffic lane markings; following too closely; violating signal, lane change, slowing or stopping laws; impeding traffic flows; reckless driving.  

Sources: National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) and State Highway Safety Office.

Cell Phones and Texting
Hand-held Ban All Cell Phone Ban Text Messaging Ban Crash
Data
School Bus Drivers Novice Drivers All Drivers School Bus Drivers Novice Drivers
  Yes
(Primary)
<18
(Primary)
Yes
(Primary)
Covered under all driver ban Yes

Sources: Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and State Highway Safety Office.

Child Passenger Safety
Child Restraint Required
unless indicated, # refers to Yrs.(Lbs.)
Adult Safety Belt Permissible
unless indicated, # refers to Yrs.(Lbs.)
Maximum Fine 
1st Offense
<8 (and <57″) in rear seat if available >57″; >40 lbs. in rear seat can use lap belt if lap/shoulder belt unavailable $50 + points

Sources: Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and State Highway Safety Office.

Drug Impaired Driving
Per Se Laws for Drugs (Forbidding Prohibited Substances in Driver’s Body) DEC/DRE Programs
(Providing Law Enforcement Training)
Yes Yes

Source: State Highway Safety Office.

Drunk Driving
Inc. Penalty for High BAC Admin. License Susp. on 1st Offense Limited Driving Privileges During Susp. Ignition Interlocks Vehicle and License Plate Sanctions Open Container Laws* Repeat Offender Laws* Alcohol Exclusion Laws Limiting Treatment
*Meeting Federal Requirements
.15 1 year Yes Mandatory for repeat convictions Vehicle confiscation Yes Yes Yes

Sources: Ensuring Solutions to Alcohol ProblemsInsurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) and State Highway Safety Office.

Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL)
Learner Stage Intermediate Stage Full Privilege
Min. Age
(Years/ Months)
Min. Age
(Years/ Months)

  1. Duration
    (Months)
Required
Supervised
Driving Hours
(Night Hours)
Min. Age
(Years/ Months)
Nighttime Driving Restriction Passenger
Restriction
(except family, unless noted)
15 12 40 (6) 16 Midnight – 6 a.m.
(secondary enforcement)
First 6 mos.–no pass; second 6 mos.–no more than 1 <21; thereafter–no more than 3
(secondary enforcement)
18

Sources: Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and State Highway Safety Office.

Helmets
Motorcyclists Bicyclists
Universal Helmet Law (Year Enacted) Partial Law Universal Helmet Law Repealed
1969     <16

Sources: Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and State Highway Safety Office.

Mature Drivers
Length of Regular Renewal Cycle (Yrs.) Provisions for Mature Drivers
Choice of 5 or 10; veterans valid until 65 yrs. >60: renewal every 5 yrs.
>64: vision test

Sources: Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and State Highway Safety Office.

Seat Belts
Type of Law Who is Covered (Yrs.) In What Seat Maximum Fine 1st Offense
Primary 8 – 17 All $15
>18 Front

Sources: Insurance Institute for Highway and State Highway Safety Office.

Segways
State Law
Permitted

Sources: Segway LLC and State Highway Safety Office.

Sobriety Checkpoints
Checkpoints Conducted? Frequency Legality
Yes Weekly Upheld under state and federal Constitution

Sources: Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and State Highway Safety Office.

Speed Limits
Rural Interstates Urban Interstates Other Limited Access Roads
Cars
(mph)
Trucks
(mph)
Cars
(mph)
Trucks
(mph)
Cars
(mph)
Trucks
(mph)
70 70 55 55 65 65
Georgia ‘Super Speeder Law’ adds on $200 in state fees for any driver convicted of speeding at >75 on any two-lane roads or >85 on multiple lane roads anywhere in the state.

Sources: Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and State Highway Safety Office.

Speed and Red Light Cameras
Violation / State Law Permitted Locations/Criteria Citation Issued To / Liability Image Taken Penalties (Traditional Penalties)
Speed: No state law or programs
Red light: Permitted Statewide Registered owner/
Owner
License tag, intersection and light $70 max.; not conviction or record offense; no points; not moving violation; not used by insurers
($1,000 max.; 3 points)

Sources: National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and State Highway Safety Office.

Work Zones
Violations Affected Enhanced Penalties Workers Must Be Present Signs Must Be Present
Speeding $100-$2,000 and/or up to 12 months in jail Either work zone personnel, or barriers, work vehicles or shoulder or pavement drop offs Yes

Sources: National Work Zone Safety Information Clearinghouse and State Highway Safety Office.

Georgia Points and Points Reduction

Point System

The Georgia Point System ranges from 2 to 6 points. A driver with 15 points in a 24 month period will be suspended.

Points are assessed for each conviction pursuant to O.C.G.A. §40-5-57(c)(1)(A)

The State assesses no points for speeding convictions less than 15 miles-per hour over the posted speed limit and for convictions of driving ‘Too Fast for Conditions’, as per O.C.G.A. §40-6-180. No points are assessed against non-residents of Georgia.

Offense Code Conviction Points
§40-6-397 Aggressive Driving 6 Points
§40-6-390 Reckless Driving 4 Points
§40-6-163 Unlawful Passing School Bus 6 Points
§40-6-45 Improper Passing on Hill or Curve 4 Points
§40-6-181 Speeding:
15 to 18 mph over speed limit 2 Points
19 to 23 mph over speed limit 3 Points
24 to 33 mph over speed limit 4 Points
34 mph or more over speed limit 6 Points
§40-6-20 Failure to Obey Traffic-Control Device 3 Points
§40-6-2 Failure to Obey Police Officer 3 Points
§40-6-253 Possessing an Open Container of an Alcoholic Beverage while Driving 2 Points
§40-6-248.1 Failure to Adequately Secure Load (except fresh farm produce), resulting in an Accident 2 Points
§40-8-76 Violation of Child Safety Restraint
1st Offense 1 Point
2nd or Subsequent Offense 2 Points
§40-6-241.1 Violation of usage of wireless telecommunication device requirements 1 Point
§40-6-241.2 Operating a Vehicle while Text Messaging 1 Point
§40-6-54 Improper Use of Designated Travel Lane –  4th and Subsequent Offense 1 Point
  All Other Moving Violations 3 Points

Points Reductions

How do I obtain a Points Reduction?

In accordance with O.C.G.A §40-5-86, licensed Georgia residents may request that DDS reduce the number of points assessed against their Georgia driver’s license up to 7 points once every 5 years.

To qualify for a Points Reduction, you must successfully complete a certified Driver Improvement (defensive driving) course and present the original certificate of completion to the DDS by mail or in person at one of our Customer Service Centers.

If you request a Points Reduction by mail, please mail the original Driver Improvement (defensive driving) certificate of completion to the Georgia Department of Driver Services, P. O. Box 80447, Conyers, Georgia 30013.

A list of certified Driver Improvement (defensive driving) course can be found at the following link:http://www.dds.ga.gov/DUI/SchoolMatrix.aspx

Last Updated On: 4/10/2012

Source: http://www.dds.ga.gov/drivers/dldata.aspx?con=1749471757&ty=dl

ATLANTA ANGER MANAGEMENT RESOURCES:
Anger Management Classes
Rage Help
Road Rage Help
Stress Management
Private Individual Sessions
V
IP Concierge Coaching Services
Anger Assessments
Emotional Intelligence EQ-i 2.0 Assessments

CONTACT:

Director Richard Taylor BS, CAMF
Certified Anger Management Facilitator
Diplomate American Association Anger Management Providers

Atlanta Anger Management
5555 Glenridge Connector
Suite 200 (2nd Floor)
Atlanta, Georgia 30342 USA

Office Phone: 678-576-1913
Fax: 1-866-551-1253
Web: www.atlantaangermanagement.com
E-mail: richardtaylor5555@gmail.com

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ROAD RAGE IN ATLANTA

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Updated: 6:23 a.m. Wednesday, April 16, 2014 | Posted: 5:55 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Dad Dies After Road Rage Shooting Near Cheshire Bridge in Atlanta, GA

ATLANTA, Ga. — Police believe it was road rage that caused a driver to shoot into another car near Cheshire Bridge Road in northeast Atlanta.
Demetrius Wright, Gwinnett father of a 10-year-old girl, died three weeks after the shooting. Police believe he was trying to get onto I-85 near Cheshire Bridge when a grey Pontiac Grand Prix, carrying three men, pulled up and opened fire.
Wright’s family gave their first interview since the March 16 shooting.
“It is the worst feeling ever to know that someone you love was on their way home from doing something they love and then they were shot,” Wright’s fiancée Alexis Laney told Channel 2’s Ryan Young on Tuesday.
Laney is supposed to be preparing for one of the happiest days of her life. She was close to marrying, Wright, her boyfriend of 10 years. Instead, she’s planning his funeral this weekend.
“I never would have imagined having to watch my fiancé be buried on Saturday,” Laney said. “I thought he would live forever. I thought we were going to grow old.”
Loved ones are pleading for witnesses to come forward to help police make an arrest in this case.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477.

GAINESVILLE GA ROAD ROAD DEATH

Two Young Women Killed In Separate Road Rage Incidents In GA

Posted: Oct 14, 2013 3:21 PM EDTUpdated: Oct 14, 2013 5:15 PM EDT

By WBTW News Staff

Two young women died in two different road rage incidents in Georgia on Friday – one in a shooting and another in a head-on crash, authorities say.

Cobb County officers say road rage is the reason behind a fatal shooting near Kennesaw, Georgia that killed a female college student.

Meanwhile, another the second road-rage case occurred near Gainesville Friday morning in which a 22-year-old woman was killed in a crash.

College student Kim Kilgore, age 21, is dead after authorities say she was shot inside the gates of her apartment complex early Friday morning.

The suspect, 22-year-old Lindsey Sparkles Lashayla, has been arrested and charged with murder in the shooting.

Police say a case of road rage incident between people in two vehicles led to a fight at the apartment complex where Kilgore was shot.

Friends say Kilgore who was a student at Kennesaw State University died after being taken off life support.

The incident involved two carloads of females and an altercation started near the gate to the apartment complex, said Sgt. Dana Pierce, a Cobb police spokesman.

“There was a whole lot going on out there,” he told the Atlanta Journal. “You have two carloads or groups of people who are at one another.”

Kilgore was studying communications at Kennesaw State University, where she was a former member of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority.

The sorority issued a statement on Twitter Friday about the Paulding County High School graduate: “Our prayers go out to our dear friend Kim Kilgore!” The university also issued a statement, expressing condolences and announcing that it was preparing to offer grief counseling for those who knew Kilgore.

Police do not have information indicating the suspect and the victim previously knew each other, Pierce said.

In the second incident, an out-of-control pickup truck driver repeatedly rammed a couple from behind on a highway in Gainesville. The couple then called 9-1-1:

Caller: We have got a red pickup truck following us
Caller: He just hit us! He just hit us!
Driver: He’s about to hit somebody head-on.
Caller: He just hit somebody head-on. No! No! No!
Dispatcher: Ma’am, ma’am. Calm down.
Driver: He just hit somebody head-on going about 70 miles an hour.

Investigators say that’s when 48-year-old Michael Williams, the driver behind the wheel in the pickup, hit 22-year-old Chelsea Gerrish head on killing jimself and Gerrish.

The couple heard on the 911 calls has not been identified.

Funeral services for Kilgore be held on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 2:00 PM, from West Ridge Church in Dallas, GA, with Pastor Gene Evans and Pastor Mark Evans officiating.

Interment will follow in Peaceful Meadows Memorial Park. The Kilgore family will receive friends at Clark Funeral Home, on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 between the hours of 4:00 and 8:00 p.m.

Clark Funeral Home in Hiram, GA, is in charge of arrangements.

Photos & Source: http://www.wbtw.com/story/23686992/2-young-women-killed-in-separate-road-rage-incidents-in-ga

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ROAD RAGE HELP  – ATLANTA ANGER MANAGEMENT

Call Richard Taylor at 678.576.1913 and get some professional help in a Private Individual Session before you ” blow” and make the news and ruin your life.

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
-> You speed up then slam on your brakes so car will ram you

–> You honk the horn everyday, multiple times. This is not Manhattan.

–> 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
–> Stress is my middle name
–> People tell me I need Anger Management
–> I know it’s the other driver, not me that is stupid
–> I text and drive
–> I talk on the phone 90% of the time while driving
–> My car is a wreck and I’m bound to have an accident

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Lesbian Charged With Killing Kennesaw Student During Road Rage Incident

Sparkle Lindsey and Kim Kilgore

A 22-year-old Cobb County woman was charged with the shooting death of a Kennesaw student during a road rage incident that is slowly attracting national attention.

Kimberly Kilgore, 21, and Sparkles LaShayla Lindsey’s lives couldn’t be more different. The popular Kennesaw State University student loved country and western music, and she took pride in her vast collection of cowboy boots.

Lindsey emulated the thug life that was glorified by the rappers she idolized. According to published reports, Lindsey, of Austell, had a criminal record that most rappers would envy.

The two women’s lives intersected on a darkened stretch of Shiloh Road in Cobb County, GA, early Friday morning. A road rage incident involving 2 carloads of women ended with shots fired just inside the gates of Shiloh Green Apartments around 2 a.m.

Witnesses say the two drivers — Lindsey and Kilgore — got into a physical altercation in the parking lot of the apartment complex. At some point, Lindsey pulled a gun out of her waistband and fired a single shot, striking Kilgore in the head.

Kilgore was transported to WellStar Kennestone Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Lindsey and her friends fled the scene before police arrived.

Detectives secured an arrest warrant for Lindsey later that day and she was taken into custody without incident. Lindsey was charged with aggravated assault and murder.

Kilgore’s friends struggle to understand the senseless violence committed by a young woman who had at least 2 prior arrests for assault and battery.

Kilgore was scheduled to work Friday night at Johnny’s BBQ in Powder Springs. One of her co-workers was a passenger in Kilgore’s SUV that night.

“She works every Friday night and here it is Friday night and we’re walking around … just can’t even describe the feeling,” Manager Alisa Pannell told Channel 2 reporter Ashley Swann.

Cobb County residents vented their frustrations on social media and message boards. Most of the angry chatter centered around Kilgore and Lindsey’s skin color and the perceived media bias that suppresses race when a black kills a white.

Lindsey’s friends defended her on social media networks. “My old co-worker, Sparkles Lindsey, killed a girl over a road rage incident. While she was wrong, people need to watch how they drive,” tweeted Natasha Hall.

Lindsey is being held without bond in the Cobb County jail.

Source: More from Sandrarose.com: http://sandrarose.com/2013/10/lesbian-charged-with-killing-kennesaw-student-during-road-rage-incident/

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Georgia Boy, 4, Shot in Road Rage Incident

PHOTO A frustrated man driving down an Atlanta, Georgia road shot into a minivan, injuring a four-year-old toddler strapped into his car seat.

 

 Atlanta police are hunting the impatient driver who became enraged when a mini van didn’t move quickly enough when a light turned green and then fired a gun at the mini van, injuring a 4-year-old toddler strapped into his car seat.

The mother of Korda, the boy who was hurt, said that the driver behind her turned angry when she didn’t accelerate at a green light fast enough on Tuesday.

“Once he blew his horn, I blew my horn back like, ok I hear you,” Tammitha Williams said.

When Williams made a turn, the angry driver followed her.

“The next thing I know, he’s behind me, he’s weaving back and forth in traffic like coming beside my car and I’m like, what’s wrong with this man? He jumped back behind me and that’s when I heard the gunshot,” Williams said.

The bullet penetrated the back door and then went through the backseat of the van. It was strong enough to go through Korda’s car seat.

“I was panicking, I was praying because I didn’t know where he got hit or anything, so I’m just praying, asking God to make sure he’s OK,” Williams said.

Williams said that Korda remained surprisingly calm.

“He didn’t cry at all, he was a big boy…I cried like a baby myself,” she said.

Korda was shot in his buttocks.

“I got a big hole in my van, not only in my van. I got it in my heart because they really hurt my baby,” Williams said. “I don’t know this person, but he hurt me…it could have been a whole different outcome, he could have been dead and gone, I could have been burying a 4-year-old.”

Dekalb County Police Chief Bill O’Brien said it was only a matter of inches that saved Korda’s life.

“We are very lucky because we could just as easy be working a homicide case today,” O’Brien said. “He’s [Korda’s] extremely lucky, a matter of inches in any direction, it could have hit him in the spine. Iif the shot had been fired a little higher, it could have even hit him in the back of the head.”

Police have recovered ballistic evidence and believe the shooter was a man driving with a woman in a white SUV.

Korda will return to the hospital next week for a procedure, but doctors say the bullet hit soft tissue and luckily, he will fully recover.

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Road Rage Turns Violent, Toddler Shot in Car Seat

This isn’t the first time road rage has taken a violent turn.

YouTube videos show countless video of drivers coming unglued, viciously punching each other, spitting and throwing everything from coffee to crutches.

In 2008, Thomas Timko was shot in front of his 8-year-old daughter by a driver who said he’d cut him off at a Philadelphia toll plaza.

A former Marine, Christian Squillaciotti, pleaded guilty to the shooting in 2010 and was sentenced to 13 to 26 years in prison.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/atlanta-georgia-boy-shot-road-rage-incident/story?id=13316647

ROAD RAGE IS…

Road Rage is often called intermittent explosive disorder, a term used to refer to violent incidents resulting from stress caused by accidents or incidents on roadways. It is often a natural extension of aggressive driving.

Road Rage frustration and aggression are often triggered by traffic conditions, being in a hurry, stress related to other pressures. Road Rage is a feeling of retaliating of awlfulizing the other driver. The other driver deserves retribution. We make a free choice in what we do. We choose how we are going to respond. 

Road Rage:

  • Occurs when a driver reacts angrily to other drivers
  • You cut off another driver
  • Tailgating
  • Gesturing or waving fist.
  • Flip off someone
  • Aggressive driving
  • Excessive speeds
  • Scream at another
  • Chase another car
  • Honk continuously at another car
  • Make threatening gestures
  • Try to injure or kill another driver
  • Name what you do: _______________

Road Rage is an symptom of an underlying issue with a driver. Impulse Control is a major issue. They are unable to remain in control of themselves or their emotions. Often stress is very high in your life. Perhaps your personal or business life is not going very well. Your anger spreads beyond driving creeping into other aspects of your life.

See: What is Anger.

See: Do I Need Anger Management?

See: Rage Management

See: Road Rage Management

Road Rage: Choose to Calm Down and disengage from your stress. See above blog article.

For drivers who do not experience Road Rage knowing what might trigger a person is equally important. Do not flip someone your middle finger. They may have a pistol in hand waiting for an excuse. Some people may just not like your look. Your race. Your hair color.

Atlanta has now become an aggressive driving city with too many cars and not enough roads. Vote for more MARTA, High Speed Trains, Other Public Transportation ideas when they come up in Voting. Use MARTA when you can.

WHEN DRIVING:

  • Be calm
  • Listen to soothing music
  • Slow down
  • Become a better driver
  • If you have anxiety while driving take a driver education course in defensive driving
  • Take more time to get to your destination and expect delays
  • Be courteous while driving
  • Make appointments in non traffic times
  • Stop multi-tasking while driving
  • Stop talking on phone while driving
  • Stop looking at your phone while driving
  • Allow a car beside you to get ahead of you when lane narrows
  • When a driver cuts in front of you abruptly, let it go and expect that again
  • Drive with 360 degree awareness paying attention to all sides, front, back, left, right (Zen Driving)
  • Anticipate traffic incidents with attentive awareness “reading” the traffic ahead of you
  • Arrive safely to live another day

Remain Calm and Carry On.

CONTACT:

Richard Taylor BS, CAMF

Director Richard Taylor BS, CAMF
Certified Anger Management Facilitator
Diplomate American Association Anger Management Providers

Atlanta Anger Management
5555 Glenridge Connector
Suite 200 (2nd Floor)
Atlanta, Georgia 30342 USA

Office Phone: 678-576-1913
Fax: 1-866-551-1253
Web: www.atlantaangermanagement.com
E-mail: richardtaylor5555@gmail.com

Linked in:http://www.linkedin.com/in/richardtayloraam

#1 Oldest Certified Anderson and Anderson™ Anger Management Provider
The Best Of The Best In Anger Management & Emotional Intelligence