With more Americans driving more miles than ever, road rage incidents have been on the rise. Be prepared by taking simple steps to ensure your own anger does not escalate.
First, the golden rule is not to take driving personally. Try not to engage in road rage by keeping your cool even if other drivers are not following the rules of the road or being aggressive. Do not engage in escalating behaviors, such as brake checking, retaliatory cutting off, flipping off, or swearing. Instead, take a deep breath and try to get away from the dangerous driver or report the driver. While you cannot control an aggressive driver, you can control your reaction and choose to leave the situation.
Furthermore, be sure to take steps to reduce your stress during your commutes. Stress exacerbates any other emotions. Thus, if you are stressed, you are more likely to experience intense anger when confronted with an aggressive driver. To reduce stress, make sure you leave enough time for your commute. Not only does this decrease your stress, but it prevents you from becoming an aggressive driver who needs to make up 5-10 minutes on a commute by speeding. Additionally, make sure of your physical comfort every morning before leaving. Adjust your seat comfortably and make sure your mirrors are properly situated. You may also choose to play some relaxing music on your commute.
Finally, make sure you are following preventative road safety rules, such as following the speed limit and wearing your seat belt. If your seat belt is not retracting properly, Safety Restore can help with seat belt tensioner repair. Safety Restore offers the seat belt tensioner repair service by rebuilding seat belts that have been locked or blown after an accident. Whether you were in an accident or your car was purchased from an auction, seatbelt tensioner repair is necessary to ensure the safety of anyone driving the vehicle. Using only 100% OEM parts on seat belt tensioners, this service is available with every make and model. We also provide a Lifetime Warranty on all our repairs. Do not go another day driving a car with a faulty seat belt; get your seat belt tensioner repaired to ensure your safety and the safety of anyone in the vehicle.