The biggest threat you face on the roads isn’t the weather or a freak accident. Nope, it’s a person that has somehow managed to avoid flunking their test and is street legal. No one wants to pass judgment, so this post will do it for you – get out of the way, jackass! Sadly, shouting and waving a clenched fist in their direction isn’t effective enough tactics. After all, this isn’t their first rodeo. Because these men and women can impact your safety, it’s vital to have a contingency plan. Here are four so that you don’t end up like this guy.
Show You’re Angry
The worst thing you can do is bottle up your emotions. Sure, it’s important not to let them get out of hand, but waving a hand or using a few choice words isn’t despicable. If anything, they are necessary to vent your anger and help you get rid of the irritation in your body. Otherwise, there’s a chance the brain will continue to think about it and escalate the situation. When that happens, there is no telling what you will do in a moment of madness. As a rule, a long toot on the horn is driver code for “WHAT THE HELL?!”
Think Like Them
Now, this tip comes with a disclaimer because you may have to think like a jackass. Unfortunately, it’s never nice, but it is necessary. The reasoning is simple: it helps to predict their next moves. In many ways, they are unpredictable because they act on impulse and it’s very dangerous. However, there is always a pattern and getting into their head will help you find it sooner rather than later. A good tactic is to go with the opposite of what a normal motorist would do. Or, you can just leave plenty of space between the two bumpers.
Know Your Rights
When you are a victim of crappy driving, it’s best to act legitimately. Yes, pulling over to the side of the road to “have it out” is tempting, yet it’s a terrible idea. For one thing, road rage can make you feel like a million bucks, and then they get out of the car and they look like two million dollars! Plus, physical violence is never the answer, not if you want them off the roads. With offices in every town across the country, a specialist lawyer will inform you about the next steps. A bit of an anticlimax it may be, but it can be as easy as reporting them to the 5-0.
Take The Road Less Traveled
And take this piece of advice literally because it means what it says on the tin. Bad drivers are everywhere, yet there is a bigger chance of running into one on a crowded road. Freeways and highways are popular, which suggests there are plenty of poor motorists waiting to strike. Although it adds time to a journey, please don’t be afraid to try the scenic route. It’s quiet, beautiful, and there’s more space to maneuver.
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