27 Jun 2019
angry driver behind the wheel

Tips to help drivers avoid road rage.

Staying safe on the road is about more than just driving safely and road conditions. Road rage is something that most motorists will have faced at some point or another. For some, it happens more frequently. It can be tempting to get annoyed at other drivers, especially if there is traffic, if it’s rush hour, or if you think another driver is being careless. To help you avoid a little frustration from getting out of hand, take a look at these tips.

Plan ahead. Give yourself plenty of time on the road. Allow extra time if you will be driving during peak times. Map out your routes if necessary, along with a couple of extra routes in case there are closures or incidents.

Be considerate. This can be easier said than done, but try to be patient, polite, and courteous to other motorists. Remember that anyone can make a mistake. If you feel yourself getting annoyed while driving, pull over when it’s safe to do so and give yourself a chance to calm down.

Practice polite driving. Lay off the horn, avoid tailgating people, and use kind hand gestures. If someone is driving slowly, keep in mind that they may be lost. Honking out of frustration will not solve any problems, but it will increase the stress level for everyone on the road.

Don’t stop. Even if another driver is annoying you, don’t stop to confront them. This could lead to a dangerous situation for everyone.

Don’t go home. If an aggressive driver follows you, drive to the nearest police station rather than your home.

Driving safely can help to keep you and your pocket protected. Talk to the team of professionals at Sausman Insurance Agency for help finding the right rate and coverage to suit your needs. We serve Mifflintown, Millersburg, Lewistown, and beyond with quality auto insurance coverage.