In this situation, every action does not need to be followed by an equal and opposite reaction.

In everyday driving, we all face situations caused by the negligence of other drivers. But, does it really affect you that they did something that was annoying? Is it worth being worked up for other drivers actions? No, I don’t think so.

If a motor vehicle driver passes you while speeding, let them go on their way. Getting frustrated will take your focus away and distracted driving can lead to making errors while driving. If you do happen to see them at the next traffic light and want to comment on their actions, make sure your words are not harsh. Try a little humor instead, harsh words can quickly escalate into road rage.

How to React on other driver actions

Remember that if you drive responsibly and courteously, you are less likely to spark a road rage situation. Plan your route in advance – some of the most erratic and inconsiderate driving occurs when a driver is lost.

Always drive in a courteous and considerate manner, be polite, and let other drivers actions in front of you when they are signaling that they would like to do so. Yield the right-of-way when it is courteous to do so. If you make a mistake while driving, indicate that you are sorry. An apology can greatly reduce the risk of conflict.

Do not return the aggression. Avoid eye contact and do not gesture back. Keep away from erratic drivers.

If you are in a situation in which you feel threatened by another driver, stay in your vehicle. Lock the doors, and use your horn to attract another driver’s attention. If you have a cell phone, call the police. If you are being followed, do not drive home. Instead, drive to a police station or a busy public place.

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