Stay Calm | Avoid Road Rage
Every driving licence comes with a set of responsibilities.
As a driver you are responsible for the safety of yourself, your passengers and other road users – this means you need a good attitude.
At Paul’s Driving School it is my aim to help you learn to drive safely for life and to learn to deal with others who may – let’s just say, demonstrate some bad driving attitudes!
If another driver pulls out in front of you, put safety first. Chill out! Check your mirrors, slow down and be prepared to stop.
It might be that the other driver is a PRATT (Person Responsible for Atrocious Traffic Trauma) and has moved out aggressively.
But so what?
He/She is the one who looks stupid and you are safer with them in front and clearly visible, you will see the accident but not be involved in it!
On the other hand, the other driver may have misjudged the situation and genuinely made a mistake.
None of us, no matter how experienced, are immune from mistakes. And of course, you don’t know the full story – it could be that the other driver is rushing to the hospital to see a loved one who has been in a car accident…
If you feel up-tight, take a couple of deep breaths and ease off the gas. The other driver is going to take about three seconds of your life – this is hardly a lifetime. But three seconds could be all that is left of your lifetime if you respond aggressively and end up in an accident – or being attacked by an aggressive driver (Google road rage attacks).
Avoid becoming a victim of your own road rage. let it go…
If you ever feel annoyed, ask your driving instructor for tips to stay calm.