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Whether you’re traveling the back roads, the highways or just pulling out of a gas station, chances are you’ve experienced road rage. Emotional or physical anger on display in response to your actions or your anger or frustration in response to someone else are both characterized as road rage. Here are four tips for helping you more effectively deal with road rage stay safe.

 Tip No. 1: Don’t Participate

 Whether you’re minding your own business and someone does something to make you angry or you’ve made someone else angry and they’re letting you know about it, it’s best to let it go. The worst thing you can do when confronted with an altercation on the road- whether it’s your fault or not- is to retaliate. It’s important to remember there are plenty of reasons why someone may have made an error while driving, and getting upset or showing disrespect only makes a dangerous situation more dangerous. Besides, showcasing your emotions can lead to a heated confrontation which could easily escalate out of control.

 Tip No 2: Put Distance Between Yourself And An Aggressive Driver

 When you are traveling on the roads and you happen to notice another driver acting aggressively, putting as much distance between yourself and them is simply a smart strategy. In many cases, drivers who act aggressively, without regard to others on the road are inevitably going to be involved in or cause an accident. Driving defensively is one of the easiest ways to keep your Texas Car Insurance rates low and ensure you and your family stay safe.

 Tip No. 3: Plan Enough Time To Get Where You’re Going

 An easy way to ensure you are not the aggressor without meaning to be is to plan enough time to get where you’re going. When people are rushed, they often overlook common driving courtesies and most speed. Speeding is not only illegal and an easy way to get hurt, but also, a precursor to road rage. Avoid the hassle by taking your time, driving slowly and letting the other, more dangerous drivers who did not plan accordingly go ahead of you.

 Tip No. 4: Remain Calm

 If you find yourself in a situation where you are being harassed on the road, try to remain calm and do not speed up or attempt to evade the aggressor. Doing so could enrage an unstable personality and escalate the situation further, endangering you and other drivers around you. On the other hand, if you are enraged by something another driver does to you, try to take a deep breath and count to ten. Chances are that the driver make a mistake and is unaware of their behavior. Either way, staying calm will significantly reduce the likeliness of having an accident.

 Having an encounter with road rage can be scary, intimidating and very dangerous. Besides leaving you unfulfilled and upset, taking matters into your own hands on the roadway is unsafe and often leads to an accident, a speeding ticket, even increased Texas Car Insurance- and no one wants that.

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