How can I stop myself from becoming angry while driving and experiencing road rage?

Getting frustrated and stressed out while driving is easy to do, and it’s no wonder: heavy traffic and dealing with careless drivers is enough to make anyone upset. However, some drivers get more worked up more than others, and can experience road rage as a result.

This type of anger can make drivers engage in dangerous activities. Tailgating and obscene gestures are often used to intimidate drivers, and are common among those with road rage issues.

Keeping Yourself Calm and Safe While Driving

If you find yourself getting so angry at other drivers that you want to seek revenge, you may have a problem with road rage. Here, we discuss a few tips that may prevent you from causing a collision because of your temper:

  • Take your time. When motorists are pressed for time, they often become stressed. Drivers who are on edge because they are in a rush are more likely to overreact and become angry when driving. Allowing yourself plenty of time to get to your destination could prevent you from having feelings of rage.
  • Get enough sleep. The National Sleep Foundation has listed lack of sleep as a reason for crankiness among drivers. Not getting the proper amount of rest can make drivers prone to resentment and anger, which can lead to road rage.
  • Breathe. You may be surprised at just how much taking a deep breath can calm you down. When you start to feel your anger rise, relax and breathe. Doing so could prevent you from causing a dangerous accident.

We Want to Help

If another driver around you wasn’t able to control his feelings of rage and caused you to become injured in an accident as a result, the lawyers of Johnson and Gilbert may be able to help.

Connect with us through our website or by giving us a call to find out what we can do for you.