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08/09/2021
Engaging in road rage can lead to more mistakes behind the wheel and a higher likelihood of accidents. Learn to stay away from road rage with the tips in this post by Les Berkenpas in Byron Center has put together for you. 

At times, driving can be a very stressful activity, which is why it's not uncommon for drivers to get mad at other drivers. The problem comes when you start getting angry and increasingly aggressive for even the smallest things (for example, if another driver is going too slow for your liking or if they haven't reacted quick enough to the light turning green). This reaction is known as road rage, and it can be dangerous. For one, it can mess up your mental health: not being able to control your emotions can cause big emotional responses to even the tiniest perceived faults. This can ruin your day and even have negative consequences on your physical well-being. The other reason why road rage is dangerous is that it can lead to rash, aggressive decisions. This can, in turn, result in more mistakes when you're driving. It may be that you swerve violently to get away from the slow driver without noticing that there's a vehicle coming down the lane. Because of this, the likelihood of being in an accident increases. Needless to say, nothing good can come from engaging in road rage. If you want to stay away from it, you can try following the tips mentioned in the post below.

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How to Avoid Road Rage

Design Your Outings Effectively

Not having control or a clear idea of what you're doing can seriously elevate your stress levels and your inclination to rage on the road. To avoid this, you should plan and design your outings effectively. First of all, you should make sure that you leave with more than enough time. This way, if you come across traffic or another issue, you can remain calm without feeling pressed for time. If traffic stresses you out, you can also opt for alternative routes to avoid road rage. Even if it takes you longer to get to your destination, not fighting through traffic will help you get there much calmer. Lastly, if you know that the intense heat makes you hot and bothered, you can also work around it. Run your errands before 11 am or after 6 pm when possible to avoid the harshest sun.

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Create a Calm Environment in Your Vehicle

Even if the world around you is breaking down, you can stay relaxed if you have a zen and calm environment in your vehicle. The first thing would be to turn the AC off. If your vehicle is cool, you may also keep a cool attitude (especially if, as mentioned above, the heat makes you more likely to be annoyed). You can also keep a cooler attitude with the right entertainment. Listening to your favorite relaxing or upbeat songs, a podcast you enjoy, or an audiobook you love can keep your mind at ease. Just avoid cranking the volume way up, as you still need to be aware of what goes on around you. Lastly, you can try breathing exercises or meditation as you drive, so you can keep calm and control your emotions more effectively.

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Let Go and Don't Engage

There will be occasions in which being angry behind the wheel and honking at someone will be warranted. Still, most of the time, you can simply let it go and not engage. If someone is making a mistake, a simple honk will alert them of it. If someone is going too slow or isn't moving, safely change lanes. Do your best to let go of those tiny perceived aggressions that can make you explode. If, on the other hand, the road rage is directed at you, do not engage. If you made a mistake, correct it and continue driving. Do not get caught up in a yelling match with the other drivers since nothing good will come out of it. If needed, turn to a mental health professional who can offer guidance in dealing with your emotions.

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