You’ve seen it on the freeway: drivers zigzagging in and out of traffic, cutting off other cars, and tailgating for long distances. Those aggressive “road rage” driving behaviors can lead to collisions, disputes, and even death.
These suggestions from the American Automobile Association (AAA) can help ensure you don’t become the target of someone whose emotions are running out of control behind the wheel.
- Be courteous as you drive.
- Don’t honk your horn excessively.
- Don’t block the passing lane.
- Don’t switch lanes without signaling first.
- Don’t take up more than one parking spot.
- Don’t let your door hit the car parked next to you.
- Don’t tailgate.
- Avoid unnecessary use of high-beam lights.
- Don’t inflict your loud music on nearby cars.
- Allow plenty of time for every trip (a good tip for helping you keep your cool on the road).