What is aggressive driving and how to curb it?
Whether you’re the offender or the victim, road rage is an ailment that has the ability to impact every motorist on the road. Even though exhibiting aggressive driving behavior can be fatal but it is preventable. If your fleet has drivers who are aggressive, there is probability the that they may not be aware of a problem or know how to control their own rage.
Road rage and aggressive driving behavior include:
- Over Speeding
- Swerving between lanes
- Tailgating other vehicles
- Honking without cause
- Running stop lights and signs
- Harsh braking
- No turn signals
- Harsh acceleration
- Using a vehicle as a barrier
- Harassing drivers by flashing headlights, gestures or yelling.
- Intentionally hitting another vehicle or person
Road Rage Factors
Following are the factors that can contribute to road rage:
- Traffic delays or Heavy Traffics
- Running late
- Disregard for others and the law
How to Stay safe in case of being a victim of road rage?
Maintain a strategic distance: Keep a safe distance from the aggressive motorist by changing lanes safely, driving more slowly, or even getting off the highway.
Don’t reciprocate: Don’t engage with a motorist who is acting aggressively as any negative response can escalate the situation
Don’t Stop: To prevent any further escalating situation don’t confront.
Watch out: If you suspect that the other car is pursuing you, keep your doors locked and inform police officials.