Learn How to Deal with Road Rage


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Do Not Engage!

Road rage is one step above aggressive driving and is defined as “an assault with a motor vehicle or other dangerous weapon by the operator or passenger of another motor vehicle, or an assault precipitated by an incident that occurred on a roadway.” Dealing with road rage?

Western Auto Insurance can help answer any questions you may have.

Try the Following

  • Get out of the way. Let the aggressive driver pass.
  • Don’t make matters worse by triggering a confrontation. Avoid eye contact and steer clear, give angry drivers plenty of room.
  • Treat the situation in a similar way as seeing a drunk, crazy person on the street; stay clear and let them pass.
  • Don’t challenge a road rager by racing or revving you engine.
  • Whatever you do, don’t get out of your car.
  • Call the police if the situation looks dangerous.
  • Don’t make eye contact or escalate the situation by provoking the aggressive driver.
  • Drive to a safe location such as a police station.

Dealing with road rage? The key here is to not engage the other person. If someone is getting crazy with you simply let them go, slow down – do whatever you have to do to get away from the person.

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