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Staying calm on the road can do more to prevent you from getting into accidents than taking advanced driving lessons. If you are angry when you are driving, you are more likely to speed, make bad decisions, or drive too aggressively. You can also get into trouble with other drivers if you suffer from road rage, and may face assault from another driver, or getting into trouble with the police for being aggressive with another driver. Here are some tips on staying calm when facing road rage.
Consider why this has happened
If another driver is angry with you and displaying signs of road rage, then consider what you may have done to provoke the situation. People are always more angry when they feel that they are being victimised for no reason, but if you can find a reason that the other driver may have been angry with you about then this may help you to see the situation from their perspective.
Get out of the way
Whatever is making the other person angry, the most important thing for you to do is to get out of their way and let them get away from you. This will stop the situation from progressing any further, and also stop you from getting any angrier. If you still need to calm down after this you can pull over, but the first thing to do is get away from them, or let them get away from you.
Ignore the situation
If you feel that confronting the other driver will just make the situation worse then ignore them and pretend you haven’t seen whatever they are saying or doing. Confrontations only turn into full-on attacks when both parties allow them to. Shouting at someone who is not responding begins to feel silly after a while, so the other driver will probably move on.
When to find injury claim solicitors in Hereford
If you have been the victim of someone else’s road rage, and this has left you with injuries, then you may be in the perfect situation to make a compensation claim against them. Compensation can help you to heal after an accident or injury in a number of ways. First of all, it helps to draw a line under the incident in your mind, proving to you that you were in the right and that you didn’t deserve what happened.
Secondly it can help to pay for medical treatments, damages to your vehicle and personal property, and even help around the home whilst you are recovering. Accident Advice Helpline works with dedicated and experienced injury solicitors who will work on a 100% ‘no win, no fee*’ basis to get you the compensation you deserve. Your injury solicitors will work on your behalf, so you shouldn’t have to go to court, and you can reach the helpline 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Although we do not have injury claim solicitors in Hereford we can still represent you and your claim. This is because we are a national firm that works across the whole of the UK. So if you need injury solicitors in Hereford look no further than our expert service.