How to stop yourself suffering road rage
Road rage is very common and can happen to almost anyone. Even if you do not see yourself as a particularly angry person, or get angry quickly, being on the road is a more dangerous situation in which people can be hurt by carelessness. For this reason if someone does something that you think endangers your life or the lives of the people around you, then you may get angry quite quickly, and find yourself wanting to confront or attack the other driver. Here are some ways to take yourself out of this situation.
- Work out what your triggers are. Sometimes road rage can be triggered by something as simple as listening to a certain type of music whilst you drive, music which makes you feel aggressive in the first place. In other cases it may be driving at certain times of the day or night which trigger your road rage. If you find a trigger which you can avoid, then do this.
- Identify your own mistakes. Everyone makes mistakes, and thinking that you do not make mistakes is a dangerous way to think, which can lead to road rage which is not justified. If you feel that you may have made a mistake then take responsibility for it and apologise, rather than getting angry.
- Don’t be a bully. Even if you think that someone is driving badly or acting badly on the road, you should be driving defensively to protect yourself and your passengers, not trying to bully the person into submission. Just avoid those who are irritating you.
- Enjoy your drive. Play some music you enjoy or enjoy people watching when stuck in a traffic jam. Try to make the most of every journey and you shouldn’t anger half as quickly.
Finding a good personal injury lawyer in Oxford Circus
If you have been the victim of road rage, or have been injured in an accident which was not your fault, then you may be able to make a claim for compensation against the other driver, using a personal injury lawyer in Oxford Circus.
Accident Advice Helpline has over 16 years’ experience in the field of personal injury compensation claims, and can provide you with an experienced and dedicated personal injury lawyer in Oxford Circus who will work with you to get you the compensation you deserve.
Your personal injury lawyer in Oxford Circus will work on a 100% no-win, no-fee basis to process your claim, and will also work entirely on your behalf so that you shouldn’t have to go to court. You can call the helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to speak to our team about your accident, and they will help you with the process of filing a claim.
Date Published: 13th June 2017
Author: Jan Newell