Is it just me or does there appear to be more and more road rage incidents happening daily?
Mondays and Fridays seem to be the worst! Mondays, as drivers are running late for work in the morning and Fridays as everyone is in a rush to get home to start the weekend!
If you’re worried about being late, leave 5 minutes earlier! I understand Mondays are tough, its difficult to leave the comfort of your bed and start another week at work. But you have to work so get over it! Be more positive! Think of the things you have to look forward to and use that as inspiration to get yourself up earlier in the mornings.
And as for Fridays and getting home as soon as possible… Your home will still be there when you arrive 5 or 10 minutes later… Just take a breath and slow down.
I don’t understand the point of spurting verbal abuse at other drivers, half the time they can’t even hear you! So why get yourself frustrated and worked up? And as for hand gestures, do they really mean anything? You show someone the middle finger, what’s that going to accomplish? They’ll show you their middle finger back. Yippee! Has anything changed? Has the profanity abolished the reason for your road rage? No, so just let it go… Don’t take your irritation out on others and bring them down… Just take a breath and calm down.
BEEPING THE HORN!
This is the best way to start a chain reaction. You’ll beep your car horn, another driver will beep theirs, another will follow the lead…and so on! This then leads on to the swearing, cars stopping, you getting later, everyone getting angrier, more beeping, more swearing, getting even later, until finally someone gives up and moves along! What’s been accomplished? You’re now very late and very annoyed and chances are you’ll carry this aggression around with you for the day! … Just take a deep breath and exhale the bad energy away.
People need to realise, there are more cars on the roads nowadays so be prepared for delays and incidents.
There are young inexperienced drivers, there are family drivers, there are disabled drivers, there are slower reacting drivers, there are extra careful – checking 3 times drivers then there’s you.
You are all driving for a reason – to get to a destination! So stay calm and get there safely…
Do you know the best way to stay calm whilst driving? Put on some music and sing your heart out, nobody can hear you – unless you decide to roll down the windows!
And my favourite song to sing, which might help some of you… From the hit album ‘Frozen’ … ‘Let it go!’
Are you a road rager? Or are you a calm, relaxed driver? Let me know in the comment box…