Road rage is when a driver uses a vehicle as a weapon or physically causes harm to another driver as a result of using a vehicle. Aggressive driving is when a person makes unsafe lane changes, tailgates other drivers or uses excessive or unsafe speeds.

Construction work on the highway often requires drivers to be particularly careful and defensive in their driving, because drivers sometimes must make sudden lane changes or watch out for construction workers or construction traffic. When drivers are not concentrating on what they are doing, sometimes other drivers around them get cut off or may even have to swerve or brake suddenly to avoid collision. This can lead to road rage. Too many people have been hurt either through accidents caused by road rage, or by drivers who react violently to other drivers who respond to their aggressive driving. It's not worth it!

Here are some driving tips that should be useful when trying to avoid road rage. If you have another tip for avoiding aggressive driving, please contact us so we can add to this list. Some tips for avoiding Aggressive Driving:

  • Use public transportation.
  • DO NOT TAILGATE other drivers.
  • Drive the posted speed limit.
  • Use your turn signal when turning.
  • Do not use obscene gestures - they can get you into trouble.
  • Remember, everyone has to get somewhere. Everyone is in a hurry.
  • Give yourself plenty of time to get where you are going.
  • Don't drive mad.
  • Do not cut other drivers off.

If you are confronted with an aggressive driver:

  • Avoid eye contact with the driver.
  • Ignore all obscene gestures.
  • Move into another lane and let them pass.
  • Do not slow down to annoy the driver more.
  • Remain calm and controlled.
  • Do not follow them after they get by you