Chill! Avoid road rage

Road RageEvery driving licence comes with a set of responsibilities.

As a driver you are responsible for the safety of yourself, your passengers and other road users - this means you need a good attitude.

If you ever feel annoyed, ask your driving instructor for tips to stay calm (also available in the Full DriverActive Online course).

If another driver pulls out in front of you, put safety first. Chill out! Check your mirrors, slow down and be prepared to stop.

It might be that the other driver is a PRATT (Person Responsible for Atrocious Traffic Trauma) and has moved out aggressively.

So what? He/She is the one who looks stupid and you are safer with him/her in front and clearly visible, you will see the accident but not be involved in it!

On the other hand, the other driver may have misjudged the situation and genuinely made a mistake. None of us, no matter how experienced, are immune from mistakes. And of course you don't know the full story - it could be that the other driver is rushing to hospital to see a loved one who has been in a car accident...

If you feel up-tight, take a couple of deep breaths and ease off the gas.

The other driver is going to take about three seconds of your time - this hardly a lifetime; however, three seconds could be all that is left of your lifetime if you respond aggressively and end up in an accident.

Avoid becoming a victim of your own road-rage. let it go...

You will find much more information about road rage in the DriverActive Online course.

This information is not only essential for safety during your driving lessons - it is absolutely essential for safe driving after you pass the driving test.