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06/04/2019
The hot summer days increase the instances of drivers raging out on the road. If you want to avoid road rage and its dangers, follow the tips in this post by Marland Enterprises in Cazenovia.

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How to Avoid Road Rage

Make Effective Plans for Your Drives

This first tip may seem a bit odd at first, but it makes a lot of sense. Moreover, it can yield amazing results if you want to become a gentler, calmer driver that doesn't engage in road rage. Basically, you need to make effective plans for your drives. Doing so will allow you to drive where you need to go completely stress-free, meaning you'll be less likely to get angry if someone were to cut you off. Part of planning your outings include leaving with enough time, so you don't feel pressured to get somewhere in a hurry. It's also recommended that you choose which route you'll take (opt for one that can take you to your destination calmly). Likewise, whenever possible, avoid going out when the heat is at its harshest, as it can make people mad.

Create a Calm and Soothing Environment Inside Your Vehicle

The heat is blasting. The horns are honking. The people are yelling. However, if you're in a calm, soothing environment, none of it will affect you. That's why you should work to create a zen place inside your vehicle, since you have full control of it. To make that happen, first start with what you're listening to. When you hear no hate, you're less likely to speak or feel hate, which is why you should play music that makes you happy or soothes you when you're driving. It's better to sing out loud, than it is to yell at others. Be mindful that road rage incidents increase during the summer months because of how mad the heat can make people. To counteract that, turn up your AC system. Having a chillier temperature inside will allow you to have a cooler attitude towards others.

Don't Dwell on the Little Incidents

Sometimes, drivers are just looking for things to get angry at other drivers about. It seems that if you were to simply glance their way, they would take it as the biggest offense and would want to fight you for it. However, living with this type of attitude is not good for your health (and it may not even be good for your vehicle). Dwelling on little things will take a toll on your mental, physical, and emotional well-being. That's why, if you want to be a happier driver and person, you need to let go of the little incidents. Did somebody honk at you? No problem. Did someone cut you off? It's not the end of the world. Move on from these issues to move on from road rage.

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Do Not Engage

Even if you try to let the little things go, there will be times in which you will experience anger at certain situations. After all, when you're driving around, you need to interact with other drivers on the road. And unfortunately (to some extent), you can't control what they do, how they feel, or how they react towards you. You can, however, control how you feel and how you react towards them. That's why it's recommended that you take the high road. Engaging in road rage will only aggravate a situation and increase the chances of a negative outcome. To avoid disaster, you should avoid eye contact, honking your horn (unless it's necessary), or yelling obscenities at other drivers.

Try Relaxation Techniques

Last but not least, you can practice a few relaxation techniques so you can remain as zen as possible when you're driving. For example, if something begins to anger you, focus on your breathing. Controlling when you inhale and exhale can channel your concentration and energy into calming your nerves and anxiety. It's even suggested that you try meditating and doing yoga (when you're at home, of course) to learn other techniques that can alleviate some of the stress you may feel behind the wheel. Through them, you'll be a calmer person overall that doesn't engage in road rage.

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