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The Classic Signs of Road Rage

While road rage may seem more embarrassing than anything for the driver exhibiting it, the behavior is also a danger for all motorists. An individual’s reckless actions during road rage places all drivers on the road at risk of an accident. Though it is impossible to control other drivers, being able to recognize classic signs of road rage may help you avoid an accident. Here are five classic signs of road rage.

Sudden Swerving

Swerving is not always a sign of drunk driving—it’s also a common signal for a car being operated by a person with road rage. When a driver swerves, or suddenly veers across multiple lanes, be sure to keep your distance from them. Doing so will give you the crucial time and space to avoid an accident the raging driver may cause.

Be Wary of Drivers Who Shout & Curse

An irritated driver who is shouting obscenities from their vehicle is one to avoid. Avoid making eye contact with these drivers, laughing at them, or giving them any sort of attention. A person who is yelling may be just a few triggers away from escalating their behavior to more physically reckless actions.

Look for Angry Gestures

Some people do not vocalize their rage. Instead, less vocal drivers may exhibit mounting road rage with the use of hand gestures. Hand gestures can be vulgar or as simple as waving. Either way, it’s best to let these drivers pass you, even if their gestures are not directed at you.

Cutting Off Other Drivers

Someone with road rage will take it out on other drivers by “getting back” at them. Frequently, a person will accomplish their desired revenge by cutting of drivers they think have wronged them. This dangerous behavior can cause serious accidents, and it’s always best to slow down and avoid drivers who are utilizing this petty tactic.

Violent Behavior

The worst instances of road rage find angry drivers going to extremes. Rage is an intense feeling for some, and it can encourage them to behave in a way that place their life and the lives of others at risk. A person with road rage may ram their car into others, throw objects at other vehicles, or attempt to fight other drivers. In the worst scenarios, a person with road rage may threaten others with a firearm. The best reaction to give this behavior is no reaction at all. Someone with road rage may have their condition worsen if spoken to. Additionally, never leave your car at the request of a driver with road rage.

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