Aggressive drivers are everywhere. You look in your rear view mirror and see the driver behind you, seemingly, two inches from your bumper. And even though you may be tempted to slam on your brakes to make them back-off, resist that temptation. These are the type situations that lead to road rage and people getting hurt.
Over half the accidents reported in the U.S. are from aggressive drivers and road rage. Just ask yourself if it’s really worth it to become one of these statistics. Take a deep breath and just let the driver who seems to be in a bigger hurry than you go around you as easily as possible. It’s okay.
You don’t know what type stress they are under, if they are intoxicated or on drugs, or they could be having a medical emergency where they don’t really know what they are doing.
Simply yielding the right of way to someone who is tailgating, or speeding to try and pass you, can prevent an accident, keep your insurance rates from going up, and avoid a potential deadly conflict between you and the other driver.
Also, don’t be one of those people who follow too closely, weave in and out of traffic, speed to beat a traffic light, use your horn excessively for every little thing that happens on the road, or pass a car and then slow down to “teach them a lesson”.
Just use common sense and show a little respect for the other driver. This will keep you safe and keep your insurance rates down.