How You Would Respond To A Driver Displaying Road Rage
Speeding and aggressive drivers may not only affect the speeder—it can also affect other drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists. Here are some tips for encountering speeders on the road:
- If you are in the left lane and someone wants to pass, move over and let them by.
- Give speeding drivers plenty of space. Speeding drivers may lose control of their vehicles more easily.
- Adjust your driving accordingly. Speeding is tied to aggressive driving. If a speeding driver is tailgating you or trying to engage you in risky driving, use judgment to safely steer your vehicle out of the way.
- Call the police if you believe a driver is following you or harassing you.
- Never respond to someone flipping you “the bird” with a like response. Ignore it.
- Use your turn signals regularly.
- If you must, tap your horn, but never use long blasts.
- Do not flash your high beam lights if someone has not dimmed their lights as they approach at night.
- Don’t respond to aggression with aggression.
- If you feel threatened, call 911.