How to Deal With Aggressive Drivers

As a driver, you actually have a lot of control over the risks you face on the road. Knowing the best way to deal with the everyday situations you encounter will help ensure you reach your destination safely.

Here are some of the most important driving techniques and habits you can (and should) adopt.

We explain how you can:

Don't be an aggressive driver

Whether you're doing the daily commute, seeing the sights on a day trip, or just running to the local grocery for a pint of milk, here are ways to keep calm on the road:
  • Be realistic about your travel time. Allow time for possible delays because of traffic, construction or bad weather. If you're going to be later than you expected - deal with it. Take a deep breath and accept the delay. Like they say, better to arrive late than to not arrive at all.
  • Set a good example, to other drivers and to the other people in your vehicle. This is especially important if some of your passengers are children who will learn their attitude towards driving from you.
  • Give other drivers the benefit of the doubt. They might be from out of town, in a hurry, or distracted by things that have nothing to do with you.
  • Slow down and keep your distance.