Driving can be stressful and for some people, getting angry because of traffic jams and other motorists is something that happens every day and then becomes a habit.
Unfortunately getting angry and stressed in the car can sometimes lead to bumps and accidents, if judgement is temporarily taken away and we act impulsively. This can lead to a lot of unnecessary expense particularly if you happen to be driving a hire car with a big insurance excess! So if you want to avoid this happening here are some handy tips to help you stay calm on the road.
Prepare well for your journey
Preparing thoroughly for your journey before setting off is always a wise decision. Check your route and print maps if you don’t have a sat nav and make sure you are aware of alternative routes if there happens to be a diversion in place.
Give yourself plenty of time
There few things more frustrating than rushing around before your journey and then getting stuck in traffic jams or behind slow moving cars that will prevent you from getting to an appointment on time. To avoid this simply give yourself plenty of time so that you can handle any obstacles in a more relaxed frame of mind.
Don’t dwell on the mistakes of other road users
It’s inevitable that other road users will do stupid things from time to time. They may even be aggressive with you. If you are confronted with this situation, stay calm, you will probably never see the other person again in your lifetime and a reaction from you will more than likely reward their behaviour. Trying to take revenge will only put you, your car and your passengers at risk.