No matter how hard you try to get along with everyone on the road, there will be times when you come across aggressive drivers. These people don’t care about anyone else, so it’s best to keep your distance.
Here are five things you can do to avoid aggressive drivers:
- Stay in the right lane on the highway: By doing this, you give others the ability to pass without you “being in their way.”
- Avoid tailgating: One of the easiest ways to anger another driver is to tailgate them. Leave plenty of space between your vehicle and the one in front of yours.
- Ignore cursing: If another driver yells and curses at you, look straight ahead and remove yourself from the situation as quickly as possible.
- Don’t take up two parking spots: This is common courtesy, so avoid doing so at all costs.
- Allow other cars to pass you: Even if you don’t consider it safe, it’s not your place to stop other cars from passing you. Simply move to the right lane and let others do their thing.
Along with the above, avoid driving in close proximity to erratic drivers. This may be a sign that the person is distracted or driving under the influence, which increases the chance that they’ll be aggressive.
If an aggressive driver strikes your vehicle, move to the side of the road and call 911. You want police to arrive quickly, as you never know how this person will react.
Once you receive treatment, consult with your insurance company on what to do next. You should also read the police report and decide if you can take legal action against the negligent driver.