Road Rage: Causes and Solutions Essay
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Road rage is a major problem in the United States, anger causes stress, fear , and accidents to our roadways everyday. In this essay we will define road rage, look at the causes and effects, and come up with solutions on how to avoid an altercation with an aggressive driver who has road rage. Road rage doesn’t always involve two drivers, sometimes it deals with a driver and a pedestrian. We need to learn to deal with the anger, and prevent violence toward others on the road. Road rage affects every driver, whether you're involved directly or indirectly. Instead of getting angry because of things that are beyond the other drivers control, for example, their age, their driving ability, or the lack of general traffic knowledge. Patience…show more content…
When we get into our vehicles, we need to always assume some form of risk of possibly running into another driver who has road rage. Taking early precautions, and allowing ourselves to be composed mentally, is the best way of avoiding any contact with these drivers. Learning how to spot the warning signs before it happens may be the key to save your life, or the life of a loved one. What is the definition of road rage? Road rage or aggressive driving can be defined as the type of behavior one exhibits behind the wheel in which angry drivers lose their temper, and engage in risk-taking behavior. The signs of road rage: Mentally condemning other drivers, giving them a "dirty look" to show your disapproval, denying them entry into your lane, preventing another driver from passing, tailgating to intimidate another driver to speed up or to simply get out of the way, honking or yelling at another driver, using your car, by making sudden, threatening maneuvers, carrying a weapon in your car incase you decide to use it in a driving incident, preventing another driver from passing because you're mad, and finally using you gun to shoot at another car.
Zaidi 3 I’ve listed below, a few examples of the different levels of road rage we may encounter on our roadways. It's best to familiarize ourselves with this list of behaviors, so that we don’t emulate
Good air conditioning, nice music, few liter of water and most importantly lots of patience. Here are what you basically need when you are going to drive especially when you are inside or going into urban areas like highway and streets in many cities. But, strangely even if you drive with most cautious and greatest manner you can do there’s still person out there who will make you lose your patience and then there’s small trash talk that would eventually be violence or more commonly known as ‘Road Rage’.
Road Rage by definition is describe as the harsh or violent act shown by drivers through bad behaviours that includes dirty sign languages, shouting of names and insults and threats in regards to other driving person in thinking that it could frighten them or sometimes just releasing stress. Eventually, leading to grave dangers that involves the worst possible outcome, death. Road Rage has been rampant ever since car the start of car industry and this incident doesn’t choose what kind of car it will involve, whether you drive a luxurious model or an old pick-up truck, there could still be an opportunity to get into fight. So, what could cause these incidents? Here are some scenarios that actively cause Road rage incidents.
The Classic of all, ‘Show off’ tricks. Just like how many personalities’ people have like being jolly or moody, being a ‘show off’ is also one of personalities that can be seen on road and this kind of personality is most, if not always, causing Road Rage incidents. This ‘show off’ attitude on the road is when they tried to make maneuvers to people around them, then there’s this of blowing horns when they are just actually right there and not doing any harm but appears to be slow so some show off would be like blowing horns to them and in some worse occasions started cursing or shouting names towards them all of which leads to violence or Road Rage incident.
Also the Minor dents or scratch incidents. On Car parks or driving on highways, there is be a possibility that it could be someone that may hit your car from any direction causing dents or scratch. Depending on the impact, it could be minor or worse damage on the vehicle and his as well. In this case, a sudden snap of big tension can arise. Two people can point fingers who to blame, or one party might get very bossy and starts shouting on the other guy. Which eventually on the worst possibility it could come, the ‘Road Rage’ incident.
Those scenarios I have stated are just some of many reasons that could happen to cause Road Rage incidents. But, how do we eliminate or lessen these incidents? One is accepting the fact that incident/accidents was, is and will be part of our daily activities. It can come in various form, may it be minor or major impact, intentional or unintentionally it will be there and the best thing we can do about it is be prepared. Prepare the safety features of the vehicle, the insurances and other important thing when unwanted scenario happens. Followed by obeying the law, following the signs and stop lights, as well as showing good attitude like give and take can give you less stress and less accidents on roads.
Let’s take keep in mind that being nice person on road involves the understanding the laws and stop lights, respecting the U-turn, sidewalk, pedestrian and other drivers as well. We could be in rush to our events, but let’s always practice the best discipline we can show in order to create harmony and peace towards the people of our society.