Avoiding Road Rage on Georgia's Roads & Highways

Avoiding Road Rage on Georgia's Roads & Highways

Avoiding Road Rage on Georgia’s Roads & Highways

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A study released in July 2016 analyzed data from over 2,700 drivers collected in 2014. The purpose of the study was to measure the prevalence of aggressive driving with the result that 78% of drivers admitted engaging in one at least instance of aggressive behavior while driving.

Aggressive driving includes any unsafe driving behavior performed intentionally with no regard for safety. Examples include tailgating, illegal passing, excessive speeding, and reckless lane changes.

In April of 2017, road-rage altercations involving guns increased significantly from 241 in 2014 to 623 in 2016, an increase of approximately 158%! Alarmingly, this trend is on pace to surpass last year’s total as there were at least 325 incidents in the first six months of 2017, almost two per day.

Georgia drivers must be aware that on any road at any time they may encounter an act of aggressive driving. Never assume that someone is unarmed. You know nothing about the personality of the other driver. Dealing with a high volume of traffic statistically means dealing with a higher possibility of encountering aggressive drivers.

Don’t be stubborn or prideful. The potential tragic result is not remotely worth getting even. The distraction of focusing on another driver may cause an accident which results in injuries or death.

Deal with aggressive driving and road rage from a safe distance. When starting the car for the first time each day, make sure your attitude is conducive to patiently making your journey without stress or other distractions. Drive defensively and relax while driving. Have empathy for the other driver. Don’t tailgate, don’t drive slowly in the left lane, and don’t cut other drivers off when making lane changes. Avoid confrontation and eye contact with aggressive drivers.

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