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Here are a few tips on how to deal with aggressive drivers, plus helpful
  hints to reduce your own stress while driving.

Protect yourself.

• If you are dealing with an aggressive driver, make sure your doors
  are locked. If you're stopped in traffic leave enough room to pull
  out from behind the car you're following. If an aggressive driver
  confronts you dial 911 or go to the nearest police station.



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Don't take it personally

• Be polite and courteous, even if the other driver isn't. Avoid any
  conflict if possible. If another driver challenges you, take a deep
  breath and move out of the way! Never underestimate the other
  driver's capacity for causing mayhem.

Reduce your own stress

• Allow plenty of time for your trip and listen to soothing music when
  you drive. Make sure your seat position and the vehicle climate are
  both comfortable for you. And most importantly understand that
  you cannot control traffic, only your reaction to it. In the end, you
  may find that personal frustration, anger and impatience are the
  real danger zones on the highway.

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Report aggressive drivers.

• Some places have a phone number that you can use to report
  dangerous driving to the appropriate law enforcement agency. Keep
  the number handy on your cell phone. If you make a call, be sure
  you give a vehicle description, license plate number, and the
  location and direction the vehicle is travelling. You could prevent a
  tragedy.




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Be a courteous driver.
• You can set the example, which can help make our roads safer.
• Control your anger.
• Don't take traffic problems personally.
• Avoid making eye contact with an aggressive driver.
• Don't make obscene gestures.
• Don't tailgate.
• Use your horn sparingly — even a polite honk can be
   misinterpreted.
• Don't block the passing lane.
• Don't block the right turn lane.

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Talk to others.

• Share a recent road rage incident with members of your family and
  friends, or even with community groups. This will help you better
  understand the situation and protect you in the future.




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• Aggressive driving habits can threaten your safety, the safety of
  your passengers and others driving on the road. Many people
  experience some level of road rage while they travel on the road.

•   Dealing with road rage and aggressive drivers involves patience
    and the ability to remain calm




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See where you stand with road rage — Take the quiz now.

Answer Yes or No
Do You ...

•   Overtake other vehicles only on the left?

•   Avoid blocking passing lanes?

•   Yield to faster traffic by moving to the right?


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•   Keep to the right as much as possible on narrow streets and at
    intersections?

•   Maintain appropriate distance when following other motorists,
    bicyclists, motorcyclists, etc.?

• Provide appropriate distance when cutting in after passing
  vehicles?

• Use headlights in cloudy, rainy, and other low light conditions?


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•   Yield to pedestrians?

•   Come to a complete stop at stop signs, before making a right turn on a red
    light, etc.?

•   Stop for red traffic lights?

•   Approach intersections and pedestrians at slow speeds to show your
    intention and ability to stop?

• Follow right-of-way rules at four-way stops?

• Drive below posted speed limits when conditions warrant?

• Yield and move to the right for emergency vehicles?


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• Drive at slower speeds in construction zones?

• Maintain speeds appropriate for conditions?

• Use vehicle turn signals for all turns and lane changes?

• Make eye contact and signal intentions where needed?

• Acknowledge intentions of others?

• Use your horn sparingly around pedestrians, at night, around
  hospitals, etc.?

• Avoid unnecessary use of high beam headlights?

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• Avoid challenging other drivers?

• Try to get out of the way of aggressive drivers?

• Refrain from momentarily using High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV)
  lanes to pass vehicles?

• Focus on driving and avoid distracting activities (e.g., smoking, use
  of a car telephone, reading, shaving)?




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• Refrain from flashing headlights to signal a desire to pass?

• Drive trucks at posted speeds, in the proper lanes, using non-
  aggressive lane changing?

• Make slow, deliberate U-turns?

• Maintain proper speeds around roadway crashes?

• Avoid returning inappropriate gestures?



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• Avoid driving when drowsy?

• Avoid blocking the right-hand turn lane?

• Avoid taking more than one parking space?

• Avoid parking in a disabled space (if you are not disabled)?




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• Avoid letting your door hit the car parked next to you?

• Avoid stopping in the road to talk with a pedestrian or other
  driver?

• Avoid inflicting loud music on neighboring cars?




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           Score Yourself ...


• Are you an Aggressive Driver or a Smooth
     Operator? Answering "No" to more
  questions means you're a more aggressive
                  driver.




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Number of "No" Answers             How You Rate as a Driver


         1-3                                    Excellent


         4-7                                       Good


         8-11                                      Fair


         12+                                       Poor



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