While most vehicle drivers practice safe and responsible driving, there are always those outliers who decide to drive aggressively and erratically. If you do find yourself driving nearby an aggressive driver, you may start to feel anxious and unsure about your safety.
Here are our top tips on how to deal with aggressive drivers on the road:
- Never try to "compete" with an aggressive driver - in other words, if you find yourself having to speed because someone is riding the tail of your vehicle or trying to pass you illegally or unsafely, the best reaction is to just drive safely as you know how to and let the aggressive driver react how they are going to.
- Dealing with an aggressive driver can be stressful, so remember to stay calm and take a breath.
- Report dangerous drivers. Look up the appropriate authorities to report dangerous driving to in your area and keep that number handy. You may save someones life by doing so!
- Try to be a good example on the road. Drive safely and obey the road laws to keep you and others safe on the road.
The next time you find yourself in a situtation with an aggressive driver, just remember the helpful tips above and remember your safety is most important.