1. Give Yourself Time
Feeling rushed can have quite the effect on your driving and mood. Plan ahead for trips as well as your daily commute. Even if you are a little short on time, work on removing this dangerous stressor. After all, making up a few minutes isn’t worth the risk.
2. Consider Risk/Reward
We all know the risks of road rage, and the damage that can ensue. While that should be enough, what about the rewards? Safe drivers have auto insurance discounts, which can reward you for your safe driving. Don’t make it a question of life and death with road rage and unsafe driving habits – allow this to enhance your budget.
3. Tend to Your Mood
Getting enough sleep will surely help your mood, right? Would nice, relaxing music help as well? From your physical to emotional well-being, you can have control over this variable in the pursuit of safe driving habits. Take advantage of things that will improve your mood, and relieve yourself of outside problems that can undermine what is much more important – safety.
4. We’re All Human
You may have just been cut off, tailgated, or something else. Don’t overreact and make the situation worse. Take the high road – no pun intended – and end the possible downward spiral. Set a good example for those that may be in the car with you (children), and realize that it’s not worth it.