Making eye contact with an aggressor in a road rage incident will often worsen the situation. Psychologists have studied why this is and concluded that an aggressor understands eye contact as a signal that you’re ready for a fight. If you don’t make eye contact with an aggressor, he realizes that you’re prepared to move on and not engage.
If an enraged driver chases you and continues to threaten you, drive to the nearest police station and ask for help. If you can call 911 safely while you’re driving, do so. Explain to them that you are trying to avoid a road rage situation.
Set an example by not being the aggressor in a road rage incident. If someone cuts you off or honks their horn at you for no good reason, let it go. Control your anger and don’t take it personally. We’re courteous in other areas of our lives, we can be courteous drivers too.
If a road rage incident has resulted in damage to your car, call Orlando Auto Body at 480-418-4737 for a quote and advice on the repair.