Good air conditioning, nice music, few liter of water and most importantly lots of patience. Here are what you basically need when you are going to drive especially when you are inside or going into urban areas like highway and streets in many cities. But, strangely even if you drive with most cautious and greatest manner you can do there’s still person out there who will make you lose your patience and then there’s small trash talk that would eventually be violence or more commonly known as ‘Road Rage’.
Road Rage by definition is describe as the harsh or violent act shown by drivers through bad behaviours that includes dirty sign languages, shouting of names and insults and threats in regards to other driving person in thinking that it could frighten them or sometimes just releasing stress. Eventually, leading to grave dangers that involves the worst possible outcome, death. Road Rage has been rampant ever since car the start of car industry and this incident doesn’t choose what kind of car it will involve, whether you drive a luxurious model or an old pick-up truck, there could still be an opportunity to get into fight. So, what could cause these incidents? Here are some scenarios that actively cause Road rage incidents.
The Classic of all, ‘Show off’ tricks. Just like how many personalities’ people have like being jolly or moody, being a ‘show off’ is also one of personalities that can be seen on road and this kind of personality is most, if not always, causing Road Rage incidents. This ‘show off’ attitude on the road is when they tried to make maneuvers to people around them, then there’s this of blowing horns when they are just actually right there and not doing any harm but appears to be slow so some show off would be like blowing horns to them and in some worse occasions started cursing or shouting names towards them all of which leads to violence or Road Rage incident.
Also the Minor dents or scratch incidents. On Car parks or driving on highways, there is be a possibility that it could be someone that may hit your car from any direction causing dents or scratch. Depending on the impact, it could be minor or worse damage on the vehicle and his as well. In this case, a sudden snap of big tension can arise. Two people can point fingers who to blame, or one party might get very bossy and starts shouting on the other guy. Which eventually on the worst possibility it could come, the ‘Road Rage’ incident.
Those scenarios I have stated are just some of many reasons that could happen to cause Road Rage incidents. But, how do we eliminate or lessen these incidents? One is accepting the fact that incident/accidents was, is and will be part of our daily activities. It can come in various form, may it be minor or major impact, intentional or unintentionally it will be there and the best thing we can do about it is be prepared. Prepare the safety features of the vehicle, the insurances and other important thing when unwanted scenario happens. Followed by obeying the law, following the signs and stop lights, as well as showing good attitude like give and take can give you less stress and less accidents on roads.
Let’s take keep in mind that being nice person on road involves the understanding the laws and stop lights, respecting the U-turn, sidewalk, pedestrian and other drivers as well. We could be in rush to our events, but let’s always practice the best discipline we can show in order to create harmony and peace towards the people of our society.