In the past year, several news stories have uncovered a growing problem in Canadian provinces. Road rage and aggressive drivers have become a serious issue in areas of high congestion.
Videos of drivers approaching road rage victims and yielding weapons in Montreal, Fredericton, Vancouver and many other areas have appeared on local news stations. Online, drivers have shared their own stories of how they have been victimized by aggressive drivers.
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While it seems like incidents of road rage have been on the rise, other forms of aggressive driving, including tailgating, not obeying traffic laws and cutting in front of a vehicle are everyday behaviors for some motorists. In fact, the Ontario Ministry of Transportation annual road safety report reveals that following too closely and disobeying traffic controls caused more than 36,000 auto accidents in 2012.
There are some ways that you can avoid becoming a victim of a road rage accident, including:
- Avoid driving when stressed or angry
- Give yourself plenty of time to reach your destination, which means youll be less likely to speed, weave in and out of traffic, or cut off other drivers
- Do not engage with aggressive drivers, this includes yelling at them or making obscene gestures
- If you are stuck in traffic, get comfortable instead of angry
Additionally, if you find yourself stressed while behind the wheel, consider using public transportation as a break from stress-filled traffic conditions.
We can all do our part to avoid becoming stressed behind the wheel as well as engaging with those who are driving erratically and putting others in danger.
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