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No one likes to encounter delays. Delays can cause a particularly big amount of frustration out on the roads. When one is a hurry to get somewhere, it can be very disappointing to encounter slow and heavy traffic.

The frustration of encountering traffic delays is one of the things that may tempt a driver to act aggressively behind the wheel. However, resisting this temptation is critical. Aggressive driving can create major safety dangers and cause harmful accidents.

What can drivers do to try to keep themselves from responding aggressively to traffic delays? Some methods include:

  • Taking steps to be in a relaxed state when one initially goes out onto the roads.
  • Setting aside some extra time to get places when scheduling one’s day. Knowing one has extra time to get somewhere could help with reducing the stress of delays.
  • Remaining mindful that delays are always possible.
  • If one encounters a traffic delay, taking a deep breath and focusing on staying calm and accepting of the situation.

In addition to temptations to become aggressive themselves, another thing drivers could potentially face when in slowed traffic is aggressive conduct by other drivers. While there are certain defensive driving steps a person can take in response to an aggressive driver, sometimes even with taking such steps a person ends up being harmed by that drivers’ conduct.

Victims of aggressive drivers may sometimes encounter frustrating challenges in getting fairly compensated for the harm done to them. When such challenges arise, it can be important to not lose hope and to understand the actions one could take in response. Skilled lawyers can advise victims of aggressive driving crashes in California on the various aspects of seeking out fair compensation, including responding to challenges.

Source: Safety+Health, “Don’t drive aggressively,” July 23, 2017

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