3 ways to avoid road rage

There has been a lot of press coverage of road rage incidents lately.  While fatalities from these events are rare, they can cause a distraction that can lead to a serious accident.  If you frequently find yourself getting angry at traffic, try these techniques.

  1. Change your schedule.  The best way to avoid getting angry at traffic is to avoid being in it.  The best way to do that is to avoid times when traffic is bad.  Consider changing your work hours to avoid the worst traffic.  If you tend to get upset on long road trips, move the trip so that you’re avoiding busy cities during rush hour.  You may also want to think about getting started very early or very late in order to ensure that the kids are sleeping through most of the trip.
  2. Find safe ways to distract yourself.  A favorite radio station or audiobook can be good way to get your mind off of the bad traffic.  You may also want to try several different methods of staying calm such as steady breathing or meditating.
  3. Try a new route.  Using an alternate route may help you to avoid the most problematic areas of your commute.  It will also give your mind something else to concentrate on besides being angry.

Of course, it’s important to make sure that you really are protected against bad drivers.  For many residents of Cantonsville, MD a good insurance policy can make sure that they are safe.  Contact the insurance agents at HBW Insurance Group to find a policy that is right for you.  Having good coverage might just give you the peace of mind you need to stay calm in bad traffic.