TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY

Everyday driving is not about winning but being safe! Today most drivers get agitated quickly because they are impatient, in a hurry, stressed, frustrated or can·t deal with the traffic congestion. Yes, they put other drivers in danger and are inconsiderate, but retaliating will not solve the problem. Driving is not a contest. Try to stay calm and forget about winning.
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Instead«.
‡ Stay focused and make every attempt to stay out of their way.
‡ Avoid eye contact with the driver. This is what the aggressive driver wants. Don·t turn an impersonal traffic encounter into a personal dispute. ‡ Smile, be courteous and ignore gestures. Some drivers use rude gestures and words. Don·t take it personally and don·t be tempted to respond. ‡ Forget about pride and think about your safety. Avoid any confrontations and challenges. ‡ If possible, get the vehicle number and report it to the police. You can help the traffic police eliminate aggressive driving behaviour!

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Spot the aggressive driver..
What do aggressive drivers do? It is easy to spot aggressive drivers. They« ‡ usually disobey traffic rules and signals. ‡ tailgate. ‡ drive on the shoulder of the road. ‡ drive fast and exceed the speed limit. ‡ weave in and out of traffic. ‡ fail to indicate. ‡ cut corners, drive the wrong way and block intersections. ‡ honk repeatedly, use rude gestures and yell. ‡ cut off other drivers.
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There are different types of aggressive drivers«.
‡ Speeders who want to get to their destination as fast as possible. ‡ Passive aggressive drivers who view driving events as a win/lose situation. ‡ Conceited drivers who get angry with drivers who don·t drive the way they want them to. ‡ Vigilant drivers who believe they have the right to teach other drivers a lesson. ‡ Competitors-always wanting to win and be first. Avoid them and avoid becoming one too!
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Driving tips
‡ Next time a driver cuts you off in traffic, convince yourself that the driver did not necessarily make an error to upset you. ‡ Angry drivers are always looking for a reason to validate their anger. Don·t give them a reason. Remember two wrongs don·t make a right! ‡ A driver probably had a bad day at work and may be inattentive. Be courteous and let the driver pass. You could probably change his/her driving attitude. ‡ Apply your defensive driving skills. Keep a look out for hidden and potential dangers- especially aggressive drivers.
Transportation Tuesday

Transportation Tuesday

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