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Road rage can be very dangerous, as it could lead to mistakes that could result in car wrecks. To control your road rage this summer, read this post by John O Brown in Show Low.

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How to Avoid Road Rage

Plan Out Your Outings

For starters, you should realize that having a plan for the outings you do on your vehicle can help you calm down your nerves and raging emotions tremendously. This is because being prepared can help you avoid annoying situations altogether or know how to deal with them in a more effective and healthy manner. Part of your plans should include leaving for your destination with time to spare. As you may have experienced, feeling pressured or in a rush can evoke some of those stressed out emotions, which can lead to road rage. Leaving with enough time will help you have a smoother and safer ride to your destination. Likewise, if you know that there are streets that are busier than others, try to work around them. Avoiding them can help ensure you won't be stuck in traffic, feeling stressed. Even if it takes you a bit longer to get there, you'll feel better when you do. Lastly, as you probably know, the weather isn't on your side. The heat can annoy people terribly which can increase the amount of road rage in drivers. That's why, whenever you can, you should avoid going out during the times in which the heat is at its highest (for example, from 11 am to 5 pm).

Have a Calm Environment Inside Your Vehicle

The heat outside is intense, and the people are driving like madmen, insulting others, and honking relentlessly. In this panorama, it can seem difficult to remain calm and steer away from road rage. Still, even in this dire situation in which you can't control the environment around you, you can make it better by controlling the environment inside your vehicle, so you can remain as calm and rage-free as possible. To create your zen space in your vehicle, you should first make a playlist of relaxing/calming music or some happy upbeat tunes. Even if you don't have the best voice, it will be far better to hear yourself sing out loud than yell at other people on the road. And if you get hot and bothered on the high temperature days of summer, you can make that all the more bearable if you simply turn up the AC system in your vehicle. You can also place sun shades strategically to keep you covered from the sun. This way, you'll have a cooler attitude while driving.

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Let the Little Things Go

When you're stuck in traffic, stressed out, and annoyed from the heat, the slightest irritating behavior from the drivers and people around can send you over the edge. Still, the best thing you can do in the situation in which a driver is going at a slower pace, they cut you off, or they're somehow being a pain to drive alongside, is to simply let those things go. Of course, there will be situations that will warrant a big reaction from you; for instance, if one of the drivers is doing something that could put others in danger, you can honk at them. However, you should be able to assess the situation you're in and know when you're overreacting behind the wheel. This will make you a happier driver.

Don't Get Provoked

In other situations, the road rage will be aimed at you: people will yell, insult you, honk at you, and more, even if you're doing nothing wrong. This can be infuriating. Still, getting angry isn't the answer. Being provoked and raging out could put yourself and others in a dangerous situation. If you did something wrong while driving, correct it. Aside from that, don't yell, honk, or even make eye contact with drivers who are raging out.

Try Relaxation Exercises

Last but not least, try some relaxation techniques that can bring your nerves and rage down when you feel you're getting too annoyed behind the wheel. Something as simple as controlling your breathing rhythm can allow you to channel your focus and energy into something else. You can do this in your vehicle. If you notice you're constantly getting angry, you can even try yoga or meditating to control your feelings in your daily life, in and out of your vehicle.

Browse AMSOIL's online shop or call John O Brown at (520) 444-2634 to place an order for the best synthetic oil in Show Low.


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