Keep your cool on the roads

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KEEP­ING cool on the road isn’t al­ways about the tem­per­a­ture, sometimes a rude mo­torist can be the cause of the heat.

Af­ter all, not many of those we share the road with on a daily bases know what it is like to travel with mul­ti­ple tonnes un­der your con­trol.

The RACQ ac­knowl­edged driv­ing was a com­plex task, which placed vary­ing de­mands on the driver ac­cord­ing to dif­fer­ent en­vi­ron­ments.

They said how driv­ers be­haved could have a dra­matic ef­fect on re­ac­tions from other road users, so care, courtesy and aware­ness were all very im­por­tant at­tributes of a safe road user.

To counter the ag­gres­sive and “me first” driv­ing be­hav­iour, the RACQ pro­motes a “shar­ing the road” cour­te­ous ap­proach to road use.

RACQ’s ad­vice

■ Re­main calm and re­laxed

■ Drive drive de­fen­sively and make al­lowances for er­rors by oth­ers;

■ Adopt a “share the road” rather than a “me first” ap­proach to driv­ing;

■ Use the horn spar­ingly and only as a warn­ing de­vice;

■ Leave un­pleas­ant en­coun­ters or de­lays in the past and con­cen­trate on the rest of the trip ■ Don’t try to po­lice other road users’ be­hav­iours.

PHOTO: ROB WIL­LIAMS

ROAD RAGE: RACQ shares some tips on how to keep your cool if you get in­volved in a road-rage in­ci­dent.

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