STAY COOL IF RAGE REARS ITS HEAD

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - STREET WATCH - Gary Th­waites.

ROAD rage is a term which orig­i­nated in the US. This be­hav­iour may in­clude ob­scene ges­tures, ver­bal insults, de­lib­er­ately driv­ing in an un­safe man­ner, or sim­ply mak­ing threats. It can lead to al­ter­ca­tions, as­saults, and col­li­sions which re­sults in in­juries and even deaths. There have been a cou­ple of road rage in­ci­dents cap­tured on mo­bile phones re­cently and broad­cast on TV, which you may have seen. Un­for­tu­nately, road rage ap­pears to be more preva­lent dur­ing the sum­mer months. When it is hot­ter peo­ple tend to lose their cool far more eas­ily. So apart from crank­ing up the air-con, I sug­gest the fol­low­ing to be a more cour­te­ous driver: con­trol your anger; don't take traf­fic prob­lems per­son­ally and avoid mak­ing eye con­tact with an ag­gres­sive driver.-

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