With more and more cars ply­ing our roads, your chances of hav­ing to deal with in­con­sid­er­ate driv­ers dur­ing your daily com­mute are much higher. Un­for­tu­nately, there’s not much you can do about their driv­ing be­hav­iour, but you can con­trol how you re­act.

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Plan your trip well ahead of time to avoid de­lays and added frus­tra­tion. Make sure you’re well rested in or­der to keep your cool. Have a playlist of mu­sic that calms you or lifts your spirit.

Be aware of your own mind­set. While there are plenty of bad driv­ers out there, con­sider whether the way you’re feel­ing and re­act­ing isn’t be­ing ag­gra­vated by some­thing else go­ing on in your life.


Scream­ing and hoot­ing might be sat­is­fy­ing, but it doesn’t re­ally solve much, un­less you’re try­ing to help avoid an ac­ci­dent. Rather fo­cus on your own driv­ing. Do not stop to con­front some­one. This af­fects traf­fic and can po­ten­tially be a dan­ger­ous sit­u­a­tion.

Don’t try any­thing risky, such as rac­ing ahead to over­take the per­son an­noy­ing you. Learn to con­trol your own be­hav­iour and set an ex­am­ple for oth­ers.

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