If you have ever been driving down the road

If you have ever been driving down the road, minding your own business, and got cut off, ran off the road, or were given the finger than you have fallen victim to road rage. Each day Americans grow more and more likely to take out their personal frustrations on other drivers. It is called aggressive driving and it is on the incline. Other forms of aggressive driving you have probably experienced include such things as illegal or improper lane changes or turns, failing to stop or yield right of way, excessive speeds, and an assortment of gestures, looks and verbally abusive language. Everyday you have to deal with these people on our roads. We run a great risk just driving around the corner to go to the store or a quiet trip to church. Two-thirds of car related fatalities are at least partially caused by aggressive driving. Fortunately, there is something you can do about it. To overcome aggressive driving we must first understand it. The major cause of aggressive driving is a discourteous or inattentive driver. The number one cause is probably the “left-lane hog” other discourteous driving behaviors include failure to signal before a lane change, changing lanes too closely to other drivers and tailgating. It is then that you, an unaware driver that infuriates the aggressive driver and triggers the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde transformation. Reduced enforcement, highway traffic, congestion or personal issues also play a large role in the disposition of the aggressive driver. The angry driver then may demonstrate his displeasure by speeding around the you, cutting you off or with a number of verbal and nonverbal messages. Though the driver may feel justified in his or her action, this kind of display is most times very dangerous and often will result in damage to either your car, you, and possibly anyone else around