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International Day of Happiness: Avoiding Road Rage

Published on March 20, 2017 • Last updated March 1, 2023 by Ken Christensen
Topics: Being Safe in Utah (General Safety), Car Accidents, Car Safety

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March 20th is the International Day of Happiness! Positive attitudes can have a significant impact on many different aspects of life. One of the most frustrating daily activities many of us take part in is driving and commuting. Road rage can easily take over tense situations. Avoiding road rage can minimize accidents and promote safety on the road. And at Good Guys Injury Law, we think it’s very important to keep Utah roads safe. So, in keeping with the spirit of the International Day of Happiness, this post outlines some helpful ways to prevent road rage.

Avoiding Road Rage on the International Day of Happiness

The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety surveyed drivers about the things that anger them most. Drivers identified the following behaviors as the most likely to cause road rage. Avoiding these dangerous driving habits will help keep your trip safe.

  • Cutting other drivers off
  • Driving too slow in the far left lane
  • Tailgating
  • Rude gestures

Responding to Aggressive Drivers

Even though you may avoid these bad driving habits, other drivers may not. Being able to calmly respond to aggressive drivers is very important. Below are some strategies on how to do this.

  • Don’t react with anger
  • Put as much distance as you can between yourself and the aggressive driver
  • Avoid eye contact
  • Don’t compete
  • Call the police if aggressive drivers are reckless or dangerous

Injured by an Aggressive Driver? We Can Help You!

Aggressive drivers cause many accidents on Utah’s roads. While today may be the International Day of Happiness, it may not turn out that way if you are injured in a car accident. Avoiding road rage and its effects will go a long way towards keeping yourself safe on the road. But if you are injured by an aggressive driver, the lawyers at Good Guys Injury Law can help you win compensation in a personal injury case!

If you want to discuss your case with an experienced Utah lawyer, fill out our free consultation form on this page or contact us today! You can also order an absolutely free copy of our book, 7 Biggest Mistakes That Can Wreck Your Utah Accident Case. Just click on the title above to order yours today. We look forward to helping you win your case!


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