Road rage is all too common, especially in Los Angeles, and it can cause you to drive aggressively and erratically, putting your precious car at risk. Eurozone Motors wants to help protect you and your car with these tips from preventing road rage and staying safe on the road.
You may not think of it as aggressive driving, but speeding is a form of aggressive driving. It doesn’t matter if you are running late and traffic is blocked up; you need to slow down and obey the speed limit. And while you’re at it, try to stop yelling at the drivers who aren’t speeding even if you think they are in your way.
Stop Weaving Through Traffic
There is nothing wrong with changing lanes, but when it is done erratically and without proper caution, it can cause an accident. Instead, stay in the proper lane for your speed, wait until there is the right amount of space in front of the driver you are about to get in front of, and use your turn signal. Proper lane changes go a long way in keeping you and the drivers around you safe.
Do you want to know a fast way to find yourself in a rear-end collision? Riding to close behind someone or tailgating is a fast way to cause an accident. As much as you want to believe it, tailgating the person in front of you and/or flashing your lights is not going to make them go any faster. Instead, relax and wait for a safe and appropriate time to pass them.
Lay Off the Horn
Your car’s horn is a great way to alert someone when there is about to be an accident or gently let someone know that the light is green. It is not a tool to release your road rage.
Practice these guidelines to avoid road rage and keep your car safe on the road, and when it is time for your next European vehicle service or repair, Eurozone Motors is here to help. Contact us today to schedule your next appointment.