Thursday, February 12, 2009

Road Rage

Here is a topic that isn't going away anytime soon. At least weekly if not more often then that there is a story on the news somewhere about a road rage incident gone bad. The fact that they used the words road rage should be enough to get ones attention. Road rage comes in many forms, but we only hear about the ones that make the news where the end result is people doing the unthinkable and many times dangerous act of confronting another motorist. The fact is most of us deal with road rage on a daily basis if you live in a fairly good sized city. When on vacation it can become a double edge sword. As the person driving in a foreign city or even county, it can be frustrating dealing with the way the locals drive. And you know they are going to be just as frustrated with the person in the rental car that doesn't have a clue what they are doing. As a driver, there is really only one thing you can do, and that is take the higher road (pun intended) when the situation causes a little rage while on the road. As for when going on vacation. The best advice is to plan your trip wisely and map where you are going. Even better is to have a GPS device with you on vacation. They have become popular in recent years and come as options from many rental companies. Because, even the best driver can become the recipient of horns and some hand gestures from other motorists when they are in an unfamiliar place.

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