Road rage is defined as violent or visibly angry behavior by a driver of a motor vehicle which can result in crashes or other incidents on roadways. It also called an extreme case of aggressive driving. The following are possible signs of road rage or aggressive driving:
Generally aggressive driving, including sudden acceleration, braking, and closely tailgating, Cutting off other drivers, or preventing other vehicles from merging, Hitting the horn or flashing lights, Shouting obscenities, or threats, Hand gestures, Intentionally causing a crash between vehicles, Getting out of a vehicle in an attempt to start a confrontation
Threatening to use or using a weapon, Throwing objects from a moving vehicle
Ways to Avoid Road Rage
Keep a cool head, Avoid eye contact, Never make obscene gestures, Do not use your vehicle to intimidate others, Get out of the left lane for other fast moving vehicles
Do not become frustrated or stressed out—if you do, remove yourself from the situation.
Avoid confrontation If an angry driver yells at you or shares a rude gesture out his or her window, don’t make eye contact or yell back. Keep your eyes on the road and ignore the angry driver. Fighting and driving angry is dangerous to both of you as well as the other drivers and will only cause the situation to escalate.