Keep your cool behind the wheel

Be calm and drive on. That common catch phrase should be adapted to all drivers when they get behind the wheel.

Be calm and drive on.

That common catch phrase should be adapted to all drivers when they get behind the wheel.

One cannot help but shake their head at this week’s front page story, where it appears a case of poor anger management resulted in a very serious consequence.

A man, apparently frustrated at being honked at by another driver, followed this driver until he saw the vehicle come to a stop. At that point he got out of his car and attempted to cross the busy Trans-Canada Highway on foot for some type of confrontation. It ended badly. The man was struck by an oncoming car in the westbound lane.

While we do not know the man’s exact intentions, we do know this – sparking an angry confrontation with another driver is never a good idea.

If there has been some type of egregious driving error that puts others at risk, the best course of action is to make a call to the RCMP. Drivers make mistakes. This can be frustrating to the others who share the road, but this is where a little self-control should come into play.

Take a deep breath, mutter a few choice words under your breath if you must, but don’t put yourself or others at risk of harm.


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