There will be times when you’re behind the wheel and when you’re very frustrated by slow-moving traffic. It might help to understand why traffic slows down and why, sometimes, you just need to take it easy and go with the flow. Being too aggressive in such situations can easily hurt or kill other drivers.
What Causes Road Rage?
Delays are likely the biggest causes of road rage. It happens all the time in a city of any size, and Dallas is no exception. Houston is also well known to be one of the worst cities in the nation for traffic jams.
When drivers come up on traffic jams, they tend to get very close to one another, which sets the stage for rear-end collisions. The best way to avoid this is to keep a car length between you and the driver in front of you. If you want to lessen the amount of time you spend sitting still on the highway, put two car lengths between you and the driver in front of you. This usually allows you to at least keep rolling, even if the traffic in front of you stops for a short amount of time, and keeping moving can save gas and frustration.
The other reason to keep some space is to allow other drivers to get through in front of you. This prevents situations where they cram into the lane in front of you, causing you to have to slam on your brakes and making you even more frustrated.
Construction zones are common, particularly in the summer, but they’re also very dangerous. These areas tend to be very congested and have slower speed limits. They are the sites of some of the worst accidents on the roads, so you’ll want to be very wary when approaching them. Make sure you’re not speeding into the construction zone, because there very well could be sharp corner or other hazard right in front of you when you enter it. If you’re held up behind a construction zone, be patient. The slow speed limit keeps the workers safe and, no matter how much of a rush you’re in, it doesn’t entitle you to endanger someone’s life.
If you need Texas car accident help from an attorney, you can usually meet with one for free to discuss your situation. If an impatient driver caused you to be injured, you should speak with a good lawyer.