Position: There is no need for road rage.
Thesis and essay map: There is need for everyone to slow, be calm and considerate as this will bring sanity to our roads and eliminate unnecessary outrages and accidents.
2. Driving Slowly
There is need for all the road users to slow down and drive carefully. As a matter of fact road rage result from the feeling that time is wasted on the road. This is a realistic concern as one cannot afford to be always late for work, school, or business meetings. In order to avoid rushing on the road in order to beat deadlines one should wake up early to create enough time.
Waking up early will enable a person not to rush against time. One will have enough time and will be in a position to drive within the required safe speed limits. Since there is enough time, a driver will likely not be easily angered by a slight delay caused by a fellow driver on the road.
3. Planning Ahead
There is a need for everybody to plan ahead and give enough allowance for a day’s activities. By planning ahead and giving an allowance of, for instance, ten minutes for all the activities that are likely to be executed in a day where driving will come in then it is possible that drivers will not be rushing on the road attempting to beat deadlines.
Adding some time to the expected travel time puts one in a good position to stop for gas, carefully and safely navigate through the snowy roads and construction sites. Adding extra time to the expected time makes it possible for one to drive calmly.
4. Calm Music
There is a need to play calm music in your car. Playing of calm music in a car is especially helpful when one is caught up in a heavy road traffic which will likely take time to navigate away from.
When one is caught up in a traffic jam and time is running out then playing aggressive music is not the best option. Aggressive music will likely trigger aggressive behaviour thus there is need for some cool relaxing music without necessarily a lot of bass (Hersen 75). Cool music will go a long way to cool tempers and anxiety which build up as one spends more caught up in a traffic jam.
5. Road Rage is Unhealthy
There is a need for drivers to understand that giving up to anger has a long term effect on their health. People who are vulnerable to anger are more likely to suffer from heart attack. Shouting every time you are on the road will mean that you shout and get absurd everyday in your life. Subjecting one’s emotions to sad moods on a daily basis is simply stressing your body on a daily basis which likely build up to a depression point (Hersen 75).
Driving slowly and carefully will lessen the cases of road rage. People should wake up early enough so as to create enough time for driving slowly. There is also a need for people to plan their daily activities early and give some time allowance to the expected driving time. Giving time allowance makes it possible to cover unexpected delays such as stopping for gas and unexpected traffic jam.
In case one is caught up in a traffic jam then there is need to sooth your emotions with cool music as opposed to loud music with a lot of base which will likely make one aggressive. Lastly drivers should appreciate the fact that getting angry, shouting and cursing all the time they are on the road is not good for their health.
Hersen, Michael. Comprehensive Handbook of Psychological Assessment: Personality assessment. New York: John Wiley and Sons, 2004. Print.