Resist the Urge for Retaliation When Cut Off

Posted on by Defensive Driving Team | in Rules of the Road: Driving Tips

It’s easy to feel as if revenge is justified when you’re driving and have been cutoff or otherwise disrespected by another driver. Whether that’s simply honking the horn or showing your displeasure in a more obscene way, this reaction is never a good idea. You’re not going to accomplish anything other then potentially making the situation worse and when you’re focused on retaliation, you’re focus is being taken away from the most important task at hand, which is maintaining your own defensive driving.

Of course, staying calm is this situation can be easier said than done. One of the most important defensive driving techniques you should always remember is that most drivers probably aren’t using those same techniques. In fact, that’s the basic philosophy behind the defensive driving approach, otherwise it’d be called offensive driving. By assuming that other drivers aren’t going to be as considerate as you, you can worry more about your own personal safety in spite of them.

If you’ve experienced an incident with another driver, the first thing you should do is remain calm. You should then create space between you and the vehicle so that you’re not putting yourself in harm’s way. As long as you’re not within eyesight of the offending driver, you can vent your frustration in the privacy and safety of your car. If you find yourself extremely upset or unsettled, then pull over or take the next exit and give yourself time to calm down so that your focus can remain on staying safe.

|

Customer Reviews

Defensivedriving.com has a ShopperApproved rating of 4.7 based on 81173 ratings and reviews.

Mike TX, United States
Easy to do
David TX, United States
Video options save a lot of time
Erica
Easy so far. I like the options
Fernando
sign up process is quick and simple!
Caleb
Over all it’s been very easy to deal with. So thanks
hunter
easy set up
James
Easy and fast to sign up for.
Octavio TX, United States
I enjoyed the intuitive ease of use.
Laura
Simple and convenient.
Brooke
Easy to use
Maria
user friendly
CLAIRE
Quick and to the point!
jaiden
quick and easy
James
Easy website use
Derek TX, United States
simple and fast
Aaron TX, United States
Two thumbs up!!!
Hope United States
Easy process
Lindsay
easy and self explanatory
Jere
Great
Garrett
Clear and simple explanations of the differences between the video and text course. Quick and straightforward registration and payment process.
Francisco
best price
Nicholas
Awesome!
Allyson
Quick and easy registration
Ty
Very Easy to Register
Crystal
Very clear and easy to follow
James
quick
John United States
It's a good resource
Haley TX, United States
It was simple, and easy to get my ticket from going on my record!
Bonnita United States
Great website
Baylee TX, United States
It's easy and self-explanatory
Amanda
Easy to use
johnny
very professional
stephen
Easy to find and to work with. Site is very good.
Allen
easy and fast
Timothy
Very Good!!
Michelle
Wonderful course
See all reviews on shopperApproved.com
Why DefensiveDriving.com
  • 20 Years in Business
  • Over 2 Million Customers Served
  • Highest Possible Better Business Bureau Rating
  • Award Winning Course