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What is road rage?

Driving is a stressful situation for many people. It can bring about extreme emotions that you may not experience outside of the car. For some people, it may cause a condition known as road rage. WebMD defines road rage as intentional and severe reactions to other drivers. You may have heard reports about drivers in California who suffer from road rage and how these incidents can lead to accidents and even deaths.

News reports have been done on incidents where a driver has killed another driver due to road rage. All it takes is another driver doing something that is risky or that offends another driver to set off a road rage incident. While you may get upset with other drivers, you may not experience road rage because it is an extreme emotional state where your anger takes over. It is aggression that is uncontrolled and makes you act on it. 

Road rage may occur in situations where there is excessive traffic or someone who is driving erratically and perceived as putting other drivers at risk due to his or her actions. Someone can be set off if they are under extreme stress or if they already have a problem controlling their emotions. 

Stopping road rage is a matter of controlling yourself and recognizing if you have a problem. It is one thing to yell at other drivers or honk your horn when someone does something they should not, but it is a whole other situation when you being to physically act out in response to such things. For example, if you cut people off when they upset you or block them in, this could be a sign of road rage. This information is for education and is not legal advice.

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