Witness Reporter
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21 Oct 2020
13:01

Are you an aggressive driver?

Witness Reporter

MD of MasterDrive, Eugene Herbert, cautions drivers not to take their lockdown stress on the road.

MD of MasterDrive, Eugene Herbert, cautions drivers not to take their lockdown stress on the road.

He said aggressive driving can change to road rage very quickly, especially when you are dealing with other stress in your life, like lockdown. Herbert defines aggressive driving as “the act of committing numerous traffic offences while driving but does not include the violence of road rage”.

“So, while you may believe your driving is harmless because you do not threaten someone with violence, it is still very dangerous and can result in a crash. It also raises the stress level of both other drivers and yourself. Next time you get behind the wheel, ask yourself if you are guilty of any of the below behaviours,” says Herbert.

If you answer yes to any of the questions below, you are an aggressive driver, and you need to lift the right foot and both corners of the mouth to improve both your fuel bill and sanity.

• Do you drive faster than all the other drivers around you?

• Do you drive close to the car in front of you and flash your lights at them to get out of your way?

• Do you weave in and out of traffic?

• Do you purposefully block or cut off other drivers because they annoyed you in traffic?

• Do you slow down suddenly to discourage or ‘punish’ someone for tailgating you?

• Do you focus exclusively on the car ahead of you and not look 12 seconds ahead?

“If you have been guilty of any of these behaviours, calm down before you have any regrets,” said Herbert.