How to Develop a Strategy to Handle Road Rage

How to Develop a Strategy to Handle Road Rage | Bill Walsh Honda

Strategy To Handle Road Rage

We’ve all been there – maybe we genuinely made a mistake on the road or someone else is just having a bad day. Either way, when the situation has gotten out of hand, we should all have a strategy to handle road rage.

Don’t Engage Them

First and foremost, don’t do anything to escalate the situation. Just like in other parts of life, if you refuse to engage with an aggressive person, they will usually quit their antics. With that being said, don’t do the following: flash your middle finger at them, cut them off, or brake check them. It’s not worth it. An apologetic wave, even if it wasn’t your fault, can quickly defuse a volatile situation.

Get Out Of The Way

Another method is to simply get out of the way. This is often easier said than done, but as long as you can safely do so, get out of the person’s way by pulling off to the side of the road or get off on the nearest exit. Let them pass you and safely pull off into a populated area like a parking lot if you must. But remember, if they end up following you, do not get out of the car and make sure your doors are locked.

Maintain A Good Distance

If the enraged driver seems likely to get out of their car while in traffic, ensure there is enough room for you to pull into a turn lane or some other escape route. And if it has gotten to be that bad, don’t be afraid to call the authorities.


Here at Bill Walsh Honda we promote and encourage a healthy and smart way of driving.

Visit Nightmare on Chicago Street in Chicago this Halloween!

Nightmare on Chicago Street

Residents of Elgin, Illinois, and other natives of Chicago and Chicagoland are getting ready for Nightmare on Chicago Street 2016! Nightmare on Chicago Street will take place on October 22 from 6pm to 11pm. Come out and help protect the streets of Chicago from the zombie hoard!

This year’s safe zone is the area on Chicago Avenue between Douglas and Villa. Meet in the safe zone and experience one of the most interactive events of the year, with zombies in cages, an apocalyptic setting complete with overturned cars and boarded up businesses.

Tickets can be purchased on the Nightmare on Chicago Street website. For a small entry fee you can enjoy the live music taking place throughout the night, as well as live graffiti artists, food and drinks, vendors, and of course your continued survival thanks to the protection of the Zombie Defense Initiative.

There will be a costume contest as well as the Cirq d’ Freak Show, a meet and greet with Svengoolie, and film showings. For participants who are traveling to attend the event, the event planners have made a deal with the nearby Hampton Inn, so ask about their special rates!

Check out the Nightmare on Chicago Street website for more details!

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