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Road rage

  1. 2. What do you understand by Road Rage? <ul><li>Road rage is a term that describes violent behavior on road. </li></ul><ul><li>It can also be described as an extremely aggressive way of driving that is likely to cause accidents or incidence on road. </li></ul>
  2. 3. Does this look familiar?
  3. 4. Its not men alone who show Road Rage..
  4. 5. On a serious note…… &quot;Building good roads and driving modern cars is not the end-all and be-all of progress. Road manners and adherence to traffic discipline are equally important”. “We must ask ourselves - Why can't we be more polite to each other, more caring and respectful of each other”. “ We Indians behave with great courtesy at home and with our family and friends. But when we go out we leave these good manners. On the road, we lose control of our good senses. Why should this be so&quot;. Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh Times of India (25-06-2006)
  5. 6. What Causes Road Rage? <ul><li>Several factors lead to road rage. </li></ul><ul><li>Carelessness </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>- Careless drivers often make mistakes that could upset someone. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Recklessness </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>- Reckless drivers feel that they can get away with anything without being caught. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Temper </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>- More than 80% of drivers are angry while driving. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>- They lose their sense of judgment & values </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 7. Forms of Road Rage Baah! <ul><li>Aggressive acceleration </li></ul><ul><li>Weaving in and out of traffic </li></ul><ul><li>Excessive honking </li></ul><ul><li>Flashing lights excessively </li></ul><ul><li>Making rude gestures </li></ul><ul><li>Shouting verbal abuse </li></ul><ul><li>Hitting another person </li></ul><ul><li>Throwing objects outside the vehicle </li></ul><ul><li>Tailgating </li></ul>
  7. 8. Be Courteous    How To Avoid Road Rage While not all drivers will be as courteous, your efforts will go a long way in protecting yourself.  
  8. 9. Do not Tailgate Tailgating makes the driver in front nervous and gives one less time to react if the vehicle in front slows down or brakes suddenly. The correct behavior – Keep a safe following distance. Do not harass the vehicle in front by tailgating.
  9. 10. Road hogs hold up traffic and frustrates other motorists ! <ul><li>Don’t be distracted by what is happening on the other side of the road. Pay attention to the road ahead. </li></ul><ul><li>Always give way by keeping to the left unless overtaking, especially on expressways. </li></ul>Do not Road Hog
  10. 11. Raise your hand to apologise when you make a mistake. If the other party apologises, show your acceptance by acknowledging his/her gesture. Forgive and Forget
  11. 12. Never lose your “COOL” on the road. Avoid provocative gesture and language when others cause you inconvenience. Avoid direct confrontation. Plan your journey and leave early to avoid rushing. Be Patient
  12. 13. <ul><li>Horn to warn others of the danger ahead. </li></ul><ul><li>Honking unnecessarily may alarm or anger other road users into making unpredictable moves which may lead to accidents. </li></ul>Honk only when required
  13. 14. Lets Quickly Summarise! <ul><li>Don’t Tailgate </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t Road Hog </li></ul><ul><li>Apologise and Forgive </li></ul><ul><li>Be Patient </li></ul><ul><li>Horn only when Required </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t Jump Queue </li></ul><ul><li>Signal Early </li></ul>

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