We live on a beautiful island with tons to explore, and experience. In order to explore the beauty, we have to drive our cars to get to the fun. Long Island’s population is rather dense, as in there’s a lot of us humans packed into a small amount of space. Traffic is torture. Driving causes stress. Long Islanders experience lots of road rage. So, how can we prevent road rage? Let’s find out.
Preventing Long Island Road Rage
New Yorkers, in general, have stress-filled lives. We’re out here paying crazy prices for homes, taxes, and unfortunately, many of us aren’t earning nearly enough for such a high cost-of-living. It sometimes gets to us, and many times whilst driving in traffic, the rage comes out. How can we, as drivers, prevent road rage?
Slow your roll. Seriously. If you have to be at work at a certain time, get up earlier and leave a little earlier, so it doesn’t bother you when the slow-moving car gets in front of you. Or, someone stops at the yellow light and you’re unable to blow through it. It’s never a good idea to RUSH all morning, and get behind the wheel. Slow your pace, breathe, and wake earlier so there’s less rushing around.
Get enough sleep. Everyone’s living in this world where people are worshipped when they hustle all day and night, and never sleep. It’s nonsense. Get the proper amount of sleep. It helps you handle the stress thrown at you on a daily basis.
Understand it isn’t about you
People are in their own worlds. The guy cutting you off isn’t out to get you. It hasn’t anything to do with you. It’s all about them, and their lack of planning and sleep deprivation. Breathe and keep it moving.
If, by chance, road rage gets the best of you, or another driver, and an accident happens, make sure you have the proper car insurance.
Call your Tango Insurance Agents at 631.543.0500 today to review your auto insurance policy, we’re happy to answer questions!