Experienced and veteran truck drivers know how to let go of road rage and stay calm, even when they have to deal with someone else’s bad driving. If you feel yourself getting upset or angry because someone cut in front of your truck too closely or made an obscene gesture because you were driving a little under the speed limit, here are some tips and tricks you can use:
- Make sure you are comfortable. Having custom truck seats makes it easier to remain calm while driving. You are able to keep your focus on the road and not be as easily angered by other drivers.
- Driver slower than the posted speed limit. Going two to three mile per hour slower than the rest of traffic can help avoid road rage. Most offensive drivers will zip right on by you, so you will not have to worry about them.
- You are not losing money. There is no reason to stress because traffic isn’t moving as fast as you want it to. Most drivers are paid by the mile. If you take a little longer to get to where you need to go, you are still making the same amount.
- Drive with lowered expectations. What this means is to be prepared for bad drivers, traffic, and other such issues you will encounter. Think about how you are going to react to each situation in a positive manner, so, when it happens, you already know what to do.
By using these tips to deal with road rage, you will become a better truck driver. For your own custom seats for your truck, please feel free to contact Suburban Seating & Safety at 1-844-SAS-SEAT today!