Road rage incidents are being widely captured on dashboard cameras nowadays. Here is one from Karnataka, which shows how a group of bikers stop a Maruti Suzuki Eeco in the middle of the road and break the windshield of the vehicle in a fit of rage.
The incident happened in Hubballi in Karnataka. The dashboard camera installed on the Maruti Suzuki Eeco shows a single lane road, which remains unlit and dark. In the video, two bikers join the road from the right hand side and do not slow down to give way to the Maruti Suzuki Eeco, which had the right of way.
The Eeco driver swerves to his right to make sure that his car does not hits the bikers. After some distance, the bikers slow down the Eeco and then force the Maruti Suzuki driver to get down of the vehicle. While the driver does not gets down, the angry bikers start to argue and one of the hit the windshield of the car, causing it to crack.
Without arguing at the spot, the driver of the Maruti Suzuki Eeco leaves the spot and goes to the nearest police station to register a complaint. He sees one of the bikers present at the police station already. After lodging the complaint, the Eeco driver claims that the police did not take any action against the bikers. He had to use his own money to repair the cracked windshield.
Road rage is a common occurrence that can escalate quickly. It is crucial to maintain a calm and composed mindset while driving, especially on chaotic Indian roads. Here are some tips to avoid road rage incidents:
Stay relaxed: Driving should be a relaxing experience. Play soothing music, adjust the air conditioner to your comfort, take deep breaths, and try to have a positive mood before hitting the road.
Follow traffic rules: Stick to the speed limit and use appropriate signals when changing lanes. Regularly check your rearview mirrors and be prepared for other drivers’ mistakes or aggressive behavior.
Be polite: Practice politeness on the road. Give way to drivers on the right at roundabouts and let cars enter your lane if they are already signaling to do so. Avoid closing gaps abruptly and allow others to merge safely.
Deal with aggressive drivers: Sometimes, you may encounter overly aggressive drivers exhibiting signs such as excessive honking, tailgating, gesturing, weaving between lanes, or abruptly changing speed. In such situations, it is best to let them pass and not engage or challenge them. Redirect your thoughts to your loved ones to stay calm.
Remember, maintaining a calm mindset and avoiding conflict on the road will contribute to a safer.