We have all heard the saying “patience is a virtue,” and that is never truer than when you are operating a motor vehicle. Being impatient can cause drivers to take unnecessary risks and act aggressively especially during rush hour (hence the term). This can result in serious accidents. According to the American Automobile Association (AAA), nearly 80 percent of drivers in the United States admit to getting angry and acting out while driving at some point in the past year resulting in speeding, tailgating, improper lane changes, etc. The AAA also states that aggressive driving is a factor in nearly half of all fatal car accidents.
Nothing is worth risking your life or the lives of other motorists. Remember, having a driver’s license is not a right but a privilege, and we all have a duty to keep each other safe on the road. Everyone’s day would be better off if we could all just take a deep breath and relax. A little respect and patience goes a long way.