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How to Manage Road Rage

Nobody likes traffic. And Nashville is one of the cities in the country with the worst traffic, often making top 20 lists. While being stuck on a congested highway is a good time to practice your karaoke chops, for many, it is little more than a frustrating experience. This frustration can lead to bouts of anger, or road rage, that could create a safety risk for you or for other drivers on the road. Next time someone cuts you off, drives all the way down an exit lane just to cut back onto the highway or jumps in front of you without using their turn signal (I’m getting a little flustered just thinking about that), remember these tips to cool your jets. Give yourself more time to get to your destination. Big cities like Nashville are always going to have congestion (well, until we’ve got self-driving cars taking care of…
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Road Rage: On the Rise in Nashville?

What is it that’s driving people crazy on Tennessee roads? According to a new study from non-profit The Trace, which studies gun issues, the number of gun-related road rage incidents in the last two years has more than doubled. The study looked at 620 gun-involved road rage incidents, eight of which took place in Middle Tennessee. And it’s not just those collecting data who have noticed the trend. Interviews with drivers found that nearly two in three people have seen a noticeable increase in aggressive driving and road rage behaviors in the last three years. According to the Safety Culture Index compiled by AAA every year, 80 percent of drivers surveyed admitted to some sort of road rage in the last year. Perhaps more alarmingly, around eight million drivers admitted to “extreme road rage,” or acts of intentionally hitting someone else’s vehicle or getting out of their vehicle to confront…
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