Can you choose your attitude? Some people will say yes! However, is it a learned behaviour or simply in us? I really have no idea the answer I wish I did!, What I do know is that it is our attitude that can let us down on the road.
One school of thought is that many drivers are not being associated with events as a result of their lack of technical skills behind the wheel; it is not even their lack of understanding of the guidelines of the road. It is their attitude and behaviour behind the wheel that lets them down, time after time. Basically, it is our attitude that drives our behaviour.
So what changes when we get in the vehicle? Why does a lovely person who would hold the door open for you change behind the wheel? The same person, who would forgive somebody for making a genuine mistake. Yet on the road they would beep, use unsavoury hand signals, shout and promise at a person for simply making a genuine error.
Let's face it we all make mistakes daily and we hope people will forgive us for them. Remember, when a driver slips up near you don't take it personal, it might have been the only mistake they have made all week! Now I know what you are thinking, "Well somebody else's mistake might trigger damage to my vehicle, injury and even death".
Snapping as a result of somebody else's mistake might be viewed as just instinctive. But, allowing that anger to end up being counterproductive will only make matters worse, so yes be upset but control your anger, remember emotion plays a huge part in our ability to make logical decisions. You might end up making the wrong decision and end up being the person who does trigger somebody else to be hurt.
While stopping at a red light, you should have discovered that if the rush is excessive, some people turned off their vehicle engines and kick back quietly. No, they are not foolish! They are actually giving more life to their vehicle. Unnecessary idling kills your vehicle slowly without you even knowing it!