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Relax in the car

February 17, 2001

Relax in the car



To avoid getting upset while you're driving, "Leave plenty of time to get there," said Corp. Rob Maroney of the Maryland State Police in Pikesville. "Don't fall into a bad driving habit."

For targets of aggressive driving, Maroney advised, "Slow down and let them go up the road. Don't challenge them."

Some tips from the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration include:

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Don't take traffic problems personally.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Avoid eye contact with an aggressive driver.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Don't make obscene gestures.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Don't tailgate.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Use your horn sparingly.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Don't block the passing lane or the right-hand turn lane.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Create a relaxing environment in the vehicle. Music should not have a beat faster than a human heartbeat.

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