Let’s take these 2 typical scenarios.
The lesson is, if you’re feeling emotional, upset or angry, take a moment to calm down before you drive. Or, if someone angers you while you are driving, take a deep breath or pull over for a moment. There is no point in taking risks, and we all have times when our mind is elsewhere or we are emotionally charged.
The emergency services use a term called ‘Red Mist” which is a feeling of extreme anger that clouds one’s judgment temporarily. They believe many incidents involving professional drivers happen when there is a momentary lapse of concentration triggered by a change in attitude. It only takes a second to have a collision – don’t let your emotions raise your chances of it happening to you.