Motoring behavioural expert, Dr Peter Marsh, explains that often drivers think of their cars as their ‘territory’ or ‘home turf’ and as humans we are programmed to protect it. Likewise, when we’re in our cars we feel protected from the outside world.
To avoid falling victim to rage, Dr Marsh suggests opening a car window as this will reduce feelings of invulnerability. This should help to remind us that just because we’re in our car, we are not completely shielded from the outside world. If you do find your mood affected by poor driving, find a safe place to stop and take a moment to relax.