Do you frequently find yourself yelling at the driver in front of you as you travel Virginia’s roads? Maybe you have already gotten a ticket for reckless driving after a fury-fueled driving maneuver. You should take action to avoid another one.

To help, WebMD offers tips on cooling your anger behind the wheel. Gain control over your road rage before it results in an accident or another ticket.

Head out early

One reason for your anger may be that a negligent or slow driver makes you late. If this is often the case, leave a few minutes earlier than you need to. This is no guarantee that you will not encounter problematic drivers, but it can most certainly give you one less reason to get angry.

Get plenty of sleep

Not getting adequate rest is enough to put anyone in a poor mood. If you are not a morning person but have to drive early in the morning, try going to bed earlier to better ensure you get enough sleep to wake up feeling rested and refreshed.

Choose the right music

It is hard to stay angry for very long when you have your favorite song streaming inside your car. Create a playlist of your favorite jams that always manage to put a smile on your face, no matter how many times you listen to them.

Understand your triggers

Whenever you feel yourself getting angry while driving, take a moment to analyze what it was that triggered you. Understanding the root cause of your road rage helps dismantle it and keep your blood from boiling.

This information is only intended to educate and should not be interpreted as legal advice.