What to do if you are a victim of Road Rage
How to keep a cool head in the face of aggression
With the current state of South African roads and the inherent aggression that South African drivers are famous for, there is no escaping the fact that the traffic here sucks. While it’s easy to get irate with inconsiderate drivers, drivers who don’t indicate, who speed or who force their way in to gaps that never existed, you would be better off just letting go, taking a deep breath, shrugging your shoulders and relaxing, than bursting into a rage.
Stay safe on the road with our tips on how to deal with angry and aggressive drivers.
South African commercial pilot Jacques van Tonder appeared in the Kempton Park Magistrate’s Court after an apparent road-rage incident during which another driver was shot.
He was travelling with two children (aged 10 and 14-years-old) in the car when he allegedly shot and killed Louis Jansen van Rensburg.
Van Rensburg had allegedly gestured for van Tonder to pull over, confronted him aggressively and tried to grab the accused’s firearm.