* Plan ahead. Before you hit the road, listen to traffic reports to see which routes are congested. You'll then be able to take an alternate route or mentally prepare yourself for a slower drive. If possible, leave for your destination early to beat rush-hour traffic delays.
* Breathe. If you start to feel angry, focus on breathing deeply or try other relaxation techniques. To calm your nerves, play your favorite CD or bring along an audio book to help pass the time.
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* Retain your compassion. Since you don't know the circumstances behind other drivers' actions, do not be quick to judge someone else's poor driving as an act of aggression against you. For example, someone who cuts you off in traffic might be lost, confused or distracted by another driver.
* Pull over. If you're feeling angry, get off at the nearest exit to compose yourself. Remember that safety comes first and that arriving late to your destination is a better alternative to risking someone's life or your own.