Road rage impacts your body.
And affects your mind.
And it’s all negative.
It happens in many different ways.
Road rage even has led to people getting killed.
Road rage starts with stress triggers.
And in today’s modern, frenetic and turbulent world there are plenty of stress triggers.
Driving to work is the best example.
Highways and streets are filled with heavy traffic.
People cutting you off without any advance warning.
Drivers darting from one lane into another one.
The constant honking of horns.
There is nothing you can do about it.
And there is no escape from this horrible situation.
You are trapped in your car.
The reality of how helpless you are sets in.
Road Rage Impacts Your Body In A Big Way
And then it reaches the critical point.
Enough is enough.
You are pissed off and you become really really agitated.
And that’s when it starts.
Cortisol rushes into your bloodstream.
That sends your blood pressure on a rocketing trajectory.
Then a kick of adrenaline heightens your anger and aggression.
On top of that – Serotonin, a mood regulator drops and dopamine levels go through the roof.
At this point your emotional intelligence is in the dumps.
The actress Sandra Bullock says this about road rage.
“I feel like when you have an unauthorized police badge and something that looks like it could be a concealed weapon…
“…in the small of your back that when you, someone crosses you, pisses you off, road rage, I think just the slight badge and the little moving away of the jacket and not losing eye contact does amazing things.”
There is nothing new about road rage.
The first speeding laws against road rage were enacted in Britain the 19th. century.
They were designed to stop furious driving by horse-drawn carriages.
Road rage impacts us all.