‘Calm down dear, it’s only a car’

I’m not a driver. I’m lucky enough to live near a train station and a bus stop, so I just gave up. Because of this, road rage is something that I’ve never really understood but it seems it’s something that all drivers suffer from.

Including my dear old nan.

I was in the car with her the other day for about ten minutes and she managed to get annoyed with the entire driving population of the town she lives in, yelling at people the whole time. It started off with ‘That’s all we need, a white van driver in front of us when we’re in a hurry’.

I’m sorry, what? You’re worried that the white van driver’s going to slow us down? Have you seen the speed we’re driving at? And besides, there are a lot of generalisations made about blokes in vans but I didn’t realise driving slowly was one of them!

But this is the thing. Road rage seems totally irrational. Of course, getting a bit ticked off when someone’s nearly runs you off the road is justified, but a lot of the time it’s just anger at nothing!

I don’t know about you, but I’m glad it’s not something I have to deal with. Enough things make me mad, like queues, rude people and shops with the heating up too high – but maybe you have an allocated amount of rage and mine’s just dished out amongst other things? Or is getting mad with cars in fact a really good way of venting anger?

What do you think drivers?