With the population rapidly growing in the Tampa Bay area, incidents of road rage continue to increase. In Hillsborough County alone there are over 1 million drivers, with a reported 4,000 motor vehicle accidents in 2015. With so many individuals on the road who are stressed, tired, and distracted with text messages and phone calls, incidents of road rage are inevitable. So, what do you do if you’re involved in a road rage incident, and what are the appropriate procedures? The key to maneuvering your way out of an unsafe situation with an aggressive driver is to remain calm and to “take the high road”. Provide positive signs and feedback to the aggressive driver. Let the driver know that you acknowledge the situation. You can do so by waiving at the driver in a friendly manner. If the driver continues to pursue, allow them to get into your lane or move around you as safely as possible. If the situation does not work itself out at this point, call the police. Even if you do not call the emergency line, call the non-emergency line because it is very important to fully document the situation. Provide as much information as possible including details about the driver’s car, your location, and any erratic behavior. Inform the driver that you are contacting the police. Finally, if calling the police does not stop the driver’s behavior, remain in your vehicle with the windows rolled up and proceed to the nearest police station as quickly and as safely as possible. Do not step out of your vehicle until you are in a safe environment.