TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Would you know what to do in a road rage confrontation? There's been a rise incidents like this across the country, and situations on the road can quickly escalate.
Now, there's a class here in Tucson to give you the tools to avoid angry drivers on and off the roads. It's taught by Bruce Montoya of Combat Fit, and it focuses on: Awareness, Avoidance, and Action.
Awareness is the first step in the class to protect yourself. Namely, learning to be a better driver and to notice how other drivers are behaving around you. Not keeping the pace of traffic or failing to accelerate at green lights on time are big reasons behind road rage.
Avoidance is step two. Students are taught to drive with doors locked, and be ready to drive away quickly if someone comes after you.
Additionally, driving with your windows rolled up makes you much less vulnerable to someone coming up to your car and grabbing or hitting you.
The class also teaches evasive and defensive driving maneuvers like J-turns so you can exit a situation without engaging another driver.
The final portion of the class focuses on intense worst-case scenarios and your plan for action.
Students are instructed what to do when approached with a gun or a knife and how to deal with multiple attackers. These scenarios incorporate Krav Maga self-defense techniques.
If you'd like to attend the class, click here for times.