Violent road rage incidents: How to stay calm and protect yourself

HOUSTON- The increase of road rage incidents throughout the city has citizens on full alert. In recent weeks a mother of two was found shot to death inside her Toyota Camry near Bissonnet and Addicks Clodine. Another woman and her 3-year-old daughter were caught in the cross hairs of a man's gun on I-10.

So what's causing the recent influx of road hate? According to Autovantage Roadside Assistance the influx isn't new at all.

In 2014 the site declared Houston the road rage capital of America.

The Houston Police Department is reminding  drivers to keep their emotions in check this holiday season.

"If you are in a situation where you are feeling stressed or high anxiety take a minute  to pull over for a minute and collect yourself and say hey. I need to get to my destination, I need to do so safely so at the end of the day we can all get to where we are trying to get," said HPD.