The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration NTHSA defines aggressive driving as occurring when "an individual commits a combination of moving traffic offenses so as to endanger other persons or property. It found that aggressive driving played a role in 56 percent of fatal crashes from throughwith excessive speed being the number one factor. The following driver-related contributing factors in FARS were taken as indications that crashes may have involved aggressive driving: Following improperly Improper or erratic lane changing Illegal driving on road shoulder, in ditch, or on sidewalk or median Passing where prohibited Operating the vehicle in an erratic, reckless, careless, or negligent manner or suddenly changing speeds Failure to yield right of way Failure to obey traffic signs, traffic control devices, or traffic officers, failure to observe safety zone traffic laws Failure to observe warnings or instructions on vehicle displaying them Failure to signal Driving too fast for conditions or in excess of posted speed limit Racing Making an improper turn Speeding For more than two decades, speeding has been involved in approximately one-third of all motor vehicle fatalities.
Leon Jamesprofessor of Psychology at the University of Hawaii, believes that a predisposition to road rage is cultivated as early as childhood. From childhood in the car and [from watching] television, we are prepared for competitive hard-nosed driving.
Stopping Aggressive Driving at the Source The source of the aggression and rage that result in road rage could have many causes, and although some of them are unavoidable, there are some ways to avoid letting road irritation turn to full blown road rage.
Give yourself all the rational reasons for not doing anything and to just forget the situation counting yourself lucky. Convince yourself you are more of a human being if you forgive, forget, and live to get to your destination without a side stop at the hospital or police station.
Avoidance techniques and proper education should work to help most drivers avoid road rage, but James is convinced that as long as there are drivers on the roads, there will always be people who let their emotions get the better of them, which can be a real danger to the other drivers.Aggressive driving, which can evolve into violent behavior known as “road rage,” can cause many serious problems on our highways, including.
There are far more people on the road than ever before. Crowding causes aggression." lack of sleep leads to loss of University of Hawaii; and author of Road Rage and Aggressive Driving. Aggressive driving or road rage can include various actions during driving, including: • Making obscene gestures at other drivers in traffic.
• Cutting off other drivers that had the right of way. Only 32% of people believe that a public awareness campaign against road rage would actually be effective. 56% of men state that they experience road rage from another driver every day.
The percentage of women that said they experience road rage on a daily basis: 44%.
No official government agency keeps track of official road rage statistics. There are far more people on the road than ever before.
Crowding causes aggression." lack of sleep leads to loss of University of Hawaii; and author of Road Rage and Aggressive Driving. Road rage is defined as aggressive driving that arises from disagreements with other drivers while driving.
When a driver gets angry or loses their temper from a traffic incident, it is also considered road rage. Causes Although the elements that cause road rage can vary, anger is .