Study Shows Road Rage Remains A Problem In U.S.
Have you ever found yourself furious after being cut-off, nearly hit, or completely disregarded by other driver’s on the road. It’s a natural reaction to feel a little angry, but for some, the rage that builds up leads to an explosion of emotion. Instead of letting go of someone’s mistake, even if you feel it was intentional, some people act on their aggression. This, of course, leads to road rage, which at its worst leads to an accident, injury or possibly death. Even in the mildest of cases, road rage could lead to close calls or reckless driving in general. And in a city like Chicago, drivers who commit to road rage may find themselves in need of sr22 insurance. In fact, a study of drivers revealed a strong majority of them had road rage incidents within the last year.
How Angry Are Driver’s These Days
In the study conducted by The Zebra, 978 drivers around the U.S. were asked whether they had road-rage or drove aggressively in the past year. Unfortunately, 8 out of 10 people said they experienced road-rage at least one time in the past year. This is a problem because road rage leads to mistakes. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said road-rage related fatal crashes have gone up over the past decade. On top of that, road-rage related collisions cause driver’s insurance rates to go up by at least 70%, more in some states
Think Twice Before Acting On Emotion.
If you find yourself getting angry while behind the wheel, consider the consequences of retaliation. You would be putting yourself and others on the roadway in harm’s way just to get back at a complete stranger. Instead, take some notes from this post about alleviating road rage. It may not be easy, but at the end of the day acting on your road rage will cost you something.