If you’ve driven a car, truck or SUV, you’ve most likely engaged in it. It can come out of the blue or just be the climax of a rough day at work followed by an even rougher commute home: road rage.
A new study shows that about 80% of U.S. drivers exhibited some form of “anger, aggression or road rage” at least once in the last year. These actions can range from a simple glare for a motorist driving too slowly in the fast lane or showing someone you think they are “No. 1″ even though they drive like “No. 2″ after being cut off.
While those are common, and some might argue fairly harmless reactions, AAA says that increasingly responses are becoming more aggressive. The most alarming findings suggest that approximately 8 million U.S. drivers engaged in extreme examples of road rage, including purposefully ramming another vehicle or getting out of the car to confront another driver. (more…)