Top Five Worst Road Rage Cities
2. New York
4. Los Angeles
5. Washington, D.C.
Causes Of Road Rage
When asked the major causes of a driver's personal road rage, the most frequent themes were people being in a hurry, running late, being impatient and/or speeding. But behaviors by other drivers can cause road rage, too. They include:
• Driving too fast (66 percent observe this happening every day)
• Tailgating (57 percent see this every day)
• Cutting over without notice (45 percent see this every day).
Commuters also reported that other drivers frequently:
• Talk on their cell phones (98 percent observe this at least once a week)
• Do other tasks while driving (63 percent observe this at least once a week)
• Run red lights (63 percent observe this at least once a week)
• Slam on the brakes (63 percent see this happening at least once a week).
Reducing Road Rage
Drivers weighed in on how to reduce rude driving and road rage:
• Increase police presence (62 percent thought this would help)
• Make it illegal to use cell phones while driving (53 percent)
• Use automatic cameras to catch bad drivers (51 percent)
• Conduct a major public awareness campaign (32 percent).
Liz Allison, a spokesperson for AutoVantage, is a NASCAR TV personality, radio host and best-selling author. She has served as a racing analyst for TNT, CNN/SI., TNN, CNN, ESPN and ESPN2.
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