AAA Study: 80 Percent of Motorists Admit to Aggressive Driving Habits
Young Male Drivers Lead the Pack
February 20, 2018 – Though February is the month of love, it is also Aggressive Driving Awareness Month and statistics say that nearly 80 percent of drivers expressed significant anger and aggression behind the wheel, according to a AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety research study.
The most alarming findings suggest that approximately eight million U.S. drivers engaged in some type of road rage, including purposefully ramming another vehicle or getting out of the car to confront another driver. “Inconsiderate driving, bad traffic and the daily stresses of life can transform minor frustrations into dangerous road rage and aggressive driving behavior,” said AAA Public Affairs Manager, Marilyn Buskohl. “Far too many drivers are losing themselves in the heat of the moment and lashing out in ways that could turn deadly.”
Aggressive driving behavior is described as:
Aggressive driving and road rage varied considerably among drivers:
“It’s completely normal for drivers to experience anger behind the wheel, but we must not let our emotions lead to destructive choices,” said Buskohl. “Don’t risk escalating a frustrating situation because you never know what the other driver might do. Maintain a cool head, and focus on reaching your destination safely.”
AAA offers these tips to help prevent road rage:
Do Not Respond: Avoid eye contact, don’t make gestures, maintain space around your vehicle and contact 9-1-1 if needed.
Who's in the Driver's Seat? The Transformation of Transportation
On Tuesday, October 17, 2017, AAA and TEDx Wilmington held the first TEDx Salon dedicated to ideas worth spreading in transportation.
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This TEDx WilmingtonSalon was organized in partnership with AAA
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