Road Rage in America

Top Ten Most Important Facts to Know

66% of traffic fatalities are caused by aggressive driving.


"Aggressive Driving and Road Rage." What Causes Road Rage. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Apr. 2015.

37% of aggressive driving incidents involve a firearm.

Aggressive Driving and Road Rage." What Causes Road Rage. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Apr. 2015.

Males under the age of 19 are the most likely to exhibit road rage.

Aggressive Driving and Road Rage." What Causes Road Rage. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Apr. 2015.

Half of drivers who are on the receiving end of an aggressive behavior, such as horn honking, a rude gesture, or tailgating admit to responding with aggressive behavior themselves.

Aggressive Driving and Road Rage." What Causes Road Rage. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Apr. 2015.

Over a seven year period, 218 murders and 12,610 injuries were attributed to road rage.

Aggressive Driving and Road Rage." What Causes Road Rage. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Apr. 2015.

2% of drivers admit to trying to run an aggressor off the road!

Aggressive Driving and Road Rage." What Causes Road Rage. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Apr. 2015.

They are working on pills that will treat aggression like they do with depression

Result Filters." National Center for Biotechnology Information. U.S. National Library of Medicine, n.d. Web. 29 Apr. 2015.

Plan your route in advance, travel on roads that you are comfortable on and that have a low volume of traffic

KIRCHNER, LAUREN. "The Psychology and Biology of Road Rage." Pacific Standard. N.p., 28 Jan. 2014. Web. 28 Apr. 2015.

If you are driving for a long period of time, stop and take a break

KIRCHNER, LAUREN. "The Psychology and Biology of Road Rage." Pacific Standard. N.p., 28 Jan. 2014. Web. 28 Apr. 2015.

Avoid honking, only do this if you feel it is absolutely necessary

KIRCHNER, LAUREN. "The Psychology and Biology of Road Rage." Pacific Standard. N.p., 28 Jan. 2014. Web. 28 Apr. 2015.