Anger Contributes To Half Of All Car Accidents

Road rage is a factor in nearly half of all car accidents and the most irritating drivers are those who cut in and weave in and out of traffic, according to a new study. Researchers from the Center for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto said identifying the triggers of road rage will help drivers stay calm and prevent dangerous driving. The study involved reviewing driver complaints on a website www.roadragers.com wherein visitors to the website posted various types of road rage and aggressive driving behaviors that irritated them. Over 5000 entries were reviewed and analyzed for the study from 1999 to 2007.

The study revealed 54 percent of the complaints involved drivers cutting in or weaving in traffic. Speeding accounted for 29 percent of the entries, and 25 percent of the complaints were the result of hostile displays from other drivers.

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