AAA Report: 80% of drivers admit to anger, aggression, road rage

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — A new report reveals nearly 80% of drivers say they have experienced anger, aggression and even road rage while driving.

Traffic congestion, inconsiderate driving and even the daily stresses of life can create dangerous road rage, says AAA.

The report by AAA says millions admit to engaging in dangerous driving behaviors. Some even go to the extent of confronting other drivers.

According to the report, nearly two in three drivers believe aggressive driving is a bigger problem today than it was three years ago with nine of 10 people saying aggressive drivers are a serious threat.

If you find yourself getting frustrated while driving, AAA offers these tips:

  1. Don’t offend: Never cause another driver to change their speed or direction. Do not force another driver to use their brakes too quickly or turn their steering wheel.
  2. Be tolerant and forgiving: The other driver may just be having a bad day, do not assume their actions are a personal attack.
  3. Do not respond: Avoid eye contact, don’t make gestures, maintain space around your vehicle and call 911 if you need help.

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