CONTROLLING ROAD RAGE: A LITERATURE REVIEW AND PILOT STUDY
This report discusses results of a literature review and pilot study on how to prevent aggressive driving and road rage. The study "Controlling Road Rage: A Literature Review and Pilot Study" defines road rage as "an incident in which an angry or impatient motorist or passenger intentionally injures or kills another motorist, passenger, or pedestrian, or attempts or threatens to injure or kill another motorist, passenger, or pedestrian." It must be emphasized that "road rage" and "aggressive driving" are not synonymous. Road rage is uncontrolled anger that results in violence or threatened violence on the road; it is criminal behavior. Aggressive driving does not rise to the level of criminal behavior. Aggressive driving includes tailgating, abrupt lane changes, and speeding, alone or in combination.
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Washington, DC 20005
- Rathbone, D B
- Huckabee, J C
- Publication Date: 1999-6-9
- Features: Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 38 p.
- TRT Terms: Aggression; Anger; Crimes involving transportation; Reckless drivers; Road rage; Speeding; Tailgating; Threats; Violent crimes
- Subject Areas: Highways; Safety and Human Factors; Security and Emergencies; I83: Accidents and the Human Factor;
- Accession Number: 00769292
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: NTL, TRIS
- Created Date: Sep 22 1999 12:00AM