This article takes a sober and a light-hearted look at the problem of anger behind the wheel. Most drivers think other drivers are aggressive or rude, but would not admit that they run red lights or tailgate slow drivers. Like drunk driving, the issue has prompted vast social concern. The Federal Government is spending money on research, Congress has held hearings, law-enforcement authorities have held seminars and developed special enforcement programs, and psychologists are treating it as a genuine, stand-alone disorder. Various reasons for aggressive driving are discussed: feeling powerful behind the wheel, feeling anonymous and therefore unaccountable for actions.

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  • Publication Date: 1998-1-12


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  • Pagination: p. 64-68
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    • Time
    • Publisher: Time Incorporated
    • ISSN: 0040-781X

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  • Accession Number: 00766522
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1999 12:00AM