AGGRESSIVE DRIVING ON ALABAMA ROADWAYS

With a heightened interest in the aggression that is occurring on roadways, this study dealt with the road rage perceptions and driving practices of drivers in Alabama. A total of 500 licensed drivers aged 16 and older of central Alabama completed a 32-item survey. Respondents indicated that road rage is an important issue. With the exception of those in the 75 and over age group, participants indicated that they had witnessed road rage on Alabama's roadways. However, the majority of respondents indicated that they had not been a victim of road rage. Participants favored strong enforcement of traffic laws to reduce road rage and also felt that aggressive driving goes unpunished. Most participants were undecided in response to whom is most often targeted by aggressive male and female drivers. However, there was little support that males targeted females and females targeted males with their aggression. A slightly higher number felt that females targeted other females.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Page Range: pp 12-13, 17
  • Corporate Authors:

    Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond

    Traffic Safety Institute, 253 Stratton Building
    Richmond, KY  United States  40475-3102
  • Authors:
    • Hagler, R L
    • Wilson, S T
    • KIRKPATRICK, J
    • Miller-Roberts, C
    • Sayers, L K
  • Publication Date: 2000

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 3 p.
  • Serial:
    • The Chronicle
    • Volume: 6
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana
    • ISSN: 0164-1344

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00792439
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 28 2000 12:00AM