PREVENTING ROAD RAGE: HOW TO AVOID AGGRESSIVE DRIVING

More and more drivers have started acting out their anger when they get behind the wheel. After they've been cut off, tailgated, or slowed down by a vehicle in front of them, these angry drivers can commit incredible acts of violence -- including assault and murder. When the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety studied more than 10,000 incidents of violent aggressive driving committed between 1990 and 1996, it found that at least 218 people were killed and another 12,610 injured when drivers got angry. Although many drivers involved in these incidents are men between the ages of 18 and 26, anyone can become aggressive if they let their anger take precedence over safe driving. The AAA Foundation study found that men, women, and people of all ages can drive aggressively if they are in the wrong mood or circumstances. This pamphlet offers suggestions on how you can avoid being the victim of an aggressive driver.

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  • English

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 8 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00796873
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 1 2000 12:00AM