New report: road rage incidents jump during the holidays
By Associated Press
St. Louis, MO – A new study shows that a majority of drivers will have at least one road rage incident a year. A University of Missouri-St. Louis researcher who has written a book on road rage says the congestion and frustration common this time of year fuels the aggressive tendencies that cause people to drive angry. Tara Galovski is an assistant research professor of psychology. She says her research shows that 30 percent of all drivers drive aggressively and 90 percent will have a road rage incident at least once per year.
Most law enforcement agencies and the federal government don't track road rage accidents. But the Triple-A Foundation for Traffic Safety estimates at least 15-hundred people a year are seriously injured or killed by road rage-fueled traffic disputes.