What is Road Rage?
Road rage seems to be one of the most significant problems when it comes to car accidents in any country. People tend to get a rush of anger and frustration and make poor decisions causing some type of accident to happen within their surroundings. Each year thousands of accidents can be indeed preventable but due to road rage each year the numbers seems to be increasing. The statistics shows in here are going to be from the survey the zebra company conducted in order to see how each person conducted their road rage.
Looking at the graph we are able to see how
- 6.2% of the people experience some type of fight while driving
- 49.3% of people either honked their horn or witness something similar causing it to something major.
- 41.1% of people experienced rude hand gestures while driving or them themselves did it to piss someone off.
- 35.8% of people witness someone yelling either in traffic or for a specific reason.
- 26.7% of people they would road rage because of cars blocking their paths causing traffic for everyone.
Traffic incidents may be caused by a variety of factors, such equipment failure and the conductor’s acts, such as acceleration or offensive activities suchas tailgates or risky changing lanes. The effects of road accidents rely on factors such as the damage, the number of cars involved and whether the passengers of the automobiles are covered by seatbelts and/or air bags. One of the main causes of Road rages is heavy traffic. Depending in the area the person lives the traffic can be light or heavy especially when everybody is heading home after work. Society is progressing at a quicker speed than it has ever been. It is likely that the improved value of time causes us to be more violent on the roadway, particularly during rush hours. Many drivers only see the traffic ahead of them as a barrier that can be solved at any risk. As we pair this with society being used to instant contact, the issue becomes more noticeable. But whatever motives may be, this mindset may put those who cross the path in danger
Statistics on Road rage based on different generations:
- 51% of Millenials have reported that they have had some type of road rage while driving
- 4.2% of Baby boomers have reported Road rage while driving, the percentage is lower because lots of this generation are seniors that don’t really rage anymore while driving.
- 21.0% of generation X have experienced road rage while driving.
Each generation experiences more road rage than others, millenials and gen z are more likely to experience it because they are younger and easily impatient. Furthermore, what we assumed all along is true the younger the driver, the more risky, and the older we get the faster we travel. Stay safe while driving!