Aggressive Driving: Three Studies
by Louis Mizell, Bethesda, MD
by Matthew Joint, MSc, BSc, MCIT UK
by Dominic Connell, BSc and
Matthew Joint, BSc, MSc, MCIT
AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety
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Washington, D.C. 20005
About the Sponsor
A Message From the Sponsor
Incidents of Aggressive Driving
Vehicles of Mass Destruction
Advice for Motorists
What is "Road Rage"?
What Causes "Road Rage"?
How to Avoid Succumbing to Road Rage
The Survey in Detail
Driving and Aggressive Emotion
"Cures" for Road Rage
About the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety
The first study in this volume was sponsored by the AAA Foundation for Traffic
Safety. Founded in 1947, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety is a not-for-profit,
publicly supported charitable research and educational organization dedicated to
saving lives and reducing injuries by preventing traffic crashes.
Funding for this study was provided by voluntary contributions from motor clubs
associated with the American Automobile Association and the Canadian
Automobile Association, from individual AAA club members, and from AAA-
affiliated insurance companies.
This publication is distributed by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety in the
interest of information exchange. The opinions, findings, and conclusions
expressed in this publication are those of the authors and not necessarily those
of the Foundation. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety assumes no liability for
its contents or use thereof.
A Message From The Sponsor
This study was commissioned after the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety
observed a growing concern with the problem of aggressive driving.
A 1995 study performed by the Road Safety Unit of the Automobile Association
of Great Britain found that 90 percent of the drivers surveyed had experienced
"road rage" incidents during the preceding 12 months. In this