Road Rage Research Paper Road rage doesn't just happen in the United States or just to people you don't know. Road rage is widespread it happens all over the world were cars are used it can happen to family members and friends. There are many different ways we can educate and help stop road rage occurrences. Some solutions would be to educate school students when they get their licenses.
Also educate the public with billboards, commercials, radio commercials and others. To stop reoccurring road rage problems the United States or other countries should adopt stricter road rage laws. I collected statistics from a United Kingdom road rage website on insurance companies reports on road rage. Located on this site are many different road rage insurance statistics reports. The Cornhill Insurance Research was passed out nationally, to learn the scale of road rage style behavior because of its probable impact on road accidents. The market researchers RSG B passed out the survey of more than 1, 000 people.
It showed that 61% are acts of verbal abuse, 50% involving aggressive hand gestures, and 30% of aggression is perpetuated by people in the 25-34 age group. Road rage is not limited to any age or social class. "Nearly 1 in 4 adults have committed an act of road rage according to the results of the survey, with men almost 3 times more likely to commit an aggressive act than women." More than 1 in 3 men and 1 in 4 women stated they had been the victims of some act of aggression from a road user. There are a lot of different causes of road rage.
Driving on somebody's rear end or cutting somebody can provoke road rage. The psychological reasoning for this is humans are tended to be territorial. "As individuals we have personal space, or territory, which evolved essentially as a defensive mechanism - anyone who invades this territory is potentially an aggressor" (reportroadrage). People also get angry if they see somebody else poorly driving. People also get mad at the multitasking kind of person somebody talking on a cell phone, reading a book and other stuff while driving (Dr. Driving).
These people try to take the law into there own hand and become vigilantes. Some major effects happen because of road rage. Road rage is sometimes ended in death or serious injuries emotional and physical. Road rage affects every big and small community worldwide, where there are cars there is road rage. There are many different ways to solve and educate about road rage occurrences. First start to solving road rage would be to educate the public and schools.
Ways cities could adopt to educate the public would be to make T. V and radio commercials to show ways to stop road rage. Ways to educate schools would be to hand out pamphlets and make driver ed. students watch a video on road rage. Also have the states adopt stricter laws toward road rage there would be less occurrences of it. Road rage is becoming a more occurring problem then past years.
"According to the American Automobile Association, they " ve been increasing by 7% per year since 1990" (Drivers. com). Since the WTC bombing and the economy going down people are taking out there aggression on the road. This involves a lot more in-patient drivers going to work and more acts of violence on the roads. I think if states were to adopt stricter laws to road rage and in force these laws it would bring down the occurrence of road rage.
A lot of people die from road rage family members, friends, and co-workers. Takings ones life just because you can't get to work in time because of somebody slowly driving in front of you is totally immoral. Work Cities " Reportroadrage. co. uk" December 6, 2001 < web >"Drivers. com" December 9, 2001 < web >"DrDriving's Road Rage and Aggressive Driving Prevention" December 9, 2001 < web >.