Road Rage: Adding Injury To Insult

Posted on by Defensive Driving | in Defensive Driving Tips

Road rage. We all know the feeling of that blind rage when another driver does something stupid on the road. Usually curses are yelled, hand gestures are thrown, and everybody arrives at their location that little bit angrier. But road rage is more than just getting a little hot under the collar. It is estimated that 66 percent of traffic fatalities are caused by aggressive driving or road rage.

Furthermore, the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA) classifies “aggressive driving” as a traffic offense, and “road rage” as an actual crime. Add to this that 37 percent of aggressive driving incidents involve a firearm, and it is clear that road rage is more than a few harsh words – it is actually very dangerous. And yet, only 14 percent of people consider driving 10 mph over the speed limit to be “extremely dangerous” (Defensive Driving disagrees).

This infographic sheds a great deal of light on a commonly misunderstood phenomenon, and might just make you think twice before screaming at your fellow drivers next time you are on the road.

So put on some soothing music and maybe ease off of the acceleration next time you drive.

Road Rage Statistics

|

Customer Reviews

Defensivedriving.com has a ShopperApproved rating of 4.7 based on 118408 ratings and reviews.

Cooper Hamilton United States
very convenient and fast.
Elliott Winchester Texas, united states
Easy to navigate. Quick and simple.
Jesse Hail United States
Easy and fast
Natalia Vila None, united states
Quick and easy
Carmen Ellis None, united states
Easy.
Carl Marks None, united states
Very easy to set up
Jacob Lucena Texas, united states
Simple and easy
Joshua Miller united states
Great information. Easy registration process.
Luis Aguilar TX, united states
Amazing experience and learned a lot
Jackson Carlyle Texas , united states
Very easy to navigate through and would recommend to others.
Bullet Burchett TEXAS, united states
quick and easy
Andrew Gonzales None, united states
Its quick and easy
Edell Butts Texas, united states
easy to do.
Viri Ozuna TX , united states
I love how you can go at your own pace l, especially if you have kids because it helps!
Ruben Garcia TX, united states
Excellent service
Christopher Maguire None, united states
Frequent user here, every few years... easy and I love Defensive Driving.com!
Malachi Mixon None, united states
It’s been quick and easy
Duane Addison Tx, united states
So far so good!
Leigha Davis None, united states
Quick and easy to register.
See all reviews on shopperApproved.com
Why DefensiveDriving.com
  • 20 Years in Business
  • Over 2 Million Customers Served
  • Highest Possible Better Business Bureau Rating
  • Award Winning Course