Road Rage: Women Are More Inclined To It, Study Shows
|   Sunday, July 22, 2012
Well, this is somewhat awkward. While we like to think that we fight against prejudice with all our might, when studies point out that some facts that tend to agree with our preconceived ideas, holding on to that principle becomes a bit hard.

A recent study performed on Americans reveals some interesting, as well as troubling facts. It was found that many drivers also like to text with one hand while the other is on the wheel, but the chief find is that most drivers are quite angry when in traffic.
And women seem to be angrier than men.
Harris Interactive (via The Car Connection) was the one responsible for conducting this survey on 3800 people from the 14th of May to the 4th of June this year. 83 percent of the people surveyed actively drove to their workplace. Those who were self-employed and those who worked for the government had a limited participation in the study, as they were not the main object of focus.

After the math was done, the results were not very cheery and bright, but rather quite dark and grim. A good deal of rage is involved when stepping behind the wheel and, worse than that, safety measures are not respected.

More specifically, the study found that road rage is a common occurrence in drivers, with women taking the lead. 61 percent of the women surveyed said they experienced road rage while "only" 56 percent of male drivers admitted to blowing a fuse in traffic.

Furthermore, young people have fewer patience reserves than older people. The study showed that about 68 percent of drives aged 25-34 have experienced road rage as opposed to 47 percent of drives over 55 years old. Of all those commuters, about 9 percent have actually gotten in a fight with a fellow traffic participant.

Hot weather also has an effect on road rage. 17 percent of respondents have said they feel less inkling to raging on the roads in the summer. 10 percent said they said they raged more in the hot season.

As for texting and driving, 30 percent of the people surveyed said they practice it on their way to work of back from it. The percentage of those involved in an accident while texting stands at 24 percent. Considering the previous number, we should be thankful the remaining 6 percent is still in one piece.

The study was ordered by CareerBuilder, and because of that it might be accused by some of being biased. We all know that CareerBuilder would benefit from it, seeing how some commuters would be inclined to search for new, closer jobs, and when you are on a site that deals with that issue everything suddenly makes sense. That would be one way to look at it, and the other to take things at face value.

If you opt for the latter, make sure you leave earlier for work to avoid jams, listen to calm music, or take the bus to work. CareerBuilder also recommend those actions.
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