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07-26-2012, 06:52 AM
The findings of a brand new study on road rage and American commuters may shock some. According to the information, females may express their rage while when driving more often than males do. Or simply they just admit it more easily. Are you currently trying to sell or purchase a used or new auto? If this relates to you, don’t go any place else before you take a look at Gus Johnson used cars (http://www.cardealexpert.com/dealer/80570/WA-Spokane-Gus-Johnson-Ford).

Daily ride to the office
Road rage, according to Rosemary Haefner, vice president of human resources at CareerBuilder, is most often expressed during the stressful rush of commuter traffic. She said:

“Road rage is most often associated with running late and far commutes. Planning ahead and taking advantage of flexible work arrangements can help alleviate stress levels and set a more positive vibe for the workday.”

The study was commissioned by the career site CareerBuilder, and conducted by Harris Interactive. More than 3,800 commuters with full-time jobs were polled between May 14 and June 4, 2012. Eighty-three percent of those polled drive to work on a regular basis.

About 58 percent said that they had experienced road rage on the drive while nine percent said they actually got in a fight over the road rage.

The numbers were broken down further by gender, age and other factors.

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Are women more irritated?

Road rage was more common with women since 61 percent of woman confess to it. Only 56 percent of males said they experienced road rage.

There are different reasons to get upset depending on gender though. Women get upset when they are stressed out about being in a rush or having time limitations. Males, on the other hand, are more competitive and get angrier by things such as getting cut off.

Psychiatrist and Mindtemple guru Dr. Anjali Chhabria, according to Med India, made the rather presumptuous statement that women are "definitely" more stressed on the road than males because "they have to balance their high profile jobs as well as the home front."

The difference might just be because women are more likely to confess their bad behavior instead of men. The main difference is not very big and does not make for any evidence.

Ages of upset motorists

About 68 percent of motorists between the ages of 25 and 34 admit to road rage while only 47 percent of drivers over 55 confess to it. Apparently people become more patient with age.

Heat makes it worse

There are many people stressed by different kinds of weather since 17 percent said they were not as upset in summer months while another 10 percent said they are angrier in the heat. Climate does make a difference though.


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