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Nearly 80% of drivers express road rage

Posted at 5:52 PM, Jul 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-14 20:52:15-04
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Be careful next time you get in your car.
 
AAA Arizona has found that nearly 80 percent of drivers on the roads say they have road rage.
According to a study, 78% of drivers admitted to driving aggressively in the past year.
 
Drivers also reported:
  • Purposefully tailgating: 51% (104 million drivers)
  • Yelling at another driver: 47% 95 million drivers)
  • Honking to show annoyance or anger: 45% (91 million drivers)
  • Making angry gestures: 33% (67 million drivers)
  • Trying to block another vehicle from changing lanes: 24% (49 million drivers)
  • Cutting off another vehicle on purpose: 12% (24 million drivers).
  • Getting out of the vehicle to confront another driver: 4% (7.6 million drivers)
  • Bumping or ramming another vehicle on purpose: 3% (5.7 million drivers)
Arizona is one of 11 states with laws against aggressive driving, but the majority of people said they think road rage has gotten worse in the past few years.
 
Since these numbers are self reported, AAA says the actual numbers are probably much higher.
 
The best thing you can do is pull over and let angry drivers pass by.