Browse Publications Technical Papers 2007-01-1177
2007-04-16

Road Rage Among Professional Drivers 2007-01-1177

Some research indicates that road rage is more common among drivers of trucks than drivers of other vehicles. However, no prior studies have examined road rage among professional drivers. We report on road rage for professional drivers (occupation=bus driver, taxi driver, chauffeur, or truck driver) and nonprofessional drivers in the population of Ontario, Canada. Logistic regression analyses examined road rage by driver type, controlling for demographic characteristics, amount of driving on busy roads, amount of driving that was stressful, and number of kilometers driven in a typical week. Professional drivers, younger drivers, and those who drove more on busy roads and in stressful conditions experienced road rage victimization. Road rage perpetrators were younger, drove more on busy roads and in stressful conditions. However, professional drivers were not likely to be road rage perpetrators. Efforts to reduce road rage should focus on road congestion and driving stress.

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