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Road Rage

About Road Rage

Traffic jam on highway

Road rage is an umbrella term that refers to a motorist's explosive outbursts of anger and aggression in response to interactions with other drivers and road users. Though the concept has no set legal definition, most frameworks emphasize that the driver's level of hostility must exceed what is considered a normal, reasonable reaction to the triggering situation to be deemed road rage. (Opposing Viewpoints)

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  • Is aggressive driving a major safety problem?
  • Will higher speed limits contribute to road rage?
  • What causes road rage?
  • Is road rage a gender issue?
  • Does alcohol or substance abuse contribute to road rage?
  • Does societal stress contribute to road rage?
  • How can the incidence of road rage be reduced?