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Road Rage

About Road Rage

Traffic jam on highway

Incidents of road rage frequently make the news, but the roads are not the only place where people lose their patience with strangers. “You don’t need a car to get road rage,” explains Shirley S. Wang, writing in the Wall Street Journal. “For many people, few things are more infuriating than slow walkers—those seemingly inconsiderate people who clog up sidewalks, grocery aisles and airport hallways while others fume behind them.” (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?