The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration suggest that one third of 3 mln. Injury crashes can be referred directly to aggressive driving. The majority of perpetrators are males between the age of 18 and 26.
Most Roadragers are relatively young, poorly educated males with criminal past, histories of violence, and drug or alcohol problems, and many have recently gone through emotional or professional setback. Approximately 4% aggressive drivers are female.
According to the American Automobile Association, they’ve been increasing by 7% per year since 1990. An Australian study estimates that about half of all traffic accidents in Australia may be due to Road rage.
over-use of the horn
changing the lanes without signalling
These, of course, are usually just the trigger points. The actual causes can be traced back to all forms of stress, from being called into the boss’s office for a friendly "chat", to having just been dumped by your boyfriend.
don’t take traffic problems personally
avoid eye contact with an aggressive driver
don’t make obscene gestures
use your horn sparingly
don’t block the passing lane