Road rage is aggression act which may lead to loss of life of an innocent individual. Almost all road users particularly drivers have encountered an incidence of road rage. Though most of these incidences are as blameless as a rude gesture, most of people have lost their lives through them. Traffic an activity of cooperation and thus when and individual decides to violate the road rules, the consequences might be very fatal.
The Scope of Road Rage
Most road rage incidences are as a result of misunderstanding or ignorance like failure of a driver to look on road before taking a turn or forgetting to switch of turn signal after a turn. Most people have the tendency of taking things the wrongly and as a result, the term road rage was developed. Thousands of road accidents are as a result of simple mistakes on the road. In the modern world, over eighty four thousands incidences are reported every year. However, not all road rage incidents result to accident but involves aggressive acts. Anybody can be involved in road rage irrespective of their gender, race, religion or age.
In most aggressive driving accidents include more than a vile word or rude gesture. Often, weapons are used in road rage incidences. In fact, almost every motorist is always armed either with a knife, fire arms or other weapons. The most reported cases of weapon used in road rage involves use of guns. Road rage occurs in various actions and forms which determines the consequential effects.
The fact that road rage originated from United States does not imply that is limit to American nations only. Incidents of road rage have been reported from various world nations such as Australia, African nations, and most of Europe nations.
Causes of Road Rage
Generally, the main cause of the most road rage is based on stress. Most aggressive drivers lose their patience and temper as a result of frustration. This forms the basis on which road rage evidences are developed. For instance, when time is running out, some drivers tend make fast actions to get their way back into the road without caring about the safety of other road user.
At other times drivers are in rush for money or other personal issues. In this situation, they tend to stop for nothing else but what is related to what they are intending to do at a specified time. Generally, all road rage causes are related to stress and time factors. Noticeably, the road is not a place for drivers to bring their stress problems.