- 82% of drivers in the U.S. admit to having road rage or driving aggressively at least once in the past year.
- 59% of drivers reported showing anger by honking.
- 45% of drivers report changing lanes without signaling.
- 42% of drivers claimed they’ve yelled or cursed loudly at another driver.
- 38% said they’ve used rude or obscene gestures against other drivers.
Most respondents said they did not report road rage to the police. More than half of the survey respondents said they had witnessed road rage, directed either at themselves or someone else.
- Only 10% of drivers say they’ve actually called the police on another driver because of aggressive driving or road rage in the past year.
While not all road rage incidents have led to a physical confrontation, The Zebra found that:
- 7% got out of their vehicle to verbally confront another driver.
- 6% threw objects.
- 6% got in a physical altercation with another driver.
- 5% sideswiped another vehicle.
- 5% bumped or rammed another vehicle on purpose.
- 5% forced another driver off the road.
According to our survey, the top three road-rage-inducing actions are:
- Distracted driving
- Getting cut off
If you find yourself experiencing road rage, our respondents used these methods to relax and settle down:
- 62% suggested listening to music.
- 23% think of something else.
- 22% yell or curse to blow off steam.
Check out John Price and Richard’s full interview below!