The Road Rage management course is a must if you want a good result in how your professional employee conducts himself with your vehicle.
46% of Calgarians have or do experience road rage.(Dr. Paul Eberle TERROR ON THE HIGHWAY 2006)
Aggressive Driving/Road rage encompasses much more than just what a dictionary can provide. Road rage, also called intermittent explosive disorder, is a term used to refer to violent incidents resulting from stress caused by accidents or incidents on roadways. It is often a natural extension of aggressive driving.
There are three distinctive types of road rage:
The ones we easily recognise are the following:
Cutting off the other driver, chasing, fighting and blocking.
Cursing at drivers, screaming and yelling, blowing the horn, shouting insults and using rude hand gestures.
Resisting by driving slower, complaining, speeding up or rushing, exercising passive aggressive behaviours.
Road Rage Statistics:
The survey, administered by Response Insurance, revealed that 34 percent of drivers say they honk their horn at the aggressor, 27 percent yell, 19 percent give the finger back, 17 percent flash their headlights, and 7 percent mimic the initial aggressive driving behavior. Two percent of drivers admit to trying to run the aggressor off the road.
When it comes to aggressive responses, men are more likely than women to do so (54% vs. 46%), as are drivers age 18-24 (67%) versus drivers 65 and older (30%).
Drivers with children in the car are more likely to respond aggressively (59%) than drivers without children (45%) in the vehicle. Drivers using a cell phone (59%) will respond aggressively to situations compare to those who do not use a cell phone while driving (39%).
This is a 4 hr. Power Point class with discussions on how the driver behavior affects his or her driving. The course also includes focus group discussions with participating students.