A new survey from CareerBuilder reveals some interesting facts about commuters. For starters: many folks text and drive, while far more — especially women — have a tendency to fly off the handle. I have witnessed this for myself firsthand, as the only times I have encountered ‘road rage’ while driving, it has been other women who have tailgated me, and then ‘flipped me off’ while obviously screaming profanities at me while next to me on the road! How about you? Have you ever encountered a road rage incident with a man or woman or both? Survey says:
Here are the major takeaways of the CareerBuilder survey:
Women are more prone to road rage than men. Of those surveyed, 61% of women said that they had experienced road rage, compared to 56% of men.
Younger drivers are more prone to road rage than older ones. Roughly 68% of respondents between 25 and 34 years old said they experienced road rage, while just 47% of those 55 and older said the same.
17% of those surveyed said they experienced less road rage during the summer months, while 10% said they experienced more.
Roughly 9% of commuters have actually gotten into a fight with another commuter.
Fully 30% of commuters have sent text messages while driving to and from work.
Who is more likely to engage in road rage: you or your spouse? Why?