Better stay home: Study finds women more prone to road rage (and a full 30% of commuters text and drive to work)
Women have stereotypically been labelled as bad drivers, but now a study has claimed that women are also hotheads behind the wheel.
The study, conducted by Harris Interactive and commissioned by CareerBuilder, surveyed more than 3,800 drivers across the country who commuted to work.
It also finds that a staggering 30 per cent of those survey text while driving to work, despite many states having laws against such practices.
Angry drivers: A new study reveals that more U.S. women are prone to road rage than men
Too hot to fight: Respondents said that in the summer, it was generally too hot to get road rage
According to the survey, 83 per cent of those polled drove to work. Those with longer commutes admitted to much higher stress levels. Government workers and those who were self-employed were not included in the poll.
It revealed that 61 per cent of women surveyed admitted to road rage, whereas only 56% of men did.
The survey also revealed that younger drivers were more prone to road rage than those who were older, and ostensibly have more driving experience.
In slightly better news, respondents reported slightly less road rage in the hotter summer months than the summer.
The Car Connection, which initially reported the organisation’s findings, noted that it is of interest that CareerBuilder commissioned the study.
The website said that CareerBuilder might want prompt career-seekers to think first of what sort of commute their potential new job might entail.
Blocked up: A full 30 per cent of respondents admitted to texting while driving
Several tips for beating - or at least subduing - road rage include leaving extra time for your commute, listening to calming music, and request flexible working time to avoid peak commuting hours.
Public transportation is another option for reducing one's risk on the road.
And of course, officials say it is never safe to text whilst driving.
Many states have laws that prohibit young drivers from texting behind the wheel, and ten states, including New York and California, have bans on using handheld devices while driving.
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