I admit it. When I drive, I tend to be a bit road-ragey. Nothing too crazy, but I'm definitely not afraid to use the horn.
Not surprisingly road rage is common during the daily commute, with 58 percent of workers who drive to work admitting that they get road rage, per a new report fromChicago-based CareerBuilder.
The report also found that one in 10 workers say they’ve gotten into a fight with another commuter.
That’s a lot of angry drivers, especially since the report found that 83 percent of workers say they usually drive to work. About 12 percent of workers said they found jobs with longer commutes during or after the recession.
“Road rage is most often associated with running late and far commutes,” said Rosemary Haefner, vice president of human resources at CareerBuilder, in a news release. “Planning ahead and taking advantage of flexible work arrangements can help alleviate stress levels and set a more positive vibe for the workday.”
And ladies, some troubling news: women are more likely to get road rage, with 61 percent of women (compared to 56 percent of men) admitting to road rage during their daily commutes.
The CareerBuilder survey was conducted online by Harris Interactive and included responses from more than 3,800 workers.