Road Rage Is Worse Today Than Ever
Road rage is the collective term that emerged in the early 1990s expressing the aggressive behaviors of drivers . This means that road rage covers all aggressive actions of drivers regardless of nature and extent . Examples of road rage include unsafe changing of lanes , tailgating , swerving in and out of traffic , beating the red light and lack of care for other traffic regulations , speeding in normal or extreme road or weather conditions , and talking on the phone or doing something else while driving . Common reasons for aggressive driving are lateness or limited time to get to the targeted destination and slow or vehicular traffic causing frustration and stress . In some instances , alcohol intoxication and illicit drug intake together with crime commission also result to road rage (Wrobleski Hess , 2005 ) The conceptualization of aggressive driving has evolved as the nature of aggressive behavior has become increasingly more violent . Foul language and offensive or violent behavior towards other drivers are now considered part of road rage (Galovski , Malta Blanchard , 2006 . Road rage could result in crimes such as physical injuries or even homicide as well as damage to property . The change in the concept of road rage based on the examples of aggressive driving behavior before and now , supports the contention that aggressive driving behavior is worse today than ever .
Differences in the nature of aggressive driving behavior in the past and at present shows that road rage is indeed worse today . This finds exemplification in Miami , considered as the worst city for aggressive driving behavior for three years straight . It was only three years ago that Miami topped the list . The metropolis has always been a melting pot of cultures creating cultures stereotyped in television shows such as Miami Vice and CSI : Miami showing guns and fast driving as part of the city 's culture . However , while...
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