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Road rage incidents on the rise on Australian roads

Neil Mitchell
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A study by University of Queensland psychologists will investigate what makes rational people flip out and lose their cool in road rage episodes. 

Driver aggression is the leading concern for Australian drivers, with a recent survey revealing 86 per cent people are increasingly worried about incidents on the road. 

3AW Mornings program psychologist Dr Michael Carr-Gregg said it wasn’t just worsening traffic conditions and longer commute times that contributed.

‘What the research is telling us it’s about a lack of etiquette, we hate rude or poor drivers who don’t display a degree of courtesy,’ he said.

A RACQ study found tailgating, throwing litter out the window and a failure to indicate were among the biggest frustrations for drivers.

Click PLAY to hear Dr Carr-Gregg’s ideas on how to avoid ‘flipping out’ on the road: 

Neil Mitchell
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