Road Rage Behavior Crosses Gender Lines
It used to be that women were considered the "meeker" sex. Those days have apparently gone the way of the telephone booth according to a new survey of road rage behaviors. Now, women and men both display some unseemly, if sometimes self-justifying, driving reactions. Some of the survey results are a little surprising, shocking even.
The survey, conducted by Insurance.com, found the following road rage behaviors are shared by both men and women in fairly even numbers.
Swore in front of the kids while driving: 37 percent
(Women: 44 percent. Men: 30 percent.)
Honked at someone driving too slowly: 41 percent
(Women: 39 percent. Men: 43 percent.)
Brake-checked a car following too closely: 28 percent
(Women: 30 percent. Men: 27 percent.)
Tailgated someone on purpose because he or she was going too slowly: 18 percent
(Women: 21 percent. Men: 16 percent.)
Dinged someone's car in a parking lot and driven away: 8 percent
(Women: 8 percent. Men: 8 percent.)
Flipped someone off while driving: 29 percent
(Women: 31 percent. Men: 27 percent.)
You can go over the rest of the checklist of bad driving behaviors here.
Most area kids will be going back to class this week, and that means that all of us have to drive extra carefully. As you may know, drivers must come to a complete stop on both sides of the street when school buses are flashing red lights.