Aggression on Australian roads

Press/Media: Research


Road safety conference paper 2017

Period17 Jul 2017 → 1 Jul 2020

Media coverage


Media coverage

Media contributions


Media contributions

  • TitleHands Up to Save Lives / WAVE BYE TO ROAD RAGE
    Degree of recognitionRegional
    Media name/outletThe West Australian
    Media typePrint
    Duration/Length/SizeWords: 778
    Producer/AuthorJosh Zimmerman
    PersonsAmanda Stephens, Michael Fitzharris
  • Title6PR Perth radio interview with Gareth Parker
    Degree of recognitionLocal
    Media typeRadio
    DescriptionInterview Dr Amanda Stephens, Monash University Accident Research Centre, about Australians' attitudes toward road rage. Parker says Stephens co-wrote of a study from the Monash University Accident Research Centre. Stephens says they sampled almost three thousand Australian drivers and asked them how often they honked their horn to show their anger. She notes they found 18% of their samples said they had the intention of chasing down the driver to show their anger. She discusses what their research found. She says it comes down to blaming people for the situations they are in. She thinks it is great that they are now discussing aggressive driving and road rage. She shares tips on how to channel feelings of anger on the road. She says aggression is related to drink driving and speeding. They have also been looking at attitudes behind drink driving and speeding. She notes that people should think about the knock on effects of aggression to others.
    PersonsAmanda Stephens
  • TitleThe prevalence of aggressive driving
    PersonsAmanda Stephens


  • aggression
  • road safety
  • road rage