Aggressive driving on Australian roads

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A national study was conducted to understand the prevalence of driver aggression, the type of drivers who are likely to exhibit aggressive behaviour, and whether this is emblematic of a broader pattern of dangerous driving behaviour. The majority of drivers reported some form of aggressive driving, with age and gender differences apparent. Young male drivers (aged 22-39) reported the most extreme aggression, with 36% having chased another driver when angry at least once. Aggressive driving was associated with drink-driving, speeding, and the use of a hand-held phone, suggesting it may be part of a larger suite of problem behaviours.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2017 Australasian Road Safety Conference
Subtitle of host publication10th – 12th October, Perth, Australia
EditorsRaphael Grzebieta, Lynn Meuleners
Place of PublicationPearce ACT Australia
PublisherAustralasian College of Road Safety
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventAustralasian Road Safety Conference 2017: Expanding our Horizons! - Perth, Australia
Duration: 10 Oct 201712 Oct 2017


ConferenceAustralasian Road Safety Conference 2017
Abbreviated titleACRS 2017
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