Understanding road rage: Insights from a synthesis of research

Xiaohui Xu, Huilong Hao, Zihao Liu, Hanyu Lin, Inhi Kim

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Road rage has been a serious problem and is worthy being paid attention by drivers, road managers, and researchers. This paper aims at providing a general overview of four research methods commonly used. The study covers the definition of road rage, introduction, and evaluation of four research methods. It concludes that the questionnaire survey method is applicable to the studies on impacts of different variables including demographic parameters of drivers. Driving simulating method mainly focuses on the driving behavior in specific driving scenarios. Case analysis method can provide researchers with a better understanding of the certain pattern of road rage. Field experiment method concentrates on target factors by designing suitable field experiments. It is revealed that different research methods have their own applicable conditions and proprieties. Consequently, a suitable research method according to the research objective and the research capability is proposed for the road rage studies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCICTP 2017
Subtitle of host publicationTransportation Reform and Change - Equity, Inclusiveness, Sharing, and Innovation - Proceedings of the 17th COTA International Conference of Transportation Professionals
EditorsHaizhong Wang, Jian Sun, Jian Lu, Lei Zhang, Yu Zhang, ShouEn Fang
Place of PublicationReston VA USA
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9780784480915
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventCOTA International Conference of Transportation Professionals (CICTP) 2017 - Shanghai, China
Duration: 7 Jul 20179 Jul 2017
Conference number: 17th
https://ascelibrary.org/doi/book/10.1061/9780784480915 (Proceedings)


ConferenceCOTA International Conference of Transportation Professionals (CICTP) 2017
Abbreviated titleCICTP 2017
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  • Case analysis
  • Driving simulating
  • Field experiment
  • Questionnaire survey
  • Road rage

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