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road rage

n.
Violent behavior exhibited by drivers in traffic, often as a manifestation of stress.
A situation in which an angered driver or passenger attempts to kill, injure or intimidate a pedestrian or another driver or passenger or damage another’s vehicle, as consequence of a perceived transgression by another driver or, less commonly, by a pedestrian
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Usually road rage is triggered by a specific event like frequent traffic jams, over crowded roads, driving the wrong way, taking illegal turns, defective traffic signals, sudden restrictions because of VIP movement, bottlenecks due to illegal parking of vehicles by roadside, poor conditions of roads, potholes, oversized road humps, ubiquitous beggars/hawkers at traffic signals.
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Conventional thinking on road rage indicates that the vast majority of those who deliberately act in an aggressive manner on the roads vent due to the careless driving of others.
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Despite the cases of road rage going up in the last three years, the Delhi Police still do not keep separate accounts of these incidents.
Table: Road rage behaviors, experiences and involvement in accidents by vehicle type.
"Road rage," says Nazanin Sadegh Pour, psychologist at the Human Relations Institute in Dubai.
Over a fifth (21%) of road rage sufferers have argued with another motorist because of road rage while 36% admitted it makes them drive more aggressively.
The new system, which will be limited to highways with no oncoming traffic and no pedestrians, will come as good news to those commuters who have been victims of or are susceptible to road rage on Omani roads due to the stressful traffic situations.
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Scotland came out worst for road rage overall with 104,000 out of 2.6 million drivers (4%) caught up in motoring incidents.
ROAD rage is soaring with hundreds of thousands of motorists saying they've been deliberately RAMMED.