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A comparison of reported driving anger in Canada with USA, UK and Australia.

Tay, R (Peer reviewed)



Driver anger and aggresive driving is a topic of continued interest and receives constant public attention, especially in the media. Although there are many situational and person-related factors contributing to aggressive driving behaviours, the most widely recognised among them is driver anger or frustration. Many studies in aggressive driving are thus devoted to measuring the anger aroused in a variety of anger provoking situations. Although the results obtained in the several previous studies were quite consistent in general, there are substantial variations accross samples due to difference in the social, economic and political environment. This paper presents the results of a survey of a convenient sample of college students in a Canadian university on their driving anger using the Driver Anger Scale and compares the Canadian results with those deom UK, USA and Australia.