Virtually all drivers polled have witnessed provocative driving behavior or road rage on New Jersey roads, according to a newly published Plymouth Rock Assurance study.
Behaviors reported include unsafe and aggressive driving sometimes even leading to a physical altercation. The study is the latest examination of behavior on roads in the Garden State by the New Jersey car insurance group.
Findings from the latest study include:
- 99 percent witnessing at least one road rage incident.
- 96 percent perceiving that other drivers disobey posted speed limits on major highways.
- 89 percent witnessing other drivers change lanes without signaling.
- 59 percent witnessing other drivers make insulting gestures.
- 35 percent reporting occasional “uncontrollable anger” behind the wheel.
- 11 percent witnessing other drivers engage in physical altercations.
“Considering the legal and potentially fatal consequences of aggressive driving behavior, the frequency and types of actions reported in our latest study are unsettling,” said Gerry Wilson, president and chief executive officer of Plymouth Rock Management Company of New Jersey. “We also found that nearly half of New Jersey drivers are concerned about their safety on our roads.”
Source: Plymouth Rock Assurance
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