road rage

Do you ever get “road rage?” Our poll results
Do you ever get “road rage?” Our poll results

We humans are not a patient lot. Whether we're in line at the grocery store or stuck on hold with our cable company, we have a tendency to see red whenever anyone gets between us and our goals. That's especially true when we're driving. Even a most mild-mannered Bruce Banner can turn into a raging...Read More»

Angry Driver with Road Rage
Drivers Hate Texters, Love Classic Rock, And Other Findings From Expedia's Road Rage Report

Memorial Day weekend marks the start of the summer driving season, and to get you in the mood, Expedia has published its annual Road Rage Report. Some of the findings may surprise you, and a few might suggest ways for you to improve your own driving habits. In gathering data for the 2014 report...Read More»

Angry Driver with Road Rage
Road Rage Is The New Facial Recognition Frontier

The entry for "privacy" in the Oxford English Dictionary may look the same as it always has, but our definition of the word is changing day by day. Consider the fact that license plate readers track many -- if not most -- drivers in the U.S. Software is being used to identify pedestrians and...Read More»

Angry Driver with Road Rage
Study: Women Flip Off Other Drivers, Men Key Cars For Revenge

It's funny how terrible drivers suddenly become experts on terrible driving when they get behind the wheel. We may be drifting out of our lane, our turn signal may have been blinking for the past five miles, but when we're driving, everyone else is an idiot. This peculiar brand of egomania has a...Read More»

Teen driving
Study: Women More Prone To Road Rage, 30% Text & Drive To Work

A new survey of America's commuters reveals some interesting facts. Chief among them: many folks text and drive, while far more -- especially women -- have a tendency to fly off the handle. The study was conducted by Harris Interactive between May 14 and June 4 of this year. Over 3,800 commuters...Read More»

Angry Driver with Road Rage
Don't Get Mad, Don't Get Even: New Jersey Outlaws Road Rage

On Friday, New Jersey governor Chris Christie signed into law a bill that stiffens penalties for drivers convicted of road rage. The law is known as "Jessica Rogers' Law" (PDF), named for a young woman who was paralyzed in 2005 when the car in which she was riding hit a telephone pole. The driver...Read More»

Traffic
Don't You Hate It When You're Driving And...? #YouTellUs

Memorial Day is upon us and traffic is bound to be a nightmare leaving whatever city you live in. More than any other, expect maybe for Thanksgiving, this weekend is the cause of countless road rage incidents. It's full of things you hate when you're driving--people cutting you off, idiots talking...Read More»

Angry Driver with Road Rage
How to Avoid Being a Road Rage Victim

A suspected road rage incident in Houston--one that proved fatal--points out the unknown danger that prevails on the highway. In this case, the police are looking for a dark-colored pickup truck. The occupants allegedly shot the owner of a car repair and sales business, according to The Houston...Read More»

Traffic: Why We Drive The Way We Do (And What It Says About Us) by Tom Vanderbilt
New Book Explains Why We Do What We Do In Traffic

It all began, explains author Tom Vanderbilt, when he finally became a "late merger". Instead of meekly getting into line while those [fill in epithet here] zoomed past him to merge just before the end of the lane...he joined them. His wife cringed. He wondered what this would do to his self-image...Read More»

2006 Dodge Stratus Sedan 4-door R/T Trunk
Supreme Court Nominee Sonia Sotomayor: Step AWAY From Your Car!

We trust that few, if any, of our readers use or possess illegal substances. But if there happen to be such people, you may wish to note a decision by President Obama's newly named choice for Justice of the US Supreme Court. While the judge describes herself as "extraordinarily intense and very...Read More»

2012 Tesla Model S prototype
Link Love From The Car Connection: Bentley Continental Supersports Spotted, Fast & Furious Nissan Stolen, And Seniors Have Their Moments

Played like a cheap ukulele --  Yesterday we highlighted a mysterious (and possibly staged) video featuring a major Tesla investor who was "overheard" gabbing about new money flowing into the start-up--perhaps to quiet concerns about the company's finances and its ability to produce the...Read More»

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