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Road rage stunner: 2 in 3 drivers keep a weapon in their car - Study Finds

Road rage stunner: 2 in 3 drivers keep a weapon in their car - Study Finds

Road rage stunner: 2 in 3 drivers keep a weapon in their car - Study Finds
Dec 01, 2022 1 min, 10 secs

residents, commissioned by Circuit Route Planner, finds that a staggering 65 percent of drivers keep a weapon in their vehicle in case they need to defend themselves during a road rage incident.

As for which cars you may want to stay away from if things get heated on the road, the poll finds BMW, Hyundai, and Mercedes drivers are the most likely to keep a dangerous weapon in their car.

While 39 percent of urban drivers believe road rage is worse where they live than anywhere else in the country, 53 percent still think urban drivers are just as prone to road rage.

More than half of rural (54%), small town (58%), and suburban (67%) think road rage is just as bad where they live as everywhere else — including cities.

Half the poll think men are the most prone to road rage incidents, with younger drivers following as a close second (42%).

While busy streets and bumper-to-bumper traffic would seem to make major cities the perfect place for road rage, the survey found that America’s road rage “capital” is actually Eugene, Oregon.

Interestingly, famously congested areas like New York and Los Angeles didn’t even make the top 20 cities for road rage.

Since road rage can easily lead to accidents, injuries, and even fatalities, researchers say it’s critical that drivers learn to keep a cool head.

Here are a few tips from AAA for handling potential road rage incidents while driving:.

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