View the discussion thread. Timothy Smith is a healthcare executive living in the Chicago area with his wife and three children. He got involved with teen driving several years ago when a number of teenagers were killed in multiple crashes near his home, virtually all due to driver error.
A teenager was dragged along a busy dual carriageway as he dangled out of the window of a car during a road rage attack. The year-old was held in a headlock by a driver who had snatched his keys during a confrontation in AtlantaGeorgia. The driver, Emmitt Grubbs, was arrested on suspicion of robbery, aggravated assault and aggressive driving.
How can you manage anger or defuse a scary encounter on the road? Put on your turn signal, pull over in a safe place and let the other car pass. Do it quickly, before the angry driver has time to become even more upset.
A Wisconsin mother teaching her teenage son to drive was shot and killed in what police say was a road-rage incident sparked by a minor car crash. With her son driving, Tracey Smith was in the passenger seat last Friday afternoon as the two made their way to a Milwaukee clothing store, according to a criminal complaint. When the teen prepared to turn left from the left lane, a gold van cut in front of their car from the wrong lane, causing the teen to collide with the driver's side of the van, according to the complaint. Smith, 46, got out of the car to check the damage and began yelling at the man driving the van, her son later told police.
Or maybe someone cuts you off. How do you respond? Driving can be stressful, but feeling angry when behind the wheel could lead to aggressive driving, distracted driving or even an accident.
Verified by Psychology Today. The Human Equation. Few of us, however, worry about getting hit with a baseball bat or shot to death before we arrive at our destination.
A man has been charged after he allegedly chased three teenagers in his car and rammed their car twice in a road rage attack in Ipswich. Police say the man smashed the windscreen of a car with a tyre iron in Redbank Plains last night. A man and two female passengers, all aged 19, who were inside the car tried to drive off but they were allegedly followed by the man who rammed the rear of their car.
Teen driver statistics are dire. According to research conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safetyto year old drivers are nine times more likely to be involved in a crash than adults and six times more likely to be involved in a fatal crash than adults. In 1, young drivers ages 15 to 20 years old died in motor vehicle crashes, an increase of 9 percent from
With fewer hours of daylight, winter road conditions and busy holiday traffic, it's critical that parents discuss getting back to the basics with their teen drivers — not only during winter months, but all year round. Even more alarming, 31 percent of teens say they have retaliated or experienced road rage when provoked by another driver — creating a dangerous environment for everyone on the road. According to NHTSA, aggressive driving is defined as an individual committing a combination of moving traffic offenses, such as driving above the speed limit and cutting off other drivers; while retaliatory driving, also known as "road rage," is defined as an assault with a motor vehicle, which is a criminal offense.