Are yelling, horn-honking and creative hand gestures a regular part of your commute? You’re not alone. Fifty-nine percent of workers surveyed by CareerBuilder.com admit to experiencing road rage while traveling to and from work. One in ten report they usually or always experience road rage during their commute. The survey, completed in June 2006, included more than 2,200 workers nationwide.
Nearly 85% of workers say their primary means of traveling to and from work is driving. It’s no surprise that incidents of road rage climbed with the length of the commute. However, 30% of workers with commutes of less than five minutes still say they experience road rage on occasion. The same goes for 42% of workers with commutes of less than 10 minutes.
Women were slightly more apt to feel road rage than men. Sixty percent of women reported road rage compared to 57%of men.