SURVEY: New Study Reveals TOP 3 Things Drivers Do to Cause Road Rage

Little Rock, AR – Truckers see first-hand the reckless driving behaviors of motorists and now a new survey is revealing the top three causes of a dangerous and growing trend.

The Zebra, an online hub for auto insurance resources and information, recently conducted a national survey of American drivers to determine their perception of the “road rage” phenomenon.

Some of its key findings may or may not surprise you.


According to the survey results, a whopping 82% of drivers surveyed admitted to experiencing road rage or driving aggressively in the last year.

Those surveyed said the top three road-rage-inducing actions are:

  • Tailgating
  • Distracted driving
  • Getting cut off

So, how do motorists who are subjected to such dangerous driving behaviors respond?

Well, according to the survey:

  • 59% of drivers reported showing anger by honking.
  • 45% of drivers report changing lanes without signaling.
  • 42% of drivers claimed they’ve yelled or cursed loudly at another driver.
  • 38% said they’ve used rude or obscene gestures against other drivers.


While not all road rage incidents have led to a physical confrontation, The Zebra found that:

  • 7% got out of their vehicle to verbally confront another driver.
  • 6% threw objects.
  • 6% got in a physical altercation with another driver.
  • 5% sideswiped another vehicle.
  • 5% bumped or rammed another vehicle on purpose.
  • 5% forced another driver off the road.

Interestingly, only 10% of respondents said they have called the police on another driver because of aggressive driving or road rage in the past year.


Also of note, the survey finds that males are on the receiving end of road rage more often than females.

In fact, 39.2% of men reported having experienced road rage directed at them, while only 28.9% of women reported the same.



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