Sunday, February 3, 2013

Road Rage

Zdepski's illustration of Road Rage via Chart

Behind the Wheel - Road Rage Cause Explained

It's simple physics:

You are traveling at one speed (you perceive as sane). You rarely encounter anyone doing the same speed as you, since you are overtaking those driving slower (you perceive as slowpokes) or those drivers that are overtaking you (you perceive as reckless).

Drivers that drive in a similar manner to you are rarely encountered, since you're all traveling at the same clip and join and exit at different intervals along the highway.

Keep that in mind, and you'll have less road rage percolating in your veins.

I've always thought I was a quick study, but I've been driving since 1979, and hadn't figured this out until now.