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.
An alarming 8 million act upon their road rage, causing harm to people and vehicles. Should you be scared to be on the road? Read this shocking report to see just how road rage can affect you.
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
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. An apology can often help defuse anger.
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.
Imagine the difficulty teenagers with minimal driving experience and still-developing brains face when road rage rears its head, according to Dr. Besides brain chemistry, Nemerovski cites entitlement on the roads, a feeling of anonymity and learned behaviors as factors for road rage among young drivers. Parents who struggled with their emotions while driving may have a difficult time ahead convincing their children to do better, Neverovski said.
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.
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.
Debbie Elliott. The killing of a Virginia teen over the weekend is drawing a new focus on road rage. Fairfax County police say Nabra Hassanen, 17, was killed early Sunday by an angry motorist after an encounter with a group of Muslim teenagers walking along a road on their way back to a mosque.