There’s nothing worse than having a long day of work, only to be teased by the excitement of clocking out, all to remember that you have to sit through dense Atlanta rush hour traffic to get home. Aside from this just being flat out disappointing, it’s also very stressful knowing you have to navigate your way home through all the other tired and stressed people on the road. Stress isn’t exclusive to disappointment on the road, it’s also akin to serious danger. And what’s the biggest stress-related contributor to danger on the highway?
We all get it to some degree, and clearly some do more than others. Vengeful actions and reactions such as tailgating, break-checking, yelling, hate-honking, cutting people off, and out-of-car confrontations all add to the danger. However, it isn’t only the increased likelihood of a wreck that’s disappointing about this behavior, it’s the fact that it slows traffic.
People stopping their cars to scream at one another is just as halting as a collision. When people tailgate, the victim often retaliates by driving even slower. When people cut each other off, the road becomes a lane-switching Nascar track. All of the above stems from road rage, which stems from stress, which does nothing but disrupt that sweet and rare flow of traffic.
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