The Surprising Link Between Road Rage And How Long You’ll Live

Next time someone cuts you off or honks at you, you might want to take a deep breath and think hard before reacting. A new study says road rage and aggressive driving could have serious long-term health implications, and potentially cut your life short.

“Being an aggressive driver could actually kill you in the long term,” Paul Turner from Australian motoring organization RACQ told 7 News. 

The study was commissioned by the RACQ in Australia, and carried out by the University of The Sunshine Coast. 

The study put subjects in a driving simulator, where they were faced with aggressive drivers, distracted drivers, oblivious drivers — or those who were considerate.

They found a sort of ripple effect when it came to road behavior. Kind and considerate drivers had the greatest effect on fellow drivers, encouraging others to behave well, themselves. They also reduced the drivers’ stress levels. Read more...

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06 Feb 2017

By Yagana Shah