Angry drivers can be paid $4,000 to vent their pent-up road rage

Anyone who’s ever gotten behind the wheel has probably yelled a few swear words while stuck behind an inconsiderate driver.

But sometimes road rage turns into violence. Jean Claude Lewis, 48, was arrested in California last month after allegedly opening fire on another driver.

While Kaylynn Heatley, 21, was also arrested in August after she allegedly rammed her Jeep Wrangler into a Tesla, forcing two cars off the road. The injuries sustained were so severe that one woman had to have her arm amputated after the crash on State Route 91.

And earlier this year, Douglasville Police Department (DPD) officers said Brittney Griffith, 30, of Georgia, was arrested for allegedly shooting a teenager in the face on May Day. “Witnesses in the victim’s vehicle said a woman in a black sedan was following from Villa Rica where some type of road rage incident began,” the police department said.

File photo of an angry driver. Now you can get $4,000 to let your road rage out.
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The AAA states that road rage is “any dangerous driving behavior, performed deliberately and with bad intent or in disregard of safety, [and] can constitute aggressive driving,” citing tailgating, running red lights, changing lanes without a signal, blocking cars, speeding and cutting in front of people as prime examples.

They said it was “extremely common” among U.S. drivers, saying 80% of drivers “expressed significant anger, aggression, or road rage at least once in the past 30 days,” according to the report. 2019 study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. The data.

Now angry drivers are being recruited to take part in a road rage study, and they will be paid $4,000.

The VehicleFreak website is opening apps for motorists to take part in a driving behavior study to “highlight ways in which drivers can both combat their own road rage and deal with other drivers agitated”.

It is hoped the findings will help “raise awareness of the impact of aggressive driving on American roads.”

The month-long study will see the driver take part in a simulation, containing “popular driving vices, common driving accidents and the most frustrating driving habits”.

The candidate will be required to complete three three-hour driving sessions per week, with reactions monitored by heart rate and blood pressure.

And after each driving session, they will need to record their thoughts, feelings and level of concentration, including identifying which scenarios provoked the most aggressive reaction.

Robert Walden of VehicleFreak said, “It’s no secret that road rage is common on American roads, but it’s shocking to find that 8 out of 10 Americans exhibit aggressive driving behavior. Our goal is to provide road users with the best possible information. , and road rage being such a widespread problem, our goal is to find out why.

“We are really excited to launch this experiment – there will no doubt be some fascinating discoveries, and we look forward to sharing them with our community.”

AAA shared tips for drivers dealing with road rage, advising motorists to “avoid eye contact” with antagonists, make room for someone to safely retreat when parking, do not respond with aggression and go to a safe place, such as a fire station or hospital, if you feel threatened.

VehicleFreak added: “The results will be analyzed by a behavioral psychologist and will be used to create a guide for people with road rage to manage their anger at the wheel and offer advice for road users to deal with road rage. road rage from other drivers.”

To apply, you must be over 25, have a US driver’s license with at least one year of driving experience, and provide written examples of your road rage. To apply, before October 31, click here.


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