In our motor-revving, chrome-loving society, we spend an average of at least 50 minutes per day in our cars. Unfortunately, this has translated to over a million crashes worldwide each year. Although we're well-aware of the role alcohol plays in fatal crashes, the latest buzzword and increasingly dangerous factor has become road rage. Of the 60 percent of drivers who consider others to be unsafe motorists, half admitted that they themselves get aggressive on occasion.
When we consider these facts and figures on a more personal level, the importance of understanding our own driving tendencies becomes clear: how often do we fly off the handle when someone cuts us off or commits some other infraction? How often do we take risks that could cost us or someone else their life? How often do we give others the right-of-way? Understanding our own tendencies behind the wheel can help us avoid getting into dangerous situations, and hopefully, encourage a much more pleasant and safe driving atmosphere.