Smarter driver: The roots of road rage
2:28

Smarter driver: The roots of road rage

Auto Tech
[MUSIC] [NOISE] [MUSIC] A new survey of over 1,000 U.S. drivers about what drives them insane about other drivers, done on behalf of Expedia. Found that number one is, as you might imagine, the texter, or the caller or the webber while driving driver. In other words, someone fumbling with their phone. That's accounted for a huge 69% of outrages. The tailgater came in second at about 60%. And then the person who is otherwise distracted, multitasking, separate from texting. That came in at 54%. These are the big three. [MUSIC] Nearly seven in ten Americans report that they have been flipped off, by a fellow motorist, 17% admit returning the gesture. Right. And 85% of the drivers surveyed said they're pleasantly surprised when they get a thank you wave from a fellow driver. That's kinda sad. Now, road rage would seem to be all about people. Right? But a study by the Texas Transportation Institute not long ago, found that, actually, a lot of that stress that leads to road rage and aggressive driving, comes from the way roads are laid out, not just the way people behave. Turns out, the yellow line can make you see red. [MUSIC] At notorious traffic spots in Dallas. Traffic flow was reworked three ways. New lane signage and lane striping that explicitly directs all drivers, where in the lane to merge and how, using the zipper method for example. The use of photo grammetry, to clear accidents and rubber necking faster. Photo grammetry simply means taking clear detailed photos of the crash scene and then getting out of there. And doing accident measurements later, from the pictures. And late merging where lane ends. Using signage directing cars to go to the far end of the disappearing lane and merge there via the zipper and instead of making it informal, where some cars would go to the end and irritate the other lanes and other cars will try to merge early and waste lane space. In any event, it pays to double check yourself, when you feel your blood boiling on the road. It's not worth it. And hopefully, road designers will pay attention to the fact that the way they funnel us into each other, can go a long way toward causing problems. [MUSIC]

Up Next

How an EV Works
how-evs-work-00-04-48-14-still089

Up Next

How an EV Works

Do You Know What It Really Costs to Drive an Electric Car?
hidden-costs-of-evs-00-11-54-12-still088

Do You Know What It Really Costs to Drive an Electric Car?

The Best Way to Charge Your EV Is at Your House
home-chargers-copy-01-00-05-49-18-still089

The Best Way to Charge Your EV Is at Your House

See a Robot Change an Electric Car's Batteries in Minutes
ample-battery-swap-00-06-02-17-still070

See a Robot Change an Electric Car's Batteries in Minutes

How to Buy an EV With Enough Range
electrified-ev-range-00-07-13-12-still091

How to Buy an EV With Enough Range

Autonomous Car Tech That Will Make History in 2022
autonomous-cars-2022-00-12-34-21-still089

Autonomous Car Tech That Will Make History in 2022

Why you should start caring about the weight of electric cars
ct101-electric-car-weight-final-still

Why you should start caring about the weight of electric cars

Don't buy an electric car until you see all the new ones that are coming
new-evs-coming-2022-00-19-14-04-still086

Don't buy an electric car until you see all the new ones that are coming

How are all those combustion engine bans going to work out?
cooley-intv-gill-pratt-toyota-tri

How are all those combustion engine bans going to work out?

Roadshow Video Series

AutoComplete
autocomplete-w

AutoComplete

Cooley On Cars
on-cars-w

Cooley On Cars

Carfection
carfection-w

Carfection

CNET Top 5
cnet-top-5-w

CNET Top 5

The Apple Core
apple-core-w

The Apple Core

Tech Today
tech-today-w

Tech Today

Latest Cars All latest products

2023 Nissan Z First Drive: A Hotter Performer With Newfound Tech Smarts
nissan-z-2023-first-drive-holdingstill-cms

2023 Nissan Z First Drive: A Hotter Performer With Newfound Tech Smarts

Driving Porsche's Top-Secret Prototype Electric Race Car!
gt4-e-perf-still

Driving Porsche's Top-Secret Prototype Electric Race Car!

Our First Look at the All-New 2023 Ranger Rover Sport
land-rover-range-rover-sport-fl-still-v1

Our First Look at the All-New 2023 Ranger Rover Sport

2022 GMC Sierra AT4X: More Capable, Still Fancy
sierra-at4x-still

2022 GMC Sierra AT4X: More Capable, Still Fancy

This Dakar Rig From Audi Runs on Electricity and We Drove It
audi-rs-q-etron-still

This Dakar Rig From Audi Runs on Electricity and We Drove It

2023 Kia Sportage: Hit the Dirt
kia-sportage-still-v1

2023 Kia Sportage: Hit the Dirt

Most Popular All most popular

See the Navy Unveil New Video of UFOs/UAPs
uap-pic

See the Navy Unveil New Video of UFOs/UAPs

How to cut the cord: 7 questions you need to answer
7-allfinished.png

How to cut the cord: 7 questions you need to answer

The iPhone 14 Report
iphone14rumor-cnet

The iPhone 14 Report

All About Google's Pixel Buds Pro
pixelpro

All About Google's Pixel Buds Pro

The Military Is Finally Ready to Talk About UFOs
ufo-seq-00-07-20-07-still001

The Military Is Finally Ready to Talk About UFOs

How an EV Works
how-evs-work-00-04-48-14-still089

How an EV Works

Latest RoadShow News All latest news

2023 Nissan Z First Drive: A Hotter Performer With Newfound Tech Smarts
nissan-z-2023-first-drive-holdingstill-cms

2023 Nissan Z First Drive: A Hotter Performer With Newfound Tech Smarts

Driving Porsche's Top-Secret Prototype Electric Race Car!
gt4-e-perf-still

Driving Porsche's Top-Secret Prototype Electric Race Car!

How an EV Works
how-evs-work-00-04-48-14-still089

How an EV Works

Our First Look at the All-New 2023 Ranger Rover Sport
land-rover-range-rover-sport-fl-still-v1

Our First Look at the All-New 2023 Ranger Rover Sport

2022 GMC Sierra AT4X: More Capable, Still Fancy
sierra-at4x-still

2022 GMC Sierra AT4X: More Capable, Still Fancy

Do You Know What It Really Costs to Drive an Electric Car?
hidden-costs-of-evs-00-11-54-12-still088

Do You Know What It Really Costs to Drive an Electric Car?