Aggressive driving is an everyday problem, and causes dangerous behaviours on the road.
This study explores and reviews the effectiveness of various solutions to reduce aggression in angry drivers. It suggests that cognitive and behavioural interventions, relaxation and their combinations have initial support for mitigating driver anger. Researchers and practitioners who investigate therapy and prevention therefore possess viable solutions that may be presented to particular groups of people. Tailoring the applied interventions to personal factors/traits of an angry driver’s history contributes towards valid foundation from which to build mediation actions, and assess the resulting changes. (For example, to evaluate if cognitive therapy does indeed alter the cognitive mechanisms of driving anger, and if it in turn affects other elements of this anger.)
This study presents overall conclusions of the progress of research on reducing driving anger, and puts forth suggestions for future research.