Dr. Driving's World Road Rage Survey

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  1. Country:
  2. State (if in USA):
  3. Age:
  4. Gender: M F
  5. Years of driving experience:
  6. Make of your car:
  7. Category of your car:

    PART A: YOUR HABITS AS A DRIVER

  8. I need to become more aware of my aggressiveness as a driver.
    totally agree 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 totally disagree
  9. How do you rate yourself as a driver?
    poor 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 excellent
  10. How do you rate your aggressiveness as a driver?
    slight 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 strong
  11. How much stress do you experience as a driver on a daily basis?
    slight 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 strong
  12. Which of the following do you ever do?
    1. CATEGORY I (Check all that apply)
      going 5 to 10 mph over the speed limit
      making rolling stops
      making illegal turns
      lane hopping without signaling
      following very close as a habit
      going through red lights
      denying right of way (failure to yield)
      swearing, cussing, name calling

      Combined, how regularly do you do things in Category I?
      never 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 quite regularly

    2. CATEGORY II (Check all that apply)
      going 15 to 25 mph over the speed limit
      yelling at another driver
      honking in protest
      revving the engine
      making an insulting gesture
      tailgating dangerously
      shining the headlights to retaliate
      cruising in the passing lane (forcing others to pass on the right)

      Combined, how regularly do you do things in Category II?
      never 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 quite regularly

    3. CATEGORY III (Check all that apply)
      braking suddenly to punish a tailgater
      deliberately cutting someone off to retaliate
      using the car to block the way
      using the car as a weapon to threaten someone
      chasing another car in pursuit
      getting into a physical fight with another driver
      other things

      Combined, how regularly do you do things in Category III?
      never 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 quite regularly

  13. Which of the following emotions do you experience when driving?
    1. anger or rage behind the wheel
      never 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 regularly
    2. enjoying fantasies of violence
      never 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 regularly
    3. experiencing fear for self or family in the car
      never 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 regularly
    4. feeling compassion for another driver
      never 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 regularly
    5. feeling competitive with other drivers
      never 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 regularly
    6. feeling impatient and the constant urge to rush
      never 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 regularly
    7. wanting to drive dangerously
      never 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 regularly
    8. feeling level-headed and calm
      never 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 regularly

    PART B: OTHER DRIVERS

  14. How aggressive are other drivers in your daily experience?
    slightly 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 extremely
  15. List their agressive behaviors to which you most object:
  16. What is your explanation of why drivers are agressive?

    PART C: PARENTS AS DRIVERS

  17. To what extent were you exposed to any of the following as a child passenger in cars:
    (skip this entire question if you did not ride in cars as a child)
    1. CATEGORY I (Check all that apply)
      going 5 to 10 mph over the speed limit
      making rolling stops
      making illegal turns
      lane hopping without signaling
      following very close as a habit
      going through red lights
      denying right of way (failure to yield)
      swearing, cussing, name calling

      Combined, how regularly did you experience things in Category I?
      never 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 quite regularly

    2. CATEGORY II (Check all that apply)
      going 15 to 25 mph over the speed limit
      yelling at another driver
      honking in protest
      revving the engine
      making an insulting gesture
      tailgating dangerously
      shining the headlights to retaliate
      cruising in the passing lane (forcing others to pass on the right)

      Combined, how regularly did you experience things in Category II?
      never 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 quite regularly

    3. CATEGORY III (Check all that apply)
      braking suddenly to punish a tailgater
      deliberately cutting someone off to retaliate
      using the car to block the way
      using the car as a weapon to threaten someone
      chasing another car in pursuit
      getting into a physical fight with another driver
      other things

      Combined, how regularly did you experience things in Category III?
      never 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 quite regularly

    PART D: SUPPORT FOR INITIATIVES

  18. Please rate the degree of support you feel at this time for each of the following initiatives:
    1. stronger law enforcement activities on highways
      none 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 very strong
    2. more surveillance and electronic devices for catching violators
      none 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 very strong
    3. more training and educational activities by government & industry
      none 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 very strong
    4. more incentives for good drivers like rebates on insurance premiums
      none 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 very strong
    5. tougher licensing requirements for new drivers
      none 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 very strong
    6. tougher renewal of license requirements
      none 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 very strong
  19. I need to become more aware of my aggressiveness as a driver.
    totally agree 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 totally disagree

    Thank you!


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