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Study Shows That “Hostile Drivers” on Road Act the Same Off the Road

January 03, 2006

ST. PAUL, MN – After University of Minnesota researchers recently studied 710 drivers ages 18 to 45, they that the biggest “hostile drivers” on the road act the same when they step out from behind the wheel, according to the Associated Press.The study also found that hostile people are more likely to drink and drive, take more road risks, and show more anger toward other drivers, police, and construction delays. According to the study’s coauthor Kathleen Harder, “People don’t change their behavior dramatically when they get in the car.”
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