Half of Israeli drivers witnessed road rage in past year – survey

A survey launched Sunday indicated that half of Israeli drivers witnessed acts of road rage in the past year, and virtually all of them encountered verbal abuse, or harmful driving by aggressive drivers.

The research on behalf of the Or Yarok road security nonprofit group discovered a enormous incidence of violent or verbal abuse on Israeli roads, and a giant diploma of unsafe, aggressive driving.

In the past few months, the group stated it had seen many movies testifying to the anger on the road, together with individuals smashing automotive home windows, utilizing weapons, driving aggressively — generally in the wrong way — endangering different road customers.

More than 48 p.c, and in some areas as much as 57% of drivers had encountered road rage in the past year, the survey discovered.

Over 84% of drivers skilled verbal abuse on the roads and greater than 94% witnessed aggressive honking, tailgating or automobiles chopping off different drivers in the identical interval, in accordance with the research.

“The violence in Israeli society has reached the roads. Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan has doubled the number of traffic police, but there is no substitute for the physical presence of police on the streets, and there are still not enough,” stated Erez Kita, CEO of Or Yarok. “Aggressive and violent drivers increase the chance of being involved in an accident, for this reason we must strengthen the traffic police with vehicles and additional cops.”

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Posted by ‎אור ירוק – Or Yarok‎ on Sunday, 1 July 2018

Kita acknowledged that rising the police presence would warn offended drivers to chorus from wild driving, which endangers the lives of all people else on the roads.

International research have proven that drivers affected by road rage are twice as prone to be concerned in an accident as different drivers, Or Yarok stated, with a US research discovering that anger and aggressive driving performed a position in greater than half of essentially the most lethal accidents in the nation.

The survey was performed by the Maagar Mochot analysis establishment.

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