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Road rage: Media hype or serious road safety issue?

Elliott, Barry (1999) Road rage: Media hype or serious road safety issue? In Third National Conference on Injury Prevention and Control, 9-12 May 1999, Brisbane, Queensland.

Abstract

The paper examines the nature and extent of the behaviours labelled 'road rage' in the media. It is argued that the term should not be used and that more serious forms of 'road rage' should be regarded as violence and assault. Aggressive behaviours labelled as 'road rage' are frequently a result of bad driving habits on the part of at least one of the parties involved. Behaviours subsumed under the heading of 'road rage' only rarely lead to injury. 'Road rage' or 'road violence' does not justify any diversion of existing road safety resources to the problem.

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ID Code: 9400
Item Type: Conference Paper
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ISBN: 1864993782
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > TRANSPORTATION AND FREIGHT SERVICES (150700) > Road Transportation and Freight Services (150703)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > JOURNALISM AND PROFESSIONAL WRITING (190300)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Personality Abilities and Assessment (170109)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > CRIMINOLOGY (160200) > Criminology not elsewhere classified (160299)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety - Qld (CARRS-Q)
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1999 Barry Elliott
Deposited On: 17 Sep 2007
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 22:45

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