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Aggressive Drivers Often Identify With Their Vehicles: Seeing your car as an extension of yourself may raise your risk for accidents, research shows

Ruvio and a colleague used 134 surveys of men and women in Israel, average age 23.5 years, to examine the influence of personality, attitudes and values on driving. The researchers also looked at the factors of risk attraction, impulsivity, driving as a hedonistic activity and perceptions about time pressures among another 298 people.

The study authors found that people who believe their car is a reflection of their self-identity are more likely to drive aggressively and disobey the rules of the road, and that people with compulsive tendencies are more likely to drive aggressively without regard for potential consequences.

Aggressive Drivers Often Identify With Their Vehicles: Seeing your car as an extension of yourself may raise your risk for accidents, research shows

Ruvio and a colleague used 134 surveys of men and women in Israel, average age 23.5 years, to examine the influence of personality, attitudes and values on driving. The researchers also looked at the factors of risk attraction, impulsivity, driving as a hedonistic activity and perceptions about time pressures among another 298 people.

The study authors found that people who believe their car is a reflection of their self-identity are more likely to drive aggressively and disobey the rules of the road, and that people with compulsive tendencies are more likely to drive aggressively without regard for potential consequences.

Monday, December 27, 2010
Driving is a bad idea for people who have to wear a cast, splint or brace while recovering from an injury or surgery to their right foot, a new study reports. Driving a Bad Idea for People Wearing a Cast, Brace: Experts