The Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute

Road Rage

Funded by the Washington Traffic Safety Commission, this project studied the timely issue of “Road Rage” or aggressive driving. Researchers analyzed the Aggressive Drivers Apprehension Team (ADAT) database of aggressive driving arrests and compare it with both state-wide and regional databases of the general driving population. This allowed them to compile a profile of aggressive drivers and to propose a set of interventions aimed at reducing aggressive driving. Such interventions could potentially be implemented by the State’s court system or Department of Licensing.

Investigators

Dennis M. Donovan, PhD PI (UW ADAI)

Project Staff

Brent L. Baxter, PhD Project Director (UW ADAI)

Fund Information

Washington Traffic Safety Commission (WTSC)
Status: completed