Road rage incidents on the rise

80% of drivers admitted to road rage in past year
Posted at 12:49 PM, Jul 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-14 17:24:49-04
Most drivers have found themselves so angry with another driver they've engaged in some form of aggressive driving, according to AAA auto club. 
Nearly 80 percent of drivers admitted to expressing significant anger, aggression or road rage in the past year. 
Such behavior includes tailgating, aggressive horn honking, blocking and cutting off other drivers and offering another driver an obscene gesture.
"Depends on what level of road rage. Cut people off? Yes. Speed past people? Yea, but that's about it," Davante Harrell said.
The report reveals men are three times more likely to do it than women, and the most aggressive drivers are young men between the ages of 19 to 39.
Michael Jones also admits to committing road rage.
"They cut me off. I got angry and I honked my horn and they turned around and followed me a couple of blocks," he said.
Driver Lynn Steffes takes a different approach.
"I was going too slow and they gave me the finger," she said. "They pulled up in front of me and kept trying to stop in front of me. I just pulled off. I try to avoid those situations totally."
The Wisconsin State Patrol said that's a good idea.
Troopers said if you are driving down the road and another driver makes a gesture or tries to cut you off,  try to get away.