Ladies, We Are Actually Angrier Drivers Than Men
Who would've thought?
According to a new survey that tested 1,000 drivers, women drivers are, on average, 12% angrier than male drivers. As a woman, I'm not really surprised by this. I hardly ever go into a rage, but when I do I'm like the Hulk. And I'll continue to think about to incident for the rest of the day, which puts me in a never-ending bad mood. The good news is, I've never followed someone or gotten out of my car to yell at them. I handle my road rage within the confines of my vehicle.
The survey revealed that women got 14% angrier than men at backseat drivers and 13% angrier when a driver didn't use their turn signal. Both genders were also faced with other drivers passing them and beeping/shouting at them.
Why exactly are women drivers more angry than male drivers? According to Patrick Fagan, the behavioral psychologist who conducted the study, it has to do with our instincts:
"Evolutionary theory suggests our early female ancestors had to develop an acute sense of danger for anything that threatened them and their young if their cave was undefended while men were out hunting. That 'early warning system' instinct is still relevant today, and women drivers tend to be more sensitive to negative stimuli, so get angry and frustrated quicker."
Do you think this survey is accurate? Or are male drivers the more angry ones? Share your thoughts in the comments!