Road Rage Crisis: Violence on the Rise

Posted at 6:48 PM, Jun 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-30 21:49:50-04

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (KGTV) --  More than 37 million Americans are getting ready to travel during the holiday weekend.

According to a AAA study in 2016, road rage is on the rise. Nearly 80% of drivers said they felt significant anger at least once a year. Millions of drivers confessed to purposely tailgating, cutting drivers off or yelling at each other. 

A local traffic school instructor says that number is going up because people aren’t patient. Mo Moalim owns MM Traffic School. 

Moalim recommends always traveling with plenty of time to avoid getting frustrated. He also suggests the best ways to avoid a road rage incident are to never make eye contact with a driver and never get out of your car.