Taxis call for road rage free transport month
As the country marks Transport Month, experts are urging motorists to take care of their emotional health in order to avoid road rage. The AA says incidents of road rage are increasing.
A snap survey by the organisation shows that 63% of Johannesburg motorists experience aggression daily. 43% of them say they have experienced road rage while having children in the car. Drivers between 18 and 25 years are the most aggressive.
Psychologists say impatience and irritation on the road are not the main reason for road rage. Motorists need to monitor their levels of anger, depression and pent-up aggression and find ways of addressing them.
The United Taxi Association Forum’s Sipho Nkwanyana is calling on motorists to exercise restraint while on the road.