Reporting Pete Demetriou
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LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A new survey shows up to half of all commuters have a stressful to very stressful drive, even when the ride to work is short.
A survey of almost 4000 commuters by Career Builder conducted in May and June found almost 58 percent of the people surveyed who drove to work experienced road rage or anger issues, KNX 1070′s Pete Demetriou reports.
Workers who live close to work aren’t immune – 37 percent of commuters who drive less than five minutes have experienced road rage, along with 54 percent of workers with commutes of less than 10 minutes.
Nearly one out of every 10 drivers said they have gotten into a fight with another driver.
About 30 percent of those driving to work admit to texting behind the wheel, and 24 percent say they’ve had an accident while on the way to work.
The survey found that women were more likely to feel road rage – 61 percent compared to 56 percent of men. Younger workers were more likely to get angry while driving, at 68 percent, compared to 47 percent of workers who were 55 and older.
The summer months seem to soothe workers a little bit – 17 percent of them said they had less road rage during the summer.