Most road rage incidences are as a result of misunderstanding or ignorance like failure of a driver to look on road before taking a turn or forgetting to switch of turn signal after a turn. Most people have the tendency of taking things the wrongly and as a result, the term road rage was developed. Thousands of road accidents are as a result of simple mistakes on the road. In the modern world, over eighty four thousands incidences are reported every year. However, not all road rage incidents result to accident but involves aggressive acts. Anybody can be involved in road rage irrespective of their gender, race, religion or age.
As it can be seen, road rage is a rather widespread phenomenon on the roads of the United States. First noticed by media in the late 1980s, it quickly became one of the main traffic problems in the United States. In some states—California, for example—road rage is already treated as a crime. Drivers subject to road rage are usually young, and suffer from IED, which can cause them to behave uncontrollably. Therefore, the best tactics against such a driver would be to avoid eye contact and not to respond with aggression towards their behavior.