Belgian drivers, in particular, are getting more aggressive compared to other European countries, probably due to over-crowded roads, the study concludes. “In the car, our most primitive anger bubbles up,” traffic psychologist Geert Tertoolen told NewMobility. “Even the most well-behaved housewife can turn into a real bitch in the car,” he added.
The roads, in general, are getting busier, with more different means of transport. Not only cars, buses and trucks but also e-bikes, delivery bicycles, scooters… On top of that, social media make sure we’re constantly stimulated, which is causing more aggression, according to the study.
“Anyway, whenever you feel range welling up, just use the golden rule and count from 0 to 10 before actually doing anything,” is Tertoolen’s advice. “A good curse to yourself might be a relief too,” he added.