Some Workers’ Commutes End in Road Rage

Some Workers’ Commutes End in Road Rage

Some Workers’ Commutes End in Road Rage

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83% of workers say they usually drive to work.

Road rage has hit an alarmingly high level among commuting professionals, according to a recent survey from CareerBuilder. The younger you are, the more likely you are lose your temper while driving. And women are far from immune—just the opposite, in fact. "Road rage is most often associated with running late and far commutes," says Rosemary Haefner, vice president of human resources at CareerBuilder. "Planning ahead and taking advantage of flexible work arrangements can help alleviate stress levels and set a more positive vibe for the workday." Other suggestions: Set out clothes and prepare lunches the night before to build in extra time in the morning. Set your alarm 15 minutes early. Listen to books on tape or soothing music. And, if available, take a bus or train so you can do work or relax while someone else does the driving. The research also covers other unfortunate motorist behaviors, such as texting while driving.

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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