Road Rage and Aggressive Driving Steering Clear of Highway Warfare

ISBN-10: 1573928461

ISBN-13: 9781573928465

Edition: 2000

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List price: $22.99
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Prometheus Books, Publishers
Publication date: 10/1/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 298
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Preface
Diane's Story
Leon's Story
The Conflict Mentality
Driving in the Age of Rage
Road Rage: Real or Media Hype?
A Worldwide Phenomenon
Facing the Culture of Disrespect
The Expanding Age of Rage
The Anger Choice
George Washington's Rules of Civility
Developing Emotional Literacy
Protecting Yourself from Aggressive Drivers
Checklist: Your Road Rage Tendency
Checklist: Winning and Losing in the Driving Game
Notes
Aggressive Driving and Mental Health
Denial and the Semantics of Aggressive Driving
Drivers Behaving Badly on TV
Players Behaving Badly with Road Rage Video Games
Why Driving Arouses Anger
The Gender Effect
Driving Impaired
Emotional Self-Control Behind the Wheel
Checklist: Aggressive Thoughts and Feelings
Notes
Causes of Highway Hostility
Defensive Driving
Stressful Congestion
Inevitable Unpredictability
Peer Pressure
Automotive Vigilantism
Trigger Theory of Road Rage
Caution--Venting is Harmful to Your Health
Checklist: Your Range of Hostility
Notes
The Road Rage Spectrum
Jekyll-Hyde Syndrome
Passive-Aggressive Road Rage
Checklist: Your Passive-Aggressive Road Rage Tendency
Verbal Road Rage
Checklist: Your Verbal Road Rage Tendency
Epic Road Rage
Checklist: Your Epic Road Rage Tendency
Automotive Vigilante
Checklist: Are You an Automotive Vigilante?
Rushing Maniac
Checklist: Are You a Rushing Maniac?
Aggressive Competitor
Checklist: Are You an Aggressive Competitor?
Scofflaw
Checklist: Are You a Scofflaw?
Real-World Driving Tips
Notes
Driving Psychology
Emotional Intelligence for Drivers
Inner Power Tools
Overcoming Emotional Hijacking
Three Levels of Emotional Intelligence
Anatomy of an Epic Road Rage Tragedy
Exercise: Negative versus Positive Driving
Shrinking Your Emotional Territory
Exercise: Acting As If
Exercise: Scenario Analysis to Modify Oppositional Thinking
Exercise: Identifying Wrong Assumptions
Notes
Three-Step Driver Self-Improvement Program
Objective Self-Assessment for Drivers
Exercise: Assessing Myself as a Driver
A--Acknowledge
W--Witness
Checklist: Witnessing Your Aggressive Driving
M--Modify
Resistance to Change
Driver's Diary
Checklist: Identifying Your Irrational Driving Rules
Notes
Children and Road Rage
Road Rage Nursery
Verbal Rewards for Good Passengers
Children's Road Rage
Children Against Road Rage
Exercise: Recognizing Aggression on the Road
Exercise: Appropriate And Inappropriate Passenger Behaviors
Exercise: Observing Driving
Exercise: Drivers Behaving Badly (DBB) Ratings
Notes
Supportive Driving
Benefits of Supportive Driving
Motorist-to-Motorist Communication
Training for Supportive Driving
Come Out Swinging Positive
Exercise: Random Acts of Kindness for Drivers
Checklist: Supportive Driving Affirmations
Road Rage against Passengers
Checklist: Do You Support Passenger Rights in Your Car?
Checklist: How Passenger-Friendly Are You?
Exercise: Partnership Driving
Notes
Lifelong Driver Education
Teenagers at Risk
Driver-ZED
Driving Psychology Curriculum
Post Licensing: The QDC Approach
RoadRageous Video Course
Exercise: Scenario Analysis to Develop Critical Thinking
Older Drivers at Risk
Checklist: Positive Driving Behavior
Notes
The Future of Driving
The War Against Aggressive Driving
Direct and Indirect Cost
Congressional Hearings
Federal Agencies United against Aggressive Drivers
Aggressive Police Initiatives
Aggressive Driving Bills
Traffic Enforcement Education
Notes
Speed Limits--The Great Motorist Rebellion
Aggressive versus Assertive Driving
Citizen Activism against Government Paternalism
Police Presence
Traffic Calming
Electronic Traffic Surveillance
Speed Trap Registries around the World
Activism against Aggressive Drivers
Notes
Dream Cars and Driving Realities
In the Driver's Image
Driving Music
Dashboard Dining
Car Phones
Mobile Computing
Intelligent Transportation Systems
Managing in the New World of Driving
Notes
Index
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