REduce the Level of road Anger eXpression (RELAX) – Development of a cognitive-behavioural training program

  • Haustein, Sonja (PI)
  • Møller, Mette (CoPI)
  • Abele, Liva (Project Participant)
  • Holgaard, Ragnhild (Project Participant)
  • Krogh Andersen, Sandra Kristina (Project Participant)

Project Details


Road anger does not only lead to discomfort and conflicts between road users but also increases the accident risk. To reduce road anger expression, RELAX has developed a cognitive-behavioural intervention to achieve less hostile interpretations of other road users’ behaviour and more constructive own behaviour. The effect of the intervention has been assessed in a multi-method approach based on a survey, a driving simulator experiment and two focus groups. Results show a significant decrease in milder forms of road anger expression and an increase in constructive behaviour.
A workshop with relevant stakeholders has been conducted to prepare the implementation and use of the intervention, for example as part of the driver’s education.
RELAX is funded by TrygFonden.
Effective start/end date01/04/201831/03/2020

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


  • Raod anger, driving anger, training, intervention, evaluation
  • anger management


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