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

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


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

Research Output

  • 4 Journal article
  • 2 Conference article

Links between observed and self-reported driving anger, observed and self-reported aggressive driving, and personality traits

Abele, L., Haustein, S., Møller, M. & Zettler, I., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Accident Analysis & Prevention.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Sammenhæng mellem selvrapporteret og observeret vejvrede: et simulatoreksperiment

Haustein, S., Abele, L. & Møller, M., 2020, In : Trafik & Veje. 3, p. 39-41

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleCommunication

Open Access

Vejvrede kan reduceres – evaluering af en intervention mod vejvrede

Møller, M., Holgaard, R. & Haustein, S., 2020, In : Trafik & Veje. 3, p. 22-25

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleCommunication

Open Access


RELAX Implementation Workshop

Sonja Haustein (Other), Mette Møller (Other), Ragnhild Holgaard (Other)
13 Jan 2020

Activity: Other