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.