…And All Of This, Just To Improve Highway Safety
But what they didn’t know was that…
I never really thought of myself as an aggressive driver, except for a slightly heavy foot and the occasional, “what the fuck are you doing,” I pretty much follow the road rules. Until, I took this self-assessment that was developed by traffic psychologist Leon James, Ph.D.
My score: 8
1 to 3: The Unfriendly Zone, mental and verbal acts of unkindness.
4 to 7: The Hostile Zone, visibly communicating resentment with the desire to punish.
8 to 11: The Violent Zone, carrying out an act of hostility in fantasy or deed.
12 to 16: The Lesser Mayhem Zone, epic road rage contained within personal limits
17 to 20: The Major Mayhem Zone, uncontained epic road rage, the stuff of newspaper stories.
That’s right folks, I’m in The Violent Zone. I fantasize about carrying out acts of hostility and, um… other deeds, on drivers who piss me the fuck off. So watch out, I just might run you off the road.