Seven million have gotten out of their auto to confront another driver.
Virginia state police troopers say they see this kind of behavior every day.
"I remember a nun once said to me when you are out on the road to be patient and just think of everybody else is just trying to get their needs met the same way as you".
"Drivers in the Northeast were almost 30% more likely to have made an angry gesture than drivers in other parts of the country", said AAA.
AAA reports that the "most alarming findings" suggest that approximately eight million USA drivers engaged in extreme examples of road rage, including "purposefully ramming another vehicle or getting out of the auto to confront another driver". Stay calm behind the wheel, even when another driver makes you angry.
Second, AAA recommends being "tolerant and forgiving" of other drivers' behavior and not taking any perceived slights personally. Assume that it's not personal. Avoid eye contact, don't make any gestures, and call 911 if necessary.
Male drivers aged 19 to 39 were far more likely to than female and older motorists to drive aggressively. For example, male drivers were more than three times as likely as female drivers to have gotten out of a vehicle to confront another driver or rammed another vehicle on goal.
"I talk to them in a loud voice, like 'I can't believe you know c'mon, speed up, pass, get over.' And, my wife is so nice to remind me - settle down, it's okay, you know, we're not in a hurry", Sheufelt said.
The survey also found that drivers who admitted to speeding or running red lights also were more likely to report aggressive behavior such as purposefully cutting another vehicle off.
"Inconsiderate driving, bad traffic and the daily stresses of life can transform minor frustrations into unsafe road rage", said Stephanie Milani, Tennesee Public Affairs Director, AAA - The Auto Club Group.
Drivers in Washington, D.C. said aggressive driving is the number one threat to highway safety, according to a recent AAA Mid-Atlantic poll. He also says drivers have recognized road rage as a problem.
"Don't contact them if they are giving you obscene gestures", Johnson said.
About one-third of respondents said they made an angry gesture at another driver. "The most common such behaviors, reported by roughly half of all drivers, were purposely tailgating another vehicle, yelling at another driver, and honking their horn 'to show annoyance or anger, '" the survey said.
Making angry gestures: 33 percent (67 million drivers).
24 percent (49 million drivers) tried to block another vehicle from changing lanes.
Cutting off another vehicle on goal: 12 percent (24 million drivers).