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Is Road Rage Hurting Our Health?

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A group of Queensland researchers came up with a method to find out using a state-of-the-art simulator designed to road test road-rage. A group of Queensland researchers came up with a method to find out using a state-of-the-art simulator designed to road test road-rage.

Driving can cause most of us to get a little angry from time to time. But is that bit of rage hurting our health? That's the question researchers want to answer.

A group of Queensland researchers came up with a method to find out using a state-of-the-art simulator designed to road-test road rage. Psychologists and gaming designers jumped in the passenger seat of the study to put drivers under pressure and score their stress levels.

Motorists are exposed to various traffic frustrations, including tailgaters and road constructions to name a few. Then indicators measure heart rate and blood pressure.

They also recorded things which keep people calm. The hope is to improve health and road safety.

"This research, we hope, will give us all the weapons we need to help all of us be more courteous, a bit less stressed and therefore have a better trip," said Paul Turner with Royal Automobile Club of Queensland.

Researchers will take the simulator for a spin throughout September.

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