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Road rage 'is nothing new'

ROAD rage is nothing new - despite the spate of recent newspaper reports - according to driver training specialists Drive & Survive. Although recent research shows company car drivers feel more vulnerable than ever at the wheel (Fleet News May 24), Drive & Survive managing director Paul Catlin said the phenomenon has been around for years.

'The problem has always been there in the background, it's just that the media has now found a name for it that's caught the public's imagination,' said Catlin. 'In fact, the problem is so serious it's been an integral part of our driver training courses for the past 11 years.'

He said the metal shell of the car offered drivers a sense of security and equality which they may not feel when walking down the street and claimed applying psychology was the only way forward.

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