Road rage rising in China
Chinese traffic police have handled more than 17 million cases involving road rage like arbitrary lane changes and dangerous overtaking this year, according to the Ministry of Public Security.
Though the number of cases handled by police has only risen by 2.8 percent year-onyear, there are more accidents involving road rage, according to the ministry. In 2013, 80,200 accidents were attributed to anger behind the wheel, a 4.9- percent year- on- year increase. The number rose by 2.4 percent in 2014.
The ministry also warned the country’s 322 million drivers about “distracted driving,” which it said caused 21,570 deaths in 2014.
According to the ministry, China has more than 169 million car owners.