Fear and Anger induce drivers to speed - Study about the impact of emotions on driving behavior

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Lüneburg. After a scare - such as after a close call - drivers often do not behave more carefully. On the contrary: many really start speeding over the next few kilometers. Researchers of the Leuphana University of Lüneburg came to this conclusion in a recent study. A total of 79 test persons participated in the study. In a driving simulator, they had to control a vehicle on a test track and record their emotions afterwards. In the process they were exposed to a variety of typical traffic situations.