Weaving through traffic. Running a red light. Tailgating. All signs of an aggressive driver and you may be surprised who's behind the wheel. South Bend Police deal with at least one case of road rage a day. At some point, aggressive driving becomes road rage.
A new survey says women are more temperamental behind the wheel than men.
"I know I do my share of bird flipping and under the breath bad words," said BJ Emerick from South Bend. "The endless texting and on the phone thing."
South Bend resident Larry Howle said, "They want to be the first one to the next red light."
But whose temper trumps all?
A Harris Interactive survey said of those polled 61 percent of women said they had experienced road rage, compared to 56 percent of men.
"Women are psycho,” Chelsea Williams said. “The least little thing will set them off ... so especially in traffic they're just gonna be crazy."
"I think it's in us, we got the edge," Emerick said. "That whole 'tiger mom' thing ... get away from our car!" Emerick said.
Women more truthful on survey?
Saint Mary's College psychologist Catherine Pittman "Women are more likely to admit to having feelings."
Pittman said many men will hide their true frustration and feelings when they're surveyed, but women wear their emotions on their sleeve ... and they'll answer a survey like this one truthfully.
"There’s more likelihood that men and women both experience road rage even though we expect it from men, you do get it from men and women, there are less difference between the sexes than you might think," Pittman said.
Men WSBT spoke with said there's no way women have more road rage.
"I’m surprised because women are better listeners and they usually seem to be calmer," Howle said.
AAA Auto Clubs reports at least 1,500 people a year are seriously injured or killed in irrational traffic disputes.
If you're noticing more cases of crazy behavior on the road, AAA says your perceptions is accurate because there are more drivers on the road than ever before.
Police say the outburst from people starts with an aggressive response, but it doesn't usually end with physical violence.
South Bend Police and most agencies don't track specific road rage cases. Instead, those cases are classified under a miscellaneous assault, so police can’t attribute numbers to women or men.