This is good, because road rage is making it hazardous to drive on many U. S. freeways and highways. Drivers young and old are stressed, tired, burdened, harried, impatient and discourteous; and it does not take much-too long eye contact; throwing up that middle finger indiscriminately at a fellow driver-to bring out the worst in us. Very often, the end result of such confrontations may be senseless gun violence and loss of innocent lives.
I am convinced from my own experience that if automobile drivers were listening to more cool, calming, restraining jazz music, much of the "mean muggin" and "middle finger popping" might decrease, and road rage incidents could be avoided.
It seems clear that if you are on your daily commute and listening to some really sensational Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn or any other jazz music songs, and another driver cuts you off, or does something else that annoys you, that you are more likely to keep that smile on your face, and throw them the "peace sign'', than succumb to the urge to reach into the glove box, pull out the blunderbuss, and blow the sucker away at the next opportunity.
And you would be surprised at the number of drivers that will respond to you, as you respond to your jazz music songs. Why not invest in some jazz music CDs when you shop, and have them handy the next time you hit the road.