Currently cars are used as a tool for:
- recreation (vacation, Sunday drive, visiting friends)
These are some factors (you can add some of your own) that determine our enjoyment of the time spent in the automobile:
- Beauty of scenery (city, suburban multi-lanes, rural, highway)
- Time stuck in traffic (waiting at lights or in slow/congested traffic)
- Joy brought by the final destination/activity
Using the above scale, try assigning each factor a scale of -3 to 3, where positive 3 is the best score and negative 3 is the worst. For each journey in your vehicle you can assign a score to these three areas.
A journey in an automobile should be an overall positive or zero sum experience. Road rage comes from journeys that are clearly in the negative territory. If you have consistent trips that dip into the negative territory, consider changing one of the three factors. It may save your life.