INTERVIEW: Wisconsin’s road rage problem w/ Prof. Martin
(WBAY) – Wisconsin has a dangerous road rage problem. According to a new study, Wisconsin has one of the highest rates of road rage shootings. The study by Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund found road rage incidents with a gun nationwide rose from 610 in 2016 to 728 in 2021, and the percentage resulting in injury or death increased from 34% in 2016 to 62% last year. Wisconsin ranked among the five states with the highest rates of road rage shootings, along with Arizona, New Mexico, Tennessee and Texas. Action 2 News anchor Sarah Thomsen talked with Ryan Martin, a professor of psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, who says the increase in road rage follows a rise in general anger in the U.S. right now. He talks about how much the pandemic has contributed to it and what other factors are adding to the violence.