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Work stress could be making your commute dangerous

18 January 2017

New research finds that people having a stressful time at work are more likely to undertake dangerous behaviours on the drive to the office.

Work-related stress can kill us slowly but, according to new research from the University of Haifa, it is also perfectly capable of contributing to a swift demise on the daily commute.

Researchers collected data from 216 employees at a manufacturing organisation, all of whom drive to work daily, and surveyed them on what they believed to be acceptable driving behaviour and how often they committed dangerous driving acts.

They discovered that those who were experiencing psychological stress, either as a result of conflict between family life and the workplace or because of supervisor abuse, were more likely to drive dangerously.

Read more on our Research Digest blog.

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