This article was titled Bumper Stickers and Aggressive Drivers. Essentially the article was saying (according to some professor at Colorado State University) that the number of decals/bumper stickers you displayed on your vehicle was able to predict who the aggressive drivers were on the road.
The article says:
Their mere presence tags you as someone caught up in a territorial state of mind. Basically, by marking your car, you are saying that this piece of mobile territory is your personal space, like your home, and the streets you travel along are also yours. You feel you literally own the road.
Consequently, any driver who impedes your progress, cuts you off, or goes too slowly, elicits explosive anger out of proportion to the provocation and can produce aggressive driving to avenge the perceived slight.
My first impression is this is a bunch of crap. When I think of aggressive drivers I think of fast sports cars and those owners take pride in their vehicles and wouldn't dare put any sort of sticker on it. And I have a Dallas Cowboys decal on my truck and while yes I get annoyed with people that can't drive - I wouldn't consider myself an aggressive driver.
So what do you think? Do you think this holds any truth or is it just a bunch of crap? I'd be interested in hearing your opinions as I know I will definitely be paying attention to aggressive drivers while on the road.
[Editor's Note: "My husband" was offended that I didn't call him Shitface - so it has now been corrected!]