Is road rage an illness?

Psychologist Dr Jacques van Zyl says road rage should be categorised as an illness because it's different from other forms of anger.

Van Zyl told John Robbie that it is a continuum of behaviour that starts with normal anger but then expresses itself on the road as an uncontrollable rage.

Because it expresses itself on the road specifically, and the road is stressful, it can be categorised as separate.

Dr Jacques van Zyl

Somewhere there is a defect in personality which makes it an illness and people need to seek psychiatric treatment.

Dr Jacques van Zyl

Van Zyl said this should not be used as an excuse and said repeat offenders probably suffer from Intermittent Explosive Disorder (IED).

It has to do with lower serotonin levels... this is neuro chemically based.

Dr Jacques van Zyl

He told John Robbie that the stress levels on the roads caused by congestion, especially in Gauteng, creates a pressure-cooker and that's an incident waiting to happen. Listen here:

Read More
WorkTripper helps the business traveller with smaller budgets

WorkTripper helps the business traveller with smaller budgets

500 000 people travel for business locally every year.

If SABC gets nod, you will pay a TV licence for your cell, tablet and computer

If SABC gets nod, you will pay a TV licence for your cell, tablet and computer

SABC spokesman, Kaizer Kganyago, explains that a change in definition in the Broadcast Act could made this possible.

MWEB explains interruptions to Rondebosch and surrounds

MWEB explains interruptions to Rondebosch and surrounds

Frustrated users, including forensic scientist David Klatzow, called Kieno Kammies about MWEB internet problems.

Larger than life property expert dies

Larger than life property expert dies

Steven Delit, a regular guest on Kieno Kammies Breakfast Show, died of a heart attack last Friday.

Pick n Pay's magnificent 7 errors with Super Animals cards

Pick n Pay's magnificent 7 errors with Super Animals cards

Pick n Pay has been alerted by customers to errors on the latest Super Animals cards.

How could we lower the carnage on our roads, South Africa?

How could we lower the carnage on our roads, South Africa?

John Robbie's thoughts on road safety in South Africa.

Popular articles
Ruda Landman (fearless former Carte Blanche anchor) opens up about money

Ruda Landman (fearless former Carte Blanche anchor) opens up about money

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Landman about her attitude to money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.).

Steam rooms and saunas will be closed from Wednesday at Virgin Actives in CT

Steam rooms and saunas will be closed from Wednesday at Virgin Actives in CT

The gym will be imposing strict measures to save and use water wisely across the city.

Emergency doctor says Henri van Breda's injuries were superficial

Emergency doctor says Henri van Breda's injuries were superficial

The wounds sustained by axe murder Henri van Breda continue to be scrutinised in court as the State calls another medical expert.

How Beaufort-West survived its worst drought in history

How Beaufort-West survived its worst drought in history

In light of the current drought in Cape Town, Kieno Kammies finds out what measures were used in Beaufort-West.

'Red Tie Guy'  who captured the world's attention during an Obama speech dies

'Red Tie Guy' who captured the world's attention during an Obama speech dies

Stellenbosch University's Goldfields Residence confirmed the news of Mikhail Hendricks death in a social media post on Friday.

3 emergency numbers you should have on speed dial and how they work

3 emergency numbers you should have on speed dial and how they work

These are the emergency numbers you should have on your cellphone and this is what you must understand about how they work.