Studies have shown that those undergoing emotional stress while driving or about to drive will be many more times likely to get into an accident than someone that isn’t emotional when driving. This is because emotionally stressed individuals are more likely to do something foolish and are more distracted than the average driver. In addition is them caring less about safety.
This means that storming off for a drive after an event in a fit of emotion can carry real consequences. However, the biggest culprit for emotion caused incidents is road rage. Rage is a very strong emotion, and it can cause unnecessary conflict and idiotic actions.