Road Rage & Scent
Updated: Jul 18, 2020
Did you know that certain scents reduce road rage? According to recent research, drivers exposed to the scent of peppermint or cinnamon while driving a car had decreased levels of frustration, anxiety, and fatigue.
Study groups were monitored while driving under three odor conditions (with the aroma of peppermint, cinnamon, or no scent). The natural scents were dispersed into the air at regular intervals. Participants were measured for cognitive performance, wakefulness, mood, and workload.