posted on Aug, 13 2010 @ 09:27 PM
Lately I'm coming across more and more incidents on a daily basis of rather extreme road rage confrontations!
I'm an aggressive driver on occasion myself... and I wont make excuses for some of my behavior.
But holy cow, some of the stuff I'm seeing recently is gettin' scary.
We've all seen the TV footage of your average Joe going bonkers in traffic - people carrying on like idiots- poor driving skills - hooning - drink
driving and plain lack of knowledge of road rules.
I have two stories to tell you, and then I would like everyone to jump on and share your own experiences!
Peak hour main arterial road heading home after work... traffic is moving slowly but steadily up to a main intersection with lights.
Two station wagon type vehicles pull over mid stream and from the first leaps an absolutely IRATE stocky athletic gentleman who races up through
moving vehicles and wrapping his sleeve around his forearm begins pounding and screaming on the driver side window of the car behind his.
I mean, this guy couldnt get any redder in the face!
So I'm cruising past and all I can think is I hope the people inside the car are bright enough to lock the doors, when the angry man wrenches the
door open and throws himself full body into the car and starts bashing the living cr*p out of whoever is inside!
(For the record, police arrived in five minutes, don't ask me how they did but they did).
Sitting yet again in peak hour after work, (story of my life feels like) I was giving my best friend a lift home...he is what I would describe as
being one of THE most stressful people you could possibly drive with - especially when he is doing the driving!
And a car cuts me off as we are rounding a blind corner that has a road merging into it from both sides, anyway, it's just a dumb spot to cut across,
without I might add, using any indicator!
So, it's wet weather, slippery conditions and I use the horn to let them know it was a bit too close for comfort... ahem...
and I get the FINGER.
Way to make my mates blood boil! Next thing you know the window is down and it's hurling abuse back and forth between cars as we come to a stop at
lights - absolutely packed traffic chaos - 3 main intersections ,merging within a block of space banking back several hundreds of meters.
And this bloke gets out of his car (now holding up traffic mind) and walks the next 100yards or so down to us where we are at the next bend and starts
pounding on the window!
Now my buddy is keen as to jump out and ah ...ummm... punch on... so I put the child lock on while he's grabbing at this guy through the window
telling him he's a fat f*** who needs more exercise, kindly to wrap his pants belt around my towball and we will drag him the next few kilometers
with pleasure etc etc nasty language.
So, in conclusion I may sound naive, I may even feel a little ashamed of myself and other road users but have you ever been involved in or witnessed
an extreme case of ROAD RAGE?
Let the Venting begin!