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sapd

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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2010 2:38:26 PM

What do you suggest is the best way to handle road rage?
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babycatt116
Champion Author Massachusetts

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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2013 5:11:41 PM

hit 'em with a crowbar?
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domiknows
Rookie Author Grand Rapids

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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2013 6:30:33 PM

Let them pass, then watch as they get pulled over a mile ahead by a cop. Haha.
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zippy3231
Champion Author Jacksonville

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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2013 1:53:42 PM

Pull over and Get a Fruit Smoothies and Relax. While you are obtaining and enjoying your delicious All Natural Good for your Body Fruit Smoothies the Road Tagger has gone after another person thus avoiding you getting into a physical and legal altercation!
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46chief
Champion Author Indiana

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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2013 11:11:40 AM

Try to ignore the idiot and stay away.
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0848Marine
All-Star Author Dallas

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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2013 9:37:30 AM

Don't get involved
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tenasha12
Champion Author Manitoba

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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2013 7:18:48 AM

I high 5 the idiot, when they swear at me I return the favour. I don't put I up with crap. I drive very slow to conserve fuel be it any weather condition
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Fute
All-Star Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2013 2:04:49 PM

Spend your energy feeling sorry for their self-centered worldview.
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Hubba2107
Champion Author Iowa

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Message Posted: Sep 9, 2013 10:36:55 AM

slow down and back off
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Louloulou2013
Sophomore Author Dayton

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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2013 2:20:34 PM

Keep your distance
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Retired-Coastie
Champion Author Arkansas

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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2013 10:11:27 AM

What's funny is when the jerk passes you like an idiot, and floors it down the road. He's a mile or more ahead of you... And then, you calmly roll up behind him at the next stop sign.
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SimmsGas
Champion Author Virginia

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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2013 7:06:55 AM

It is hard to do but just let them get in front of you.
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tenasha12
Champion Author Manitoba

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Message Posted: Aug 9, 2013 9:37:54 AM

Remove yourself from car and punch in face kidding. Give the five finger index
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Inscrutable
Champion Author Detroit

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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2013 11:37:38 PM

Blow them off the road if your gun is bigger than theirs.
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SistaS
Rookie Author Georgia

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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2013 1:19:17 PM

I disengage from the idiots and back off...
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duybn
Champion Author Connecticut

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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2013 12:10:55 AM

stay out of the left lane..
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Steveo763
Veteran Author Twin Cities

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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2013 11:51:30 PM

One time while road cycling a giant red truck cut me off twice and started yelling at me, I managed to get ahead of him at a light, but went off the road because I was afraid he was going to hit me with his truck.

I gestured a couple fists his way, and to get out of his truck since he was about the same size and I've had a little bit of military combatants(and I also had my adrenaline going from this jerk) needless to say he wasn't tough without his 5,000lbs of steel wrapped around his body. Seems that most truck owners believe they are somehow more entitled to the road than anyone else. I'll take my bicycle on the road since at the time I certainly paid more taxes to pay for the roads then he did!

In my car, I've had two incidents which didn't get out of hand just exchanged fingers a couple times and I backed way off as to not instigate the situation any further. I've never had any gun gestures, following, etc. that would make me call the police. Besides, living in Minneapolis and having two cars broken into, and house robbed, I've learned the cops never really investigate anything, so why would they bother with road-rage incident.



[Edited by: Steveo763 at 7/29/2013 11:52:24 PM EST]
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Stingy3784
Rookie Author Milwaukee

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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2013 12:28:24 AM

Avoid engaging in the event if possible. It only aggravates the situation. Minimize all emotional interactions with the person. This will prevent reinforcing (rewarding) this abusive behavior.
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dannysgas
Champion Author Ohio

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Message Posted: Jul 7, 2013 1:07:27 AM

IF YOUR A TURTLE DRIVER PLEASE STAY OUT OF THE LEFT HAND LANE, LET THE PEOPLE DRIVING 85 GO THUR.. THIS WILL END THAT FINGER PROBLEM TO HAPPEN TO YOU..IT'S CALL ROAD RAGE
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smugutu1234
Champion Author Tallahassee

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Message Posted: Jul 4, 2013 8:17:14 AM

Get away from them.
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Mikeyl
Champion Author Cleveland

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Message Posted: Jul 3, 2013 8:45:51 AM

Don't get mad.

If it's not you, call 911 and drive to a very public area and wait for the police to show up (like the front door of a Walmart or a grocery store).
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yjsk2100
Champion Author South Bend

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Message Posted: Jun 30, 2013 4:47:06 PM

Never had it happen to me and I hope that I would be able to handle it if it did. But the authorities, cell phone, getting out of their way all are great ideas. Just not sure what I would do if they were behind me.
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playtimeCLE
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Message Posted: May 19, 2013 12:30:04 PM

Be smarter then they are. For they are mentally feeble.
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tamsey
Veteran Author Pennsylvania

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Message Posted: May 15, 2013 10:15:27 PM

I live in the mountains and have learned to avoid wild, unpredictable animals :-)
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envoy04
Rookie Author Atlanta

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Message Posted: May 15, 2013 8:23:56 PM

Get away and remain calm.
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smugutu1234
Champion Author Tallahassee

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Message Posted: May 15, 2013 7:11:19 AM

Get as far away from them as possible.
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appleNY
Champion Author Long Island

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Message Posted: May 14, 2013 7:02:17 PM

Ignore the idiot. There are so many crazy drivers out there. ESP when I'm on the 135 people use the passing lane and they use it as a regular lane doing 60mph. Left lane is for passing. People don't give a s---t here on Long Island. I even seen people throw crap out of there window. I don't say a word though because it's a crazy world out there.
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tenasha12
Champion Author Manitoba

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Message Posted: May 13, 2013 7:20:28 AM

I have encountered this many times. It is better to give le-way to idiot than ask for confrontation. The idiot driving other vehicle is a loose cannon been there no cell phone could not phone cops, that happened a long time ago
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Wanda127
Champion Author Florida

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Message Posted: May 10, 2013 9:53:06 AM

I try to get out of their way so, they don't take it out on me & if they look really dangerous I will call the HPD hotline(777-I think is what it is)& report it.
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gassprite
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Message Posted: May 7, 2013 4:22:52 PM

If it's your's, take a chill pill. Think about your family and how much they would miss you if you did something stupid and got yourself hurt or killed. If it's the other guy, well, they're an F****** a**.
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lightbulbman2008
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Message Posted: May 4, 2013 12:24:00 PM

tell the authorities
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ace12012
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2013 1:15:17 PM

its tempting to respond negatively but best to try to get away from them.
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ThomasBuick01
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Message Posted: Apr 25, 2013 11:30:55 AM

I would say always leave earlier to get to your destination on time so that you won't feel as much need to rush
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smugutu1234
Champion Author Tallahassee

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Message Posted: Apr 25, 2013 7:36:27 AM

Get away from them as soon as possible.
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TRAIMICHELLE
Rookie Author St. Louis

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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2013 10:33:37 AM

Try not to catch it!
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traffic cop
Champion Author Boston

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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 12:23:54 PM

Very smart, Julassa.

Regarding tailgaters: Gradually slow down a bit, not to antagonize the person riding your rear bumper, but to (1) Increase your stopping/slowing distance between you and the car in front of you. If HE hits the brakes, you don't want to have to slam on yours and create a multiple chain-reaction accident. (2) Give the tailgater any chance to pass you. He'll be happy, and you can keep an eye on what he's doing.

With luck, you'll see him pulled over by a cop somewhere up ahead!
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Ada10
Rookie Author New Jersey

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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 3:33:21 AM

Move out of the way and play your music, ignore, ignore, ignore.
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Julassa
All-Star Author Akron

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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2013 11:17:07 AM

I hate it the most when you have a car in front of you and a car in the lane next to you, but the person behind you is riding your tail and honking. What exactly does this person behind me expect me to do? I even had one woman follow me off of the exit to the Walmart parking lot and sit behind my parking space screaming in her car and blaring her horn. I just locked the door, picked up my cell phone, looked out my window at her while pointing at the phone and mouthed "calling the police" at her. She pulled away after that. Sheesh, that was actually pretty scary!
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rdawn27
Rookie Author Alabama

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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2013 10:15:50 PM

I think driving in the left lane adds to the stress. Many people drive for miles in the left lane. But I've only seen the "slow traffic keep right" sign once during my 130+ daily commute. If you are one of those people, try moving over. Ultimately you are responsible for you.
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Jayburt
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2013 6:32:36 PM

Drive good yourself and let them be idiots..if they make it dangerous for you pull in at the 1st secure place you can,and report them.
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GLM4205
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2013 7:56:38 AM

Ignoring them is the best thing to do.
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1stupedaso
Veteran Author Kentucky

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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2013 6:34:26 AM

do not get mad, get even
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MiataPrincess
Champion Author Des Moines

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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2013 2:18:32 PM

Smile and wave as they drive past you
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loboWA
Rookie Author Seattle

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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2013 7:51:18 AM

laugh at them and point as they go around you. lol, just kidding. ignoring them is the best thing to do.
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gascomber
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 11:11:09 AM

It depends on the situation. Just use common sense and respond in the same manner you would if it were a conflict outside of the vehicle.
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pilotmass
Champion Author Boston

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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 11:10:58 AM

Somefatkid has the right idea. Exercise is not only good for the body its great for the mind.
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Somefatkid
Champion Author Alberta

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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 11:34:07 AM

I drive for a living and found it helps to have a physical release at the end of the day. Work out at the gym or take the dog for a walk.
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enshaw
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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2013 8:04:58 AM

don't drive, its crazy out there!
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laguna73
Rookie Author Quebec

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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2011 5:08:34 PM

Defensive driving & staying alert at all times,kept me out of trouble so far over many years.
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claurenm
Rookie Author Austin

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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2011 12:20:41 PM

Ignore it and smile!
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redjamwizard
Champion Author British Columbia

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Message Posted: Mar 15, 2011 8:59:59 PM

Close the window before you do your yelling at them, saves a whole lot of hassels
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