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#1 Hum


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Posted 26 June 2013 - 13:14

From a man pulling a gun in a road rage fight in North Carolina to a bruising brawl in the middle of a California highway recently, aggressive drivers are a growing threat on the roads.

AAA counted 10,000 road rage incidents in a seven-year period with at least 218 ending in a killing.  :huh:  In fact, the Department of Transportation said road rage is up 170 percent since 2007.

Busy intersections can be extremely stressful for drivers, Dr. Ryan Fuller, a psychologist with New York Behavioral Health said.

"They perceive someone cutting them off as just one step too far," Fuller said about the mindset of an angry driver. "And the majority of drivers, over 50 percent, describe themselves as angry while driving."

Fuller said all rational thinking goes out the window.

"We've had clients, they won't hear their spouses yelling at them, they won't hear the police sirens," he said. "They're so focused on getting the person in front of them. Everything else is blocked out."

Fuller said if you're getting hot under the hood, chill out.

"Monitor your own internal temperature," he said. "Take a few deep breaths, slow things down and make sure you're giving yourself plenty of room between you and the other cars."

And the best way to avoid those dangerous freak-outs is to stay in your car, he said.

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#2 vetGeoffrey B.

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 13:17

i can say that I get angry when I drive however, i have never been tempted to do anything about it. I yell a few expletives and then its over.

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 13:26

In Russia we say - follow D.R.R. and G.W.F.


DRR - driving rules and regulations;

GWF - give way to the fool (yield to the fool).

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 13:28

I have my pee-filled water gun ready ! :woot:



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Posted 26 June 2013 - 13:28


Sums it up for me, in a hilarious way :woot:

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 13:54

If you don't want to feel my road rage, stay the heck out of my way. :p

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 08:36

There are things that are just unavoidable.

Yesterday, in a small 1 car street, a van just stopped and started unloading when 2 seconds in front of him there was a clearly visible empty alley where he could EASY AS HELL leave his van there and continue unloading without cutting the traffic flow.

How can you NOT get ###### at these things?