Road rage is aggressive or angry behavior by a driver of an automobile
or other road vehicle. Such behavior might include rude gestures, verbal insults,
deliberately driving in an unsafe or threatening manner, or making threats.
Road rage can lead to altercations, assaults, and collisions that result in injuries
and even deaths. It can be thought of as an extreme case of aggressive driving.
The following are common manifestations of road rage:
- Generally aggressive driving, including sudden acceleration, braking, and close tailgating
- Cutting others off in a lane, or deliberately preventing someone from merging
- Chasing other motorists
- Flashing lights and/or sounding the horn excessively
- Yelling or exhibiting disruptive behavior at roadside establishments
- Driving at high speeds in the median of a highway to terrify drivers in both lanes
- Rude gestures (such as "the finger", or [especially in Greece] giving mountzes)
- Shouting verbal abuses or threats
- Intentionally causing a collision between vehicles
- Hitting other vehicles
- Assaulting other motorists, their passengers, cyclists, or pedestrians
- Exiting the car to attempt to start confrontations, including striking other vehicles with an object
- Threatening to use or using a firearm or other deadly weapon
- Throwing projectiles from a moving vehicle with the intent of damaging other vehicles
From the Department of Motor Vehicle
From Aggressive Driver's
It doesn't matter who is right or wrong, your life matters.
So Back Off and get away from an aggressive driver.
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