(Closed) Road Rage

posted 7 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Never been a direct victim of it myself, but when I was working retail, some guy followed a woman into my store and start swearing up a storm at her because apparently she cut him off in the parking lot. I asked him to leave, he laughed in my face and made a lewd comment, then disappeared further into the store, and by the time I could alert management/security, he had left.

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

Yeah. Fiance and I were following eachother home on the interstate and this car comes FLYING up on me. I try to get over, but there are cars in the lane to the right. So I’m waiting to get over. They were basically IN my trunk and flashed their lights at me. I was NOT going slow (as my 2 speeding tickets can speak to) but I also was not about to be going over 75. (Limit is 70 in this area). Anyways, I FINALLY get over and let Fiance over in front of me, and this dude is hanging out the window yelling things.

Well Fiance doesn’t take to kindly to this, so he gives him the finger. (I know, not the best idea, but he was mad for me.) The guy pulls up to FI’s car and THROWS A WRENCH at his car. Luckily it bounced off the road and didn’t hit any other cars. The dude also purposely kept swerving into our lane. He was INSANE> I was already on the phone to the cops, and guess what they did? “Ma’am, what do you want us to do?”

UM I’m giving you their damn plates and a description, obviously track the MF*ers down and do something. This is crazy. It still pisses me off to remember. I’ve never met someone that angry before on the road!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

 I haven’t been a victim myself either but back in high school one of my friends was on her way to our drumline practice and she went to go pass a guy on the left hand side of the road. Apparently this guy had something up his sleeve because he wouldn’t let her pass so she just got back in her lane behind him. Another car behind her was with the car infront of her and he and the car infront of her ended up pinning her inbetween and then guided her car to the side of the road. She said the the guy in the car infront of her stepped out of the car with a long metal rod. She said she freaked and ended up escaping by putting her car into reverse and slamming into the car behind her just to get enough room to get out. I remember her showing up to practice absolutely hysterical.

 The cops were called immidietly but the men were never found. Its a very insane driving world out there! I admit people really piss me off when they just drive plain stupid but I always try to give everyone the benifit of the doubt.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Yup definitely been on the receiving end of road rage.  Partly my fault though.  I was traveling in the right lane, as my exit was coming up, but there was one onramp before my exit, which was very busy.  I moved over to let them in, but I had to quickly get back over.  Unfortunately the @$$hole who I was trying to get in front of wouldn’t let me in, so I had to cut him off a bit.  Well he flashed his highbeams and so I gave him the finger.  He then moved over to the middle lane, when I looked over at him and he was fingering me so I fingered him back and sped ahead to get away from him.  THEN he sped up and when I looked over (I should have ignored him at this point) but when I looked over he was pulling his eyes as people do to immitate Asians and that’s when I got mad.  I’m half Chinese, and ya ya I know Asians have a bad rep for driving, but I’ve never gotten into an accident or had a ticket in my 8 years of driving (knock on wood.)  Anyway he was driving a company vehicle that had a fleet number on it, so obviously I called his well known company to complain.  I was shaking and so so pissed.  I did tell the HR lady that I fingered him too and everything, so I didn’t make it seem like it was all his fault, but when he did the racial thing, that was crossing the line.  It was the first time I’ve ever encountered anything racist and I couldn’t believe it.  Jerk.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

@MissFlipFlops: That is so scary! This is why I never engage with road ragers, because you never know just how f-ing psycho someone might be. Not that your friend did anything foolish, it sounds like she was just unlucky enough to encounter those crazies… but whenever I’m in a car with a friend and they want to yell at somebody, I tell them it’s not worth it!

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Just this morning a guy was beeping at my like crazy and then overtook me at a red light! and it says No right turn on red. He was screaming and throwing his fingers up too. at the next light it turned green and he wasnt moving cos he was looking at his phone so I beeped at him too and he go mad and refused to move!

When i was a teenager going to camp this one guy cut in front of us and got so angry that he parked and came and banged on our door in the middle of a busy highway!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I admit to getting road rage sometimes, but I’m an excellent driver and won’t endanger my life or anyone else’s life because of it. Yes, people cruising at the speed limit in the fast lane annoy me. People pulling in front of me while going about 30mh slower than me annoy me. People who try to change lanes INTO me without looking annoy me. I hate to say that most of these offenders are women too. I do cuss like a sailor when I’m driving, and I’m guilty of tailgating, honking and giving people dirty looks as I pass them. Stupidity and incompetency just don’t sit well with me, especially when I’m inconvenienced as a result.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Whoa yea I thought this was a thread about Bees with road rage, and I thought I was bad, but never like that! I just yell a lot when I’m driving because I hate shiatty drivers.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@meliss: lol yea that sounds exactly like me 🙂

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Yep. The road I drive to work on goes from 30 to 40 and there is always a cop that sits at the end so I ALWAYS break to go slower. Where the speed limit changes its also downhill and at the point the right lane either has to turn or you need to get in the left lane and then there is only the one lane. I don’t want to cut people off so I usually get into the right lane ahead of time and then will slow to 30. One time I was slowing down to the speed limit and this guy just started blaring on his horn and swearving back and forth behind me. So when I come to the stop light the guy gets out of his car to yell at me!! I freaked, ran the red light and called the police. I had a similar situation happen before at the same spot but I pulled over to prevent any crazy behavior.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@meliss: & @arenyth: Not to be rude but what do you think tailgating actually accomplishes? I’m being genuine in my question here because its not something I understand. It’s dangerous and can cause accidents and a lot of anxiety for other drivers.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@smith2be: Sorry I actually didn’t see the tailgating part, just the cussing like a sailor and being annoyed with drivers that change lanes without looking. I barely even honk my horn!

Post # 15
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Busy bee

I had that happen to me before. It is definitely a scary thing. I was driving from school to pick my friends up where they were to come back up for graduation of our friends. Going down the mountain, I passed on the left and got in front of a car because they were going below speed limit. And these were roads that I was driving every weekend. I finally pass and got back in the right lane since it goes into 1 lane down the mountain most of the way. The person in that car then decides to tailgate me basically the entire way down the rest of the mountain even when I slowed down so that she could pass me on the left. I was tempted to pull into a gas station to escape all of it but I am glad I didn’t because I think they were going to try to hurt me especially with the way they kept tailgating me. It was finally when I got to a big intersection where they had to turn off to go a different direction did they finally get off my bumper. But they started honking and what not and throwing the finger as soon as they couldn’t stay behind me.

I just don’t get why people just don’t get over when they have the opportunity. And honestly I know that I passed them on the left but they were going below speed limit. It definitely had me freaking out the entire time and I had my friend on my headset just talking to try to calm me down from it all.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

@smith2be: No, not rude at all. I do it hoping that the idiot on his phone or whatever going 60mph in the fast lane with miles of open space in front of him will get the message and move over, because there are a dozen cars behind him trying to pass him. Slower traffic should keep to the right. I’ve never rear ended anyone, even the ones that try to deliberately get rear ended by slamming on their brakes. Like I said, I’m an aggresive driver but also a very careful and competent driver.

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