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(NBC Washington)   This article on how to deal with aggressive drivers might as well just say, "Let them do whatever they want and under no circumstances try to hurt their precious fee-fees"   (nbcwashington.com) divider line
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2021-06-01 3:35:07 PM  
CSB: A couple weekends ago I was behind a driver who was weaving all over the road in moderate traffic. It wasn't just my opinion, other drivers were honking when he would drift into one lane or the other, and one even got next to him and yelled something. This was on the Chesapeake Bay bridge which is quite long and doesn't seem like it would be very forgiving of a crash. We realized that he couldn't or wouldn't stop driving so dangerously, so eventually Mrs. Day called 911. The dispatcher kept us on the phone while directing an officer to the scene. 5 minutes later the police had him. I felt bad for putting the police on him, but would've felt worse to let him maybe get someone killed.
/CSB
 
2021-06-01 4:05:00 PM  
"Keep out of their f*cking way and all 911," isn't bad advice.
 
2021-06-01 4:52:15 PM  
What do you think you are going to do, dipshiat? Teach the a life lesson? For your next trick you gonna use reason and logic on Qumpers?
 
2021-06-01 4:52:25 PM  

40 degree day: CSB: A couple weekends ago I was behind a driver who was weaving all over the road in moderate traffic. It wasn't just my opinion, other drivers were honking when he would drift into one lane or the other, and one even got next to him and yelled something. This was on the Chesapeake Bay bridge which is quite long and doesn't seem like it would be very forgiving of a crash. We realized that he couldn't or wouldn't stop driving so dangerously, so eventually Mrs. Day called 911. The dispatcher kept us on the phone while directing an officer to the scene. 5 minutes later the police had him. I felt bad for putting the police on him, but would've felt worse to let him maybe get someone killed.
/CSB


CSB: I've called the cops on drunk drivers on 3 occasions and followed them for at least 30 minutes (happenstance) and never saw a cop show up.
 
2021-06-01 4:53:26 PM  
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2021-06-01 4:53:55 PM  

40 degree day: CSB: A couple weekends ago I was behind a driver who was weaving all over the road in moderate traffic. It wasn't just my opinion, other drivers were honking when he would drift into one lane or the other, and one even got next to him and yelled something. This was on the Chesapeake Bay bridge which is quite long and doesn't seem like it would be very forgiving of a crash. We realized that he couldn't or wouldn't stop driving so dangerously, so eventually Mrs. Day called 911. The dispatcher kept us on the phone while directing an officer to the scene. 5 minutes later the police had him. I felt bad for putting the police on him, but would've felt worse to let him maybe get someone killed.
/CSB


Big mistake, feeling bad about that.  We do that all the time, every time.

And on the topic at hand:  I noticed here in Cedar Rapids that right after the 1/6 fiasco the number of super aggressive driver events went sky high.  I carefully don't fall into the trap.  I just ignore unless they appear to be truly dangerous.
 
2021-06-01 4:54:33 PM  
A 29-year-old man got out of his car and allegedly pulled out a machete on a man and a woman, police say.
He drove away, and no one was hurt. However, police say it's another example of road rage in the capital region


Road rage?  It was calm and rational!  I knew that if I waved a machete, they'd back off.  Duh!
 
2021-06-01 4:55:05 PM  
Yes, that is the smart thing to do, Subby. Let them get far ahead or far behind you and get on with your life. Otherwise YOU become the dumbass aggressive driver.
 
2021-06-01 4:57:22 PM  
We've had quite a few road rage incidents here end up with somebody getting killed. The cops will tell you; don't make eye contact and don't engage. Some of these psychos are just looking for a reason.

The last one I remember this murdering fark followed another driver for a few miles, they pulled into a parking lot and the lunatic ran over and shot the guy.

The risk versus reward here for traffic incidents is not good.
 
2021-06-01 4:58:57 PM  
CSB: months ago ... ♪ I was driving all night, my hands wet on the wheel. There's a voice in my head that drove my heel; It's my baby callin' says: "I need you here" and it's a half past four, and I'm shifting gear. ♫

Some drunk, crazy at 3am was blocking two lanes, I-10 in Louisiana. If you tried to pass, he'd cut you off - totally DNGAF. When he took a try at me, I got off the the highway at a very convenient exit. Waited a for the lights, got back onto the highway. By the time I caught up to the idiot, the cops had him pulled over, and strapped to the trunk of his car in handcuffs.

/CSB
 
2021-06-01 5:00:22 PM  

UltimaCS: CSB: I've called the cops on drunk drivers on 3 occasions and followed them for at least 30 minutes (happenstance) and never saw a cop show up.


Thanks for the effort. Someone did this when a drunk driver crashed into my parked car one night about 10 years ago, and the cops did catch up eventually. I head the crash from inside and ran out as fast as I could, but only barely caught a glimpse of a truck pulling away and had no chance to get a license plate. The guy blew a .28, which is close to alcohol poisoning level. I am thankful my parked car is all he hit. (Of course he had no insurance and was an insolvent lowlife but I think of the $500 deductible as a reasonable price to pay for possibly saving a life.)
 
2021-06-01 5:00:32 PM  
Or you can shoot them and eat the banana.

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2021-06-01 5:01:17 PM  

Super Chronic: UltimaCS: CSB: I've called the cops on drunk drivers on 3 occasions and followed them for at least 30 minutes (happenstance) and never saw a cop show up.

Thanks for the effort. Someone did this when a drunk driver crashed into my parked car one night about 10 years ago, and the cops did catch up eventually. I head the crash from inside and ran out as fast as I could, but only barely caught a glimpse of a truck pulling away and had no chance to get a license plate. The guy blew a .28, which is close to alcohol poisoning level. I am thankful my parked car is all he hit. (Of course he had no insurance and was an insolvent lowlife but I think of the $500 deductible as a reasonable price to pay for possibly saving a life.)


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2021-06-01 5:02:16 PM  
I try to instigate them into a fury
 
2021-06-01 5:02:23 PM  
I've had people get all pissed for some perceived slight. I just laugh and laugh. I mean big, open mouth guffawing right in the car. Make sure they know my day is going fine and they ain't ruining it.
 
2021-06-01 5:02:34 PM  
An armed society is a self-entitled society.
 
2021-06-01 5:03:12 PM  

Naido: A 29-year-old man got out of his car and allegedly pulled out a machete on a man and a woman, police say.
He drove away, and no one was hurt. However, police say it's another example of road rage in the capital region

Road rage?  It was calm and rational!  I knew that if I waved a machete, they'd back off.  Duh!


Get a machete rack in the back window.  Then you don't even need to stop.
 
2021-06-01 5:03:19 PM  
I mean....confronting one of these assholes can get you shot or run-over. Take a video, get their license plate and call the police.
 
2021-06-01 5:04:10 PM  
Yeah, I'm not going to confront some angry dipshiat unless absolutely necessary, subby. Wild West 2: Rapid Fire isn't my scene. Call 911 and let the cops deal with it
 
2021-06-01 5:04:46 PM  
Sorry subby.  This article has good advice.  What do you recommend, instigating them further?  Raging back at them?  None of that sounds very safe.
 
2021-06-01 5:04:51 PM  

bughunter: Or you can shoot them and eat the banana.

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What about pointed sticks?
 
2021-06-01 5:05:23 PM  

FleshFlapps: I try to instigate them into a furry


Fixed that for my own amusement.
 
2021-06-01 5:05:45 PM  
Maybe it makes you feel like a chicken shiat but the fact is the number one way to ensure your safety in a potentially dangerous confrontation is to simply walk away or disengage from that confrontation.

If a guy comes flying past you or whatever in a car driving recklessly the best thing you can do for your safety is let him go

Of course if you're not chicken go Mad Max on his ass
 
2021-06-01 5:06:26 PM  
But somebody is doing something bad and I unilaterally elected myself to be the one who corrects them in our society!
 
2021-06-01 5:07:12 PM  

40 degree day: CSB: A couple weekends ago I was behind a driver who was weaving all over the road in moderate traffic. It wasn't just my opinion, other drivers were honking when he would drift into one lane or the other, and one even got next to him and yelled something. This was on the Chesapeake Bay bridge which is quite long and doesn't seem like it would be very forgiving of a crash. We realized that he couldn't or wouldn't stop driving so dangerously, so eventually Mrs. Day called 911. The dispatcher kept us on the phone while directing an officer to the scene. 5 minutes later the police had him. I felt bad for putting the police on him, but would've felt worse to let him maybe get someone killed.
/CSB


I called the police on a weaving driver the other day, but I had already passed him quickly because I didn't want to be behind whatever accident he was likely to cause. So I wasn't able to give a great description or stay with him to help direct the police.  I dunno if they ever got him.
 
2021-06-01 5:07:21 PM  

scottydoesntknow: I've had people get all pissed for some perceived slight. I just laugh and laugh. I mean big, open mouth guffawing right in the car. Make sure they know my day is going fine and they ain't ruining it.


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2021-06-01 5:07:27 PM  
watch W.C. Fields' "If I Had A Million".
 
2021-06-01 5:08:42 PM  
Right subby.  Because getting into dick measuring contest with a road rage driver is such a better solution.

Don't be stupid.  Put distance between yourself and the road rager and notify the authorities, preferably in that order.
 
2021-06-01 5:10:29 PM  

Meatsim1: Maybe it makes you feel like a chicken shiat but the fact is the number one way to ensure your safety in a potentially dangerous confrontation is to simply walk away or disengage from that confrontation.


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2021-06-01 5:11:37 PM  

Meatsim1: Maybe it makes you feel like a chicken shiat but the fact is the number one way to ensure your safety in a potentially dangerous confrontation is to simply walk away or disengage from that confrontation.


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2021-06-01 5:11:59 PM  

Gin Buddy: We've had quite a few road rage incidents here end up with somebody getting killed. The cops will tell you; don't make eye contact and don't engage. Some of these psychos are just looking for a reason.

The last one I remember this murdering fark followed another driver for a few miles, they pulled into a parking lot and the lunatic ran over and shot the guy.

The risk versus reward here for traffic incidents is not good.


Every weekend I rode my bike up 85 to an ex's place and at least 25% of the time I had some road rager mad at me because I wouldn't get out of their way.  ProTip:  If I'm holding you up it's because of the person in front of me holding ME up, and on 85 it was almost always a semi.

The worst was when they'd get a foot off my ass despite nowhere for me to go - right lane was full of cars, too.

I started open carrying a big honkin .45 for those trips.  Never had to draw it, and I never had people that aggressive again.

Rode up a couple times with a rifle slung over my shoulder; we did a lot of shooting on her property.  Despite there being no reasonable way for me to use the rifle while riding people gave me a wide berth, lol.  The few cops I ever saw smiled and waved, and sometimes chuckled.  It's not like I was doing anything illegal.
 
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2021-06-01 5:12:04 PM  

40 degree day: CSB: A couple weekends ago I was behind a driver who was weaving all over the road in moderate traffic. It wasn't just my opinion, other drivers were honking when he would drift into one lane or the other, and one even got next to him and yelled something. This was on the Chesapeake Bay bridge which is quite long and doesn't seem like it would be very forgiving of a crash. We realized that he couldn't or wouldn't stop driving so dangerously, so eventually Mrs. Day called 911. The dispatcher kept us on the phone while directing an officer to the scene. 5 minutes later the police had him. I felt bad for putting the police on him, but would've felt worse to let him maybe get someone killed.
/CSB


Was that the Bay Bridge Tunnel? If so, yikes you did the absolute correct thing.

I've also called the cops on what I was assuming were VERY drunk drivers(2x) and been brushed off.
 
2021-06-01 5:14:44 PM  
If there's a person in your circle that constantly has stories of personally experiencing road raging drivers, there is a reason for that.  I'm guessing Subby is also that person.
 
2021-06-01 5:14:55 PM  

antidisestablishmentarianism: scottydoesntknow: I've had people get all pissed for some perceived slight. I just laugh and laugh. I mean big, open mouth guffawing right in the car. Make sure they know my day is going fine and they ain't ruining it.

This you?
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I don't think a better example could've been given. No wonder I've had such an affinity to that gif. Give him a well-trimmed beard, and that's pretty much me in the car.
 
2021-06-01 5:15:05 PM  

hubiestubert: "Keep out of their f*cking way and all 911," isn't bad advice.


Yeah let the professionals handle this one instead of risking your life or Karening
 
2021-06-01 5:15:40 PM  

Schlubbe: bughunter: Or you can shoot them and eat the banana.

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What about pointed sticks?


Shut up!
 
2021-06-01 5:24:07 PM  
Driving home from work the other day, I get a call from my wife, she says "Careful on your way home honey, it's just been on the news there's some idiot driving on the wrong side of the freeway". I says "One idiot? There's hundreds of them!".
 
2021-06-01 5:28:02 PM  

Thenixon: What do you think you are going to do, dipshiat? Teach the a life lesson? For your next trick you gonna use reason and logic on Qumpers?


DRINK!
 
2021-06-01 5:28:19 PM  
Let the Wookie win:

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2021-06-01 5:31:25 PM  
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2021-06-01 5:32:53 PM  
Part of being a good driver is knowing to just avoid the road raging assholes.  You can't fix them so treat them like a tornado - just get out of the way and hope they don't hit your home.  Certainly don't try to stop them.
 
2021-06-01 5:34:06 PM  

skyotter: An armed society is a self-entitled society.


The problem isn't an armed society.  The problem is not an unarmed society.  The problem is a partially armed society.
 
2021-06-01 5:40:16 PM  
I was once an aggressive driver. I cut people off, if there was a space in front of you and I wanted to cut in, I did. I tailgated people who I thought were too slow. I brake checked people who I thought got too close to me. I drove as fast as I felt like driving. I stopped only if I felt like stopping, no matter what the sign or light said. I did all that because I did not give a fark.

It someone got mad at me, tried to retaliate by cutting me off or brake checking me, or honked at me I didn't give a fark. Nothing you do, shot of either ramming them or getting out of your car and beating the shiat out of them or shooting them will make a damn bit of difference. If you can't/won't do any of that, just let it go. I say that because I once was of them. And now it's all over. And that's the hardest part. Today everything is different; there's no action... have to drive around like everyone else.
 
2021-06-01 5:41:01 PM  
its usually something that you learn as you get older

I used to get super pissed, fingers out the window etc etc when folks would do dumb shiat etc. Now I just shake my head and do whatever i have to to stay safe just let them go ahead or whatever

But I also dont camp in the passing lanes so dont run in to it to often

Im not sure if they stop teaching people to not travel in the left lane but in recent years I have seen an uptick of people just driving slow in the passing lanes either trolling or completely oblivious to what they are doing
 
2021-06-01 5:41:04 PM  

NotThatGuyAgain: Gin Buddy: We've had quite a few road rage incidents here end up with somebody getting killed. The cops will tell you; don't make eye contact and don't engage. Some of these psychos are just looking for a reason.

The last one I remember this murdering fark followed another driver for a few miles, they pulled into a parking lot and the lunatic ran over and shot the guy.

The risk versus reward here for traffic incidents is not good.

Every weekend I rode my bike up 85 to an ex's place and at least 25% of the time I had some road rager mad at me because I wouldn't get out of their way.  ProTip:  If I'm holding you up it's because of the person in front of me holding ME up, and on 85 it was almost always a semi.

The worst was when they'd get a foot off my ass despite nowhere for me to go - right lane was full of cars, too.

I started open carrying a big honkin .45 for those trips.  Never had to draw it, and I never had people that aggressive again.

Rode up a couple times with a rifle slung over my shoulder; we did a lot of shooting on her property.  Despite there being no reasonable way for me to use the rifle while riding people gave me a wide berth, lol.  The few cops I ever saw smiled and waved, and sometimes chuckled.  It's not like I was doing anything illegal.


I rode about 100 miles with a rifle to meet some friends for a range day. I would have taken the car, but my wife needed it at the time.

I never had such a relaxing ride in all my life.

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2021-06-01 5:41:25 PM  
My kids used to laugh at me for always leaving at least 10 minutes early for everything.  But once they became aware of other drivers, they understood.

Nothing like having plenty of reasons to change your route because the road rangers decide to tie up traffic.  And in ATL, aggressive driving is the norm.
 
2021-06-01 5:46:18 PM  

Birnone: I was once an aggressive driver. I cut people off, if there was a space in front of you and I wanted to cut in, I did. I tailgated people who I thought were too slow. I brake checked people who I thought got too close to me. I drove as fast as I felt like driving. I stopped only if I felt like stopping, no matter what the sign or light said. I did all that because I did not give a fark.

It someone got mad at me, tried to retaliate by cutting me off or brake checking me, or honked at me I didn't give a fark. Nothing you do, shot of either ramming them or getting out of your car and beating the shiat out of them or shooting them will make a damn bit of difference. If you can't/won't do any of that, just let it go. I say that because I once was of them. And now it's all over. And that's the hardest part. Today everything is different; there's no action... have to drive around like everyone else.


Just like an ordinary schmuck?
 
2021-06-01 5:52:33 PM  
I've hit rage level twice on the road. One was 21 years ago and the other about 6. Scary shiat if you're the reflective sort. We're all out there driving 2-tons of negligent homicide on a bad day.
 
2021-06-01 5:53:10 PM  
I had to laugh when the right side (of that article's webpage) showed me a set of ads for giant add-on car horns for my vehicle.
 
2021-06-01 5:54:07 PM  

scottydoesntknow: I've had people get all pissed for some perceived slight. I just laugh and laugh. I mean big, open mouth guffawing right in the car. Make sure they know my day is going fine and they ain't ruining it.


Once in my life, at a stoplight, a man got out of a car to yell at me. When he approached my open window and started to yell I just laughed and laughed. From my very soul. Light turned green and I drove around the dudes car and went on my way.
 
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