"A two-word solution to road rage: Grow Up".

@maezee (21903)
United States
March 4, 2009 10:58pm CST
In drivers ed class a few years back, one thing my teacher said that really stood out was that a "two word solution to road rage is 'Grow Up'". To what extent do you agree with this? Do you think having road rage is immature? What are your thoughts? Thanks in advance.
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@ShepherdSpy (8565)
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
5 Mar 09
I was reading an article about a condition first described in the '80's recently that resulted in someone with a genetically transmitted serotonin imbalance (I think!~)having an uncontrolled anger response in some situations that sounded a lot like road rage.. totally flying off the handle as a result of a minor argument..don't know if all road rage could be pinned on this,but it might account for some of them..so...if true,"growing up" wouldn't be part of the solution..medication might be..
@maezee (21903)
• United States
5 Mar 09
That's true, I'm sure anger management would also help a lot of these people. Thanks for responding!
@LDabney (59)
• United States
5 Mar 09
Yeah I would say road rage is immature. People are so impatient and have anger issues. I've seen a guy waving a tire iron at a guy he thought was going too slow. I was doing 75 and the guy was keeping ahead of me, so I don't know how fast the angered driver wanted him to go. I particularly hate the tail gaters. Oh I know this is real immature of me, but one day I would love to just slam on my brakes. Unfortunately it will accomplish nothing. ::Sigh::
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@maezee (21903)
• United States
5 Mar 09
Oh man, that sounds terrible. And, honestly, when that happens, a lot of the time, there's a left lane that the person could pass the "slow" person in. So why not use it, you know? Ugh. People can be crazy, and you're right, it doesn't accomplish anything. Thanks for responding! I appreciate you sharing your story.
• Malaysia
5 Mar 09
Road rage is definitely immature and uncivilized. Unfortunately, there are a lot of such people in high-stress locations such as city centers. They just want to vent their anger on someone they encounter. That's why we should never confront the person and know the ways to defend yourselves whenever there's a need. Also, always have something in your car which will allow you to defend yourselves such as the steering lock, which is actually quite a good weapon. I'm not asking you to beat the guy up and become a road bully yourselves, but it's a mean to defend yourselves because some of them will back off once they know you do have a weapon. Either that, or just wind down the window a little, and never step out from your car so that you can speed off. :)
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@maezee (21903)
• United States
5 Mar 09
That's a great idea! Because of where I live & go to school, I use my steering lock all the time (so my car can't get stolen), but I never thought of using it as a self-defense mechanism. Great idea, though! I'll have to try that out. (Well, hopefully I won't have to.. lol). Thanks for responding!