Road Rage

Singapore
November 21, 2006 10:51am CST
any experience with road bully? i was driving back this evening, and there was a car behind me tailgating me so close that i was so tempted to step on the emergency brake! i've also met with some impatient drivers who like to honked and scold vulgar words! i have to say, meeting people like that could really spoil my whole entire day. anyone experienced road bully before?
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@sbeauty (5870)
• United States
21 Nov 06
Many years ago I was driving home to our house in the country when I came up on a car driving very slowly. I started to pass it when the driver, an older man, glared at me and started to speed up. I finally made it around him, but he stayed right on my tail. You can imagine my chagrin when I turned on the gravel road that went home, and he followed me. He continued to follow me clear into my own driveway. We were pretty isolated, and my husband was still at work. After sitting for awhile, I got out of the car. The man jumped out too. "After hours cop," he announced in a very intimidating manner. "What do you want?" I asked. "I just wanted to tell you that you were going too fast when you passed me. That's against the law." I said, "It's against the law to speed up while being passed, too." He took a couple of steps towards me, so I bluffed, "Do you want me to go inside and get my husband so that he can talk to you?" At that he hurried back to his car and drove away. I was so glad to finally get inside my house and lock the doors. What a jerk!
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@marciascott (25554)
• United States
21 Nov 06
That was Scarey, You did some good thinking. sounds like he wanted do do somthing to you from your story, good thinking on your part.
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@marciascott (25554)
• United States
21 Nov 06
That was Scarey, You did some good thinking. sounds like he wanted do do somthing to you from your story, good thinking on your part.
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• Singapore
22 Nov 06
Wow! That's so scary! i dont think he's really an 'after hour cop', did he show you the badge? you are one brave woman..i think i will be so scared that i dont know how to do anything...Thanks for sharing with us! :0)
• United States
21 Nov 06
I live in Dallas and, contrary to what the State of Texas would like you to believe, it is full of the most obnoxious drivers in the world. One night, on my way home from work, a car came off an exit and ran up on the shoulder to pass several cars. This was at a place where the shoulder soon ran out because the lane was merging into another exit and this driver ran right over into me forcing me into the other lane to keep from being hit. It was rush hour and, naturally, the other lane was also full of cars, so I was kind of stuck between two lanes while this idiot was forcing her way into my lane. Of course, the drivers in the other lane didn't slow down to give me room to get away from the nut job even though what was happening was clear for them all to see. When the nut job finally got past me, the car behind me tried to go around me, which would have kept me cut off from either lane. It was the most unbelievable thing I've ever seen. Every driver on that road saw what this idiot was doing but the car behind me was only concerned that he wasn't inconvenienced. I'm kind of sorry that I didn't let the nut job hit me and cause an accident and a huge backup on the freeway. It would have served them all right.
• Singapore
22 Nov 06
LOL I'm sorry...i understand..been through that situation before. Sometimes, when i'm stuck in a jam, and some cars wanna cut into my lane, i will refused, i rather they hit my car and compensate me.Thanks for sharing!
• United States
25 Nov 06
You know, I think I'm going to just let someone hit me instead of forcing their way past me again, too. I'm getting real tired of that kind of stuff. I'm usually the one that gives so I don't get hit. But I think I'm getting fed up enough to just go ahead and let them hit me next time. LOL! We'll just see how much nerve I have the next time I'm in that situation.
@camo26 (1418)
21 Nov 06
Well i have encountered road rage a few times but the funniest was when i was just approching the juction not far from my house that takes you onto the main road it is quite a dark junction only vagly lit by a few street lights and it was at night so when i get to the juction i looked left "nothing" then right "nothing" left again "nothing" so proceded to pull out when out of the corner of my eye i seen a car hurtling tawards me from my right, horn blaring and the woman driver screaming abuse and flipping the bird at me as she passed now normally i would have left that alone and ingnored it expeshally if it was my fault but this was an exeption so i pulled out after her and caught up flashing my lights she pulled over and got out slamming the door looking like she was ready for a fist fight (looked quite a scary woman too if you ask me ) so i wound down my window and i could hear her shouting abuse saying things like i should look more carfully next time and stuff like that when i camly replied yeh dam right i should look more carfully as most people at night time drive with their lights on with that said the woman stopped in her tracks turned round jumped in her car turned her lights on and drove off. LOL i couldnt belive i kept my cool as normally in that situation i would have been raging mad mabey its because t was a woman i dont know but at least i did as i think she was more affronted by it than i was :)
• Singapore
22 Nov 06
Wow! i hate that woman! she's in the wrong yet she dare to be so verbally abuse, but i think you are a gentleman! Keep it that way...i hope to meet gentleman like you on the road! :0) Thanks for sharing!
@camo26 (1418)
22 Nov 06
ROAD RAGE - Ha ha it is bazil faulty from the famous show faulty towers i loved that show it was very very funny but made before i was even born :)
( he was attacking him mini with a branch because it kept conking out on him it has to be one of the funniest moments from the show  :)
thank you very much you made me blush lol well i really arnt that bad of a guy and i seem to keep my cool in BAD situations like that thanks very much once again
@saibal06 (2575)
• India
21 Nov 06
Bike Road Rage - Bike
I am nor of that sort. I like driving car slowly.rage is not my way.:)
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• Singapore
21 Nov 06
you may not get my question right..i'm asking whether have you meet and road bully while you are on the road....Anyway, Thanks for your response!
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• Singapore
21 Nov 06
you may not get my question right..i'm asking whether have you meet and road bully while you are on the road....Anyway, Thanks for your response!
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@drumm1n (500)
• India
7 Dec 06
yup, i was once drivin with my friend and he cut off this landrover! and then few minutes later we see it speedin and comes turns and stops right in front of us! we nearly crashed! i thot we wer gonna havta fight or something and then dat guy o who eva jus drove off! cool experience tho!
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• Singapore
8 Dec 06
Wow! luckily no fight take place. Take care ya! Thanks for sharing!
@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
6 Dec 06
Yes there is a lot of it about in the UK and when I was working as an Area Manager I came across it a lot of times I do not understand why People have to be like that as half the time they do not get any further any faster
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• Singapore
8 Dec 06
Very true!! i mean, what is the rush?? by doing all that, they are adding pressure into other drivers. Thanks for sharing!
@mansha (6301)
• India
21 Nov 06
That Honking thing happend to me other day.It was red light and none of the cars ahead were moving and this driver was getting impatient and started honking so much.I got so mad that I switched of my car and sat down.The Kight turned green by the time I re started and our turn came to move and cross the crossing light again turned red and I turned back and gave him a very wide teethy smile.After that he didn't honk.I thought serves him right.
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• Singapore
22 Nov 06
Wow! You are so bad!!! i dont wanna be behind your car ever! it will make me wanna pull out my hair! but you better be careful...people nowadays may turn violent. Thanks for sharing! Take care :0)
• United States
21 Nov 06
I used to live in L.A. and people out there were crazy on the roads! I've heard horror stories of people getting shot over bumper-thumpers! I've had people tailgate me to the point it's made me nervous. I feel like putting a small sign in my back window "If you are close enough to read this, I can slam my breaks and sue you!!" LOL! :OP
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• Singapore
22 Nov 06
LOL That's great!!! i want that sign too..if you can ever find that on sales. Thanks for sharing!
@dellion (6706)
• Malaysia
21 Nov 06
Yes I dod have the same experiences before eventhough am a guy but there's always some very rude road users out there....me too will feel very angry sometimes when meet those kind of peoples but I will try to control yself cause I really don't want anything bad to happend during my time on the road.
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• Singapore
22 Nov 06
yeah! you are right, it's good to be able to control the temper...but most of the time, i find myself losing temper also.. hehe...Thanks for your response!
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@pondlife (468)
21 Nov 06
This happened to me a few days ago and I let my anger get the better of me and gave a hand gesture as the guy drove past me. It almost ended up in a fight but I had my doors locked so it worked out OK. I wont get so angry next time!! www.AddAnImage.com
• Singapore
21 Nov 06
LOL the 'international' gesture? i did that sometimes too...in fact, i make sure that i always lock my doors and have a bat inside the car! Thanks for your response!
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• United States
21 Nov 06
I hate people who tailgate.. It drives me insane!!! I made a sign and put on the back of my van that says "Get Off My Butt!!" It doesn't work though.. The worst is when a school bus is tailgating..or a police car...
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• Singapore
21 Nov 06
LOL i will love that sign! or maybe should have a sign that says 'Don't Tailgate!! ;0) Thanks for your response!
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@sweetcakes (3505)
• United States
21 Nov 06
yes i get them atleast once a week, i had someone almost run me off the road just to pull in burger king, now tell me was it that serious?
• Singapore
21 Nov 06
at least once a week? wow! tat's terrible! LOL maybe he/she is too hungry thats why...Thanks for the response!
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@srhelmer (6930)
• Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
21 Nov 06
I have people tailgating me all the time, even when I'm speeding. I usually just slow down. I'm not the one in a hurry.
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• Singapore
21 Nov 06
i will slow down when im in a good mood...but when im in a bad mood, i will never let the car overtake me. ;0) Thanks for your response!
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• United States
22 Nov 06
i see em all the time
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@blueman (16513)
• India
21 Nov 06
i think they should be severely punished.
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@Miranda (728)
• South Africa
21 Nov 06
That is terrible!!! lukily i don't live in the city, I don't think I would be able to handel the stress!!
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@myklj999 (18330)
22 Nov 06
You don't wanna know!! I've gotten better over the last few years (since I became a father, actually) but I used to have a BAD problem with dealing with other drivers. I have done the brake slam on a few; I even was so pissed at one time that I actually put my car in reverse and rammed the guy behind me after he slammed his on. I'm not normally like this; he had it coming; long story, but he deserved it.
• Singapore
22 Nov 06
;0) whew! lucky im not him! i dont wanna be near you! Thanks for sharing!
@myklj999 (18330)
22 Nov 06
This guy had done something/said something VERY rude to my wife over the C.B. radio (I talk on the radio quite a bit) and I went out and tracked him down. What I really wanted to do was severely injure him, but I took it out on his car instead.
• Singapore
22 Nov 06
oh! that's bad then...but anyway, do take care of yourself when you are behind the wheel ya. ;0)
• United States
7 Dec 06
I have been a victim of road rage many times. The worst one was when a friend of mine was driving and she decides to cut of this car. We got honked at and thought that it would end there. I was wrong. She followed us to a stop light and threw a glass bottle at the car. It was crazy and gutsy. She was the only person in the car and we had four people in ours. The two guys in our car got out and started harrassing her. PPutting her windshield wipers up. Baning on her window. It was getting crazy. Then, green light! Time to go. We were now following her. Let me just say that we got home safely.
• Singapore
8 Dec 06
Wow! she really got guts! i dont think i even dare to do that if there's 4 person in the other car and i'm all alone. i think your 2 guy friends scares her. Thanks for sharing!
@alienstar (5140)
• India
4 Dec 06
You are right.It will definitely spoil the day for sure....even though, i haven't experienced anything like that.But, it's really bad...that too, if theses happens in the morning time, it will be the most worst case as nobody lieks to face or hear bad things in the early morning time...isn't it?
• Singapore
7 Dec 06
True! that's the worst! when you meet someone like that on the way to work...it definitely spoilt the whole day! Thanks for your response!
@ausnikki (4055)
• Brisbane, Australia
25 Nov 06
I have come across some nasties on the road too.Tailgating is one of my pet peeves,I get really annoyed!I also hate being cut off,do these people really think they are going to get some where faster driving like that?.
• Singapore
25 Nov 06
LOL you are right! That's what most of us hate. Thanks for your response!
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