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Hey just got back home a little bit ago. On the way over to ed morse to get a part i took a road that went from 3 lanes to one , i merge polietly and get to the point its one lane . When this minivan comes up beside me and cuts infront of me useing the emergency lane , i had to slam on my brakes to keep from haveing to pick up a new bumper when and if i ever made it to ed morse . This didnt make me mad (thanks to 3 years of therapy) . I decided to let him slide "not my problem" . The van has dealer plates so i think "ok hes just a slime ball used car salesman". So next he starts tailagting the guy infront of him , makeing a few obscene guestures , i say to myself " now its the guy in front of minivan boy's problem" . Shrug it off go on with the drive home. The road opens up to 2 lanes , I decide to try to get around this guy , of coarse he puts the van in boath lanes so i cant get by . NOW ITS PERSONAL !!! Throwing 3 years of therapy away I begin to try to get this guy to pull over so he can chat with me about life . Horn , flashing of lights , nothing will get this guy off the road . So i decicde to move the caddy within 6 inches of his van at 55 mph , of coarse he slams on his brakes and i do mine . By this time I am really wound up and the road is back to 1 lane . I wait till it opens up to 3 lanes here in my town , and i move to the far right lane so i can get to ed morse, he moves to block me , but bad for him as i have a running start and im closeing too fast for him , as our mirrors almost click i look up to see him AND LOOK IN DISMAY AT HIS HIS 8 YEAR OLD SON , HIS WIFE , AND HIS TEENAGE DAUGHTER!!!! I gathered the caddy back up and took it as far right as i could and was hard on the brakes to avoid something happening to them . At this point he still didnt look at me , I finnaly was able to get by as he went stright and i went right to get to caddy .

Guys and Gals , no matter who or what is done to you out there , its that drivers fault , DO NOT ESCLATE THINGS !!!! YOU MAY END UP KILLING SOMEONE WHOS ONLY FAULT WAS GETTING IN A CAR WITH THAT PHSYCO!!!!

Only problem here is seeing his kids and wife in that car only made me want to follow him home and beat his arse more , for the first time in 3 years i still feel like fighting 1 hour later , i cant belive he is so selfish to put his own family at risk , and doing it with "dealer"tags on it just makes people think hes alone , transporting a van to another lot.

Im lucky i didnt learn this lesson the hard way ...
 

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That is a great lesson to learn.
I am very lucky I learned to control my road rage very early. You handled it well though Much props to you on that one there.

Doesn't it just drive you insane inside that he was putting so many lives in danger and it seems like he didn't even care.

The thing that helps me with road rage now is i have a rubberish baby toy that i chew on when people piss me off. I just pop it in my mouth and CHOMP so i don't flip out.
I am a smoker but i don't smoke in my car.

I wish i had a good road rage situation to add on but nothing that extreme.
 

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"The thing that helps me with road rage now is i have a rubberish baby toy that i chew on when people piss me off. I just pop it in my mouth and CHOMP so i don't flip out. "


LAMO..... thats a damned good idea tho , i bet theyd wonder when there is a dude behind them in a caddy chomping on a foam doll, theyd also wonder what assylum i escaped from
 

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"The thing that helps me with road rage now is i have a rubberish baby toy that i chew on when people piss me off. I just pop it in my mouth and CHOMP so i don't flip out. "


LAMO..... thats a damned good idea tho , i bet theyd wonder when there is a dude behind them in a caddy chomping on a foam doll, theyd also wonder what assylum i escaped from
Its a rectangle. Its bright blue and about 1/2 inch thick if not chewed on. It has a hole in the middle. that is the best part, if i ever do catch up to the a hole that cut me off i have the toy in my mouth then i put my toungue threw the hole and stick out my toungue

I love the reaction
 

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LOL! Thats funny, about the chew toy. I had a similar situation a couple of years ago when I had my Grand Marquis. I changed lanes on the freeway while merging well ahead of some dumbass in a pickup, well ahead of him. He caught up to me and started giving the finger and yelling his head off. I guess he didn't like us merging into his lane some 30 yards ahead of him! So what does my Fiance do but give the finger back to him!! She's a fighter and doesn't take guff from no one. So now I had to calm her down and worry about what hillbilly Bob was going to do. Fortunately nothing happend after that, and he was probably looking to blow off some steam or ?. Maybe he just found out his wife was pregnant or something. :D They say to not make "eye contact" with anyone who has road rage, but I find that difficult to do.
 

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Tough decision. What if down the road this a**hole kills somebody because he's never been reported for driving like a maniac. Here in NJ there's a cellphone number to report guys like him. I think it's #RATOUT.
 

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Had similar issues with a jackass Mustang a while back, who decided I had somehow slighted him. Don't even know how I started it, but next I know, he's riding up the ass of my Caddy. I'm tupperware all round, so I don't appreciate that. Being plastic, I also don't hit the brakes, I hit the gas. Stepped it up to 110, and he decided he was going to follow me. At a space of about 3 feet. I've worked te brakes and tires enough that I have a shorter stopping distance than his Mustang. I left the interstate through a gentle turn off, at about 100. (Which is as fast as I like for that offramp.) He was still following me, and determined to ride my ass. So I took him down to Tyco. *feral grin* Tyco Road is where I got my autocross training. It's a narrow, 2 lane, very curvey road that is just a blast. But, you go too fast, and you're off in some soft sand. I started down it, and he still wouldn't back off of me, so I said to hell with it, and went full force at Tyco, stopped even paying attention to him. He didn't finish the run. He lost it at the 1st really hard right, overshot and went into some of the worst sand. To give you a thought, that spot is about 8 inches deep of soft sand. That jackass was sunk in deep. I felt better after I finished the Tyco run. *maniacal cackl*
 

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Those spots where lanes end are one of the things I hate the most about drivng. One day I got 2 morons on the same trip! I'm in the left lane where the city road turns to single lane highway and this guy in a van is beside me the whole time even though his lane is ending. Lots of room behind me and he's not even trying to get around so I kept going the same speed. THEN HE DECIDES TO MOVE INTO MY LANE WHILE IM STILL THERE!! I hit the gas and horn at the same time and I guess someone behind me saw it and didn't want him infront of him either cause he speed up and blocked the guy in the right. Then a while later heading back again I'm in the left lane and glide right by this Honda with something sticking out of the back that's just slowly putting along in the right lane. Instead of moving over when his lanes about to end he guns it and tries to get infront of me!

Then there's the time some guy got out of his car at a red light and wanted to fight but I'm not going to get into that right now :disappoin
 

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Those spots where lanes end are one of the things I hate the most about drivng. One day I got 2 morons on the same trip! I'm in the left lane where the city road turns to single lane highway and this guy in a van is beside me the whole time even though his lane is ending. Lots of room behind me and he's not even trying to get around so I kept going the same speed. THEN HE DECIDES TO MOVE INTO MY LANE WHILE IM STILL THERE!! I hit the gas and horn at the same time and I guess someone behind me saw it and didn't want him infront of him either cause he speed up and blocked the guy in the right. Then a while later heading back again I'm in the left lane and glide right by this Honda with something sticking out of the back that's just slowly putting along in the right lane. Instead of moving over when his lanes about to end he guns it and tries to get infront of me!

Then there's the time some guy got out of his car at a red light and wanted to fight but I'm not going to get into that right now :disappoin
PEOPLE PEOPLE PEOPLE!!!!
Can't you see? Bringing up all of these driving stories is not helping ourselves. The fact that you still carry those memories with you and are still upset enough to write them down is more the issue. We are all humans capable of a wide variety of emotions. Always remember, even when the "guy" gives you the finger, or talegaits or whatever, it is NEVER personal. Don't let people's eratic driving frustrate you, especially to the point where you are still venting about it way after the incident. The first post where you noticed the guy was with his family- it is good you took the bigger part, but you should value your own safety as well as the ******* driver regardless of the family. I am no saint, but living in los angeles, our nations capitol for road rage, I run into those drivers everyday. When you notice yourself tensing up ready to "rage" change the radio to some easy listening, breath deep, put up the windows and turn on the A/C; calm down, cool off, and you will forget about that bullshit and stay focused on what is important. I am not trying to school anyone and I only wish the best for everyone. I just know from my own experience (which landed me in jail and eventually anger management) that it's just not worth it. And to harbor these stories long enough to write them here is not healthy.
I hope my post helps someone. Good luck and God Bless.
 

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Sharing these stories is liked to a "release of frustration" for some. I felt better knowing some of you have been in similar situations. Some might call something like this a "traumatic event." Plus, we can learn what not to do. And these are what are remembered for a very long time, etched into long-term memory. These events are not easily forgotten, will you forget yours, I doubt it. Good advice nonetheless. :)

Shadow, I would never speed up, because you may have made the situation more dangerous on the road for everyone? And yourself. I might have slowed down and he would get bored with you and drive on.

El Dobro, if I reported him to the RCMP, it would probably just be his word against mine!
 
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