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road rage

Extreme anger at another automobile driver, resulting in dangerous maneuvers. The term has been applied to such extreme situations as one driver shooting another because he or she has not allowed him to pass. Indeed, it originated at a Los Angeles news station in 1987–88, describing a number of shootings on nearby freeways. A Denver Post headline read: “Road-rage Killer Unrepentant” as he was sentenced to two consecutive life terms (April 17, 2007). In Michael Genelin’s The Magician’s Accomplice (2010), a driver deliberately tried to run a woman over, even though “What had happened did not suggest she had done something on her bike which had propelled a driver into an episode of road rage.”
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This often leads to many road rage perpetrators displaying exceptionally high levels of aggression for little or no apparent reason.
Interestingly, the way we interpret other people's behaviours can also make us much more vulnerable to road rage. Say, for example, another driver cuts in front of you without indicating.
As per the prosecution, the road rage case dates back to December 27, 1988, when Sidhu, in a road rage case, had punched one 65-year-old Gurnam Singh in Patiala, Punjab, subsequently resulting in the latter's death.
'Of all the causes of road rage in the Philippines, aggressive driving and congested roads are the main reasons behind majority of the incidents,' the resolution said.
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Although defining road rage is complicated and varies by jurisdiction, generally, the difference between aggressive driving and road rage is that aggressive driving is a traffic offense while road rage is a criminal offense.
Four of the top 10 turn-offs in a first encounter are related to cars, with road rage (46 per cent), texting (45 per cent) and chatting on your mobile (44 per cent) when behind the wheel.
A bad person need not be bad on roads -- experts dismiss popular concept on road rage, say it is not a psychiatric phenomenon.
A LORRY driver who deliberately mowed down a grandad in a road rage attack has been found guilty of murder.
Senior police officers said cases of road rage are going up in the Capital.
Madam, rage expressed on the road by occupants of one vehicle directed at the occupants of another in terms of verbal abuse, threats, and acts of physical harm constitute road rage.1 It jeopardizes road safety and increases the burden of morbidity and mortality.1,2 Although several studies in different cities of Pakistan have reported verbal abuse and rude gestures as common type of road rage encountered by commercial vehicle drivers.1-5 There are no studies published on road rage in Karachi.
So glad to read that a man is being jailed for road rage. I hope more people will be sent to prison for road rage and other traffic offences.
If the answer to these questions is mostly yes, you are a definite candidate for road rage. Of course, there are many bad drivers on the road and the daily commute to work can be stressful but there is a difference between acknolwedging poor driving in someone and going after them with your fuse blown.
[ClickPress, Tue Jul 16 2013] Admiral has found that the main causes of road rage are being cut up by drivers (67%), drivers not indicating (65%) and the general rudeness of other motorists (61%).