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Stark raving mad
Member Name: Collywobs
Date: 31/08/00, updated on 01/09/00 (95 review reads)
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As more and more vehicles are hitting todays roads, the increase of cases of road rage are increasing. Normally quite pleasant people turn into lunatics behind the wheel, I have been in quite a few unwanted positions all relating to road rage.
The first happened on the motorway, as I entered the fast lane to overtake a lorry I became aware of a fast car approaching me from behind, I was already breaking the speed limit and had no intention of going any faster, the lorry driver seemed to put his his foot down, making it take longer to over take, but by this time the car was a good 3 feet, yes 3 FEET off my bumper. If I had to brake suddenly then no doubt we could have met a certain death, the fact that I had 2 children in the car with me frightened me to death. I put my foot right down and excelerated past the lorry, moving into the second lane I was a little releived to be out of harms way, or so I thought. The driver of the car stayed behind me and at times I really thought he was actually touching my bumper. Not knowing were or how this was going to end sent shivers down my spine, I lept glancing in the mirror and his face was angry, red and he was ranting and raving and giving hand signals. I decided to slow right down in the hope that he would want to go faster and speed off, he started over taking me and pulled back in front of me, then he decided to use his brakes, he kept putting his brake lights on, I just ignored him. We aproached the services and at the very last minute, after the offending driver had gone past the slip road I pulled in. I sat in the car trying to make sense of it all, and it just didn't.
The police were extremely helpful and due to me taking the registration down thay told me that they may just catch up with him further up the motorway, they even offered to drive me, the kids and my car home.
Road rage will continue to increase and the offenders will continue to get away with it. Any one suggestin
g road rage doesn't exsist either must suffer from it or have never been in a situation were road rage has frightened the living daylights out of you.
I'm not talking about someone sticking out their tongues or giving you the "V" sign, that's not road rage, that's ignorance.
Road rage is exactly what it says-when someone gets in a rage and starts to intimidate other drivers, leaving you frightened, shakey and wondering if you will ever go out in your car without anything to protect you.
I find myself using the central locking all the time now and I am extremely aware of who and what is behind me.