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Road Rage: Flip them off or Yell at them? #4630048
01/10/18 08:32 AM
01/10/18 08:32 AM
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Michigan
ZZman Offline OP
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Michigan
I really don't get mad much. I have never flipped someone off or yelled at them directly. I have made loud comments about their driving to myself or passengers in my car.

How about you?


2003 Mercury Grand Marquis. Rotella T6 Multi-Vehicle oil
2008 Sebring Hardtop convertible. Rotella T6 Multi-Vehicle oil
2006 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 LT. Amsoil Metric 10w-40
Re: Road Rage: Flip them off or Yell at them? [Re: ZZman] #4630051
01/10/18 08:37 AM
01/10/18 08:37 AM
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New England
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New England
I am ashamed to admit that The Bird makes frequent appearances in my vehicle when I am driving.
Occurrence went up about 1000% after I moved to New England, this sure ain't the Midwest when it comes to people making at least a tiny effort to be halfway decent. I like to tell the locals that I love everything about NE except the people and they usually laugh.


2014 Forester XT, 86000 miles
Last Change;
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Re: Road Rage: Flip them off or Yell at them? [Re: ZZman] #4630057
01/10/18 08:44 AM
01/10/18 08:44 AM
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Orlando, FL
Mr Nice Offline
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Orlando, FL
Do you want to die or get beat up ?

Just ignore the fool on the the roadway.

Re: Road Rage: Flip them off or Yell at them? [Re: ZZman] #4630059
01/10/18 08:51 AM
01/10/18 08:51 AM
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Hudson, NH
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Hudson, NH
No one wants to settle things with fists anymore. Too many weapons in the possession of tiny people with tiny egos


06 Escalade 6.0L LQ9 AWD 165k M1 5w30
03 Maxima 3.5L POS 152k ST HM 10w30
Re: Road Rage: Flip them off or Yell at them? [Re: ZZman] #4630061
01/10/18 08:53 AM
01/10/18 08:53 AM
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NC
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NC
I'm so used to bad drivers that it's just become a normal thing. A friend of mine that lives in San Francisco said "if you can drive in Boone, NC you can drive anywhere". I try to worry about other things. Some of my pet peeves are not using turn signals, cruising in the left lane when not passing, and tailgating. Tailgaters will usually get a brake check if I'm in the mood. But my road rage has went down a lot in the last few years. I don't flip the bird. I don't yell at people (to their face, only to myself). And I don't try to "punish" bad drivers by chasing them down and brake checking or whatever the self-proclaimed "alphas" do these days. I just let them get as far away from me as possible.

We all make mistakes and there have been times when I've done something stupid that would've ticked me off if someone else did it. I just thank the Lord every time I make it to my destination and hope the next trip will be better.


'16 Frontier SV 4x4-PP/Nissan OEM
'08 CR-V EX AWD-Valvoline Syn MaxLife/Fram TG
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Re: Road Rage: Flip them off or Yell at them? [Re: ZZman] #4630062
01/10/18 08:53 AM
01/10/18 08:53 AM
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NH
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NH
I've done both. Best would be to do neither, some people are real pyschos and the last thing you want to do is elevate anything into a confrontation.


2011 Toyota Camry, base, 2.5L/6MT, 163k, hers
2010 Toyota Tundra DC, 4.6L/6AT, 144k, ours
1999 Toyota Camry LE, 2.2L/4AT, 190k, his
Re: Road Rage: Flip them off or Yell at them? [Re: ZZman] #4630063
01/10/18 08:54 AM
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North Carolina
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North Carolina
Always de-escalate, lots of unbalanced individuals out there.


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03 chevy avalanche79k synpwr 10w30
01 saturnsc1 185k synpwr rebuilt
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Re: Road Rage: Flip them off or Yell at them? [Re: ZZman] #4630066
01/10/18 08:59 AM
01/10/18 08:59 AM
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Cincinnati, OH, USA
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Convinced that the ones not glued to their cell phones are using-especially on late weekday mornings around here, I've had a few incidents where I was lucky not to be killed or at least totaled & in the hospital due to other drivers' heroin ODs. KY PDs were cracking down on them for a while, but that seems to have stopped.


06 Ram 3500 CTD 4X4(FG Venturi), 93 GMC C3500 6.2, 89 F-450 7.3, 98 XJ 4.0(XG8A), 05 xB(XG3600), 18 Transit 3.7, 03 Merc Grand Marquis 4.6 2V(XG2)
Re: Road Rage: Flip them off or Yell at them? [Re: ZZman] #4630072
01/10/18 09:04 AM
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Midwest USA
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Midwest USA
Neither nor. I get a bit riled by some road behavior, primarily tailgating. But I suppress external reactions. Nothing gained by reciprocating.



'09 Subaru Forester ...................(QS HM 5W30)
'16 Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 .....(ENI i-Ride PG 10W60)
Re: Road Rage: Flip them off or Yell at them? [Re: ZZman] #4630078
01/10/18 09:10 AM
01/10/18 09:10 AM
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Colorado Springs
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Colorado Springs
Depends on my mood. If I'm chill that day and someone does something stupid near me in traffic, I let it be. If it's an errant violation of the space around my vehicle and done in a rude way, I'll let the other driver know it. LOL

It's getting so bad around my area though. 90% of drivers drive aggressively/angrily, and a good many of them are almost out of control. Speed limits don't even matter anymore, nor do stop signs in residential neighborhoods. A red light now means you have 2 additional seconds of green. It's kind of troubling to me actually.

Re: Road Rage: Flip them off or Yell at them? [Re: ZZman] #4630086
01/10/18 09:14 AM
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FL USA
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FL USA
I saw someone recommend a good suggestion. Give them the thumbs down. I tried it a few times and it is a non-confrontational/aggressive way to communicate their error.

Last edited by Blueskies123; 01/10/18 09:14 AM.
Re: Road Rage: Flip them off or Yell at them? [Re: ZZman] #4630098
01/10/18 09:27 AM
01/10/18 09:27 AM
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NC
fenixguy Offline
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NC
^^That's awesome^^ And since they're all on social media anyway instead of driving, they'll be better at relating to the gesture.


'16 Frontier SV 4x4-PP/Nissan OEM
'08 CR-V EX AWD-Valvoline Syn MaxLife/Fram TG
'01 Civic EX-Valvoline Syn MaxLife/Fram UG
'00 Civic LX-PYB/Fram UG
Re: Road Rage: Flip them off or Yell at them? [Re: ZZman] #4630103
01/10/18 09:31 AM
01/10/18 09:31 AM
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Lakeside, CA
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About a month ago I saw a woman go down on a motorcycle. I pulled over to help. As I was walking back to help her another guy ran to her and helped her right her bike. He started yelling at me to just leave. I stated I just wanted to help and that he didn't have to be such a **** about it. I turn around and got back into my Jeep. As I started to drive away he yanked my driver door open and tried to swing on me. I just sped away wondering what kind of drugs this guy was on. He was acting like he was pumped up on something. I had my Wife in the car and was not going to put her in any danger. It's a crazy world out there at times.


99 Jeep WJ 4.7 190,000 Maxlife 10w30, Fram Ultra.
Re: Road Rage: Flip them off or Yell at them? [Re: ZZman] #4630106
01/10/18 09:33 AM
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SE British Columbia, Canada
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Lots of Glocks in glove compartments. I stay away from that stuff.

SF


If you want the job done right......do it yourself.
Re: Road Rage: Flip them off or Yell at them? [Re: ZZman] #4630110
01/10/18 09:40 AM
01/10/18 09:40 AM
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South Florida
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South Florida
I had a guy run me off the road. He got the bird. And left lane hogs(the right lane is the driving lane, the left lane is for passing) that are doing 50 in a 55 in the left lane (usually Canadians) when the usual flow of traffic is 65mph, and do it for 8 miles with 100 cars backed up behind them, absolutely get a middle finger out the window with a big F you and me staring at them for 20 seconds if I can get up next to them. Some people NEED to be told how stupid they are. They might not realize it.

I see so much stupidity on the road that I actually installed a dash camera. Iím planning on making a YouTube channel with some Ozzyman (crude) style commentary.


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13 Yamaha XT250 Valv MC 10W40
12 Suzuki S40 Rotella 15W40
10 Acura TSX 2.4 PZL Plat 5W30
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