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#4630048 - 01/10/18 07:32 AM Road Rage: Flip them off or Yell at them?
ZZman Offline


Registered: 03/17/08
Posts: 5771
Loc: 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?
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#4630051 - 01/10/18 07:37 AM Re: Road Rage: Flip them off or Yell at them? [Re: ZZman]
Virtus_Probi Offline


Registered: 06/25/15
Posts: 3966
Loc: 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.
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#4630057 - 01/10/18 07:44 AM Re: Road Rage: Flip them off or Yell at them? [Re: ZZman]
Mr Nice Offline


Registered: 09/12/04
Posts: 21178
Loc: Orlando, FL
Do you want to die or get beat up ?

Just ignore the fool on the the roadway.

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#4630059 - 01/10/18 07:51 AM Re: Road Rage: Flip them off or Yell at them? [Re: ZZman]
LeakySeals Offline


Registered: 02/18/11
Posts: 6561
Loc: Hudson, NH
No one wants to settle things with fists anymore. Too many weapons in the possession of tiny people with tiny egos
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#4630061 - 01/10/18 07:53 AM Re: Road Rage: Flip them off or Yell at them? [Re: ZZman]
fenixguy Offline


Registered: 02/08/17
Posts: 307
Loc: 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.
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#4630062 - 01/10/18 07:53 AM Re: Road Rage: Flip them off or Yell at them? [Re: ZZman]
supton Offline


Registered: 11/09/08
Posts: 11920
Loc: 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.
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#4630063 - 01/10/18 07:54 AM Re: Road Rage: Flip them off or Yell at them? [Re: ZZman]
spasm3 Offline


Registered: 05/30/10
Posts: 8641
Loc: North Carolina
Always de-escalate, lots of unbalanced individuals out there.
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#4630066 - 01/10/18 07:59 AM Re: Road Rage: Flip them off or Yell at them? [Re: ZZman]
bullwinkle Offline


Registered: 10/09/04
Posts: 7657
Loc: Cincinnati, OH, USA
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.
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#4630072 - 01/10/18 08:04 AM Re: Road Rage: Flip them off or Yell at them? [Re: ZZman]
LoneRanger Offline


Registered: 07/02/07
Posts: 4050
Loc: Midwest USA
Neither nor. I get a bit riled by some road behavior, primarily tailgating. But I suppress external reactions. Nothing gained by reciprocating.
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#4630078 - 01/10/18 08:10 AM Re: Road Rage: Flip them off or Yell at them? [Re: ZZman]
Drew99GT Offline


Registered: 10/11/02
Posts: 22124
Loc: 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.

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#4630086 - 01/10/18 08:14 AM Re: Road Rage: Flip them off or Yell at them? [Re: ZZman]
Blueskies123 Offline


Registered: 02/17/13
Posts: 288
Loc: 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.


Edited by Blueskies123 (01/10/18 08:14 AM)

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#4630098 - 01/10/18 08:27 AM Re: Road Rage: Flip them off or Yell at them? [Re: ZZman]
fenixguy Offline


Registered: 02/08/17
Posts: 307
Loc: 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.
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#4630103 - 01/10/18 08:31 AM Re: Road Rage: Flip them off or Yell at them? [Re: ZZman]
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Registered: 08/13/11
Posts: 1945
Loc: Lakeside, CA
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.
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#4630106 - 01/10/18 08:33 AM Re: Road Rage: Flip them off or Yell at them? [Re: ZZman]
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Registered: 12/31/17
Posts: 1688
Loc: Alberta
Lots of Glocks in glove compartments. I stay away from that stuff.

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#4630110 - 01/10/18 08:40 AM Re: Road Rage: Flip them off or Yell at them? [Re: ZZman]
bubbatime Offline


Registered: 03/18/08
Posts: 5622
Loc: 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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