I remember the first time I encountered a serious form of road rage. I was ten and in the car on the way to soccer practice with my mom. We were pulling out of our driveway, making a left turn onto a main road. From a distance, a car was traveling towards us, but my mother decided that she still had enough time to make a safe turn. Unaware of the high speed at which the other car was traveling, my mom accidentally cut him off. This forced the driver to hit his break, and aided him in the decision that revenge was the best solution to this situation. The other driver immediately pulled out into the other lane and flew past our car. Nervous and tense, my mom braced herself for what was to come. In a rage, the other driver abruptly cut back into our lane, giving us no room to successfully slow down. Our only option was to swerve off the road and stop the moving vehicle on the grass. Without any feeling of guilt, the other driver continued down the road, window down, holding up a rude hand gesture.
Although no one was injured, this is just one example of a serious problem in today's society: road rage. According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the definition of rage is that of, "violent and uncontrolled anger." (Vest) And the American Automobile Association (AAA) defines aggressive driving incidents as, "events in which an angry or impatient driver tries to kill or injure another driver after a traffic... [continues]
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