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Road Rage

Nov 10, 2001 744 Words
Road Rage

Each day hundreds of cars are sold in the U.S., and new drivers are introduced into the exiting world of automotive. It is more than seventy five percent of the U.S. population that drives a car, polluting our highways of rubber and metal. These cars that can weight up to an average of three tons can be very dangerous, especially if not conducted with the respect it deserves. Because of this matter, a big concern that many drivers have to be careful with is something called "Road Rage". It is something that many drivers experience when out on the streets. What effects can road rage cause? To name a few, road rage can get a person a fine for reckless driving, can cause an accident after reacting negative to another driver's driving and in some cases death among the innocent.

Out on our busy roads, one could find himself in a lot of trouble when it comes to reckless driving. This is an effect caused by road rage that could cost a person up to one thousand dollars in fines or even to lose the privilege of driving for a period of time. State troopers, which are the authority on the roads, have no mercy on these kinds of drivers. Usually, ones mentality does not allow you to lose your temper while driving, but in some occasions this is not true. If a driver is peacefully driving and another driver cuts him off, he might lose his cool, perhaps because of issues he might have, and if caught by an officer of the law there is not much that he can say or do to get out of the ticket. Whatever your negative reaction was to the action of the other driver it is considered reckless and will cost you a great fine.

Road rage can also cause accidents, and on our road today accidents are not something that we see once in a while. Drivers now a day are not one-hundred percent safe on the road. There is always a chance of being in an accident, and being safe should be every drivers number one concern. Ever since the first time we get into a car, we are taught to drive defensively. Many times on the road you will pass a driver who has a lot of issues or problems, and might not have the patience to drive defensive if he gets cut off or someone is riding on his tail. A person may not usually no that because most people seem normal when driving. People who react negatively to other drivers and feel rage cannot be very good drivers, and that is when accident usually occur. A driver with road rage might counter twice as bad, and cut other drivers off, speed, or tailgate other cars. If control of the vehicle is lost, the chance of regaining control is extremely hard, and seeing that are roads are very congested accident occur very often.

Last, but not least, death is something that has to do with road rage. There has been a couple of occasions in which a person might hear on T.V. that someone was while driving on a street. For instance, in Pembroke Pines, Fl a man was arrested for beating another driver with a machete, after he was followed to closely on the highway. Also, many of the accidents that occur on our streets due to road rage do not end up with a good outcome. Many drivers involved in these accidents are forever injured or most of the times end up dead. Not only could the victim die, but also the one at fault, in this case being the rage driver.

There are many times in which a driver can experience road rage without even noticing. Road rage takes over your judgment turning you into a dangerous driver. If road rage takes over your mentality, not only are innocent drivers in danger, but also the one in rage. The major problems that many drivers face day by day are not safe nor are they convenient; fines, accidents, and perhaps death is a major result of a rage driver. Therefore, while driving out on busy roads remember to drive safe and defensive, and if you experience the feeling of rage, a good suggestion is to pull over and think for a moment on how precious your life, and the other drivers is.

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