I bike frequently in Cambridge and Boston and have been having problems with rude motorists (none, thankfully, involving injuries). On reflection, I think my actions in response to these incidents have been counterproductive. What should I be doing differently? [more inside]
posted by komilnefopa
on Jun 7, 2011 -
I have witnessed road rage and I want to complain about it. How should I go about this? Or should I just leave it?
I live in Vaughan, Ontatio (a suburb of Toronto). I witnessed a man get out of his car (I didn't get the plate number but it was a company van with the company address and logo on it) and yell at the other driver, hit his window repeatedly and then opened his door to yank the driver out of his car. Luckily the other driver managed to let go of him and shut his door. Then the aggressor went on to kick his driver side door.
It was a traumatic to witness this incident for me. I wonder what the poor driver of the other car must have gone through.
All he did was block a lane to get into a lane from the gas station that would make a left turn. The other driver obviously angry that his man blocked the lane (mind you the light ahead was red).
So how should I go about this? I have never reported such an incident. Should I call 911?
posted by alshain
on Feb 16, 2011 -
Movie ID: Two women in a parking lot have an extreme case of road rage, started by one of the women hitting the other woman's car with the door as she opened it. They proceeded to slowly escalate the altercation, and it ends with them trying to ram each other head on, but their cars are so messed up they that couldn't move quickly enough to do any real damage. I believe this ends up being some sort of dream/flashback/fantasy sequence.
posted by comwiz
on Mar 6, 2009 -
I got into a serious road rage incident with another driver, who turned out to be quite an angry guy. Do you think I should be worried about vengeful repercussions? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on May 31, 2008 -
I'm fed up with nearly getting clipped by passing cars while on my bike. The other day I thought of attaching a key or scribe to a flexible pole mounted on the side of my bike as a deterrent. Is this a good idea? [more inside]
posted by waxboy
on Nov 26, 2007 -
How can I prove to the DMV that the lien on the car I just bought has been paid off? The secured party listed on the title (a bank) was bought by FCNB bank and then by BB&T bank. [more inside]
posted by youthenrage
on Dec 31, 2006 -
Are commuter cyclists really the regular victims of extreme road rage, inspired merely by their presence? Why? [more inside]
posted by wilful
on Oct 11, 2005 -