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  1. road rage today

    Not me really. Some guy swerved in front of me today so I laid on the horn because I almost rear ended him as he slammed on the brakes.

    He continued doing it then turned down the same road i take to work. He stopped in front of me and asked to fight. Ha ha. Anyway I told him to stop driving like a dumbass and drove off.

    He then decided to follow me to work. As I pulled up to the gate at work I pulled my gun and put on my seat in case he decided to follow me in.

    What the hell is wrong with people.

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  3. People do some really stupid things, but they also can cause you a lot of really costly legal problems.
    Trust me on this item. :-(

  4. Does castle doctrine apply while in your car? Ha ha. Probably not.

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    Jerks are everywhere

    As carriers, we need to be especially calm and resistant to a-holes like the one described in this thread. There is no shortage of jerks out there driving and challenging others. I've encountered quite a few myself. When it happens, I just ask myself "is it worth giving up all you know and cherish for this creep?" The answer, of course, is no. My life and my family are worth a lot more to me than wasting some MFer because of a traffic dispute.

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    Just an example of the fact that while the "safety features" of vehicles have been added, and added, and added, to the tune of thousands of dollars to each and every vehicle over the years, the "qualification" (and mental acuity) requirements to get a driver's liscence seems to have dropped proportionately at the same time.

    Isn't a week goes by without someone trying to do serious damage to my health and well being behind the wheel of a vehicle. Most of it...... just stupid stuff. Just paying attention would resolve a vast proportion of the "road hazards".

    As for the whackos behind the wheels, with emotional control problems..... welcome to the world of "ME-ism". For the totally self centered individual, the rest of us are just bit players on the stage of their lives..... and don't really count.

    One of the reasons why my wife and I "pack" when we ride our bicyles out on the County Roads. There ARE predetors out there, both two and four legged, we have discovered over time.

    Sorry state of affairs to have to go armed 24/7 in a supposedly "civilized" society. So much for the "kinder and gentler" America we were once promised.

    GG
    Fanatics of any sort are dangerous! -GG-
    Which part of "... shall NOT be infringed..." confuses you?
    Well now, aren't WE a pair, Raggedy Man? (Thunderdome)

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    I agree there are a lot of stupid people out there, but just because they act like idiots doesn't mean we should act like they do. I drove semi for ten yrs and put up with a lot of crazy drivers, one guy in Albuquerque N.M. pulled off onto the shoulder in the middle of rush hour traffic & wanted me to do the same so he could fight me. What he didn't know is if I had gotten out of the truck I would have had my tire thumper in my hand, the perfect tool for idiots, this would have made him see the error of his ways. Fortunately for both of us I just drove right past him. Road rage is a dangerous game and should be avoided whenever possible. That said I never drive thru Phoenix Az w/o my .45 it's way to crazy down there.

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    You did the right thing in backing off. That person is NOT worth it. There is an old saying 'Drive like hell and you will get there' and he is on the freeway. Someday he will get in a wreck or someone will lose it and shoot him. There is another proverb that says "what goes around comes around". And be assured it will come around someday and get him. Just my 25cents(2 cents inflation).

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    Being that I drive a truck professionally nowadays (flatbed/van), along with a motorcycle for fun, I can tell you a hundred different ways during any given week how automobile driving qualification requirements along with any ongoing behind the wheel competency determinations are null and void if you measure such by what you see people doing...

    OK, one example. Merging. OMFG. You would think that a tractor/trailer with a 53' trailer carrying 46,000 lbs of whatever is a nimble lil' toyota complete with both the manueverability and visibility of one by the way many peeps think I should change lanes just 'cause they don't want to make an effort to match speed with traffic and merge in. ...Read your GD driving manuals, yo. Changing lanes with the limited visibility in a truck is never a good idea and done only when needed as I would not even feel the truck pushing a car off into the ditch. Making merging-retard's latte sipping driving life just a little bit less stressful by driving for them is NOT something that should be needed.

    *Rant off*

    P.S. I speak only for those of us driving something bigger than a bus in a courteous and professional manner.
    1)"When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty." -Thomas Jefferson.
    2)"Imagine how gun control might be stomped if GOA or SAF had the (compromising) NRA's 4 million members!" -Me. http://jpfo.org/filegen-n-z/nraletter.htm

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    As we get older we drive a little slower. hell I have kids in baby seats flipping me off!

    The key is to ignore them. If you participate in the escalation of the altercation by responding verbally you may lose your justification of defense. Best thing in the OP situation would have been to call the police and have them waiting at your job. SNAGGED!!
    GOD, GUNS and GUITARS

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    Santa: While I don't mind if someone wants to play "NASCAR Driver" to the point of suicide behind the wheel (One less set of bad genes in the gene pool, IMHO), I just wish they would have the common curtesy NOT to try to take someone with them when they "check out". Just sayin'.

    GG
    Fanatics of any sort are dangerous! -GG-
    Which part of "... shall NOT be infringed..." confuses you?
    Well now, aren't WE a pair, Raggedy Man? (Thunderdome)

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