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Wreckless driving, retaliation (Road Rage)

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After a great day at work today, I was on my way home, heading west in the center lane of IL RT 58 in Schaumburg (traveling about 20 miles per hour … luckily), when a car streaked across the roadway from the right lane to the left lane in front of me … no warnings, no signals, nothing. I was too shocked at what the driver did to react (i.e. honk horn). However, the driver of the car to my left blared his horn. The driver of the offending car apparently thought I had honked my horn and dived back into the center lane in front of me, sped up slightly, and then slammed on his brakes. I saw the rear end of the car shoot upwards and I quickly hit my brakes, skidding to almost a complete stop … I didn’t because I didn’t want to be rear ended myself. In the meantime, the offending car took off and weaved his way through traffic ahead. Luckily, I did not hit the offending car (it would’ve been my fault because I would’ve rear-ended that car) … nor did anyone hit me (I was one of 3 cars, 1 in each lane, at the back of a pack of cars).

What had me shaking the entire rest of the ride home was that someone had carelessly raced across 2 lanes of traffic, upsetting another driver enough to honk his horn … and I (and my 1987 Monte Carlo LS) almost paid the price for the entire event….


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Sounds like you were in DC, not Illinois.

Yeah, the idiots around here will do anything just for the sake of doing it. I won't be the least bit surprised when someone gets out of their car to physically attack someone who honks their horn. I mean, 2 guys made the police close a 5-mile section of the Beltway entirely down (both ways) a week or so ago.

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Theres a reason why I have two things

If there could be a masters in Large vechicle Offensive driving (like Humvees suburbans, and land yachts) i would have it.

And always have some lead strapped to my hip.

But I hate assholes like that. I pretty much can be sure he will wrap his car up around a tree one day.

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I pretty much can be sure he will wrap his car up around a tree one day.

Or worse ... wrap someone else's car around the tree ... killing innocent people :(.

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