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Old 10-30-2017, 10:20 AM
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Road rage - should I report to police?

Hi guys,

This morning I've experienced for the first time a proper road range (people showing middle finger do not qualify for this category, in my view). I was with my kid in the car and therefore this made me angry even more.

Should I report this to cops? I just do not want problems for myself.

Can somebody help me with reading the number plate?

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Old 10-30-2017, 10:39 AM
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I'm assuming you cut him off or he perceived that you cut him off due to him passing you on the shoulder.

I'd say he was at fault up until the 2 minute'ish mark when you pulled up along side and then sped up to follow him. At that point you escalated the situation. Not to mention the rediculous exchange at the exit ramp.

We've all been there and in my younger days I might done the same thing or gone even further. The wise thing to do would have just let the dip**** be mad and go on his way. Now if he had been the one to keep escalating the situation or try to directly threaten you, then yes you should have called the police directly.

On a lighter note, LOL at a Ford pickup trying to brake check a BMW.

Take a deep breath and stay safe. Life it to short to get mad at dumbass drivers.
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Old 10-30-2017, 10:45 AM
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Sure, thanks for your feedback. I did not do anything to escalate this. I just did not want to follow him and watch for his brake checks. But I understand, one could argue that I could just slow down quite a bit and loose this moron.
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Old 10-30-2017, 10:54 AM
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Got to love how you proceed to do the exact same thing to this person at the end of the video (swerve off in front through the exit designation and weave between both lanes in front of him ) . This was road rage getting the best of both of you, it's easy to do in a state like CA where you have nothing but vindictive, stressed out drivers going from 45-90 with no form of order while the MAJORITY thinks that is their RIGHT. Like it's their DUTY to piss everyone off around them. How many times I've witnessed people going under the speed limit just to speed up and box the person out trying to get passed.

I wouldn't present the video as any evidence as it also could be argued that you illegally changed lanes in that first intersection even though you were almost finished, which looks to be the thing that prompted this incident. Neither of you were in the right. Don't come on here trying to say you were concerned for your child, you clearly escalated the situation at the end.

This shows exactly the biggest problem with CA drivers, the inability to self reflect. You come here posting a video wanting to report a guy yet you don't see the obvious hypocrisy in it all.

Like the person who stops 20 ft short of a stop sign and then gets mad when you take your proper turn, lol!
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I will not comment on the other part of your post as this is just your opinion and I will not try to save the world by changing your mind.

But here - what are you talking about? He is checking my brakes, blocking the ramp and I just need to follow him?

Again, that's ok, your opinion.

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Got to love how you proceed to do the exact same thing to this person at the end of the video (swerve off in front through the exit designation and weave between both lanes in front of him ) .(...)
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Old 10-30-2017, 11:51 AM
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Takes two. Been there done that.

Yes, he was the aggressor. But you were undeniably unwilling to back off. Show that to LEOs, and you will get the same stern talking to that he will get. Dont expect an LEO to decide who was "right"- they will declare you BOTH at fault.

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Thanks, Ard. At the end, it does not matter how I assess the situation, but how others see this. Therefore, I posted this here and I will not report this. You are right that I could back off, i.e. slow down and let him be the king of the road. I did not do this.
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Old 10-30-2017, 12:13 PM
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**** him I would report it!!I have 2 little girls if an asshole did that to me and risk my life and my kids they will get what they deserve. You were not at fault to catch up with him and let him knoe back the **** up and chill he doesn't own the road.

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Old 10-30-2017, 12:24 PM
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I would delete this list and hide in shame.

You're kid was in the car and this is your behavior?

Shame on you.

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Old 10-30-2017, 12:29 PM
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Ford brake checking BMW?
On serious note, you had a kid in the car. Back off. 90% of pick up drivers have IMO some kind of mental condition that makes them danger on the road.
This situation got better of you at the end. I have 15 month old and I always back off when he is with me in the car and some F150 driver gets insulted because I passed him.
Now, when he is not in the car I usually take these idiots to curvy road and make sure they fallow me. Then I accelerate to point where they really start to struggle. It is particularly funny in snow, since all pick up drivers think that truck is best in snow.


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Old 10-30-2017, 01:31 PM
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Did not watch video cuz I get to deal with the results of road rage and distracted driving daily so don't need to see it. Not that I'm a saint, still just a flawed human, maybe slightly more aware of the results.
Just wanted to add that it's not just CA drivers who are stressed and drive like they're invincible. Anyone thinking it's a CA only phenomenon needs to gets out more.


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Did not watch video cuz I get to deal with the results of road rage and distracted driving daily so don't need to see it. Not that I'm a saint, still just a flawed human, maybe slightly more aware of the results.
Just wanted to add that it's not just CA drivers who are stressed and drive like they're invincible. Anyone thinking it's a CA only phenomenon needs to gets out more.


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I did not see in San Diego as much road rage as in Colorado. I guess it is proportional to number of trucks on the road.
However, CA drivers are by far the worst. Not when it comes to aggressive driving, but lack of knowledge. Things I saw in CA rank by far as the worst. The lack of fundamental driving knowledge, distracted driving, attempt to cha ge tire while being partially parked in actual driving lane etc.
when I worked for NATO and OSCE in the Balkans we were always wondering why Americans get into accidents more then anyone else. When I moved here I got my answer.

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Old 10-30-2017, 01:55 PM
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I tend not to report things, I get more satisfaction from dealing with it myself, which most would say is a bad idea, but I HATE idiot drivers.

Saying that, where I live you could report him for passing you on the shoulder. Don't bother with the video evidence just report it and they will issue the registered owner of the vehicle a ticket. If he wants to fight it, you would have to go to court and testify. However you would need the licence plate number to accomplish that.

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I did not see in San Diego as much road rage as in Colorado. I guess it is proportional to number of trucks on the road.
However, CA drivers are by far the worst. Not when it comes to aggressive driving, but lack of knowledge. Things I saw in CA rank by far as the worst. The lack of fundamental driving knowledge, distracted driving, attempt to cha ge tire while being partially parked in actual driving lane etc.
I assume youve never driven in south Florida?
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I see both at fault...if i had to guess it started when you cut him off. I bet you didnt signal and i bet he was closer to you or going much faster than you.
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I assume youve never driven in south Florida?


Oh yeah, from “lower Alabama” to Key West. When I was living in Alabama I spent a lit of time with athletes driving vans from university to university. I do agree that Florida can be seriously frustrating.


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Southern Florida, Miami, can be seriously dangerous in a perceived luxury vehicle like a BMW X5. One must be well *forearmed* with knowledge and capability. Being *forearmed* teaches one to drive responsibly, for who is the cop going to believe when you are found to indeed be *forearmed*?

I recently watched, in my mirror, a ricerocket do a wheelie up an on-ramp to my rear bumper where he did a stoppie. He took the next off ramp where, from the overpass, I watched him run the stoplight and come back up to the interstate. Milady Wife videoed him race up the on-ramp and through traffic to my left side. There he gave the camera a one-finger salute and sped away displaying his license plate.

On California SR-17, between San Jose and Santa Cruz, the children like to play on their big-wheels in traffic, frequently splitting lanes. With driving confidence, one can spit them through traffic like a pinched watermelon seed by squeezing up to the car in the adjacent proper lane. *Forearmed* with wits and the truth.
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Try here in NYC/long island!..lots of road rage/distracted driving..i own both a bimmer and a pickup. 2011 f150.. and have to admit I get frustrated had episode's with idiotic drivers but try not to escalate the situation ..but him passing you on the shoulder like that is real dick

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My wife told me a co-worker was out with her husband one evening recently and got involved in a road rage incident and it escalated to the point where the other driver began running into them. First repeatedly ramming them from the rear then pulling up alongside and crashed again into the left side, driver sped away and disappeared. Wife's co-worker said the damage to their car was almost $5k

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I will not comment on the other part of your post as this is just your opinion and I will not try to save the world by changing your mind.

But here - what are you talking about? He is checking my brakes, blocking the ramp and I just need to follow him?

Again, that's ok, your opinion.
It takes two to tango, you are right there with him. Both of you need to mellow out and try to get where you are going in one piece.
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My wife told me a co-worker was out with her husband one evening recently and got involved in a road rage incident and it escalated to the point where the other driver began running into them. First repeatedly ramming them from the rear then pulling up alongside and crashed again into the left side, driver sped away and disappeared. Wife's co-worker said the damage to their car was almost $5k

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I was in Chicago last April. Dropped my wife in Skokie to take a train to downtown. We both had conferences in town, so we stayed with her friend in neighborhood where she grew up.
Anyway, I am pulling out of starbucks where i got my espresso, and it is really busy. I have to jump over one lane immediately to left in order to make left turn. So one lady let’s me go and I fail to see approaching Ford Fusion. Guy had to brake bit harder (nothing special) and I get in. I opened window, waved to him to gesture I am sorry.
Man, guy was yelling so hard that I could hear him thru closed windows. Then he accelerates hard then break behind. At that time my son was with me in the car, I am just cool. So somehow this idiot pulls next to my passenger window and starts yelling. He is like 70 years old. I am thinking : dude you should know better. Anyway he swears and then said: get out of the car. So I open my window and then he just got shocked. I am 6.2, 250lbs, bald head. I think he thought it is some soccer mom driving car since my windows are pretty tinted.
I just told him: you really want me to get out? And his answer was: hey, just be careful next time.
That is time I regretted I do not have camera in the car.


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I assume that every car on the road has a pistol in the glove compartment. Mine does. I live in Floriduh, where that's legal. Making this assumption makes you ask, "Is this worth getting into a gunfight over?" You know what they say... "An armed society is a polite society."

Actually, F10's have a little compartment below the headlight switch that's just big enough for a sub-compact Glock.

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I have nothing to add, save to point out that it coulda been worse. No one got shot. Or run off the road into a ditch (or worse).
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My wife told me a co-worker was out with her husband one evening recently and got involved in a road rage incident and it escalated to the point where the other driver began running into them. First repeatedly ramming them from the rear then pulling up alongside and crashed again into the left side, driver sped away and disappeared. Wife's co-worker said the damage to their car was almost $5k
That's the OTHER reason to allow cars with lots of dents to have ALLLLL the room they need on the road.
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I actually LOL'd in the 2nd video when you were both filming each other.

The first video is brutal, in that the truck was practically driving on the grass to get around you.
Wow!
Yup, let it go. Not worth your time.
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