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Old 04-03-2012, 03:51 PM   #21
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Is there a way to rig up a brake fluid spray? That might be fun for tailgaters... the next day, they see their paint melting away? Maybe a can of yellow spray paint and just let it fly from beneath my rear bumper?
Might just as well spray an oil slick followed by smoke screen a la olde skool.
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Old 04-03-2012, 03:52 PM   #22
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Those people that are stating that road rage isn't worth it are right. I read stories all the time about people who responded to road rage and ended up in the hospital or dead and the other person behind bars. Nothing good ever comes from it but plenty of lives have been ruined because of it. However, I occasionally find that I am unable to control myself, although it is rare.
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I used my horn this morning when a woman tried to move from the far right lane (of a 3-lane roadway) in to a left turn lane. Why did I honk? Because my car was between her and the turn lane and she was not aware of it until I honked.
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I thought about the oil slick - works great in video games, but in RL, how do I keep the next 1000 cars from dying on it too?

How long am I supposed to ignore a rager who is aggressively raging on me? Hell, I slowed down so he would go away, and he didn't.
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I would just call the police if they persist. I know in Florida road rage is a serious crime. It just isn't reported very often.
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Old 04-03-2012, 05:11 PM   #26
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I thought about the oil slick - works great in video games, but in RL, how do I keep the next 1000 cars from dying on it too?
If the rager is a shitty driver and accidentally nerfs you trying to teach you a lesson after you slow way down and then make a move back at him, how do you stop yourself and the next dozen cars from dying from it, too?

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How long am I supposed to ignore a rager who is aggressively raging on me? Hell, I slowed down so he would go away, and he didn't.
I completely understand this was not your intention and I am completely on your side in that Mr. Rager should have used the open left lane to pass you and get on with his life. That said, you slowing way down would have been interpreted by Someone from the story above as a provocation or an escalation.

"Ok, -------... First you cut me off and now you are going to slow way down? It's on!"


The most effective things to calm my temper besides general age and maturity? Taking up firearms and Muay Thai as hobbies. The former taught me that way more people are armed than I ever realized and not all of them are even-tempered (or very accurate). The latter, especially training with an elite MMA school, taught me that (A) I was not as bad *** as I thought and (B) there are no weight classes on the street.
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Old 04-03-2012, 05:16 PM   #27
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I generally don't give people reasons to get upset, and if they get upset regardless, I tend to ignore them. These kinds of situations can escalate quickly and trying to show up some idiot isn't worth me potentially getting my *** beat or running into legal consequences.

There was one time when somebody was tailgating me so I slowed down(only to 40 on a 45) and this guy was getting peeved. There was lots of oncoming traffic so he didn't have much of an opportunity to pass me, and when he tried to, I sped up the first time to block him and let him pass me on his second attempt. He then drove slowly in front of me(about 30) so I ripped past him when the road eventually opened up into two lanes. This guy was obviously pissed so I turned into a street that was a few streets after my own. He followed me in and blew past me on the residential road. I didn't dare try to outrun him because racing through a subdivision is generally a bad idea. He parked his truck at an angle in the middle of the road, got out, and screamed something. I ripped the hand brake, did a 180, let the launch control get to about 10psi while my buddy had his middle finger out the window, and took off. I had a 300whp, externally gated, wrx at the time so we took off in a hurry and made a lot of noise. In hindsight, this ended up being an amusing story, but if this shirtless redneck *** ----------er had a gun in his truck and were mad enough to use it, I probably wouldn't be chuckling while writing this.
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Dead serious:

Wave, smile, and blow a kiss.

It pisses them off to no end.
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Drive big ol' shitboxes like my previous car, an '89 ex-squad Dodge.
Years ago if someone wanted to play the 'I'm going to hit your car with mine' game, I'd let 'em. Or steer into 'em, but stay in my own lane. They back off real quick.
(One look at my car they should have realized I didn't much care.)

Next: follow 'em. Don't yell, become angry or speed. You're patient, calm, you've got time. Wherever they go. Great fun. They gotta go home sometime, and soon they figure they don't want you knowing where they live. Scare's hell out of 'em.
(Damn stalking laws nowadays make it a bit sticky though.)

I had to break off once because the idiot started running red lights to get away from me. If he had hit someone, I'd have been on the hook for it.

Best bet now is to have a video cam hooked up and running at all times. Just keep the crashes and ragers for evidence.
I figure people who are stupid enough to 'road-rage' are stupid enough to do something really stupid.
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Next: follow 'em. Don't yell, become angry or speed. You're patient, calm, you've got time. Wherever they go. Great fun. They gotta go home sometime, and soon they figure they don't want you knowing where they live. Scare's hell out of 'em.
(Damn stalking laws nowadays make it a bit sticky though.)
Unless you get felony-stopped, your car impounded and you locked up for several hours because the person being followed decides to call 911 (as happened to the Somebody character in my post above).

Brian Regan had a pretty funny stand-up skit where he talked about being the person that did something stupid and pissed off the driver behind you. It was something like the "I'm an idiot wave" as a type of "my bad" gesture. If you can find a YouTube of the routine, I suggest incorporating that in to your response as it might confuse the rager enough to distract them from their righteous indignation.
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My HS soccer coach was followed and stabbed for honking and passing someone on a snowy two lane road. Stabbed yo!
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I'm usually the road rage-er. If you **** me off I yell obscenities, honk the horn at you for as long as I think you can hear it, shoot the bird, ect. I have followed people who almost hit me twice in the last few months, I'm only an assshole to those who fuckk up and deserve it.
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Unless you get felony-stopped, your car impounded and you locked up for several hours because the person being followed decides to call 911 (as happened to the Somebody character in my post above).

Brian Regan had a pretty funny stand-up skit where he talked about being the person that did something stupid and pissed off the driver behind you. It was something like the "I'm an idiot wave" as a type of "my bad" gesture. If you can find a YouTube of the routine, I suggest incorporating that in to your response as it might confuse the rager enough to distract them from their righteous indignation.
It just connected. You are the Someone, Scrappy?

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I road rage when I get bright lighted by big *** SUVs so, I let them pass and try to bright light them back and I realize I can't cause I'm in a little damn Miata.
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It just connected. You are the Someone, Scrappy?

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Fuck that. I do not fear man, I do not fear death.


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All the punk bitch fluffers in here are such hardcore badasses on the internetz but would probably shit themselves if the person you're RETALIATING against RETALIATES even harder and fucks your shit up.

Then its like "OMG THIS CRAZY BASTARD nearly killed me, I'm just a poor unsuspecting victim, BAWWWWWWWWW"


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Old 04-04-2012, 08:36 AM   #37
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It's the careless drivers that nearly kill me that make me go from calm to "I want to slit your jugular with a rusty fork in .5 seconds". I really don't get people raging on me and I'm not a generally aggressive drive to the average road-going population. I rage on those with blatant disregard for the law and my safety. I know it comes down to the fact that I pay attention to the road, which leads me to pay attention to other drivers constantly which brings me to see how sh!tty other drivers are when it is so incredibly easy to pay attention to what you are doing and keep your fellow motorist in mind.

I compare these drivers attention span to those who will read a FS ad on here, quote the OP and then ask a retarded question that they answered in their own posts because they quoted the OP which includes the answer to their question.
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Typically I don't have people rage on me because I'm pretty observant of everyone on the road. I'm usually the one that rages on other people because they cut me off or run a red light trying to save .5 seconds off their drive to work. People in columbus jockey for position all the time and it annoys me to no end...
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It just connected. You are the Someone, Scrappy?

---- Shearhead, listen to the man. Take his advice.
It's someone that I know well and I can confirm that the stuff mentioned above actually happened. That's some real talk.

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I've been raged on a few times in the last couple of years in Texas. I'm a freakin honker! Lets just say I have something in my center consul that scares people. The best retaliation for tailgaters is to clean your window until they back off.
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