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    This is a problem that is taking place on our nations motor ways. The Americans have also had many incidents on their major motor ways with this same problem, road rage. Has this problem taken place on U.K. motor ways?

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    Originally posted by Eric7885 View Post
    This is a problem that is taking place on our nations motor ways. The Americans have also had many incidents on their major motor ways with this same problem, road rage. Has this problem taken place on U.K. motor ways?
    Not in The Outer Hebrides, no.

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    • #3
      I understand there is hardly any road rage on Lundy Island, either

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Eric7885 View Post
        This is a problem that is taking place on our nations motor ways. The Americans have also had many incidents on their major motor ways with this same problem, road rage. Has this problem taken place on U.K. motor ways?
        It depends what you mean. There have been incidents of road rage in the UK, but they don’t often lead to serious violence or death. They usually just have some angry, shouted exchanges.

        There aren’t usually many shootings just for pulling out in front of someone like we hear of from across the pond

        Steve

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        • #5
          Here in Canada and the U.S.A., angry shouting exchanges, between individuals, and using their cars, driving over the speed limits, pulling in and out in front of other cars. One just recent road rage incident, here in Toronto, 2 blokes, one driving A Lamborgini, the other one driving a Bently, were racing theirs cars on one of our motor ways, at speeds well beyond the posted speeds allowed, late at night.

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          • #6
            I take exception to the term "road rage" because it carries with it the implication that the RR perpetrator is at fault and should be the one criticised for that behaviour, whereas most road users driven (pun intended!) to road rage do so because of the thoughtlessness, stupidity, incompetence and/or carelessness of an offending other party.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by arthur linden-jones View Post
              I take exception to the term "road rage" because it carries with it the implication that the RR perpetrator is at fault and should be the one criticised for that behaviour, whereas most road users driven (pun intended!) to road rage do so because of the thoughtlessness, stupidity, incompetence and/or carelessness of an offending other party.
              But there's never any excuse for any sort of rage.
              They're only cars (or other vehicles), even shouting at the other person only slows your journey. It never fixes anything

              Steve

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              • #8
                Originally posted by arthur linden-jones View Post
                I take exception to the term "road rage" because it carries with it the implication that the RR perpetrator is at fault and should be the one criticised for that behaviour, whereas most road users driven (pun intended!) to road rage do so because of the thoughtlessness, stupidity, incompetence and/or carelessness of an offending other party.
                I would disagree arthur. My own experience of "road rage" would suggest that the thoughtlessness, stupidity, incompetence and/or carelessness is usually that of the rager, who seems never to have even opened a copy of the Highway Code and wrongly thinks him/ herself to be in the right.

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                • #9
                  There is no road rage in Britain, we all say "Excuse me, my fault" and move on!

                  And I'll fight anyone who says different!

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