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Dear Poll: Do You Experience Road Rage?

Though I try to walk or use public transportation as much as possible, San Francisco is not New York, and life demands that I hop in the car and face the open road every now and again. The problem is, driving in traffic or dealing with aggressive drivers really gets my blood boiling, and before I know it I’m mumbling obscenities under my breath. While music can help calm my nerves, like many people out there, I do suffer from a mild case of road rage. Are you like me?


emalove emalove 9 years
Yeah, but it's not out of control.
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
I'm so bad. I always get pissed off but I never actually do anything about it. I think people need to relean how to drive. How hard is it to flick on your blinker when you're going to turn.
krissycake krissycake 9 years
Oh em gee. I live in the Orlando area, so not only am I contending with the regular commuters, but the tens and thousands of tourists that have no clue where they are going/what they are doing/and in some instances, which side of the road they should be driving on! On a regular day, it doesn't bother me TOO TOO much, especially in the mornings, since I leave to work super early, but in the evenings DON'T EVEN TRY! I curse left and right at all of the insane maneuvers people pull on the roadways and just want to get home!
Missy-Prissy Missy-Prissy 9 years
sure, I have a fair amount of road rage. Nothing that gets too out of control, no fingers in the air, just a little mumbling and grumbling
j2e1n9 j2e1n9 9 years
Wow I am really glad that I could care less about all of this type of shit! :ROTFL:
kiwitwist kiwitwist 9 years
I have road rage but nothing that would get me into an altercation.
TidalWave TidalWave 9 years
when i'm with a friend in traffic, i'll pull down the visor, or open the middle console, pretend to push a button and say "rocket launcher... go!" it would be so fun to missile target cars in traffic :) but not to blow them up! just to gently push them aside and out of your way
bbkf bbkf 9 years
I get really irritated with bad drivers, but I never yell or cut people off because of it. I *really* want a light up sign that says "what the F are you doing???"
ella1978 ella1978 9 years
I do. People have no respect for other people when driving now a days. Some of the comments above, I'm just nodding my head (esp. the turning on the left blinker after the light turns green one). No one looks over to see if there is a car there.. oh I could go on all day. Recently I have been taking the rapid to work (our passenger light rail train) and I feel much more at ease when I get home. I'm not all stressed out from being stuck in traffic for 45 minutes.
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 9 years
Other things that bother me... 1.) when people don't know how to make a four-way stop. I have one right by my house and I have had people almost collide into me because they don't wait their turn 2.) people who tailgate you in the fastlane and then cut in front of you, then they drive the same speed or slower than you were going. 3.) Old people driving 4.) People who drive in the fastlane when they are barely going the speed limit 5.) People (but mostly teenagers) who talk on their phone while driving Just to clarify my earlier statements, I don't think I have the typical "road rage." I don't usually yell out my window at other drivers, I just grumble in my car and I flip them off when they aren't really looking, and rarely will I tailgate people. My dad is a serious road rager though, he will flip out and get really tense about the littlest things.
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 9 years
Of course I have the occasional case of road rage, I live in the Bay Area! I am not racist in any shape or form, but it seems like most Asians (not Asian Americans, get it straight) are terrible drivers, at least thats what my experience has been, and even my Asian friends have admitted that its true. I don't mind people who are fast drivers (I am one of those people) as long as they don't weave in and out of lanes and drive dangerously. But the drivers that really annoy me are the ones that drive 5 miles or lower UNDER the speed limit and don't stay in their own lanes or they don't look where they're going. I have so many driving pet peeves, its not even funny...When I really get angry, I usually just curse but sometimes I will give them the finger if they do something really dangerous.
ptotheenguin ptotheenguin 9 years
I sigh and make comments when people do stupid things... but I rarely get angry. It's just not worth it, and then your own driving is affected. The worst drivers I've seen tend to also have the worst cases of road rage. I only get angry when someone does something dangerous, but I get over it quickly.
Meike Meike 9 years
No, idiot drivers are not worth stressing over. Plus, it is not a time and situation to get all worked up over considering the danger you may put on yourself and others. It's called self-control.
Asia84 Asia84 9 years
who the hell backs up in the middle of La Cienega at 5pm in the evening!!! WHO?!?!?!?!
Asia84 Asia84 9 years
are you kidding me?! I live in L.A. . . you know, the land of the 405, 101, 110, I-10,605, the I-5 . i'm already half crazy . . .of course i have road rage. i've told quite a few people to go f*ck their mother.
urban-chic-101 urban-chic-101 9 years
"You never really learn to curse until you learn to drive..." LOL
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 9 years
a few years back I was really bad! cutting ppl off who cut me off, screaming, ranting, raving and just wylin' out on folks but I was under a tremendous amount of stress during that time of my life.... Nowdays, I am much more calm about things. I don't take most of it too seriously but I do get a little crunk on ppl if they do extremely stupid things like speed on wet roads and swerve over in front of me on that same wet road and then procede to slam on brakes... ppl like that are what causes issues in the first place!
Marci Marci 9 years
I don't suffer from road rage. I can't get worked up on the road, for some unknown reason. From another standpoint, you don't know who those people are in cars who are pissing you off and might have a gun - which does happen. So I hope you all find a way to keep it in check. Stay safe!
lilwildone1202 lilwildone1202 9 years
ugh i hate to say it but i am a road-rager. i worked for 7 years in a city where i didn't need a car to get anywhere--busses and subways for me.. then i moved to virginia and you *have* to take a car everywhere. there is a tunnel between the two "sides" of hampton roads and every day there is at least a 4 mile backup...why...i dont know. there is no tunnel monster that is going to swallow you up...then you get to the other side of the tunnel and youre bam going 65 again PLUS when its raining forget it. thank god it doesnt snow/ice alot down here because i think the whole hampton roads area would shut down
Jude-C Jude-C 9 years
"People who STOP when coming off the freeway when the exit ramp merges into the city street, hello - it is a yield, you don't have to come to a full stop if there is no traffic coming!!!" Me too! The off-ramp I take to get home after work is one of those merges, and comes complete with a nice big sign that says "DO NOT STOP." And yet every day the exit is jammed up because half the idiots taking that exit come to a full, look-both-ways stop that they don't need. Ugh! I'm so glad I left work early today, before traffic started to get bad :D
MartiniLush MartiniLush 9 years
Jude - yeah, I hear you! That happened to me this morning and I was so pissed - I just wanted to get to Starbucks to get my coffee before work and these two huge trucks had failed to merge until the last second and were basically blocking the traffic lane, too. AAARRRGGGHHH! You know what else I can't stand?? People who STOP when coming off the freeway when the exit ramp merges into the city street, hello - it is a yield, you don't have to come to a full stop if there is no traffic coming!!! LOL Jude, I am getting myself all road ragey and I am only sitting at my desk! Oh, boy!!!
itsme3683 itsme3683 9 years
You never really learn to curse until you learn to drive...
Jillz1128 Jillz1128 9 years
I have road rage but I'm passive aggressive about it. I yell inside the car but I would never roll down the window and confront someone about it. I saw a lady flip out on a postal truck yesterday. It was scary stuff...
mlen mlen 9 years
o i'm so guilty of it. there are a lot of bad drivers out there- a lot of them come from out of state too. i could make a list of the things that drive me nuts but it would take WAY too long- i agree with 2 and 3 of the first poster's though!
urban-chic-101 urban-chic-101 9 years
I get really pissed when people are gonna get me killed. Like when I'm behind a gasoline truck and the guy behind me in a truck with boat is trying to pass us on a two lane road that is a known death trap. He totally go the finger and a few choice words. I didn't feel like dying in firey death that day. What an ass!
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