Road Rage Essay

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Have you ever sat behind someone stopped at a green light and been tempted to ram them? That's road-rage. Road-rage is becoming an ever-increasing problem in our society. There are several factors that attribute to the growth of road rage. Road construction has increased the daily stress of driving. Rude and inconsiderate drivers don't think before they act. Another cause of the increase in road rage is the incompetence of drivers. Finally those who speed excessively create a dangerous environment to drive in.

The daily stress of driving in traffic has increased due to more road construction projects. The drivers must slow down to merge into one lane or come to a complete stop due to heavy traffic. Aggressive drivers add to the trouble
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However the blue light flashing behind him in order to pull him over is the best feeling of satisfaction for the other annoyed drivers still sitting and waiting. Inconsiderate drivers are not limited to those who try to outsmart the road construction. They also include tailgaters that do not seem understand that they are not the only ones trying to get somewhere. Tailgaters often get so close to other cars that the driver can no longer see the headlights behind him. This is an intimidation tactic that causes extremely hazardous road conditions, as well as frustration.

For many, one of the most frustrating pet peeves that causes road-rage is the task, or rather, the risk of being on the road with incompetent drivers. Ignorant people swamp highways as if they had no purpose at all in life except to agitate others with their senseless habits of using no turn signal and ignoring mandatory road signs. The general slogan, "Ignorance of the law is no excuse" could not be more correct. The hair-raising boldness of those clueless drivers who religiously slam to a stop at yield signs, yet daringly drift past every stop sign they see, refashion a highway of capable drivers into a war zone of tempestuous fiends. Exit and acceleration ramps are notorious for the blinker-illiterate, who see themselves as risk takers rather than accident prone. These artless amateurs' inability to follow directions

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