Since you mention road rage...
I could probably be accused of acting in a road rage manner on some occasions, but what it all boils down to is
common courtesy. It's actually not all that common anymore.
Suppose you are at a bank. You have waited in this long line and are next to see the teller. Now suppose that someone comes bursting up and walks up to the desk just as it becomes your turn. What do you do? Why, calmly let this intrusion pass, right? After all, he must have some reason to do this, right? Bullcrap. He can get his butt back to the end of the line where all the rest of us started.
This happens all the time on the road. Here you are in a slow lane because it's an interchange. Perhaps it's stop-n-go. Then some schmuck whizzes all the way past all these cars waiting and tries to wedge in the line at the very front.
Then there's the guy who looks at you, sees you coming, AND then pulls right out in front of you in no particular hurry to get out of your way. I mean, really, at least make an effort to match the current speed of the flow of traffic.
And I know I'm not the only one that grow weary of watching my green-light time tick away while I'm waiting for the intersecting traffic to clear the intersection. My direction doesn't even get the green until the other direction has been red for at least a second. Why am I waiting for 3-4 cars to clear the intersection when they clearly have a red light?
I think a horn honk, flashed lights, and sometimes some generous hand gestures are warranted in some situations,
although I usually just let it slide.
It's no wonder people are getting blasted, though. If you act like a self-important twit all the time, it's no surprise that sooner or later you'll run into someone who take major offense at the assertion that you're "better, in more of a hurry, and more important" than they are.
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