Canadian roads are getting progressively congested, and while most drivers on the road practice patience, or have developed various ways to combat commuter stress, there are others that have chosen a different coping mechanism.
Road rage is a phenomenon that is becoming quite frequent and for many, experienced in some form or another on a daily basis. Thanks to the advent of dashcams, doing a quick search for “road rage” on YouTube will show you incidents from every corner of the globe.
Here’s a sneak-peak into top 5 kinds of road ragers driving today:
The Passive Aggressive Rager
This is the rager who will try to maintain control on the road at the expense of others, but will do so in a way that tends to avoid direct confrontation. They will drive slowly in the left lane, but then slow down if they feel someone is trying to prompt them to either speed up or switch lanes. They are also the drivers who will speed up to disallow another car from merging into their lane, but never turn their head to even acknowledge the presence of the other driver.
The Entitled Rager
Often behind the wheel of flashy, expensive cars, or far too busy on their hands-free conversation to be bothered by the frustrations of other drivers, these ragers believe that they have special privileges on the road. They also act incredulous if someone dares to question the way they are driving, because again, their next meeting destination will always take precedence, even for an ambulance sounding an alert for cars ahead to yield.
The Screaming Rager
These individuals are used to rolling down their window to let you know exactly what they think, volume control issues and often a limited vocabulary tend to be the defining features of these ragers. They have their favour words and gestures, and rely heavily on both (most often in tandem, and at the expense of having their hands on the wheel and eyes on the road).
The Competitive Rager
This rager might enjoy accelerating their engine at a red light to indicate they will be the first through the intersection, or follow you intently for many kilometres because you legally passed them on the highway. They tend to become even more aggressive when they don’t find a willing participant in their various tests of road strength.
The Fighting Rager
These are the ragers that are vulnerable to physical confrontations, or at least displays that allude to violence. They are quick to jump out of their car, regardless of whether they are stopping traffic or their car is still moving slightly. They will challenge you to fight, and may threaten to damage your vehicle, and therefore should never be encountered face-to-face by stepping out of your vehicle.
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