What is ‘road rage‘? There is no fixed definition, but the mere acknowledgement of the phrase brings to mind what YOUperceive to be road rage.
It usually involves aggressive behaviour on the road and an act of violence, but does the intention to cause hurt become an important element to be considered?
Rude gestures, insistent honking, tailgating, and running other drivers off the road are a few examples. Should you be in the position of the victim, you’d be pissed mad, right? But what gives YOU the right to be the bully, then?
AAM merely explains road rage as “an incident whereby a motorist makes another motorist angry. An angry driver, when provoked resorts to violence.”
It could be classfied as a mental disorder in the United States, they’re still deliberating on that.
Sometimes I think it boils down to stupidity and the low IQ the driver has. Sure we get angry whenever some idiotic driver before us drives at 10 km/h when we’re in a rush, or cuts into our lane and almost driving us off the road in the process.
DOES IT GIVE YOU THE BLOODY RIGHT TO STOP YOUR CAR, GET DOWN AND WHACK THE DRIVER TILL HE DIES OF A CONCUSSION??
A colleague and her husband were victims a week ago. While driving along a straight road, a Pajero came swerving into the lane from the left that caused my colleague and her husband to move into the right lane just a bit, just to be cautious. Because of such dangerous driving from the Pajero driver, her husband gave a honk, just to let him know that it was just crazy driving.
What the Pajero driver did was he stopped the car by the road side, and (stupidly) my colleague and her husband stopped the car, too. The driver got out of his car, and my colleague’s husband got out of his car and approached the driver.
What happened next was a bit of a blur. The Pajero driver opened the passenger door of his car and took out a plank and started hitting my colleague’s husband on the head. My colleague immediately got out of the car and tried to defend her husband, but was pushed in the process and got herself bruised.
The Pajero driver’s wife?
She continued to sit in the car, oblivious to what was happening. (F*cking high on drugs, I’d say. Which stupid woman allows her husband do cause injury to others? One who probably does the same to housewives at markets while haggling over fish, chicken and vege?)
When it stopped, the Pajero driver kept the plank back into his car and drove off. My colleague and her husband went to make a police report. So happened that the Pajero driver made one, too. He claimed it was SELF-DEFENCE. (Hello, is there something wrong with the picture here? Who should be the one claiming self-defence?)
The Pajero driver’s wife then ‘apologised’ to my colleague, “SORRY AH…” like a typical ‘ah lian‘. Was that even sincere? Geeeez.
The worst stories I’ve ever heard are of motorists breaking the car window with their helmets and bashing the drivers. I saw it happen once, right on the busy street of Jalan Ampang. What the f*ck is wrong with these people? They exude such evil and anger that they HAVE to let it out on other drivers!
How not for parents to fear for their children’s safety, those who come over to metropolitan KL to further their studies.
Even I fear for my safety when I driving back late at night, and I see Mat Rempits hogging the highway. I always pray that I won’t accidentally get on their nerves by driving too fast or too slow that they’ll decide to pick on me.