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Road rage is a term used to refer to intentional acts of aggressive, dangerous or even violent behavior by a driver of a motor vehicle that are triggered by frustration, anger or revenge. Road rage consists of a wide variety of behaviors that range from minor instances such as rude or obscene gestures and frequent honking of the vehicle’s horn to more serious acts such as assault that may result in injury or even death. Other examples of road rage include:


  • Aggressive driving behaviors, including tailgating or sudden braking

  • Verbally shouting threats or curse words toward other drivers

  • Pursuing another vehicle out of anger

  • Deliberately throwing an object at another driver’s vehicle

  • Running another vehicle off the road to get into a verbal or physical altercation

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