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Thesis:Road rage is a major problem in the United States, it causes accidents, anger, fear, and danger to our roadways everyday.
Audience: Anyone who struggles with anger management while driving, or the typical aggressive driver. Also teenagers, adults, and elderly people.
     Purpose: To inform all drivers of the unsafe and unpredictable behavior present on our roadways. Also to help understand road rage is a problem people have because of their attitude and they bring harm to others.
Publication: The Eagle, Naples Daily News, or a free public postmaster on any internet resource.

     As you’re driving on your way to work one morning you notice a brand new bright red Corvette approaching fast in your rear view mirror. The speed limit on this 2-lane, curvy road you are on is 55 mph, however the aggressive sports car driver behind you has no regard for the speed limit or your safety. Next thing you know the exhaust from the machine behind you roars as the red bullet begins to make his move. He flies past you at an incredible speed and nonchalantly extends his middle finger, not noticing the curve ahead.. Just around the corner another speedy car draws near and the red beast panics as he swerves back into your lane almost side swiping you. Your heart continues to pound and the last thing you see is the Corvette’s license plate that reads: “HALN ASS”. You have just become an innocent victim of road rage.

     A question people may ask is: What is the difference between road rage and aggressive driving? “Road rage is simply uncontrolled anger that results in violence on the road and is a criminal behavior. Aggressive driving includes tailgating, sudden lane changes, and speeding, altogether or in combination.”(Rathbone 3). But the driver is in control and is not angry. Aggressive driving is dangerous and are traffic offenses, but it is not criminal behavior.

     Road rage is a major problem in the United States , it causes accidents, anger, fear, and danger to our roadways everyday. Most people have road rage when they are in a hurry to get where they need to be. Others may be said to have inherited this uncontrolled temper from their parents. Maybe some drivers think of their road rage as being nothing but a fun game that provides them with entertainment. A literary review, “Controlling ...

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...exceeding speeds above 90. That incident could of been a fatal one for me and others sharing the freeway. My dad is from New York and his rage on the road gets crazy sometimes. He is not a true road rager because I have not seen that bad of an attitude from him, but he does have that Italian temper that I might have of inherited. somewhat. His style of driving can be referred to as aggressive. I have found the best solution to control my behavior while driving is to make myself comfortable in my vehicle and relax. If somone you know has problem with speeding, or holds aggression while driving, then help provide them with a solution and you may save someone’s life.

     To control road rage around your area get involved with programs such as a AAA driving school and you may help prevent this enrage behavior present on our roads. Police are cracking down in many areas to reduce the ever so popular “rager”. Accidents, fatalities, and tickets are all

results of road rage and poor driving skills. Help others understand that patience is a virtue, especially when relating to the safety of others as well as yourself.

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