Looks like the dogs had the highest IQ in this crowd. Why would anyone pulling a trailer ever get into a confrontation when driving? Makes no sense to me. As hard as it is sometimes, and trust me it is hard for me, it's best just to let the other drive go.
Really amazing how people's personalities change when they get behind the wheel of a vehicle. They become aggressive, territorial (you're not getting in my lane), rude and angry. I could never be an over-the-road truck driver. It's maddening to see how automobile drivers treat the big rigs. Yes, I know, some of the big rig drivers are not the most courteous at times.
...Really amazing how people's personalities change when they get behind the wheel of a vehicle. They become aggressive, territorial (you're not getting in my lane), rude and angry...
Actually, people's personalities do not change when they get in a vehicle. Outside a vehicle, people feel more exposed and vulnerable and are more likely to behave themselves to avoid getting hurt (remember, bullies are generally cowards). Put them inside a large vehicle that will protect them and give them more power over someone else and they are less likely to be afraid to lash out for fear of getting hurt.
It's the same way with drunks. People who get mean when they are drunk don't get that way just because of the alcohol. They were already mean but behaved differently according to societal dictates. When alcohol removes that inhibition, the meaness that was already there is manifested.
Many moons ago I saw a cartoon from Walt Disney, it featured Goofy, as a mild mannered individual, leaving home to go to work, then transforming into a maniac behind the wheel, road rage seems to be as old, as vehicles have existed.
No. In the entire history of homo sapiens on this planet, we haven't been able to "get along". I don't understand why anybody would think that just because humanity has acquired a thin veneer of "civilization" inter-personal relationships should be all sweetness and light.
It is a nice thought, but it won't happen.
Rage, be it "road" or "cave", is as old as history. You can ignore it, or you can participate in it, but you can't change the attitude of others.
I have learned to laugh at them.
CM1, USN (RET)
2002 Fleetwood Southwind 32V, Ford V10
Toad: 2006 Jeep Rubicon LJ
Other toad: '06 PT Cruiser, Kar Kaddy dolly
Toy: 1977 Dodge W100 CC SWB, 3/4 ton axles & springs
"When seconds count, help is only minutes away!"
I pulled up on this accident along with alot of traffic, just shortly after it happened, even before emergency vehicles.(There were already alot of people stopped to help) I immediately was on the defensive for the RV'r thinking that someone must have pulled in front of the RV'r and he had had to make a quick move that caused him to roll the rig. Would never have thought that the RV'r was a road rager! We spend so much on our rigs why would anyone endanger them? It's beyond me!
2003 29 ft. Holiday Rambler Alumascape 5th wheel
'03 Dodge Ram 3500 Dually
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