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Anything crazy happen to you on the road? Have you done anything particularly nutty to other drivers when they take up your space on the road? Let us know if we need to stay away from you on the highway. :)
-- Katrina Marie (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 13, 2000
Yes. I have several true road rage stories. I live in Chicago, where that sort of thing happens daily. I have always driven trucks full-time too, which pretty much kept me in the mix.
I have been bombed by bottles, charged at by club wielding thugs, beat-up by police, had accidents on purpose and I have been arrested for no reason, more than once.
I am a former ambulance chaser and repo-man. I have worked for over eighty companies, driving all types of vehicles. I have about sixty articles, mostly true stories and a few urban legends that I have written. Many were published in Ten-four Magazine.
You can read them all online at http://www.bigcitydriver.com
Once, when I was driving a taxi, a car cut me off and then slammed on his brakes for no reason. When I tried to go around him, he jerked his car into the next lane, blocking me and made me stop again. I floored it to try to get around him, but he floored it too and managed to stay in front of me. After a few of these mini battles, we wound up next to each other at a red light. He yelled at me and called me every name in the book. I was a young punk back then, so I yelled back and challenged him to pull over up ahead. I stopped about a block after the light and got out of my car with a bottle in my hand, held behind mt back. He pulled up next to me and jumped out of his car with a small billy club in his hand. When I saw the club, I threw my bottle at him and then hopped back in my cab and took off. He was so close to me that I had to drop it into drive as soon as I could reach the lever, before I even closed my door. He poked his club at me, but missed. I squeeled around the corner and side-swiped a parked car. I never saw him again. And I never got in trouble for that hit-and-run either.
-- Ken Skaggs (email@example.com), February 03, 2002.