Road Rage Term Paper

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Road Rage


ROAD RAGE
Night falls. You get in your car to drive to the mall with a few friends. The world around
you swirls in a mixture of shadows and rows of street lamps that line the side of the
highway. That day's test and the fight with your best friend are all running through your
head.

But at least the traffic is moving well. You glance to the side before pulling out in
front of a car. All is clear and you switch into the next lane.

As you pass the other car, another car comes up from your right and banks you sharply. A
spray of sparks bounces of your passenger door. Then you look to the right, and you see a
hostile glare and then the driver of the other car mouths some obscenities in your
direction. Quickly you speed up to escape the car. The chase is on. Welcome to 'road
rage.';

Chances are that you have never been in a situation like this one. But every day, the
chances increase. To avoid situations like this one, there are many steps that one can
take. First off, don't take traffic problems personally. And don't take your personal day
into traffic. Second, avoid eye contact with aggressive drivers. Third, don't make obscene
gestures. This makes you a player in the 'game.';
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