Road Rage Essay

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Mara B Felix AC1110103 EN 120 – English Composition Lesson 8 Assignment 4 2. Road Rage The article Road Rage explains how American’s attitudes changes once they are behind the staring wheel of a car. They become very irritated when the person in front of them is driving to slow or if someone cuts in from of them on the freeway. Thanks to this article, now I know that the number of road rage has increase rapidly. “Incidents of “road rage” were up 51% in the first half of the decade, according to a report from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety,” writes Andrew Ferguson in Road Rage (553). It’s sad that due to road rage many innocent commuters suffer the consequences. It has also happened to me while driving; because I’m driving to slow, the person behind me starts to blow the horn. And, it makes thing worse because then I will get mad and drive even slower. In Road Rage, Ferguson points out that in a recent survey that the Coalition for Consumer Health and Safety did, 64% of the people mentioned that they are driving less mannerly and more recklessly than they did about five years ago (553). We all know that road rage can be cause due to many reasons like stress at work and problems at home. Ferguson also points out that road rage could be solve if we had more police and tougher punishments (556), but we all know that won’t really help. I don’t even think that therapy for those road rage individuals would help. We all just have to pray every time we get into a car and just have patience. 3. Research on Road Rage According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) road rage “involves a criminal act of violence, whereas aggressive driving can range from tailgating to speeding to running red lights” writes www.edmunds.com. They also stated that the number of deaths due to road rage is difficult to track, but NHTSA

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