Beats me why, but a famous name brand car, with idiot driver decided to smoke em up in front of me at lights.
I flashed him, and he decided to play chicken, usual finger out window, abusive language.. I just rolled down windows and laughed out loud at him... seemed I upset him more as he decided to brake hard, take up both lanes etc...
Normally I just get out of car but all i could do was laugh...
Finally when we stopped at lights he jumped out and ran around to my drivers window.
With windows down and me in tears he was going right off.
A cigarete light and the can of cleaner i keep in the car soon forced him off..
Got rego and reported to cop station, but alas the poor buggers are way to busy. Even the young copper said its hard to keep your cool these days and probably is best just to ring 000 and find out where closest police station is.
Funnily enough I haven't actually had any dramas once the offender has actually confronted me! Plenty will start with the usual middle finger / verbal assault, but none of them to date has wanted to escalate things!
My normal reaction is to either collapse in tears of laughter, or blow them a kiss.... works a treat!!
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I was quite shocked that the police was a real option.... (then I read your experience).
I had a guy pull a handgun on me near bexley in Sydney and reported it to the Police. No action was ever taken.
I now ignore fools like this and simply wind up my windows and lock the doors. If they want to escalate things they should know that I have won many a motorkhana and will gladly smear them with my FPV bumper.
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Believe it or not laughing at them is probably the best thing you can do, better than any violence, just seems to agitate them more but i would only bother reporting it if they actually touch me or my car.
It happened to one of my mates once.
A car full of guys were tailgating him and following him everywhere, getting out at the lights and banging on his window and whatnot he was pretty shaken up cos they wouldnt leave him alone. We all live in the same area so he rang a few of us(4 cars) and we met out the front of a local school on a main hwy and waited till he drove past. We ended up boxing the other car in and stopping. The dickheads in the other car were laying eggs. My hassled mate left then we all left one by one. The other car didnt follow.
They were a bunch of wankers. Why would you hassle someone like that for no reason.
Road rage is bad.
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