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View Poll Results: What is your reaction to the listed scenarios?
Ignore them 0 0%
Mutter some obscurities with windows up 4 22.22%
Wind window down and yell some abuse 0 0%
Wave the finger/fist of fury 2 11.11%
Follow/tailgate them 1 5.56%
Verbally abuse them at the next set of lights 1 5.56%
Get out of car at lights and approach them in a hostile manner 1 5.56%
Any of the above except 1 5 27.78%
Other, please explian 4 22.22%
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Old 04-01-2002, 17:18   #1 (permalink)
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Road Rage Poll - Your reaction

Scenario 1

Someone pulls in front of you without even bothering to look, forcing you to jump on the brakes. Your reaction is?

Scenario 2

Someone does 40 in a 60kmh zone, or 70 in a 100kmh zone or at the worst drives some speed under the posted limit in the right hand lane, your reaction is?

Please feel free to comment on your reaction in more detail. The results will be used as part of a presentation (in my Engineering Management class)on Road Rage and the causes/effects and importantly the solutions.
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Old 04-01-2002, 17:46   #2 (permalink)
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Scenario 1: 1)clean dax. 2)have a yell or finger 3)realise that it's not going 2 do much.

Scenario 2: 1)bit of a follow 2)usually mutter obscenities with windows up 3)pass the bastard as quickly and safely as possible and probably give them the bird (or get my passenger to) if they were going slow enough.

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LOL...good stuff. I was getting worried that no one would post and there would be no point in the survey. We have to do a 10min talk on our topic. I thought showing some surveys would be a good time waster.
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Old 04-01-2002, 17:56   #4 (permalink)
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I think maybe some people are a bit scared of saying what they do, maybe they don't even realise what they do. Guess i'm lucky that my brother has a good laugh at all my road rage habits and consequently tells me about them.

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Mutter some obscurities with windows up
I'm this guy. I don't get pissed off because I'm a nice, well mannered patient person. Well, 99% of the time anyway.
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Scenario 1) I would definately yell some profanitys at them and if they hear then thats all the better otherwise I just leave it at that.

Scenario 2) Flash my highbeam at the slow bastard and tailgate them until they possibly start using profanity at me, or realise what there doing and change lanes.

Its funny the other day I was going as fast as I could from rest to the speed limit and it just so happened there was another guy doing the same. I beat him and he wasn't to happy and i think I heard some profanitys as he turned off the hwy, but I know I definately saw the middle finger. I'll prolly never race again cause I'm scared that if i win I might get bashed. :(
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Oh, and depending how stupid they are I honk the horn, or (gasp) flash my lights.
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Scenario 1: honk my horn long enough for them to hear it (10-15-20 sec) and yell out some obscenities (window could be up or down)
Scenario 2: try to pass. if not possible, tailgate and if push comes to shove flash my high beams a few times.
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I used to get really upset about this, but it just gets you wound up. Best thing is just to give them a "come on, that wasn't very nice look", in which most people respond to apologetically.
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scenario one; stand on the horn for some time. about 10 seconds is sufficient. then make gestures either showing them they should think, look or f*#k off.

scenario two; flash loights to indocate i would like to pass. tailgate. if this fails, overtake and cut them off in a savage way.
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