Last weekend while I was in Ohio visiting my son I was involved in a freaky road rage incident. This was the FIRST TIME EVER someone followed me in traffic.
Here’s what happened:
Not knowing the area, I made a left turn from the right lane and cut right in front of another car. The vehicle beeped and I didn’t think anything of it. As I slowed down looking for my son’s place the car caught up to me and started riding my bumper. Distracted, I missed his apartment complex. I turned down the next random street and the car behind me followed. When I turned around in a driveway, the vehicle was waiting for me.
The driver, a young girl in her 20’s, rolled down her window to apparently give me a Driver’s Ed lesson. My first thought was to stop and laugh at her for being so over-the-top ridiculous. But I decided to ignore her. Out of the corner of my eye I saw her lips flapping a mile a minute. Did I piss her off even more by ignoring her? Probably. But she gave up.
Whatever happens in traffic, confrontation is just not worth it. There are way too many wackos on the roads. And some of them are armed. We even talked to a few on the radio yesterday morning.
If you are ever followed after a road rage incident, your best bet is to go to a police station. Don’t stop. Don’t go home. Don’t pull into a parking lot. And don’t throw fuel on the fire.