The Drive: Road rage a serious threat to everyone
I was on the way to play in my sand volleyball league on a recent Thursday, sharing the freeway packed three lanes wide with evening rush-hour commuters heading out of downtown. Traffic was moving at a reasonable pace for 5:30 p.m. Then a menace appeared.
A motorist two lanes over used the left shoulder to speed around another driver, then darted into traffic and abruptly slammed on his brakes. The irritated motorist retaliated by gunning it as he shimmied along the skip stripe between commuters in left and center lanes to get ahead of the original offender, then cut him off.
Can you say road rage?