Intermittent explosive disorder, or “road rage” has been officially listed as a mental disorder in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Food for thought, as you drive on an Interstate highway, or Turnpike.
You are familiar with its symptoms: drivers, who are equipped with loud mufflers and arrogant bumper stickers; while driving aggressively and flamboyantly flipping the bird to senior citizens.
Among the top five arrogant bumper stickers and warning signs of a flat liner include:
10 MILLION SPERM AND YOU WERE THE FASTEST?
EAT MY DUST
WHY LITTER? JUST SHOVE IT UP YOUR ASS
SOME PEOPLE ARE ONLY ALIVE BECAUSE IT'S ILLEGAL TO SHOOT THEM
I TRIED SEEING YOUR POINT OF VIEW BUT I COULDN'T GET MY HEAD THAT FAR UP MY ASS
Coinciding with the Memorial Day holiday and the release of the “Road Rage” warning, GMAC released the worst driving states in the country. If you are driving through Rhode Island, the odds of driving through that State without a highway mishap are against you. Rhode Island has the worst drivers in the nation, followed by Washington DC, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and New York.
These are the same drivers, who speed 65 mph through 45 mph construction zones that have cement barricades flanking both sides of the two-lane highway without a shoulder or escape route, because the driver has air bags. Some even think that the posted speed limit means "minimum."
If you set your cruise control to the speed limit and drive in the right-hand lane, you are a road hazard to a person with road rage.
In the following video, a Buttzville, NJ, driver with a short fuse was being chased by police for getting out of his car at a traffic light and breaking wind in the open window of Officer Giordano’s patrol car because Giordano had given the guy’s brother a traffic ticket the week before.
It is not clear which one of the drivers is guilty of road rage.