How many of you have experienced road rage, either as the agressor, or the victim, or as the passenger with a "road rage" type driver etc. ? I grew up in a family with a father who was an utter maniac on the road...it was truly frightening, so much so that from the time i was cognizant of it at about 3-4 years of age, to the time when i was old enough to pointedly say "I am never driving with you again" (because getting some place is not worth dying over) I felt myself in virtual terror at all times in an automobile with this person. He cared nothing for the fact that he had his wife and two children in the car with him, he never failed to go 90-100 mph on the highway if he could get away with it, and would always weave in and out to get ahead pull up to within feet of a slower driver in the left lane and begin honking and flashing his highbeams for that car to get out of the way...it was like a big sick game to him...and every perceived insult or slight he received, was a reason for him to give the finger to someone, or begin cursing viciously in our car... whether in traffic on a street, when he would explode for no reason at nobody in particular, or cutoff by someone, or at high speed on a highway, he never failed to go over the edge, to the point of causing utter terror in our car, and getting involved in high speed "duels" on the highway with other likeminded maniacs, who could not handle any kind of slight, endangering other motorists and their families as well as those in the "duel" I grew up with this terror virtually every day of my life, as he would drive me and my sibling to school in the city every day on his way to work, and then religiously travelling away and home on the weekends, to all random drives in between. I honestly do not know my family lived without being killed in one of the thousands of events like that...it was utterly terrifying, and had a profound effect on how myself and mother and siblings are in cars even now, 20 years later...we are all incredibly tense and nervous drivers, though we are all intelligent, safe, and sane, going fast but not being manic, not cutting off people i.e. normal. ironically in all those 20 some years, he was only in one accident, a headon collision with just me in the car, which was caused not by rage, but by a very icy backroad in the middle of winter in New England, where the car went out of control....fortunately, both cars were probably not going more then 20-25 MPH, so while the impact was great, it was not nearly so bad, and there were no serious injuries... Can anyone relate to this at all? The road rage aspect and the terror it causes both momentarily when it occurs and in those who experience it regularly over a long time? Either the kind you experience because of someone close to you, or the type that you see with maniac other drivers who care nothing for safety or sanity? Have you ever been in any terrible confrontations because of it? Or a bad accident because of it? I know it is prevalent because it is a very real situation, but how has it affected or not affected some of you? I still remember those terrifying car rides, since it was a regular event, and while I am not "haunted" by them, it is still a terrifying history of it. anyone else?