Several weeks back I found myself involved in an incident of road rage. If you know anything about me, you probably know that I have a great deal of patience with people -- it’s a necessity in my line of work. One thing I do not extend this patience towards is recklessness, especially if you put me or someone I care about in real danger.
On my ride into work, one particular driver, thinking that I was following too close, decided to act recklessly and slammed on his brakes to make me slam on mine. Some people refer to this as "brake checking." Having this done to once did not upset me, but around the third or fourth time I started to get pretty angry. Then this driver decided to pull up to the green light ahead of us and sit and block me and all the traffic behind me. When I made to pass him, of course he accelerated and would not let me pass. It appeared as though he was trying to get me to hit him.