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This Is A Exemplification Essay About Road Rage.

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Road RageRoad rage can be defined as violent behavior exhibited by drivers in traffic. Most people consider road rage a dangerous habit to practice. It is believed that many people resolve to road rage because of a manifestation of stress. A core belief of mine is that everyone is guilty of some sort of road rage, whether tailgating someone or driving too aggressively due to someone else's mistake or temper. Unfortunately, many drivers today have dangerous habits.The first time I had been exposed to road rage, was when I was ten years old. My mother and I were driving down a heavily congested interstate in a large sport utility vehicle. This vehicle had many blind spots that the driver could not help. We were traveling sixty-five miles per hour when we approached an entrance ramp to our right, and we could not merge into the left lane because another car was traveling alongside of us. We had no idea that coming down the entrance ramp was a tiny sports car, which was perfectly hidden in one of the blind spots. Because we did not see this car, the sports car had to slow down a great deal to merge in behind us. This car then proceeded to tailgate us. Finally, when the driver of this tiny car decided to pass us, he merged into the left lane and passed. To our surprise, the sports car then jerked into the right lane, which was the lane we were traveling in, and slammed on the brakes. Luckily, the sport utility vehicle in which we were riding in had exceptional brakes and saved us from slamming into this enraged driver. I guess the driver of the sports car decided he had made his point and proceeded down the interstate. This was my first experience of road rage, certainly would not be my last. This event familiarized me with road rage. As I got older and began to drive for myself, I noticed that many drivers had extremely dangerous driving tendencies when someone has done something to them on the road that they did not agree with or like.As I grew older my knowledge of drivers with dangerous habits grew. When I turned sixteen and had been driving for only a short while, another extremely frightening event happened to me. I was driving down a well driven two lane road, in my hometown of Hendersonville, North Carolina, in my new Ford Explorer that I gotten for my birthday. When got to the intersection that I needed to turn right at, I made the turn onto a four lane highway and accidentally cut off a driver who was speeding. I tried to speed up enough to get out of his way, but he was going too fast and my car did not accelerate fast enough. He blasted his horn at me and then switched lanes to pass me on the right side. When he got right next to me he began to shout expletives at me. I tried to ignore him, but he would not stop. I slowed down and...

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