Road Rage - have you ever got out of your car?

Road Rage - have you ever got out of your car?

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Weekendrebuild

612 posts

11 months

Monday 18th November
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Driving back north from Surrey joined the m6 toll lovely evening great visibility , was in the m5 at the time overtaking car middle lane who then floored it. Not really bothered I pulled back in behind . Followed by Heavy braking from guy in front followed by black smoke from his Uber powerful golf diesel. After this I decided to get out of his way as we passed him he decided to lean from his window circa 75mph in an attempt to spit on my car . More amusing was he hadn’t thought his plan thru an the concoction of flem ended up all down his drivers side an his own face. To my amusement . Absolute scum ! Wouldn’t waste my breath on someone of that Calibre .

Bussolini

6,284 posts

33 months

Monday 18th November
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Some chap once sped up to cut me off from changing into his lane due to parked cars. I sped up more quickly, gave him the middle finger when beside him (yes very mature of me), and nipped in front of him. We were now in a queue of traffic. He got out his car (a white Citroen C3) and came up and started shouting about how ste my car was (in fairness, it was a bit crap, FN2 Type R) and telling me to get out and fight him.

I locked my door and laughed at him until he got back in his car.

I never quite understood what he expected to happen. Either I get out and he beats me up, in public in front of dozens of witnesses - he gets arrested and charged with assault; or I get out and beat him up. There seems to be no situation here where he 'wins'.

In a separate incident, I was driving quietly along some country lanes in my Fiat 124 Spider with the roof down and someone in a battered old Polo was coming towards me. As he passed me, he shouted something angry at me along the lines of "". No idea why. He then did a three point turn, raced up behind me and followed me for a couple of miles. I didn't stop and he gave up when we got to a village and turned back round. To this day I have no idea what we did to annoy him. Perhaps he just hates convertibles.

Edited by Bussolini on Monday 18th November 16:43

Dave Hedgehog

11,872 posts

152 months

Monday 18th November
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in my youth many times, but i am an ape

with age comes experience and a bit more common sense, plus there are cameras everywhere so odds are someone's gonna film it

Hol

5,204 posts

148 months

Monday 18th November
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Yes. quite a few times over the years, but not recently if I’m honest.


Pothole

27,789 posts

230 months

Monday 18th November
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Not often. I got out to greet a read-faced near-pensioner once who was stomping back towards me to remonstrate about my laying on of the horn in response to his shocking driving. He stopped dead and I felt proper tough until I realised it was only because my 3 friends had also got out of the car! I just said "off you go" and he did.

irocfan

21,270 posts

138 months

Monday 18th November
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I got chased once due to RR (just put my foot down and was off - no interest in foolishness like that)

Pinoyuk

422 posts

4 months

Monday 18th November
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Last year. Some fat git with a bad sense of fashion driving a black 911. Tried to push in line .Ended up minus most of his cheap shirt and been taken to some armed cops who just happen to be having a cuppa in the petrol station! After he decided he would follow me in and give it big balls about why a 911 can cut anyone up etc. Think he went home and cried .

Matt_E_Mulsion

315 posts

13 months

Monday 18th November
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I've also got out of my vehicle a couple of times over the years to point out the errors of other people's driving...

Sten.

1,191 posts

82 months

Monday 18th November
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Absolutely not. For a few reasons :

- I'm not a .
- I don't care enough to delay my journey.
- Many road ragists are looking for a reaction / fight. The last thing I'm going to do is give them what they want.
- I'd probably get my head kicked in.


Haltamer

1,108 posts

28 months

Monday 18th November
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Once; Not to do GBH but to emphasise a gesticulation (Waving them out with a few choice words after they pulled out of a junction dead in front of me!)

Robmarriott

1,886 posts

106 months

Monday 18th November
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Sort of, but on the receiving end.

On Christmas Day a few years ago I was driving to see family and stopped for fuel. There was a car at the front of the two pumps so I went to the rear one, then the car in front finished and drove off. Another guy was waiting behind but rather than move my car forward after filling up, I left it there to go and pay, paid, came back to my car and started to drive off when the guy beeped. Didn't think much of it then he beeped again so I stopped, got out and started walking towards him asking if there was a problem with my car...

Turns out he was waiting for the LPG filler and was angry that I couldn't tell, he was absolutely livid.

Wished him a Merry Christmas, blew him a kiss and got on with my journey happy in the fact that he'd be boiling over.

Arnold Cunningham

1,011 posts

201 months

Monday 18th November
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Yes. But not through (my) road rage. As it happens, not too far from Frimley - this was at Pirbright.

I got out once to apologise for cutting someone up when I misjudged an overtake.
Completely my fault, I just ballsed it up and ended cutting up a young lass quite badly.

Anyway, her Dad (in another car) marched up at the lights and demanded I apologised to the "young driver behind". And in a moment of trying to be an adult about it I thought, yeah, I was an idiot, why not man up and say sorry. So I climbed out and apologised to the lass in the car behind, took complete responsibility for cocking it up, and apologised again.

Anyway, made to get back in my car then, at which point it turned out this wasn't acceptable - her Dad proceeded to start attacking me. So I picked up my glasses that he'd knocked off, got back in my car, told him what kind of man I thought he was and drove off. So the lesson is, don't ever get out, even if it's to say sorry, cos there's usually a moron in the vicinity. And if there's no morons, there's probably an utter moron instead.

monzaxjr

269 posts

94 months

Monday 18th November
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Yep. Psycho private hire bus driver sitting inches off my back bumper despite me being bang on the speed limit. He tries a crazy overtake and I have to brake hard so he can get back in and make it around the next corner. Couple of hundred yards further on he stops in the middle of the road and gets out of his bus. Big fat barsteward proceeds to march towards my car waving his fists and shouting maniacally. I put the window down and asking him what the fk he's playing it. He then offers me out of the car. I just laughed at him which made him angrier, he then tries to spit at me through the window. This really annoys me and I get out, he then takes a swing at me. I manage to dodge this and give him a quick left and right knocking him out cold. Had to restrain myself from doing him major damage as I was raging. At that point another car rolls up behind and a guy and his missus get out and explain that this guy had nearly run them off the road as well. The couple behind had also phoned the police who arrived pretty sharply. By this time fatty had come round. I went to the station voluntarily and gave a statement as did the couple behind. Explained what happened and that it was self defence. Never heard any more about it. This was a good few years ago and I was young and daft. I doubt I would do it now.

Phil Dicky

5,859 posts

211 months

Monday 18th November
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I'm afraid I have...nothing to be proud of and in my youth. Now I just smile and if it's my fault apologise....seems to work.

Prohibiting

990 posts

66 months

Monday 18th November
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Not got out but opened my door to shout.

I was in a double cabbed Hilux truck towing my Dads stock trailer through town as I was moving house furniture and I pulled into a lane with cars parked on each side. A woman in a 4x4 also decides to drive down the road towards me despite me being there first. The idiot hadn't a clue so I had to reverse back down the road with the huge stock trailer and I shouted out as she passed. She then had the nerve to start effing and swearing at me.

Glasgowrob

2,545 posts

69 months

Monday 18th November
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never as a driver, and only once as a passenger. after some imbecile nearly killed the wife and I

not stupid enough to post any details on a public forum though as theres a lot of nasty little snitches round here who know where i work and like forwarding things

Toltec

5,837 posts

171 months

Monday 18th November
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Once, but as I'd just parked and was getting out anyway I'm not sure it counts. A couple of pointed glances at the CCTV camerasade the twonk de-escalate quite quickly.

nonsequitur

10,744 posts

64 months

Monday 18th November
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Weekendrebuild said:
Driving back north from Surrey joined the m6 toll lovely evening great visibility , was in the m5 at the time overtaking car middle lane who then floored it. Not really bothered I pulled back in behind . Followed by Heavy braking from guy in front followed by black smoke from his Uber powerful golf diesel. After this I decided to get out of his way as we passed him he decided to lean from his window circa 75mph in an attempt to spit on my car . More amusing was he hadn’t thought his plan thru an the concoction of flem ended up all down his drivers side an his own face. To my amusement . Absolute scum ! Wouldn’t waste my breath on someone of that Calibre .
1st rule of road rage. Never spit into the wind.hehe

nonsequitur

10,744 posts

64 months

Monday 18th November
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Dave Hedgehog said:
in my youth many times, but i am an ape

No Dave, I think you are a hedgehog.hehe

Welshbeef

38,371 posts

146 months

Monday 18th November
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I chill smile and then blow a kiss - the kiss really is a game changer....