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Geez - today some idiot made a left turn right in front of me and then later I see someone blow right through a red light at an intersection in Dudley, Massachusetts, and now I turn on the news to see where someone in CT intentionally ran over a motorcyclist due to road rage.

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/...tical-Condition-After-Road-Rage-90116727.html

Man in Critical Condition After "Road Rage"
By LEANNE GENDREAU
Updated 3:45 PM EDT, Wed, Apr 7, 2010

NBCDFW.com

A 29-year-old Ansonia man is in critical condition after what police are calling a road rage incident.

Witnesses tell police that a motorcycle driver and a Jeep driver were swerving on Route 63 and passing each other on Tuesday, then got into a heated confrontation the traffic light at Route 63 and Porter Avenue.

After arguing, Anthony Parente, the motorcyclist, pulled ahead of the Jeep. The driver, Alan Harte, sharply turned to the right and drove over the motorcycle and its operator, police said.

Harte, 66, fled and several witnesses followed him, police said. He returned to the scene of the collision just before police arrived.

Parente, 29, is in critical condition at Waterbury Hospital.

Harte has been charged with first-degree assault, first-degree reckless driving and evading responsibility. He was held overnight on a $175,000 bond and was arraigned on Wednesday at Waterbury Superior Court.

The Regional Team is investigating and additional charges are being considered.

First Published: Apr 7, 2010 2:38 PM EDT
 

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Very unfortunate event that didn't need to happen but it is a fact that these are happening more and more in our roads. Just about 2 weeks ago there was a road rage incident on I-95 in Woodbridge, VA where a young driver shot thirteen times into a truck that was trying to merge into traffic. The truck driver apparently pushed the car into the barriers on both sides of the interstate and the rest is history. The worst thing is that the shooter had a 2 year old child as a passenger :mad:.
 

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Something to keep in mind when you're upset with a cager and tempted to flip them the bird or cut them off or otherwise make an @ss of yourself--there are plenty of marginally unstable people on the roads these days and a 3000lb car makes a fearsome weapon against a 700lb bike.
 

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Bike vs. Cager...bike never wins! Ever!

Jeff / Foo
 

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Something to keep in mind when you're upset with a cager and tempted to flip them the bird or cut them off or otherwise make an @ss of yourself--there are plenty of marginally unstable people on the roads these days and a 3000lb car makes a fearsome weapon against a 700lb bike.
Well said. :clap2::clap2:
 

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It's good to see they at least charged the driver for it. You see so many bike/car incidents where they don't charge the driver of the car at the time and just say charges are being considered.

I treat confrontations with cagers like I tell my wife about avoiding large trucks. Never screw around with something that has more and bigger lug nuts than you do.
 

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It's good to see they at least charged the driver for it. You see so many bike/car incidents where they don't charge the driver of the car at the time and just say charges are being considered.

I treat confrontations with cagers like I tell my wife about avoiding large trucks. Never screw around with something that has more and bigger lug nuts than you do.
:agree: pull over, get your phone out, and call the 5.0. Let them handle it.
 

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No offense to cops, but they won't do [email protected]%$#. They'll show up, get a statement from you & say they'll investigate it & get back to you but never do. Even if they catch the guy in the vehicle all they do is take a statement from them & tell you there's nothing they can do but YOU can file a charge against them if you want to. So, if you do you'll find yourself in court having to testify and of course the person in the vehicle has hired a lawyer & fights the charge. So round' & round' you go thru the "Justice" system, wasting your time.
Out on the street it's all legal, unless a cop actually witnesses it. So vehicles can literally run you off the road & get away with it. Last sunday I had a few cars tailgating me on purpose, I wasn't in a residential area so I just simply hit the throttle on the B king and went bye-bye.
 

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No offense to cops, but they won't do [email protected]%$#. They'll show up, get a statement from you & say they'll investigate it & get back to you but never do. Even if they catch the guy in the vehicle all they do is take a statement from them & tell you there's nothing they can do but YOU can file a charge against them if you want to. So, if you do you'll find yourself in court having to testify and of course the person in the vehicle has hired a lawyer & fights the charge. So round' & round' you go thru the "Justice" system, wasting your time.
Out on the street it's all legal, unless a cop actually witnesses it. So vehicles can literally run you off the road & get away with it. Last sunday I had a few cars tailgating me on purpose, I wasn't in a residential area so I just simply hit the throttle on the B king and went bye-bye.


That's the best thing you can do, just get away from them....
 

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How many bigrig tires will a 357 magnum hydra shock penetrate at 60 mph? Only one? Both tires mounted together? Go thru to the other side? How about a solid bullet?
 
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