Definitions for road rage
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word road rage
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a fit of violent anger by the driver of an automobile, esp. one directed toward and endangering other motorists or pedestrians.
Category: Common Vocabulary
Origin of road rage:
violence exhibited by drivers in traffic
Uncontrollable aggressive behaviour by the driver of a road vehicle, especially when caused by stress or frustration.
Road rage is aggressive or angry behavior by a driver of an automobile or other motor vehicle. Such behavior might include rude gestures, verbal insults, deliberately driving in an unsafe or threatening manner, or making threats. Road rage can lead to altercations, assaults, and collisions that result in injuries and even deaths. It can be thought of as an extreme case of aggressive driving. The term originated in the United States in 1987–1988, when a rash of freeway shootings occurred on the 405, 110, and 10 freeways in Los Angeles, California. These shooting sprees even spawned a response from the AAA Motor Club to its members on how to respond to drivers with road rage or aggressive maneuvers and gestures.
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