Originally Posted by Lucky Strike
And there's the Schadenfreude of being in the first car in the queue.
Woman shot in road rage incident on I-465
Posted: Feb 28, 2008 06:36 AM EST
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Road rage is a problem police, counselors, and driving instructors are talking about. The latest example of it in Indianapolis was at 1 a.m. Thursday morning.
A man shot at a car driving in the southbound lanes of I-465 near 56th Street on the east side. A passenger inside the car was hit in the stomach.
"It's being reported by the driver of the vehicle that it was some sort of a road rage incident they were exchanging looks and talking back and forth as they were driving down south on I-465," said Sgt. Anthony Emery of Indiana State Police.
Police can only describe the gunman as a bald, white male driving a green Chevy Lumina.
22-year-old Alnetta King is in good condition at Methodist Hospital.
State police said they're seeing more drivers going into a rage on the road.
"They're so used to just flying into a rage; maybe they're angry most of the time and not even aware of their anger; and they're just before they're thinking about it reacting, doing something that is either threatening or actually physically violent," said Peter Wiethe of Community Health Network.
Even driving school instructors are talking with their students about road rage and how to avoid it.
"We remind them that when they sign for their license they agree to a lot of things that they're not aware of; that they agree to act responsibly in the automobile even though they may not have read that, they do agree to be responsible and be mature in their driving when they're in their automobile," said Don Gross of AA Indiana Driving School.
Here are some tips for avoiding road rage:
Don't make inappropriate hand or facial gestures.
And avoid eye contact with aggressive drivers.