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    Re: Getting out of your vehicle and approaching another vehicle in anger.

    Quote Originally Posted by day-day View Post
    Years ago, I pulled out from a store and stopped behind a car at the nearby intersection. The guy in front of me started looking back and flipping me off. I was in a small pickup and he was in a Z (maybe 280Z; it's been a while) and it was night. I figured he must have thought I had my bright lights on with him being in such a low car.

    I flashed my lights at him out of courtesy to let him know that I did not have my brights on; this seemed to tick him off even more. I then did a shave-and-a-haircut honk at him because at this point he seemed ridiculous. He pulled off into a nearby parking lot; I realized after I went past him that he wanted me to follow. I was dying to know what he was upset about (okay, I wasn’t really going to die for it). Still don’t have a clue.
    People crazy man, they really are. It's like Earle alluded to. More times than not whatever minuscule thing you did was simply the "straw that broke the camels back" to a lot of other things that have taken place in that person's life. Wrong place at the wrong time type of scenario.
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    Re: Getting out of your vehicle and approaching another vehicle in anger.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bamabuzzard View Post
    People crazy man, they really are. It's like Earle alluded to. More times than not whatever minuscule think you did was simply the "straw that broke the camels back" to a lot of other things that have taken place in that person's life. Wrong place at the wrong time type of scenario.
    I meant to add that my guess is that the person confused me with someone who did him wrong on the road a little earlier. That or he thought I had my brights on but he should have figured out he was wrong once I flashed them. But yes, it usually someone who has had something building up within.

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    Re: Getting out of your vehicle and approaching another vehicle in anger.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tidewater View Post
    "Trunk Ape" or "Trunk Chimp" doesn't have the same ring to it.
    And if the monkey doesn't act right you can spank it; don't know if you can spank the ape or chimp.

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    Re: Getting out of your vehicle and approaching another vehicle in anger.

    A number of years ago there was an incident at the Shelby County Airport exit on I-65. Two women got into a road rage incident and one of them got out of their car to confront the other woman who had been tail gating her. The one who got out was shot and killed by the tail gater.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bamabuzzard View Post
    Of course. Probably no need to worry. It's when the person is 6'2, 230 lbs and screaming like a lunatic that you start having to make some crucial decisions.
    But that's the point - in that situation, any reasonable person could believe the aggressor intended or was likely to cause death or serious bodily injury.

    That said, I've carried for a decade now and have never had an issue. It almost always (almost) takes two to tango, so if you keep your cool, the chances that something that happened to your friend will happen to you are very slim.

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    Re: Getting out of your vehicle and approaching another vehicle in anger.

    Quote Originally Posted by crimsonaudio View Post
    But that's the point - in that situation, any reasonable person could believe the aggressor intended or was likely to cause death or serious bodily injury.

    That said, I've carried for a decade now and have never had an issue. It almost always (almost) takes two to tango, so if you keep your cool, the chances that something that happened to your friend will happen to you are very slim.

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    Re: Getting out of your vehicle and approaching another vehicle in anger.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bamabuzzard View Post
    You can never be too prepared. Things can get out of hand instantly.
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    Re: Getting out of your vehicle and approaching another vehicle in anger.

    Quote Originally Posted by TIDE-HSV View Post
    What does the blue font mean in this context?
    "Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everybody you meet."
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    You go into most situations with a plan of action that includes how you're going to kill someone if necessary? LOL! I know lawyers like to be prepared but dang!!!
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    Re: Getting out of your vehicle and approaching another vehicle in anger.

    Quote Originally Posted by Crimson1967 View Post
    A number of years ago there was an incident at the Shelby County Airport exit on I-65. Two women got into a road rage incident and one of them got out of their car to confront the other woman who had been tail gating her. The one who got out was shot and killed by the tail gater.
    If it's the same incident I'm recalling, the shooter went to jail.

    http://www.shelbycountyreporter.com/...four-years-of/

    Shirley Henson, now 45, served four years and about two months of a 13-year sentence for the slaying of Gena Foster of Columbiana, according to Brian Corbett, spokesman for the Alabama Department of Corrections.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tide1986 View Post
    If it's the same incident I'm recalling, the shooter went to jail.

    http://www.shelbycountyreporter.com/...four-years-of/
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    Re: Getting out of your vehicle and approaching another vehicle in anger.

    Short answer: Do not get out of your vehicle to approach another vehicle in anger. Ever.

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    Re: Getting out of your vehicle and approaching another vehicle in anger.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bamabuzzard View Post
    You go into most situations with a plan of action that includes how you're going to kill someone if necessary? LOL! I know lawyers like to be prepared but dang!!!
    Many lawyers, even those who practice in backwaters like mine, get brought into situations where there's some personal danger. I'm in two now. I'm always armed...
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    Re: Getting out of your vehicle and approaching another vehicle in anger.

    Many road rage incidents are a by-product of certain drivers ignoring VERY BASIC common courtesy techniques.

    I continually wonder why traffic enforcement and safety agencies do not make more effort to educate motorists on what their responsibilities are in this area.

    The only time I ever recall seeing anything about common courtesy mentioned is when I read the driver's manual - back in the stone age when I took my first driving test at 15.

    The last 2 big campaigns i recall were "Click it or ticket" and "Move over".....neither one of which pertains to how to treat other motorists.

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