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Road rage on Interstate 80/94 blamed for shooting (Indiana)
Northwest Indiana Times ^ | Jan 16, 2014 | Elvia Malagon

Posted on 01/16/2014 8:07:57 AM PST by KeyLargo

Road rage on Interstate 80/94 blamed for shooting 14 hours ago • Elvia Malagon elvia.malagon@nwi.com, (219) 933-3246

GARY | Police were searching Wednesday for a driver who shot a Valparaiso man during a road rage incident on I-80/94.

The 48-year-old shooting victim was heading home from work at 4 p.m. when he merged onto Interstate 80/94 from Cline Avenue, police said. He cut off another driver as he was getting onto the eastbound lanes of I-80/94.

He kept driving and soon noticed the man he had cut off was driving alongside him. He said the other driver rolled down his window and began yelling at him.

The Valparaiso man started driving faster to avoid the man. He told police he saw the angry man was catching up to him and then heard a loud bang.

The Valparaiso man's red 1999 Dodge Ram pickup truck's rear window shattered. He then realized he had been shot in his upper back, Indiana State Police said.

(Excerpt) Read more at nwitimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Indiana
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; guns; roadrage; secondamendment

1 posted on 01/16/2014 8:07:57 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

as expected, obama’s son


2 posted on 01/16/2014 8:15:13 AM PST by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: KeyLargo

Wow. That is a nice shot... Left handed, one handed, from a moving vehicle, through glass, and still hit the guy. No wonder the victim is still scared; probably wishes he hadn’t cut they guy off.

I really wonder how both guys voted.


3 posted on 01/16/2014 8:15:22 AM PST by Dr. Pritchett
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To: Dr. Pritchett

Video news report here:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-authorities-man-shot-on-i80-after-ind-road-rage-incident-20140116,0,4768975.story


4 posted on 01/16/2014 8:23:23 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

Standard rule I was always taught is if you are merging onto the interstate, you slow just a little to look for a break in the traffic, then merge and speed up.

If you are on the interstate in the RIGHT hand lane you always watch for merging traffic. If you see it, you move to the LEFT LANE to allow the other driver to merge.

No one seems to follow these rules. They seem to try to hit mergers, and refuse to move to the left lane.


5 posted on 01/16/2014 8:26:02 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: KeyLargo

It was Christie’s fault for causing a traffic jam in one town in Northern New Jersey. That Bastard!


6 posted on 01/16/2014 8:26:11 AM PST by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: KeyLargo

Well, I’ll keep my eyes peeled for a “middle-aged man with short hair”.

Can’t be many of those in IL.


7 posted on 01/16/2014 8:30:48 AM PST by Dr. Pritchett
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To: KeyLargo

90% of drivers no longer know how to merge.


8 posted on 01/16/2014 8:31:22 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
No one seems to follow these rules. They seem to try to hit mergers, and refuse to move to the left lane.

My commute includes 20 minutes on I-95. I average 75-80 but if I see a type-A drive I give them a wider berth. Don't need the drama, my work day is stressful enough.

9 posted on 01/16/2014 8:33:02 AM PST by AU72
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

My ex-father in law believed that people should not merge and should wait for you to pass. Dead serious. I couldn’t believe it when I was in the car with him and he put it into action.

Another car was coming down the on ramp to merge in in front of us. My father in law floored it in the right lane to cut the guy off. I was dumbfounded.

Like many leftist lunatics, he honestly thought he was morally right and, even more comically, thought the other guy was morally wrong for trying to merge.


10 posted on 01/16/2014 8:33:20 AM PST by cuban leaf
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To: KeyLargo
Good KL...Al's law No. 3 :...Never respond to a crazy/angry person.

A friend in high school had a difficult time learning to drive. He was a good guy but often forgot to signal before changing lanes or didn't judge the speed of on coming traffic before pulling out, things like that.

So, often drivers would get angry, get beside him, daring him to pull over. he tried to motion apology to say he was sorry but that made them angrier.

So one day he hit on the idea to ignore them, just drive along looking straight ahead, like he was deaf and it worked. They see he wasn't responding and just drive off.

I've tried this and it works.

{Its a bad idea to get into a argument with a stranger who may hurt you or force you to do worse to them.}

11 posted on 01/16/2014 8:33:35 AM PST by virgil283 (When the sun spins, the cross appears, and the skies burn red)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
It's the merger's job to match speed and position to a moving space in the right lane. Many times a move to the left lane is not available, and the rest of the time there is typically plenty of space ahead and behind those in the right lane.

Large Trucks are a different situation.

12 posted on 01/16/2014 8:35:03 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

I’m one of those guys that, in a 15 foot long car will merge into a 16 foot gap. It’s especially fun if the guy on the back side of the gap was trying to gut me off.

And sometimes I’ll go for the 14 foot gap. They always hit the brakes. The key is to act like you don’t see them. ;-)


13 posted on 01/16/2014 8:35:17 AM PST by cuban leaf
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To: AU72

The left lane at rush hour is typically full of strings of tailgaters who tend to get into accordion crashes. Best to stay away from them.


14 posted on 01/16/2014 8:37:53 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2
The left lane at rush hour is typically full of strings of tailgaters who tend to get into accordion crashes. Best to stay away from them.

For sure, but the worst are the thick heads who stay in the left lane at 65 causing road blocs.

15 posted on 01/16/2014 8:43:28 AM PST by AU72
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To: virgil283

“He was a good guy but often forgot to signal before changing lanes”

The problem with that is that many people think that a turning signal gives them the right-of-way.


16 posted on 01/16/2014 8:43:48 AM PST by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (What we need is to sucker the fedthugs into a "Tiananmen Square"-like incident on the National Mall!)
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To: AU72
"For sure, but the worst are the thick heads who stay in the left lane at 65 causing road blocs. "

Yeah, I figured out about 20 yr ago that at least half of the folks loved to hang out in the left lane. I have now no problems now passing on the right and continuing merrily on my way.

17 posted on 01/16/2014 8:46:52 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: spel_grammer_an_punct_polise

In CA, using your turn signals before changig lanes is code of everyone in that lane to bunch up and not let you in.


18 posted on 01/16/2014 8:48:26 AM PST by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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19 posted on 01/16/2014 8:48:49 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Depends where you are . I usually try to get into the left lane if possible. But when I drive in the Twin Cities, they have a policy called “zippering” where you’re supposed to slow down and let the merging car in. They don’t like lots of cars changing lanes during rush hours. Took me a while to get used to it.


20 posted on 01/16/2014 8:49:37 AM PST by driftless2
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To: cuban leaf

Rules of the Road, Miami Style:
If you clear the other guy’s front end by more than 18 inches, you really haven’t cut him off. From 3 to 17 inches is questionable...less then 3 inches is considered rude! /s;)


21 posted on 01/16/2014 8:50:37 AM PST by Frank_2001
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To: KeyLargo

All highways designated as “Interstate” should have no less then three lanes! This would go a long way in speeding up traffic and perhaps reducing road rage incidents.


22 posted on 01/16/2014 8:50:39 AM PST by 2001convSVT (Going Galt as fast as I can.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

I got behind someone the other day who took that to the extreme. Rather than merging onto the freeway, they came to a complete STOP and waited for the traffic to clear before SLOWLY entering the freeway. (At 15 mph less than the speed limit, naturally.)


23 posted on 01/16/2014 11:48:55 AM PST by Cymbaline ("Allahu Akbar": Arabic for "Nothing To See Here" - Mark Steyn)
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To: 2001convSVT

All highways designated as “Interstate” should have no less then three lanes! This would go a long way in speeding up traffic and perhaps reducing road rage incidents.

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A nice thought, especially for those who wield the eminent domain pens.


24 posted on 01/16/2014 12:37:39 PM PST by dmz
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To: virgil283

When Mr. GG2 first moved to Atlanta he was on the expressway and one of the brothers cut him off and then pulled up a handgun and was waving it around. Mr. GG2 reached over in the backseat of his truck and picked up Margaret, his AR15 and pointed it at the guy. He said the guy almost had a wreck trying to get off on an exit ramp. End of road rage. :-)


25 posted on 01/16/2014 4:46:30 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Now that’s what you call peace thru superior firepower.

BTW how do you and Margaret get along? ;)


26 posted on 01/16/2014 5:15:14 PM PST by Redcitizen (Never bring a tank to a Chuck Norris fight.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2
"picked up Margaret, his AR15 his AR15 and pointed it .....Thanks that made me laugh....You've got a good husband there..
27 posted on 01/18/2014 4:12:53 PM PST by virgil283 (When the sun spins, the cross appears, and the skies burn red)
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To: virgil283

Well he recently sold Margaret, a Bushmaster to a friend and bought a new Windham HBC which he named BB (Black Beauty). But the guys all still call the Bushmaster Margaret. LOL!!!


28 posted on 01/18/2014 4:29:08 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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