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  • Vatican issues "10 Commandments" for good motorists

    06/19/2007 6:42:11 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 28 replies · 492+ views
    Reuters ^ | Jun 19, 2007 | Philip Pullella
    VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Thou shall not drive under the influence of alcohol. Thou shall respect speed limits. Thou shall not consider a car an object of personal glorification or use it as a place of sin. The Vatican took a break from strictly theological matters on Tuesday to issue its own rules of the road, a compendium of do's and don'ts on the moral aspects of driving and motoring. A 36-page document called "Guidelines for the Pastoral Care of the Road" contains 10 Commandments covering everything from road rage, respecting pedestrians, keeping a car in good shape and avoiding...
  • FReep This Poll: Left Lane (i.e., Fast Lane) Drivers

    06/18/2007 9:35:25 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 15 replies · 607+ views
    North County Times/The Californian ^ | June 18, 2007 | North County Times/The Californian
    FReep this Poll! "When driving on the freeway, do you most often move over to the right lane to allow faster drivers to pass or do you maintain your speed and lane?" Move over Maintain
  • Lefties Launch 'Move Over' Campaign (Left Lane Drivers Unite!)

    06/18/2007 1:49:50 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 124 replies · 3,078+ views
    North County Times/The Californian ^ | June 17, 2007 | Dave Downey
    Lefties launch 'Move over' campaign By: Dave Downey - Commentary Sunday, June 17, 2007 Look out, all you left-lane campers. Soon, you could be approached from behind by an impatient commuter with the words "move over" and a giant arrow pointed in the direction of the No. 2 lane pasted across his or her windshield. Those drivers who routinely get irritated when you create those mile-long backups now have a polite way of communicating with you. For $29, they can buy their very own "move over" windshield decals through the Web site leftlanedrivers.org. The site was set up earlier this...
  • Drive for safer roads gains speed (Will flipping the middle finger cost you $1,000?)

    06/15/2007 3:55:37 PM PDT · by Coleus · 25 replies · 583+ views
    Home News Tribune ^ | 06.15.07 | MICHAEL RISPOLI
    A variety of driving restrictions were advanced Thursday by lawmakers in three separate committees aimed at improving road safety in New Jersey and increasing driver accountability.  A proposed ban on text messaging while driving was expanded to include language upgrading the existing ban on talking on a hand-held cell phone while driving to a primary offense. That would give police the authority, for the first time, to pull drivers over even if they're not seen committing any other offense.  "This is a phenomenon that is exploding," said Assemblyman Paul Moriarty, D-Gloucester, sponsor of the texting-ban proposal. "It is highly dangerous,...
  • Man Suspected Of Shooting Officer Released

    06/09/2007 7:18:16 PM PDT · by SubGeniusX · 10 replies · 917+ views
    WCCO.com ^ | Jun 8, 2007 3:39
    (AP) Anoka, Minn. Anoka County authorities have released without charges a man suspected of shooting and wounding an undercover Robbinsdale police officer. Martin Treptow,35, says he fired to protect his wife and two toddlers inside the family SUV. The Anoka County attorney's office says Treptow was released after Thursday's incident in Coon Rapids, but the investigation was ongoing. Coon Rapids police say Treptow and a 27-year old officer in an unmarked car got into a dispute on the road. After angry words and gestures, Treptow pulled his SUV up to the driver side of the other car, stopped at a...
  • Driver Arrested In Minivan Dragging Death (Road rage in Florida)

    06/05/2007 7:10:20 AM PDT · by dennisw · 56 replies · 1,582+ views
    local10 ^ | POSTED: 9:53 pm EDT June 4, 2007
    Driver Arrested In Minivan Dragging Death Police Believe Man Attempted To Flee Country NEW YORK -- A Coral Springs man is being detained in New York in the death of a woman who was dragged for several miles under a minivan after trying to stop the driver from fleeing a collision. Abdelaziz Hamze, 24, was discovered aboard an Athens-bound flight at New York's John F. Kennedy Airport around 4:20 p.m. Monday, according to Broward Sheriff's Office. It is believed Hamze, a U.S. citizen who was born in Lebanon, purchased his ticket to Greece following the murder, police said. Athens is...
  • Police: Woman dragged to death under minivan

    06/04/2007 4:08:57 PM PDT · by Wolfie · 57 replies · 1,177+ views
    CNN.COM ^ | June 4, 2007
    Police: Woman dragged to death under minivan FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida (AP) -- A woman trying to stop a motorist from fleeing after a collision was dragged for several miles to her death under the man's minivan, officials said Monday. Authorities said they were still searching for the minivan's driver. Sandra Hall was in a Cadillac that was struck by the minivan Sunday night, Broward County sheriff's officials said. The minivan was driven away with the Cadillac in pursuit, and when both vehicles were stopped in traffic Hall got out and stood in front of the minivan, authorities said. The minivan...
  • Broward Sheriff's Office announce arrest in dragging death (Abdelaziz Hamze - ROP at work?)

    06/04/2007 3:40:50 PM PDT · by Caipirabob · 11 replies · 1,413+ views
    Sun Sentinel - Sparky the Parrot's Favorite Target ^ | Posted June 4 2007, 5:58 PM EDT | By Macollvie Jean-François, Brian Haas & Andrew Tran
    Lauderdale woman dragged for miles, killed after confronting hit-run driver UPDATE: Broward Sheriff Ken Jenne announced Monday afternoon the arrest of a man at New York's John F. Kennedy airport in the dragging death of Sandra Hall, 44, of Fort Lauderdale, according to news reports. Sheriff Jenne identified the suspect as Abdelaziz Hamze, 24, of Coral Springs. He said BSO investigators were on their way to New York to interview him.
  • "Left Lane Drivers Unite!" - LEFT LANE DRIVERS of AMERICA

    05/15/2007 12:01:24 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 440 replies · 6,191+ views
    LeftLaneDrivers.org ^ | 2007 | LeftLaneDrivers.org
    LEFT LANE DRIVERS of AMERICA “If you’re not a Left Lane Driver then get out of the Left Lane!” Traffic has become increasingly congested and tempers flare as slower drivers occupy what has been historically referred to as the “fast lane”. It’s time to get that Left Lane back! It is our considered opinion that not only will traffic move more smoothly and more quickly once the Left Lane is used in the way it has been designed but also headaches, frustration, bad tempers and road rage will all be greatly reduced when this pressure valve is released. It’s time...
  • Miami holds top spot on rude driver list

    05/15/2007 9:14:39 AM PDT · by Caipirabob · 6 replies · 551+ views
    Yahoo Via AP ^ | Tue May 15, 9:07 AM ET | By SARAH LARIMER, Associated Press Writer
    MIAMI - For the second straight year, rude Miami drivers have earned the city the title of worst road rage in a survey released Tuesday. Miami motorists said they saw other drivers slam on their brakes, run red lights and talk on cell phones, according to AutoVantage, a Connecticut-based automobile membership club offering travel services and roadside assistance. Other cities near the top of the rude drivers list were New York, Boston, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.
  • Miami holds top spot on rude driver list

    05/15/2007 8:41:43 AM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 102 replies · 1,386+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 15, 2007 | SARAH LARIMER
    MIAMI - For the second straight year, rude Miami drivers have earned the city the title of worst road rage in a survey released Tuesday. Miami motorists said they saw other drivers slam on their brakes, run red lights and talk on cell phones, according to AutoVantage, a Connecticut-based automobile membership club offering travel services and roadside assistance. Other cities near the top of the rude drivers list were New York, Boston, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.
  • Road-rage deaths draw 2 life terms

    04/17/2007 11:07:32 AM PDT · by JZelle · 58 replies · 2,036+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 4-17-07 | Valerie Richardson
    CENTENNIAL, Colo. -- Jason Reynolds never planned his victims' deaths, never saw their faces, never even knew their names before they died. But Reynolds was sentenced yesterday to two life terms without parole in a precedent-setting case that saw him convicted of first-degree murder resulting from a lethal case of road rage. Arapahoe County District Court Judge Carlos Samour yesterday lambasted Reynolds, a 34-year-old gravel-pit worker, for his "universal malice" and said he doubted he could ever be rehabilitated.
  • Road rage blamed in car crash that kills 2

    04/14/2007 1:25:22 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies · 1,711+ views
    Patriot-News ^ | April 12, 2007 | Irvin Kittrell III
    '98 top wrestler, woman traded gestures with other driver, police say The Harrisburg-area man and woman in the Chrysler Sebring convertible exchanged obscene gestures with the driver of a pickup truck for some distance through morning commuter traffic on Interstate 270 near Frederick, Md., witnesses told Maryland State Police. Moments later, Christian M. Luciano, 28, and his passenger, Lindsay L. Bender, 25, were dead. Without warning, the driver of the pickup swerved into the left lane, in front of Luciano's 1998 Sebring, and slammed on his brakes, police said. Luciano, a former Pennsylvania high school state wrestling champion, swerved his...
  • Police: Grandma drove with woman on hood (Drove 1.6 miles @ 35-40 mph with victim hanging on)

    03/09/2007 7:18:27 AM PST · by Stoat · 20 replies · 881+ views
    Northwest Cable News ^ | March 8, 2007 | David Krough
    Police: Grandma drove with woman on hood  01:52 PM PST on Thursday, March 8, 2007  By DAVID KROUGH, kgw.com Staff VANCOUVER, Wash. - A Vancouver woman was charged with hit-and-run after a wild ride down the street Wednesday. According to Kim Kapp of Vancouver Police, 69-year-old Virginia Martin got into an altercation with another driver after a reported fender bender at Wy'East Middle School while they were picking up kids Wednesday.   Related Content (Please click on the article's link for this video content) Police said the other driver, who was not identified, got out and asked to exchange insurance...
  • Riders testify against cabbie [More on Nashville Jihad]

    02/27/2007 6:10:46 AM PST · by Alouette · 14 replies · 1,087+ views
    Tennessean ^ | Feb. 27, 2007 | Sheila Burke
    Because of FR rules, we can only link but not excerpt. Summary: At preliminary court hearing, the victims testified that the cab driver ran them over after they disapproved of his statement that Hitler had done the world a great service by attempting to exterminate the Jews. This was the content of the "religious disagreement" mentioned in earlier reports.
  • Ice-Throwing Driver Spared From Prison

    02/21/2007 12:16:03 PM PST · by rawhide · 23 replies · 1,043+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Feb. 21, 2007, 1:17PM | The Associated Press
    STAFFORD, Va. — A woman convicted of a felony for throwing a cup of ice into a car that cut her off in traffic was sentenced to probation instead of prison, a judge ruled Wednesday. Jessica Hall faced between two and five years in prison after she was convicted last month of maliciously throwing a missile — the cup of ice — into an occupied vehicle. No one was injured in the incident last summer. "The facts of this case ... suggest that the sentence in this case should be reduced," Judge Frank A. Hoss Jr. told Hall, who thanked...
  • Cabbie Charged with Assault (Nashville Muslim Puff Piece - ROP trumps attempted murder)

    02/19/2007 7:17:44 PM PST · by Imgr8t · 40 replies · 1,189+ views
    Fox 17 News in Nashville - ^ | February 19, 2007
    Cabbie Charged with Assault 02-19-2007 -- Nashville, TN FOX 17 NEWS HERE'S SOME ADVICE FOR YOUR NEXT CAB RIDE...DON'T TALK ABOUT RELIGION. METRO POLICE SAY AN ARGUMENT OVER THE SUBJECT LEAD ONE CAB DRIVER TO RUN OVER A CUSTOMER NEAR VANDERBILT. UNITED CAB COMPANY DRIVER IBRAHIM AHMED IS IN CUSTODY TONIGHT.. CHARGED WITH ASSAULT AND ATTEMPTED MURDER. AHMED IS MUSLIM AND AUTHORITIES SAY AN ARGUMENT OVER RELIGION WITH TWO CUSTOMERS GOT SO OUT OF HAND YESTERDAY....HE RAN ONE OF THEM OVER....AND TRIED TO HIT THE OTHER. FRIENDS SAY THE WHOLE ORDEAL IS SURPRISING CONSIDERING HOW WELL AHMED IS RESPECTED IN...
  • PRAYER REQUEST--Young husband and father killed

    02/19/2007 6:03:33 PM PST · by GatorGirl · 136 replies · 8,419+ views
    Self | Self
    I know Freepers are wonderful when it comes to praying for our FReeper family and FRiends. A friend of ours was killed last night in a road rage incident coming home from Daytona. He leaves a sweet wife and three young children--the third just an infant. I know our Lord will hear your prayers and bring strength to this family. Thanks! GG
  • Police: Doctor charged after waving gun at another driver

    02/05/2007 2:00:11 PM PST · by lightman · 26 replies · 1,199+ views
    The York Dispatch ^ | 5 February AD 2007 | Christina Kauffman
    Police: Doctor charged after waving gun at another driver CHRISTINA KAUFFMAN The York Dispatch Article Last Updated: 02/05/2007 10:46:34 AM EST A Shrewsbury Township physician had his gun permit seized, and he was charged with simple assault for allegedly brandishing his .357 magnum at a Maryland motorist on Interstate 83, police said. State police said 22-year-old Lovar Belnavis of White Hall was driving south on I-83, near the Shrewsbury exit, about 9:30 Friday morning. He illegally stayed in the left lane, the passing lane, though he was not passing any vehicle in the right lane, police said. Police said Dr....
  • Cobb targets cyclists (Cobb County, Georgia)

    01/23/2007 1:20:01 PM PST · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 134 replies · 2,029+ views
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | 1/23/07 | CRAIG SCHNEIDER
    With its flat surface, wide shoulders and lack of parked cars, Columns Drive near Marietta draws dozens of cyclists on a nice day, including many who use the somewhat remote road as their training track, riding lap after lap up and down the 2 1/2 mile street. But angry residents who live along the road in upwards of million-dollar homes say the cyclists whip along the street three or more abreast, cutting off cars, robbing the roadway and scaring people even as they step out to check their mailbox.
  • An online outlet for road rage - Fast-growing site lets drivers vent -- but privacy an issue

    12/20/2006 7:38:55 AM PST · by SmithL · 10 replies · 853+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 12/20/6 | Michael Taylor
    So there's the Mercedes, driven by an oblivious woman who is chatting away on her cell phone and bam! She swerves across five lanes of Orange County traffic, heading for the exit, and then that poor little red car gets in the way ... Here's another one, this time from Sunnyvale: "Driving while applying makeup (DWAM). Even though she needed it... bumper-to-bumper rush-hour traffic is not the place to apply it. Do us all a favor: Wake up earlier... arrive alive." And from Nevada: "Get the... apparently trapper prefers ellipsis, thinks it's a little high in story for f-bomb out...
  • Man, 79, Victim of Road Rage

    09/21/2006 12:42:59 PM PDT · by amakua · 53 replies · 1,495+ views
    Man, 79, a victim of road rage Driver followed and then punched elderly motorist, police say Published Thu, Sep 21, 2006 ADVERTISEMENT Links Police report of road rage incident at Sheridan Park By BEN CRITES The Island Packet Comments (0) Add Comment BLUFFTON -- Bluffton police said one motorist on U.S. 278, apparently enraged by slow driving, followed a 79-year-old Sun City Hilton Head man into a parking lot Tuesday afternoon at Sheridan Park and punched the senior citizen in the face. Bonnie Burke, a saleswoman at Hagemeyer Electrical Supplies and Lighting Showroom in Sheridan Park, witnessed it from inside...
  • Orlando Driver Shot After I-4 Honk

    09/12/2006 7:27:32 AM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 77 replies · 2,322+ views
    Local 6 ^ | September 12, 2006
    ORLANDO, Fla. -- A motorist traveling on Interstate 4 in Orlando was injured after he was shot by a motorist he had honked at seconds earlier, according to a Local 6 News report. Police said the driver, who only wanted to be identified as Chad, was apparently cut off by two men in a white pickup while traveling on I-4 near Princeton Street. The police report said the men then threw a soda out of their pickup onto Chad's vehicle and then fired a shot into Chad's vehicle, hitting him in the arm. The bullet traveled through the vehicle's door...
  • Angry woman gets revenge at McDonald's

    08/14/2006 7:43:36 PM PDT · by markomalley · 32 replies · 799+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 8/14/2006
    Police have been looking for a disgruntled McDonald's customer who ran into two other customers with her car after a dispute over who was next in line. Melinda Ann Thomas, 34, and Linda Ann Thomas, 51, were standing in a crowded line around 8:30 a.m. Saturday as they waited to order breakfast, police said. A cashier opened a new line and they stepped to the front of it — a move that angered another customer who was waiting to order. According to the report, the unidentified woman started yelling at them and threatened to kill them. The woman then left...
  • What's Eating You? [Road Rage Alert]

    08/08/2006 12:16:19 PM PDT · by Froufrou · 72 replies · 683+ views
    08/08/06 | Froufrou
    Which is worse? The Hummer at a snail's pace with the driver on a blue tooth? Or a Suburban at full throttle with the driver on a PDA? Okay, what really peeves me is people who eat like Atilla the Hun and say, "I always eat like this and I never gain a pound!" Pfffttt.
  • And the No. 1 thing that drives motorists mad ...

    07/17/2006 8:41:13 AM PDT · by Smogger · 451 replies · 8,094+ views
    The Daily Bulletin ^ | 7/17/2006 | Michelle Groh-Gordy, DriveTime
    Are you really a good, conscientious driver, or are your driving habits the behind-the-wheel equivalent of fingernails on a chalkboard to everyone else on the road? A recent survey of 10,000 drivers conducted by Hagerty Insurance, a company that insures collector cars, determined the 10 things that exasperate other drivers the most: 10. You're taking a carefree spin down the road when you notice that the car in front of you has its turn signal on ... and on ... and on. Five or 10 miles later, your left eye twitching, you realize the other driver is clueless to the...
  • Tonga prince, wife die in Calif. crash

    07/07/2006 12:24:21 PM PDT · by martin_fierro · 119 replies · 3,208+ views
    AP/Yahoo ^ | 7/7/06 | Terence Chea, Louise Chu
    Tonga prince, wife die in Calif. crash By TERENCE CHEA, Associated Press Writer Fri Jul 7, 11:34 AM ET SAN FRANCISCO - A Tongan prince known for promoting political reform in his South Pacific island nation died along with his wife in a crash with a teenager's car, authorities said. Prince Tu'ipelehake, 56, Princess Kaimana, 46, and their driver died Wednesday night, according to Senter Uhilamoelangi, a distant relative and longtime friend of the prince. The 18-year-old driver who hit their sport utility vehicle was traveling as fast as 100 mph in Menlo Park, about 30 miles south of San...
  • You Aren't 'Sick', You're Just a Jerk!- New Road Rage Disorder?

    06/06/2006 3:21:38 PM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 25 replies · 612+ views
    NewsBusters.org ^ | 6/6/06 | Warner Todd Huston
    Study: Millions Have 'rage' disorder In a further dumbing down of definitions for mental disorders in our mental health system, now it is claimed that millions have something called "intermittent explosive disorder" which manifests itself in the so-called road rage outbursts across this great land of ours. More proof that our "mental health" practitioners are all too often full of crap. From the AP: (Click here for story) "CHICAGO - To you, that angry, horn-blasting tailgater is suffering from road rage. But doctors have another name for it -- intermittent explosive disorder -- and a new study suggests it...
  • Study says millions have 'rage' disorder

    06/06/2006 10:11:02 AM PDT · by Keli Kilohana · 13 replies · 284+ views
    YAHOO -AP ^ | 6/6/6 | LINDSEY TANNER, AP Medical Writer
    Road rage is an illness!
  • Rough Road For Plummer [Denver Broncos]

    05/24/2006 11:25:41 AM PDT · by WestCoastGal · 35 replies · 852+ views
    SI ^ | 05/24/06 | Damian Strohmeyer
    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) -- Denver Broncos quarterback Jake Plummer on Wednesday said he did cut someone off while driving last month, but denied kicking and then backing up into another motorist's vehicle in a road rage incident.
  • Miami rated tops on rude drivers list; Minneapolis rated nicest

    05/16/2006 1:30:06 PM PDT · by King of Florida · 63 replies · 1,404+ views
    Sun-Sentinel ^ | May 16, 2006 | Beth Rucker
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Stressed Miami drivers speed, tailgate and cut off other drivers so frequently that it has earned the city the title of worst road rage in a survey released Tuesday. Norwalk, Conn.-based AutoVantage, an automobile membership club offering travel services and roadside assistance, also listed Phoenix, New York, Los Angeles and Boston among the top five cities for rude driving in its first "In the Driver's Seat Road Rage Survey." "The advent of road rage is part of every day life," said Todd Smith, director of corporate communications for AutoVantage's parent company, Affinion Group, which has offices in...
  • America's Top Ten Driving Pet Peeves

    05/15/2006 4:17:43 PM PDT · by TexasCajun · 42 replies · 565+ views
    NewsMax ^ | Monday, May 15, 2006 3:14 p.m. EDT | With Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff
    With gas prices at an all-time high – and more Americans on the road than ever – drivers are bound to be more irritated as they get behind the wheel for a warm-weather road trip or just the daily commute to work. The Hagerty Collector Network – the country’s leading insurance company for collector vehicles and boats – surveyed thousands of members nationwide to find out their top complaints about other drivers. Here are their "Top 10 Driving Peeves.” 1. Distracted drivers talking on cell phones (Motor Mouths) 2. Slow drivers in the fast lane (Turtle Racers) 3. Pushy drivers...
  • Virginia mulls bad-driver fees to save budget

    03/20/2006 11:02:50 AM PST · by JZelle · 35 replies · 810+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 3-20-06 | Seth McLaughlin
    RICHMOND -- Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine and General Assembly lawmakers want lousy drivers to help balance the state's budget and ease congested roads. Mr. Kaine, a Democrat, and the Republican-controlled House and Senate are each pushing "abuser-fee" programs that annually fine drivers for the number of points on their driving record or if they have been convicted of a serious offense such as drunken driving. The fines would be in addition to court fees and insurance surcharges. "People who abuse the roads are the ones who should pay for them," said Delegate David B. Albo, Fairfax County Republican. "It...
  • Driver Allegedly Rams Pregnant Women's SUV

    03/10/2006 9:48:32 AM PST · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 29 replies · 474+ views
    Breitbart.com ^ | 03/10/2006 | AP
    LIVONIA, Mich. -- A driver was arrested on charges of angrily ramming into a sport utility vehicle that carried two pregnant women and pinning it against a wall. No one was hurt. Earl Boyd also gestured at the women and almost forced their vehicle into oncoming traffic, police said Friday. "Oh my God! He's pushing us!" one screamed on a 911 call as the emergency dispatcher tried to calm her. Boyd, 50, was charged with two counts of felony assault with a motor vehicle and with drunken driving. He was freed on bond, and a court appearance was set for...
  • Students To Protest UNC's Reluctance To Label Pit Incident Terrorism

    03/06/2006 6:19:28 AM PST · by mathprof · 43 replies · 1,798+ views
    WRAL.com ^ | 3/6/06
    Protests are planned for Monday in the same area of campus at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where, authorities said, a former student plowed a sport utility vehicle into nine people Friday afternoon. The College Republicans, Americans for an Informed Democracy and the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies are sponsoring the event, scheduled for 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Monday in "The Pit," a central area of the UNC-Chapel Hill campus. The event is open to the public and free of charge. Police said Mohammad Taheri-azar, a 2005 UNC-Chapel Hill graduate, admits he acted to "avenge...
  • Iran native faces charges in campus hit-run case

    03/04/2006 3:05:01 PM PST · by Dubya · 32 replies · 789+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 3/4/06 | EMERY P. DALESIO
    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - A recent University of North Carolina graduate faces attempted murder charges after he allegedly drove a sport utility vehicle through a popular campus gathering spot Friday, clipping and scattering startled bystanders. No one was seriously hurt. Mohammed Reza Taheri-azar, 22, who graduated in December after studying psychology and philosophy, was in the custody of campus police. They intended to charge him with attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, said police Capt. George Hare. Taheri-azar called police to surrender and then awaited officers on a street two miles from the campus,...
  • Gun-toting motorists more prone to road rage (Banglist Barf Alert)

    02/03/2006 6:05:12 AM PST · by white trash redneck · 69 replies · 1,224+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 3 feb 06 | Anon
    GUN lobbyists like to repeat the quote often attributed to American writer Robert Heinlein, that "an armed society is a polite society". But this is certainly not true for motorists. A survey of 2400 drivers carried out by David Hemenway and his colleagues at the Harvard School of Public Health shows that motorists who carry guns in their cars are far more likely to indulge in road rage - driving aggressively or making obscene gestures - than motorists without guns. Some 23 per cent of gun-toting drivers admitted making rude signs, compared with 16 per cent of those who did...
  • Man Killed by Gunfire Between Vehicles

    01/12/2006 5:02:22 AM PST · by HOTTIEBOY · 6 replies · 555+ views
    wbtv ^ | 01/11/2006 | wbtv
    Man Killed by Gunfire Between Vehicles Wednesday, January 11, 2006 Two people are dead following an exchange of gunfire between two vehicles involved in an apparent road rage incident in Gaston County. The shooting happened on Hwy 321 near Ridge Circle Wednesday afternoon. Nicholas Durham, Antonio Duff and Clarence Adams were in a Chevy Tahoe heading south on Hwy 321. Another vehicle, driven by Trivice Sadler, was heading in the same direction as the Chevy Tahoe. Police said there was an altercation between the two vehicles and gunshots were fired. A third vehicle driven by Joshua Camp was also at...
  • Cabby Socks Woman: Cops

    12/21/2005 12:07:25 PM PST · by Dichroic · 49 replies · 1,541+ views
    New York Post ^ | December 21, 2005 | DOUGLAS MONTERO, ALEX GINSBERG and C.J. SULLIVAN
    December 21, 2005 -- A cabby belted an Upper East Side woman in the face last night after she argued that she was overcharged on an eight-block ride, police said ......... Lillian Gauna, 34, said she hailed the cab at 88th Street and Third Avenue at around 8:30 p.m. and asked the driver to take her to 81st Street and Second Avenue. The driver, Muhammed Lone, 29, insisted she pay an extra $5 on top of the $10 "single zone" flat fare that the new strike rules call for, she said. When she refused, Lone allegedly leaped out of his...
  • Police: Road rage leads to grenade threat (TROP)

    12/21/2005 8:54:12 AM PST · by PAR35 · 109 replies · 1,668+ views
    WFAA TV Dallas ^ | Dec. 20, 2005 | REBECCA LOPEZ
    Richardson police said they were surprised to find a grenade inside a car following a confrontation between two drivers in North Texas. Police said one of the drivers threatened the other with the hand grenade, which wasn't the only alarming object police said they found in the car. They also confiscated additional ammunition that could have been used to create an explosive. "As officers approached the car...they saw what appeared to be a couple of hand grenades inside the car," said Sgt. Kevin Perlich, Richardson Police Department. *** Police checked the grenades and said they were real but did not...
  • Wrestler Ric Flair Accused Of Road Rage.

    11/28/2005 4:48:54 PM PST · by Pikamax · 70 replies · 2,834+ views
    WSOCTV ^ | 11/28/05 | WSOCTV
    Wrestler Ric Flair Accused Of Road Rage POSTED: 5:35 pm EST November 28, 2005 UPDATED: 6:50 pm EST November 28, 2005 CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Pro wrestler Ric Flair faces assault charges after a road rage incident on Interstate 485 in Charlotte. Another driver said Flair attacked him and his car. The driver said he was on I-485 on Wednesday,trying to get out of town for the Thanksgiving holiday and traffic was slow. The driver said he noticed someone behind him flashing their headlights, so he hit his brakes. The driver said the car then pulled along side him, police said....
  • Road Rage driving you crazy? Get out of the way and smile

    10/25/2005 1:59:50 PM PDT · by Millee · 52 replies · 607+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 10/25/05 | Amy Dickinson
    Dear Amy: A fellow motorist yelled profanities at me and called me a "Bimbo" because I delayed his morning commute by refusing to make a left turn across a stream of traffic. I seem to be a magnet for these automotive bullies. With some regularity, I am hollered at/abused/honked at/flipped off for such crimes as allowing a pedestrian to cross the street, slowing so that a driver in front of me can parallel park, or simply driving at the speed limit. What do I do about this, Amy? I know it is unsafe to confront the jerks, but meekly accepting...
  • Motorcyclist murdered: A 'warning' failure in road rage incident

    09/29/2005 12:18:34 PM PDT · by Blue Jays · 68 replies · 2,307+ views
    Newsday.com ^ | September 26, 2005 | Christine Armario
    A night before a driver pinned Igor Kruk's motorcycle to the back of a sport utility vehicle with his car, killing Kruk in what police are calling a fit of road rage, Kruk had a dream his bike was in pieces on the ground and that he was unable to put it together, his family said yesterday.
  • Road-rage bullet hits tip of a raised finger (Road rage caused the bird to be shot twice)

    09/27/2005 9:11:35 AM PDT · by Cowman · 29 replies · 1,568+ views
    deseret news.com ^ | September 24, 2005 | By Joseph M. Dougherty
    Road-rage bullet hits tip of a raised finger By Joseph M. Dougherty Deseret Morning News One of four shots from a .357-caliber revolver hit the tip of a man's raised middle finger as he was driving on I-15 early Friday. The incident appears to be one of road rage, and police are looking for an unidentified woman who fired the shots from another car. About 12:40 a.m., the 25-year-old man was waiting at 500 South for the light to change so he could get on the freeway, said South Salt Lake Police Capt. Chris Snyder. As he waited, a woman...
  • Guns, Road Rage, and Eighteen-Wheelers

    09/20/2005 1:01:46 PM PDT · by neverhome · 12 replies · 1,121+ views
    alanburkhart.com ^ | 09-20-05 | Alan Burkhart
    Guns, Road Rage, and Eighteen-WheelersSept 20, 2005 by Alan Burkhart On Thursday, September 15th I came fairly close to being a corpse. First, let me say two things... one is that this little tale is absolutely true, and also that because criminal proceedings are currently in progress, it is necessary that I omit specific places and names. Suffice it to say that it happened very near to where I live in Mississippi. Here's the whole sordid tale...
  • Marshal receives 15 years (U.S. Marshal Road Rage)

    09/14/2005 11:09:58 AM PDT · by JZelle · 8 replies · 871+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 9-14-05 | Jacob Adelman
    Family members watching from both sides of a Rockville courtroom remained still and silent yesterday as a Montgomery County judge handed a 15-year sentence to a former U.S. marshal convicted in the shooting death of a Navy seaman. Arthur L. Lloyd, 54, who sat beside his lawyers in a green prison jumpsuit, showed little emotion as Circuit Judge Ann S. Harrington sentenced him to 25 years, then suspended 10. "I have to process it so I can deal with it," Lloyd's sister Beryl Stanley said of the decision as she stood outside the courtroom looking dazed. During their testimony, members...
  • Angry {Cheyenne} Driver Hits Man, Say Police

    08/09/2005 6:40:05 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 2 replies · 230+ views
    Cheyenne Wyoming Tribune-Eagle ^ | 08-09-05 | Frazer, Jennifer
    Angry driver hits man - police By Jennifer Frazer rep8@wyomingnews.com Published in the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle CHEYENNE - In an apparent act of road rage, a man drove his Chevrolet Blazer into another man in the parking lot of Kmart on Dell Range Boulevard at 7:16 Sunday night. Carl Olsen, 32, was driving a tan 1985 Chevrolet Blazer westbound near Sam's Club on Dell Range when a blue 2005 Honda Civic approached. Though many acts of road rage start with one driver getting cut off or with some other aggressive traffic maneuver, Olsen and his passenger, Chad Hamby, 29, told police...
  • Dad's death leaves questions

    08/05/2005 11:20:09 PM PDT · by SmithL · 11 replies · 327+ views
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 8/5/5 | DON JACOBS
    Jerry Baczewski's sons can't imagine what led to their 63-year-old father lying on a Wal-Mart parking lot, dying from the harsh impact with the pavement. Police said Baczewski was the aggressor in a road rage incident and was knocked to the pavement by a man trying to defend himself. Baczewski's sons can't envision their dad engaging in behavior that might have endangered the 5-year-old boy he had with him. Baczewski and his wife had been baby-sitting the boy so long they considered him a grandson, according to Baczewski's sons. "We don't know what happened or who to believe," said Kevin...
  • Man Holding Daughter Killed in Road Rage

    08/03/2005 9:24:44 AM PDT · by TheOtherOne · 68 replies · 2,697+ views
    Washington Post ^ | August 3, 2005
    BROCKTON, Mass. -- A man lifting his infant daughter out of his car was killed in an apparent case of road rage by a motorist "who obviously exploded" and shot him four times at close range in front of dozens of witnesses, authorities said.
  • More People Pulling Out Guns: Guns Don’t Solve Disputes, Detective Says (might help keep you alive?)

    07/22/2005 9:02:56 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 77 replies · 1,365+ views
    DUNN DAILY RECORD.COM ^ | JULY 22, 2005 | ROEBERT McNEILL
    Using a gun to resolve an argument is a good way to kill, be killed, or end up in prison. Though no shots were fired and no one was hurt, the Dunn man who threatened a restaurant manager with a gun could face a quarter century or more in prison if he is prosecuted by the federal government as anticipated, said Dunn Police Det. Anthony Poppler. Major Alexander Newkirk III, 19, of 51 Saturn Drive, Dunn, is in the Harnett County Jail after being arrested Monday on charges of communicating threats, assault by pointing a gun and possession of a...