The other day I was behind some fool who came to a full stop trying to merge onto the freeway. Luckily I was far enough be hind him so that I didn't get jammed up.
I was afraid he was going to do that because I've seen other A-holes do it before.
I'll still take stupid drivers over enraged, selfish, and homicidal California drivers any day of the week.
When I lived in the Prescott, AZ area(taken over by Californians for years), I encountered road rage EVERY time I drove anywhere. Rarely was it directed at me, but I saw someone do something completely uncalled for EVERY SINGLE DAY. Didn't matter if I was driving to Phoenix, or driving to Home Depot across town.
It was just pathetic.
I got used to it. Forget about defensive driving; the best defense is a good offense...
Then I moved up here. I've seen two incidents of road rage in 4 years.
Yes, they drive under the speed limit for no reason. Yes, they don't turn their lights on in fog, and yes, you can be stuck at a 4-way stop for an incredibly ridiculous amount of time because no one knows the right of way rule and are ridiculously polite about not going first.
I'll take that over getting beer bottles thrown at me and death threats simply because the dump truck I was driving was too slow leaving an intersection. And yes, I called the police. They didn't even bother to respond.