Road Ragers

David Salazar:

Hey there, ladies and gentlemen. This is David Salazar. And today, I have Luan York with me.

Luan York:

Hello.

David Salazar:

Luan and I are going to talk about something that Luan is notorious for and that is road rage.

Luan York:

Not true at all.

David Salazar:

I’m just playing. I’m totally playing. But we are going to talk about road rage today and the differences between aggressive driving and road rage. So, Luan, can you chime in?

Road rage versus aggressive driving

Luan York:

Yeah. Obviously, road rage happens when somebody does something on the road that really pisses you off or you have done something that really pisses the other driver off. And then it gets taken out of context and way out of proportion.

Aggressive driving is more about going with the flow of traffic and just weaving in and out or getting where you need to be in an aggressive manner. I think with road rage you are consciously going after a specific person that may have pissed you off or cut you off. Or you may have done something to make them mad and now they go after you and turn it into a dangerous situation.

Road rage is a big problem in Houston

David Salazar:

Luan has a great point about these things. We live in Houston, Texas. And Houston might as well be Beirut as far as traffic goes. It’s ridiculous to see all the types of road rage here. And we see it all the time on the news too. People are shooting at each other because somebody cut somebody off. People are getting killed because of this.

So, I’m telling you this. As motorcyclists, be careful out there, guys. Watch out for people who are driving aggressively because that can quickly turn into road rage. I understand that they may have been cut off. I get it. Trust me. I get it. But is it worth it?

It’s not worth it

If you think about it, as motorcyclists, you are on two wheels, not four. So you’re a lot more prone to accidents and severe accidents that can cause severe injuries. Just keep that in mind.

Because road rage, in the end, is not worth it. Cooler heads will always prevail in these types of incidents, especially in big cities where you have no idea what is going on with these other people. Luan, is there anything else?

What to do in a potential road rage situation

Luan York:

Yeah. Well, I’ll just, I guess, follow it up with saying that especially if someone makes you mad, it’s obviously not worth it to go after them and seek revenge. If an accident does result from it, you are 50% at fault for even just lowering yourself to those standards to try to get back at them aggressively. Just pull over to the side of the road and cool off. It’s definitely not worth it to engage in that kind of behavior.

David Salazar:

It’s not worth it, guys. Just please, please, please keep a cooler head. And visit our Facebook page. Please check out our YouTube channel as well. We’ve got a lot of very informative videos on there. I look forward to talking to you guys about this stuff. I’m sure you’ll be seeing plenty more of Luan as well. Thank you, guys. And we’ll talk to you soon.

Luan York:

Stay safe.

David Salazar:

Bye.