When I was about fifteen or sixteen, I learned to carry a weapon at all times while driving in Chicago. My dad came to visit us in those days. I hadn’t seen him in two years, so I was pretty excited when he pulled up in his 1963 Riviera. He had with him his new, [...]
This is a true story. I totally lost my temper one day at a Woolworth restaurant counter, threw my drink at the cashier and threatened the security guard too. I was about fifteen years-old, so this was in 1975.
It started out as a typical day- twelve hours at the wheel of a Yellow Cab in Chicago. I leased it for twenty-four hours, but I usually worked about twelve. I was getting tired and heading in the general direction of home. That was my system- once I reached my quota (about $150 or more), [...]
If you suffer from road rage here’s 10 Tips to help you out:
Road rage is something that affects many drivers and it’s amazing to see that some of the calmest people in everyday life are transformed when they get behind the wheel. Whether you are planning a second hand purchase via Netcars.com, or [...]
Dateline: Chicago, March 5th, 2011. I was northbound on Pulaski Road approaching Milwaukee Avenue. As I stopped for the red light, a green car that was parked tried to pull out into the traffic lane, in front of the red car that was in front of me. The car in front of me did not [...]
Here’s a real road rage incident caught on camera. The drunk looking guy just kept on pushing the issue, he wouldn’t walk away, just kept on with taking occasional swings, spitting, then beating on his car.
After showing tremendous patience, the victim decided to fight back.
Growing up in Chicago, I saw my share of road rage. I had two crazy uncles who taught me that when someone gives you the finger, you’re supposed to cut them off, get out of your car and beat the crap out of them and their car with a tire-iron. Of course I never did [...]
This is probably one of the weirdest things that ever happened to me. This is coming from a guy who was an ambulance chaser in Chicago for several years. I’ve seen a lot of crooked cops in my chasing days, but this guy really made an impression on me- He had absolutely no self-control, and [...]
In the past (almost) ten years that I have been writing for 10-4 Magazine, I’ve seen plenty of surveys and reports about aggressive driving and road rage. I recently came across this older report which was, in my opinion, the single best study on road rage ever put together. Still to this day, there has [...]
Did you ever see a crazy driver and wish you could just snatch them out of their car and shake them? I have. Did you ever see another driver do something stupid and then flip you “the bird” as if it were your fault? I have. Do you know one of these drivers and wonder [...]