There have been at least seven attacks in the last 10 weeks, four of them fatal, the worst outbreak of apparently random freeway shootings in the Los Angeles area since 1987, when five people were killed. It has taken awhile for the news to soak in, but last Sunday's shooting seemed to tip the balance.
Is it road rage? Is it random or are victims specifically targeted?
No one seems to know yet the answers to these questions - but one things seems clear- there are a lot of angry people out there behind the wheel! How to protect yourself?
First of all, as we teach in our anger management classes, do not make eye contact with aggressive drivers as this is the secret signal in the animal kingdom for combat. If angered by another driver, don't retaliate because this usually leads to th eother to then escalate another notch.
The best thing to do is to ignore bad or aggressive drivers, relax yourself and refuse to engage in the anger "dance" on the freeway.
To link to an excellent NY Time Article ont he subject, click here
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