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Angry Driver's 'Karma' Payback Goes Viral

Woman films tailgater whose anger gets the best of him

(Newser) - One of the more popular videos on YouTube at the moment has "instant karma" in its headline for good reason. A woman in Tampa used her cell phone to film a guy tailgating her, then pulling alongside and flipping her the bird, reports CNET . As for the instant karma... More »

FBI Joins Hunt for 'Road Rage Killer'

Pickup driver fatally shot late-night driver in Pennsylvania: police

(Newser) - A bizarre and apparently senseless shooting on a Pennsylvania highway has gotten the FBI involved, Fox News reports. Timothy Davison, a 28-year-old Maine resident, was driving back home Saturday after spending the holidays in Orlando, Fla., when a driver rammed his SUV into a snowbank and shot him dead, according... More »

Crazy Road Rage Incident Caught on Camera

Indiana doctor accused of pulling gun, maybe shooting at other driver

(Newser) - Here’s a reported case of road rage you have to see. Police say Indiana doctor Perrin Dobyns aimed a gun and might have even shot at another driver. David Kollar told police he noticed Dobyns driving erratically when he took out his phone to get video. He says he... More »

Drivers Shoot Each Other Dead in Road Rage Spat

Parking lot deaths shock small town

(Newser) - A pair of drivers shot each other to death in a Michigan parking lot last night, in what appears to have been a fit of road rage. James Pullum, 43, and Robert Taylor, 56, got out of their cars and argued in a car-wash parking lot in Iona, Mich., an... More »

Cop Charged With Murder in Road Rage Death

Detective had his wife, kids in minivan with him at the time

(Newser) - A New Jersey police officer was driving back home through Maryland on Saturday night, his wife and three children in the minivan with him, when a road rage incident erupted, leaving one man dead and the off-duty officer charged with second-degree murder and manslaughter. All police have said so far... More »

Woman Plows Car Into Slow Drive-Thru Customer

Jennifer Lynn Betterly wasn't pleased with the speed at a KFC/Taco Bell

(Newser) - It's called fast food, people. Or so may have gone the thought process of one Jennifer Lynn Betterly, a Florida woman who had just about enough of waiting in line at the KFC/Taco Bell drive-thru in Largo on Saturday night. And so she did what any hungry diner would... More »

Road-Rage Driver Attacked Guy With Live Power Line

He threw it at another driver, say Maryland cops

(Newser) - There's no better time to be handling live power lines than when you're drunk and incensed: A Maryland man has been charged with assault and accused of hurling a live power line at another driver, reports NBC Washington . Neither person was injured, but police say 32-year-old Richard Bialczak... More »

Girl Sues Dad Shot in Road Rage Attack

Father's middle finger 'escalated the situation': lawyer

(Newser) - An 11-year-old is suing her father after he was shot in a road-rage clash—while she was in the car. At issue: Dad Thomas Timko gave another man the finger after the man cut him off while driving. That “escalated the situation” and ultimately led to the four shots... More »

America's 75 Worst Commutes

How does your 'highway to hell' rank?

(Newser) - We all know LA has a traffic problem, but Honolulu? It's No. 2 in the nation, finds the Daily Beast , which crunched the numbers to rank America's 75 worst commutes. Some of the highlights:
  • No. 3, Capital Beltway, Washington, DC: This slow moving route totals an average of 194 hours
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Loaded Diaper Deployed in Road Rage Incident

Pennsylvania woman charged with harassment

(Newser) - State police in Pennsylvania say a woman wiped a dirty diaper on the window of another woman's vehicle during a dispute in a traffic jam as both were leaving a county fair. Jessica Hollis, 23, has been charged with harassment in the incident, which state police said happened about 10:... More »

Why You Drive Like a Maniac

Maybe you play too many video games or just think you drive well

(Newser) - Cars should be safer than ever—we’ve got airbags, seatbelts, antilock brakes, and more—yet traffic deaths have remained steady. Why? Because most drivers are assholes, that’s why. Cracked decided there must be a scientific explanation for that, and found several:
  • Racing Video Games: A recent study shows
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Gas Fumes May Pump Up Road Rage

Study finds link to increased aggression in rats

(Newser) - If filling the gas tank fills you with rage, it might be the fumes you're breathing, not the prices you're paying. A new study shows rats exposed to gasoline fumes became more aggressive, with repeated exposure altering their brain structures—a finding that could also apply to humans and road... More »

NYC Ranks No. 1 in Road Rage

City's drivers are angriest in the US

(Newser) - New York drivers are the most aggressive and angry in the US, an annual road rage survey finds. Gotham cut off Miami, which had zoomed to the top of the list the past 4 years, Reuters reports. "New Yorkers were most likely to wave their fists or arms,"... More »

Mother Gains Notoriety After Kicking Kids to the Curb

Park Ave. lawyer pulls 'bad mommy' move

(Newser) - The quiet suburban life of Madlyn Primoff—a mother of two who litigated international financial disputes for a Park Avenue law firm—has come undone in a wash of publicity, the Journal News reports, after her kids’ bickering proved too annoying in downtown White Plains last weekend. In a bit... More »

Gun Pulled After Colo. Palin Rally

Parking-lot traffic maneuvering pushes man to brandish loaded weapon

(Newser) - Road rage following a Sarah Palin rally in Colorado on Monday allegedly resulted in one man pulling a loaded handgun, the Glenwood Springs Post Independent reports. Jack Cheskaty “wanted to be ready for anything” when another driver threatened to pull ahead of him in a bumper-to-bumper parking lot. More »

Why Are Londoners So Angry?

London Times writer wonders what's eating her angry city

(Newser) - Most Londoners are living comfortable, even enviable lives, yet they seem to be getting angrier and angrier, Janice Turner writes in the London Times. Minor stresses of everyday life boil over into violent disputes with alarming regularity, reminiscent of pampered resort guests flying off the handle over tiny inconveniences. More »

Freeway Shootings Rattle Los Angeles

Cops say troubling spate of firings is random violence

(Newser) - A string of freeway shootings in Los Angeles County is causing more jitters than usual on its jam-packed arteries, the Los Angles Times reports. Windows of six cars were shot out by a mystery sniper wielding a BB gun yesterday, the day after a driver died from a possibly self-inflicted... More »

Vatican: Thou Shalt Not Speed

Holy See issues '10 commandments' for motorists

(Newser) - The pope wants you to slow down, watch your language, and pray while on the road—and not by taking the Lord's name in vain when you get cut off. The Vatican issued "10 Commandments" for motorists today, reiterating the familiar prohibition against killing and adding new guidelines for... More »

Miami Tops Road Rage Rankings

Watch out for hostile drivers in New York, Boston, and LA, too

(Newser) - Miami has retained its title as the capital of road rage for the second year running, taking top honors in a national survey for brake-slamming, running red lights, and talking on cellphones. Motorists in Portland, Ore., report the least tailgating; if you do get too close, do it in St.... More »

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