Road Rage Can Be Deadly: Graphic Photos, Videos

Road_rage_female I started thinking about road rage this morning when I read an article about an incident that recently happened in Florida.  The woman, whose picture you see to your left, got a little upset when her boyfriend got into a road rage altercation with another driver and stabbed him to death! WPTV.com reports that “Sheriff’s detectives arrested Anusha Bissoon (DOB 2/22/80) at 1:30 this morning, which was half an hour after incident, which began as a fight over tailgating.”  Read the entire police report by clicking here.

Wikipedia provides a pretty thorough discussion of road rage.  Of interest to you will probably be some of the things that cause a road rage incident to accelerate:

  • Generally aggressive driving, including sudden acceleration, braking, and close tailgating.
  • Cutting others off in a lane, or deliberately preventing someone from merging.
  • Sounding the vehicle’s horn or flashing lights excessively.
  • Rude gestures (such as the finger).
  • Shouting verbal abuse or threats.
  • Intentionally causing a collision between vehicles.
  • Exiting the car to attempt to start a confrontation, including striking someone else’s vehicle with an object.
  • Threatening to use or using a firearm or other deadly weapon.
  • Throwing projectiles from a moving vehicle with the intent of damaging other vehicles. 

    Obviously, I don’t need to tell you that road rage is illegal.  Road ragers can, and will, be held legally responsible for the consequences of their actions.  Since road rage can lead to assault, battery, mayhem and even murder, road ragers should beware!  A mild-mannered accountant could wind up n Sing-Sing auditing the prison’s books because of one night of rage.

    You will be fascinated by the videos, graphic photos and literature (click on the links below) about the road rage phenomenon. I must warn you that many of the videos have graphic language

    Interesting Links and More Videos

    Road Rage Graphic Photo Album (Lowell Steiger’s Los Angeles Law Blog)

    Three Driving Studies: How to Avoid Succumbing to Road Rage (AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety)

    San Diego Man Beaten in Road Rage Incident: Two road ragers beat up the victim who was hospitalized with severe head injuries (SignonSanDiego.com)

    Florida Councilman John Lepley Found Guilty of Road Rage (TheLedger.com) Here’s the story:

    John_lepley_road_rageA jury found a Davenport city councilman guilty Thursday of reaching into a Jeep and grabbing a 19-year-old man by the throat during a road rage incident last year.  Jurors spent about 40 minutes deliberating before finding John Lepley guilty of battery and assault, both misdemeanors.Polk County Judge Timothy Coon sentenced Lepley to a year of probation and 100 hours of community service. He must also write a letter of apology to the motorist, Brent Burns, and complete an anger management class.  Read full story here

    Is Road Rage a Mental Disorder? (About.com)

    10 Tips to Prevent Road Rage (Edmunds.com): Here are the 10 tips in bullet point format. Click here for the full description.

    • Get your zzz’s
    • Plan ahead
    • Your car is not a therapist
    • Turn down the bass
    • Loosen up, then breathe
    • It’s not about
    • Hostility is toxic, and risky
    • Use restaurant etiquette
    • Take the self-test
    • Practice kindness

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  • One comment

    1. Denise Ungbao on

      I have known Anusha for 16 years she is not the crazed woman you are making her out to be. She is an educated, sweet, and loving person who was in an extreme situation. From the outside and not knowing the geography of Port Saint Lucie it may seem almost manical what she did, but that you leave out important facts about what really happened that night. You failed to mention in your blog how the two men jumped her boyfriend, or how they where on the outer limits of the city where there are no police patrols. There are also few street lights!!! Her boyfriend was jumped by someone who put THEM in danger. You also failed to mention how they broke the boyfriend's ankle and how he was being stomped. She reacted in the natural fight or flight reaction ALL HUMANS HAVE!!!! He could have been killed himself. It was 1 am on a dark road and her loved one was being stomped with no one else around. What was she supposed to do, drive off for him to be stomped to death???? Yes, a person died but it was not intentional. The damage they cause to her boyfriend was intentional but you do not see anything saying that Craig Sule is being charged do you? You people just say things like "The woman, whose picture you see to your left, got a little upset when her boyfriend got into a road rage altercation with another driver and stabbed him to death!" What would you have done if that was your loved one being stomped on the side of the road???