MCSO advises citizens on how to identify and avoid road rage

facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedintumblrmailby feather

We often hear about road rage incidents in the news. With people often in a rush or frustrated while on the road it’s not uncommon for drivers to become disgruntled with one another and for issues on the road to escalate into verbal or physical altercations.
Road rage is defined as violent or visibly angry behavior by a driver of a motor vehicle, which can result in crashes or other incidents on roadways. It also called an extreme case of aggressive driving. The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) has ways to both identify and avoid road rage to keep you and other drivers safe.

Possible signs of road rage or aggressive driving can include: generally aggressive driving, including sudden acceleration, braking, and closely tailgating, cutting off other drivers, or preventing other vehicles from merging, hitting the horn or flashing lights, shouting obscenities or threats, hand gestures, intentionally causing a crash between vehicles, getting out of a vehicle in an attempt to start a confrontation, threatening to use or using a weapon and throwing objects from a moving vehicle.
According to the MCSO, ways to avoid road rage include:

• Keep a cool head
• Avoid eye contact
• Never make obscene gestures
• Do not use your vehicle to intimidate others
• Get out of the left lane for other fast moving vehicles
• Do not become frustrated or stressed out-if you do, remove yourself from the situation
and call 9-1-1
• Never get behind the wheel if you are tired or irritable
• Avoid confrontation
If you witness road rage, contact the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office non-emergency hotline at 602-876-1011. If it is an emergency, please call 9-1-1.

Courtney Trumbull (1191 Posts)


facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedintumblrmailby feather
facebooktwitterby feather

Leave a Reply

  • Stories Just Posted

    Charles Clifton

    23 hours ago
    by

    Charles Clifton, 78, of San Tan Valley was called to glory June 27, 2015, following a 14-month bout with pancreas […]


    Voters to decide shift of three San Tan Valley schools from Coolidge to Florence district on Nov. 3

    24 hours ago
    by

    By James J. Hodl Southeast Valley Ledger Voters will be asked in November to shift three San Tan Valley schools currently in the Coolidge Unified School District (CUSD) to the Florence


    The Bubbly Hostess Makes Rocket S’mores for the 4th of July

    24 hours ago
    by

    My oldest son is my “go to” when it comes to dreaming up something fun that kids can help with in this kitchen – this time was no different.


    Poston Butte’s Shorter signs with Adams State University

    24 hours ago
    by

    Southeast Valley Ledger Former Poston Butte basketball player Devin Shorter will continue his playing career after signing with Adams State University, which is located in Alamosa, Colorado.


  • Stories Just For You

    Wanted: Shoes for students! ‘Queen Creek Women in Business’ spearhead shoe drive

    February 12th, 2014
    by

    By Bridgette Crosby Southeast Valley Ledger Arizona may be known for it’s warmer weather, but winter is still chilly, especially […]


    Queen Creek DECA recognized for outstanding achievement

    February 12th, 2014
    by

    By Andrew Luberda Southeast Valley Ledger   Queen Creek High School’s school-based enterprise (SBE) recently entered into a rigorous International […]


    Harkins Theatres breaks ground at Queen Creek Marketplace

    February 7th, 2014
    by

    Residents are invited to join Mayor Gail Barney, members of the Queen Creek Town Council, Dan Harkins and representatives from […]


    QCUSD Employee of the Month Presentations

    January 23rd, 2014
    by

    The QCUSD Governing Board made their monthly presentations to the January 2014 Employees of the Month at the regular school […]


  • Facebook

  • [Advertisement.]
  • Arizona Headlines & Current Weather