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Handling Road Rage in Houston Traffic

We’ve probably all had an experience like this in Houston traffic: another driver takes issue with something you’ve done – or they think you’ve done behind the wheel – and they can’t seem to let it go with a just simple honk of the horn. Maybe they pull up alongside you screaming – like what […]

We’ve probably all had an experience like this in Houston traffic: another driver takes issue with something you’ve done – or they think you’ve done behind the wheel – and they can’t seem to let it go with a just simple honk of the horn.

Maybe they pull up alongside you screaming – like what happened to me a few months back. Or maybe it gets worse – they follow you, hell bent on exacting some sort of vigilante highway justice to the point where you feel your safety’s threatened. And, unfortunately, in some instances drivers are hurt or killed in road rage incidents.

Road rage – why does getting behind the wheel turn some people into blood-boiling maniacs?

We talk with Trooper Richard Standifer with the Texas Department of Public Safety, and psychologist Dr. Michael Winters.

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