My brother is not an aggressive driver. He’s not a bad driver. He doesn’t do most of the things I’ve seen ranted about over in the Pit. He might forget to use his blinker while changing lanes on the freeway, but he doesn’t cut people off or tailgate.
Last night, my brother was the victim of road rage. Three people are in Kanabec County jail and a few more (2 or 3) are in Pine County jail charged with Attempted Vehicular Homicide. Adam’s fine. I haven’t seen it yet, but my dad says his car is “fucked up from one end to the other”. Adam was rear-ended at high speeds, then they tried to run him off the road from his driver’s side. When the cars stopped, they came after it with a hammer.
Adam is physically okay. I am so thankful. And I’ve never been more pissed off in my whole life. And, to make things worse, I haven’t actually talked to Adam yet. I need to. I haven’t said “You mean a lot to me” to him in quite a while. I hate how it always takes something bad to remind you.
I don’t understand road rage. I gripe about things when I drive like, “Oh I hate when people do that…” But I can’t imagine ever slamming my car into another one while flying down a highway. How crazy does a person have to be?
I’m sorry this is so long, but I just have one more thing to say. PLEASE, please calm down behind the wheel. Nothing is worth the damage that you will inevitably cause, in your life and in the lives of your victim’s families. Swear, shake your fist, or just fucking BREATHE. I could have lost my brother last night.