Road rage is a terrible thing. It never solves anything, it never improves a situation and everything ends up worse – for everybody involved.
This shocking footage filmed in Sarasota, Florida, picks up on a dispute between a motorbike rider and the driver of a Mazda 3 that looks to have been lowered and plastered with graphics. The Mazda man is alleged to have cut the biker up a little earlier down the road.
The footage only starts after the initial altercation on the road, but the people who filmed it gave this statement:
“My fiancee and I were on our way down to a restaurant when I saw a man driving a beautiful motorbike. The person driving the car tried to change lanes to the left at the same time. I think he did not see the motorcycle, so he still changed lanes.
“The motorcyclist tried to talk to the person in the car, but the two started fighting on the way until the driver decided to crash the car into the motorcyclist. We stopped the vehicle to ensure that the motorcyclist was okay after what happened. The emergency vehicles responded quickly.”
What they don’t mention is that the biker takes a swipe at the Mazda’s door mirror before the driver really loses control of his temper. Still, minor property damage – if it even caused any damage – is no excuse for what could have ended up as murder.
The Mazda driver could easily do significant jail time after this, while the biker might also be punished for misdemeanours. Stay calm out there, CTzens!