• How to Handle Drivers with Road Rage

    Submitted by 303cycling on November 30th, 2017

    Angry drivers are always scary but far more so when you’re on a bike. Here’s how to safely get out of a bad situation.

    BY JOE LINDSEY
    It’s a sad commentary that almost any cyclist can tell a story of a time when a driver was verbally or physically aggressive toward them. In fact, most of us can tell that story from a time when we were in a car, too. A 2016 study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found some 80 percent of drivers expressed “significant anger, aggression, or road rage behind the wheel at least once in the past year.” What’s worse is that according to the study, an estimated eight million US drivers engaged in “extreme” road rage, such as purposely hitting another vehicle. Read more