road rage

noun

Definition of road rage

: a motorist's uncontrolled anger that is usually provoked by another motorist's irritating act and is expressed in aggressive or violent behavior

Examples of road rage in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Aggravated menacing: I-271 At 4 p.m. Feb. 12, police arrested on the I-271 entrance ramp at Chagrin Boulevard a Garfield Heights man, 22, who had brandished a gun during a road rage incident. cleveland, "Pickpocket steals cash from Saks customer: Beachwood Police Blotter," 18 Feb. 2020 More must-read stories from Fortune: —The next frontier of road rage is the parking garage —Tesla’s growth problem—by the numbers —Who is Luca de Meo, Renault’s new CEO? —Can Tesla keep growing without critical tax incentives? Tom Krisher, Fortune, "Hyundai recalls over 400,000 cars for issue that could cause engine fires," 8 Feb. 2020 The female victim has not been identified. 'Every mother's nightmare': Mom pleads for help after son nearly dies in road rage shooting The crash was reported around 4 p.m. in the 8900 block of Troulon Drive in southwest Houston. Julian Gill, Houston Chronicle, "HPD: Teenage robbery suspects cause fatal crash in SW Houston intersection," 14 Nov. 2019 The road rage law isn’t the only change for drivers. Leada Gore | Lgore@al.com, al, "It’s now against the law for Alabama drivers to stay too long in the left lane," 3 Sep. 2019 Aggravated menacing: Cedar Road At 7:25 p.m. July 23, police responded to a Cedar Road address on a report of a road rage incident. cleveland.com, "Man with gun robs woman of car: Cleveland Heights police blotter," 26 July 2019 More: Cyclist hospitalized, driver arrested in apparent road rage incident The pursuit ended when the 2004 Cadillac DTS police said Green was driving crashed into and injured the driver of a 2005 Nissan Sentra north of Sharon Road. Chris Mayhew, Cincinnati.com, "Police arrest woman in Cadillac after 100 mph chase ends in Sharonville," 16 July 2019 According to the Cullman County Sheriff's Office, there was a road rage episode on Highway 69 in Dodge City, Alabama, about 6:45 p.m. Saturday. Allen Kim, CNN, "A woman was trying to shoot someone in a road rage incident, police say, but shot her husband instead," 8 July 2019 Henry County police arrested Marrow on Dec. 2 while responding to reports of a road rage situation. Kate Brumback, The Seattle Times, "Lawyers: Officials conspired to hide info about arrest," 27 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of road rage

1988, in the meaning defined above

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26 Feb 2020

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“Road rage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/road%20rage. Accessed 29 Feb. 2020.

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