July .9 .2015

Road-Rage Incident Caught on Camera

According to CBC News, a Toronto road rage incident was captured on video as a CBC News crew was interviewing an Ontario police officer on a highway overpass.

Two men shouting from vehicles underneath the overpass interrupted the interview. CBC camerawoman Tyna Poulin captured the violent episode on video.

“There’s a road-rage incident, just right here,” CBC’s Neil Herland told the officer. Williamson told the two men to get back in to their cars and to “grow up”.

The two men eventually got back into their cars after almost exchanging blows and kept moving. According to CBC News, it’s unclear about what sparked the confrontation, though the two cars appear dangerously close together.

Many road rage behaviours can be considered aggressive driving, which is one of the leading causes of death on Ontario highways according to OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt.

According to a recent Slater Vecchio article, nearly 80% of Canadians admit to feeling road rage while driving. Typical road rage behaviour includes making rude gestures, driving in an unsafe manner and making threats.

Police can charge road ragers with offences such as reckless driving which can lead to fines and higher insurance rates.

For more information:

  • Toronto road-rage incident caught on camera, in front of officer; CBC News
  • 80% of Canadian drivers feel road rage, Slater Vecchio

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