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Old 04-30-2012, 12:11 AM
 
Location: Both coasts
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OR a situational/ cultural context in that I remember traveling in Thailand where due to driving circumstances, Thai people generally can (or have to) be aggressive drivers but as people they seem to be the most non-aggressive in nature.

However, here in America- aggressive people often are aggressive drivers...does anyone in America know a timid person who is actually an AGGRESSIVE driver?
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Old 04-30-2012, 12:18 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Yeah. My wife isn't and my ex wasn't particularly outwardly aggressive.

But they are aggressive drivers.

TAILGATING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 04-30-2012, 12:29 AM
 
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Yeah. My wife isn't and my ex wasn't particularly outwardly aggressive.

But they are aggressive drivers.

TAILGATING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
interesting..dont you Texans have a reputation when it comes to driving
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Old 04-30-2012, 12:37 AM
 
Location: Texas
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interesting..dont you Texans have a reputation when it comes to driving
Yeah...when you're actually capable of going 60 mph on the freeways, people abuse the privilege!
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Old 04-30-2012, 12:54 AM
 
Location: The D-M-V area
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I think an aggressive driver means a wimp out of the car.

I got into a shouting match on the freeway with a scrawny nerd driving a Prius last week.

Seriously, imagine a Prius driver with road rage? Hilarious.
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Old 04-30-2012, 02:01 AM
 
Location: Wu Dang Mountain
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I think an aggressive driver means a wimp out of the car...
Exactly the same thing I've always said. People seem to think they're all-powerful and invulnerable when they're in "command" of a few tons of steel and a few hundred horsepower. Get them out of the car and they're less than useless.
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Old 04-30-2012, 02:01 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Yeah people suddenly turn into lions when in cars, but that's only cos they know they're safety protected in their metal cage.
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Old 04-30-2012, 03:40 AM
 
Location: Monnem Germany/ from San Diego
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I think an aggressive driver means a wimp out of the car.

I got into a shouting match on the freeway with a scrawny nerd driving a Prius last week.

Seriously, imagine a Prius driver with road rage? Hilarious.
Hmmm.... my brother drives a Pirus, is a bit of an agressive driver and is can be quite agressive in person. I am bigger, stronger, fitter and 10 years younger than him and would totaly not mess with him. He was riding his motorcycle once and somebody flipped him off. He caught the guy at a stoplight and punched him with his kevlar gloved hand through the guys window. He is usualy carrying as well.

I am mostly mellow driving and in person.
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Old 04-30-2012, 03:46 AM
 
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I think an aggressive driver means a wimp out of the car..
I think that's one of those pithy generalizations.
Like guys with big trucks have small penies or whatever.
It's certainly not true of many of the other aggressive drivers I know.
They're in your face in or out of the car.
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Old 04-30-2012, 04:48 PM
 
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Anyone remember the Disney cartoon in which Goofy was a mild mannered fellow but turned into a red-faced screaming, tailgating speed demon as soon as he got behind the wheel of a car?

Goofy in 'Motor Mania' (1950) - YouTube
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