Re: "Road rage cases" meaning shots fired? (nt)


Author:Russ
Date:2019-03-10 23:30:00
In Reply To:"Road rage cases" meaning shots fired? (nt) by T.J. Swoboda
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TAMPA BAY, Fla. — The I-Team set out to find out what’s really driving the explosive anger on Florida’s roads. Florida’s episodes of road rage outpace even large states, like California and Texas.

Since 2014, There have been 277 cases in Florida, 220 in Texas and 157 in California.

Law enforcement doesn’t specifically keep track of road rage cases, but we looked at five years of data from the Washington DC-based non-profit

Gun Violence Archive
and found Florida also leads the nation in road rage confrontations involving guns.
Since 2014, 20 people have been gunned down and 60 more injured by firearms in road rage cases.

“It’s too many people in too small an area trying to get to their place, and someone else is in their way. Put them in a small environment and there is going to be conflict,” says Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd.

The sheriff believes Florida’s booming population is driving tempers on the roads.

Psychologist Dr. Nydia Conrad says when frustrated drivers get behind the wheel, they stop seeing others on the road as people and more as obstacles.

“What the studies show is that as the population increases, so do the incidents of aggressive and impulsive behavior,” Dr. Conrad said. “Once you stop seeing someone as a person once you start seeing them as an object, people are more likely to act aggressively, because they don’t have empathy or sympathy toward the other human being.”

“Those who want to put the gun factor in it, we’ll try this one… let’s all go back and ride horses and you won’t have road rage,” Sheriff Judd added.
Road rage in Florida by the numbers:

2018: 38 cases

2017: 95 cases

2016: 80 cases

2015: 38 cases

2014: 27 cases



Road rage cases since 2014:
Statewide: 277 cases

South Florida: 46 cases

Orlando area: 37 cases

Tampa Bay region: 37 cases

Southwest Florida: 30 cases
Florida is also tops with road rage involving guns.



Study: Florida is No. 1 in road rage incidents involving guns
The number of road rage incidents involving guns is on the rise. According to a new report released this morning by The Trace, a nonprofit gun control advocacy website, there were at least 620 gun-involved road rage incidents in 2016; that’s more than double from two years earlier.

The number of road rage incidents involving guns is on the rise. According to a new report released this morning by The Trace, a nonprofit gun control advocacy website, there were at least 620 gun-involved road rage incidents in 2016; that’s more than double from two years earlier.

Florida had the most in the country over a two-year period, with 146 incidents.

Road rage is often nasty or violent. But when drivers bring guns into the mix, it can be deadly. One year ago, former NFL player Will Smith was gunned down in New Orleans during a road rage incident, in which surveillance footage appears to show one car rear-end the other.
My friend was right, Florida is the redneck's version of the wild west.

The Rich Elect; The Poor Vote.

The seeds of ignorance bear preventable tragedies.

Coffee Cup Blues:
Monday has never been my favorite day of the week, but getting murdered before I could finish my first cup of coffee was a new low, even for Monday.
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