Have you ever been in a road range incident in the Orlando area? It turns out it may be more common than you think.
Mike, from Orlando, writes in this week:
How would you say the road rage is in Orlando compared to other cities? I feel like it can be pretty bad at times, especially stuck on I-4.
Orlando has made another Top 10 list, but the latest isn't one most cities aspire to be on.
According to a road rage survey for 2014 conducted by AutoVantage, a roadside assistance company, Orlando holds the eighth least courteous drivers across U.S. cities.
So, what's being done about it? Back in 2013, the Florida Law passed what is known as the anti-road rage law, which is designed to target slow drivers traveling more than 10 mph under the speed limit in the left lane of traffic — specifically when they see someone overtaking them.
Failure to get out of the way could get you a $60 ticket and three points on your license.
Tailgating is already illegal in the state of Florida — a practice which can lead to road rage and serious accidents.
The question is: Do you have road rage?
- Do you regularly drive over the speed limit, or try to "beat" red lights because you are in a hurry?
- Do you tailgate or flash your headlights at a driver in front of you that you believe is driving too slowly?
- Do you honk the horn often?
- Do you ever use obscene gestures or otherwise communicate angrily at another driver?
If you answer yes to any of these questions, it is possible you are susceptible to road rage, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
If you have a traffic question, Ryan Harper can answer it. Send him your question.