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What causes road rage?

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After a violent road rage incident in Lafayette last week turned deadly.

Posted: May 5, 2021 9:09 PM
Updated: May 6, 2021 7:53 AM

Aggressive driving has been a problem on the roadways for a while now. A breaux bridge man was arrested and charged with manslaughter after a road rage incident left one person dead.
I spoke with the owner of Southwest Safety Training and he says the main thing they teach is patience and cooperation.

"The character trait that every driver must have in order to be a defensive driver is patience we all have to get somewhere to go and we all have to get there safely"

Huval says there are many reasons why people lash out in road rage but violence should never be the answer.

"We can't get to a place where we don't care about other people and we're only worried about what we have to do we're all in this society together"

The leading cause of unnatural deaths is car crashes. Huval says one of the most common myths he hears is you can drive five miles over the speed limit and not get a ticket but according to louisiana law that isn't true.

"In the state our Louisiana we're a absolute state when the speed limit is set at 55 miles per hour it's 55 miles per hour you can get a ticket for driving 56"

Huval says everyone makes mistakes but he hopes peope will learn to follow and respect the rules of the road.

"We need to slow down we need to be defensive we need to be respectful, and we need to follow the road rules the way there set"

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