Road rage has become a growing problem among drivers in the United States. According to a survey conducted by The Zebra, 82% of drivers reported that they have had road rage or drove aggressively over the past year. 45% of these drivers have reported changing lanes without signaling. 59% show their anger only by honking. 38% say that they have used rude or obscene gestures to communicate their frustration or anger. 42% of drivers reported that they have yelled or cursed at another driver while on the road. 5% of drivers say that they have sideswiped another driver. Only 10% of drivers say that they have reported road rage incidents to the police.
The Gainesville Sun reports that an argument between two drivers resulted in a crash.
The incident occurred at about 11:30 a.m. last Wednesday on Interstate 75 at mile marker 396 south of Alachua.
44-year-old Timothy Clubb was driving a 2020 Peterbilt truck in the center lane. 58-year-old Weyland Manning was behind the wheel of a 2014 Ford F-150 towing a small cargo trailer. He was in the right lane.
The two men got involved in a confrontational argument. The argument escalated, resulting in one of the drivers sideswiping the other.
The sideswiping caused Chubb’s rig to travel onto the shoulder. This caused the trailer to overturn and the cab of the truck was wedged between two pine trees. Manning’s pickup truck spun out, turning counterclockwise on the shoulder.
Manning suffered from minor injuries and was taken to UF Shands Hospital. Neither of his passengers were injured.