Something about being behind the wheel sparks extreme emotions in drivers. Maybe it's the concept of "right of way" that makes them positive they're driving perfectly, or maybe it's the sheer power offered by cars that causes road rage. Whatever inspires the worst road rage, dashcams have caught plenty of examples of real-life meltdowns on the pavement.
Incidents of road rage caught on camera aren't limited to just cars. Dashcam videos of road rage show cyclists, motorcycle riders, and even motorized scooter drivers throwing fits on the streets. These incidents of road rage on film almost all end poorly, proving that a little patience can go a long way during transit - even if the results aren't quite as entertaining.
What started out as an evening drive ended with a fight and a trip to the hospital. A motorcyclist pulled up alongside a Mustang, and the drivers apparently exchanged words. The car bumped into the motorcyclist before speeding off.
The incident was caught on camera in Colorado Springs on July 7, 2016, and eventually resulted in both men getting arrested. The Mustang driver was picked up for second degree assault, and the motorcyclist was charged with harassment. Apparently, the motorcyclist began following the Mustang after the driver tried to run his girlfriend's car off the street.
It isn't clear what triggered this on-film fight, which occurred on June 27, 2016 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Whatever started this conflict, a passenger got out of a car waiting at a red light and approached the driver of the car behind him - and threw a punch. The driver of the first car also left the vehicle and joined the fray. After the light changed, another driver tried to pin both cars in, but appeared to be unsuccessful.
Road rage is even more alarming when children are involved. This video from Salt Lake City from October 13, 2016 shows an impatient driver who tried to overtake a car and a school bus on a narrow lane after making a left turn. The driver of the black BMW yelled and blew his horn at the car before taking drastic action to get to his destination ahead of both vehicles. While attempting to pass the bus, the BMW hit a barrel, collided with the bus, and ended up stuck on a concrete barrier. No one was seriously injured.
Cyclists and drivers don't always share the road. Unfortunately for Tracey Leng, a cyclist got so upset with her that he decided to smash her windshield with his bicycle. A video from Manchester, England shows the incident, which took place on March 26, 2017. The cyclist thought that Leng had swerved into the bike lane. It looked like he was just going to ride off after exchanging words with the driver, but he decided to hit her car with his bike first.