Road rage won’t get you home any faster

Dear Editor,

This letter is to all the drivers out there that NEED to slow down and take your time. Speeding will only get you to your place faster by a few minutes if that, and possibly cause an accident or worse death.

Recently me, my husband and our son were driving home from Chilliwack after a day of shopping.We were in the fast lane passing cars, and this truck was tailgating us. As soon as possible we pulled over to let him pass and we were not going slow, maybe 110ish.The truck goes flying past us, pulls over almost cutting us off. I told my husband to slow down and the driver of the truck slams on his brakes. So we pass him because I did not want to be near this jerk with my 10 month old son in our truck, and have his actions cause us to get in an accident. When we passed the truck I told him we where calling the cops, he then proceed to yell at us and shake his cell phone. We continued home.

While I was on the phone with the police dispatch, this guy follows us,  continuing  to tailgate us, to the point where we were following a car and going 80 km/h. He followed, when we were turning in to the police station he cut us off on the shoulder and forced us to not be able to turn in.

He was in such a hurry on the highway, but he sure didn’t get far or to his destination faster.

PLEASE SLOW DOWN, there is NO need to cause this much road rage. It’s only going to cause a major accident. I was not happy to hear this gentleman did not receive a ticket when the RCMP have said on the news lots of times that they were cracking down on road rage.

I really hope the gentleman  will have a reality check and will start to slow down. It’s not worth your time when you will most likely NEVER see this person again.

Trista Blinkhorn

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