I witnessed a road rage event yesterday afternoon. The 'rager' was unceremoniously cut off by the 'ragee', who neglected to use and indicator and tried to squeeze into a gap that a smart fortwo wouldn't fit into.
At the next set of lights, the 'rager' alighted from his vehicle and went and vented at the 'ragee'. I could not hear what was being said but it was being said in a very emphatic way going by the veins in the guy's forehead. No physical violence was dealt out but there was a bit of finger pointing and gesticulating.
At the time I thought the 'ragee' might not have deserved it, but after the lights went green and he drove off down the road, he was driving in a more controlled way. This got me thinking about the positives of road rage. If everyone was scared of being yelled at or punched they might actually start to think about what they do behind the wheel of their car.
Of course, actions resulting in physical harm or forcing people off the road isn't a good thing, but making the morons think about what they are doing could be a very Good Thing(tm).
FYI the 'rager' was driving a Charade and the 'ragee' was in a VT Commodore.