Has anyone else been the victim of unprovoked road rage since having a Jeep

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I’ve noticed this as well when I’m driving my Jeep. I’ve never been cut off in my 911.
And for reference, I drive both exactly the same way.
That poor Porsche.

;)


I can say that often times when I see someone with TN plates, they are pretty awful drivers. Of course I'm not saying that the whole damn state is bad but if someone is in front of me with a TN plate, especially from Davidson Co, there is a solid 80% chance they are abysmal at driving.
Come to Pennsylvania and observe the driving habits of folks with NY and NJ plates. You'll witness new frontiers of Abysmal, believe me.
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Maybe it's your license plate?

Are you a Therapist by profession and have a plate like THRAPST ?!?!
Honeybee license plate. Maybe people hate bees lol
 
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I drive red Jeep in Atlanta (it's technically my wife's), never had a single issue like the one OP describes. No disrespect intended, but if you're constantly getting cut off and honked at, pretty darn sure you're doing something wrong to provoke this behavior from a bunch of unrelated drivers, all reacting the same exact way towards you. Sorry to be so blunt . . .
Yeah like I mentioned elsewhere, it's never been an issue in the 20 years I've been driving, and 7 years I drove for a living. I'm a good driver, but everyone believes they are.
 

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Like the OP, I live in Knoxville. I have not experienced the same frequency of road rage he speaks of. Also, I have lived/driven in four other states, driven through 20 states, and seven other countries. I think the drivers in Knoxville aren’t exceptionally good or bad. In my experience, the only consistent aggressive driving is found on the interstate.
 

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I drive what I consider to be normal. I stay in the right lane, never speed more than 5 or so over,
That is downright un-American to drive like that.

Just be the fastest vehicle around and no one can cut you off - problem solved :)
 

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In my experience, the only consistent aggressive driving is found on the interstate.
^^^ this!

I see easygoing youngsters, affable grandpas and sweet moms turn into total road ragers the moment they get on the freeway...!

I have seen soccer moms and soccer dads with kids still in child seats do stuff at 80 MPH that’d make Jason Bourne blush.
 

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Honestly, I think this thread is nothing but a crock of shit and over active imagination. Seeing a shrink might be a good idea.
 

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Honestly, I think this thread is nothing but a crock of shit and over active imagination. Seeing a shrink might be a good idea.

If you live in rural America Its just not a thing. Large cities are, can be, battlefields.
 

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Honestly, I think this thread is nothing but a crock of shit and over active imagination. Seeing a shrink might be a good idea.
Drive over into East St Louis one evening, preferably a hot one, and see how you feel after that.
 

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I drive both a JL and a Toyota RAV4. I do seem to get more drivers cutting me off in the Jeep. I’m guessing it’s because they think Jeeps are slow?

On the other hand, I’ve *never* had anyone wave to my RAV4.
 

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Recommend a bumper?
Any steel bumper that's made for a winch will hold up to probably anything on the road, unless it's some Q-Tip driving an old school Buick.

You could use a piece of angle iron bolted to the frame rail. That's what I had on my TJ, and it was as good as any stubby bumper you can buy.
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This has been happening to me around southern Ontario but I had just figured it’s because of covid. Since covid started in 2020 “stunt driving” around southern Ontario at one point had been up an estimated 600%
 

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I live in Southern California, so we are surrounded by bad drivers on a regular basis. Getting cut off is a normal part of my day regardless of the vehicle I happen to drive. :facepalm:
 

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I live in Southern California, so we are surrounded by bad drivers on a regular basis. Getting cut off is a normal part of my day regardless of the vehicle I happen to drive. :facepalm:
Every. Single. Time. I drive down Beach Blvd, I see somebody driving a lifted pickup, weaving through traffic at 70mph like as if they were driving a BMW M3.

Anecdotally, my experience has been that jerk drivers are not personal. They just see all the other cars on the roads as obstacles. They tailgate me, then the person in front of me, then the person in front of them. They cut me off, then they cut someone else off.
 
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