When people choose to drive recklessly or act with road rage, they need to realize that their actions have real consequences. When they act in this way, their actions are not just isolated projections of what they are feeling, but negatively impact other people when they make the roads an extremely dangerous place to be as a driver or passenger. Simply because a driver may have issues in their own lives, does not mean the driver should release this anger through reckless driving, nor should others on the road become such a frustration that feelings are taken out on others on the road. If this is the case, an individual should not be behind the wheel of a vehicle. People should only drive when they are calm and collected and can devote their attention to the road and acting safely.
According to an article by CBS Chicago, a woman has been charged with murder after a drunken fight with her husband, followed by a five-car crash that killed a pedestrian on the south side of Chicago. She got into a fight with her husband in the early morning on the 5500 block of South State Street, according to police. Her husband took off from the argument, and she followed him in another vehicle, intentionally crashing into it. This caused her husband’s vehicle to strike at least three other vehicles, ricochet off of a light pole, and then strike a pedestrian who was standing on the sidewalk. The pedestrian was taken to a local hospital and later died as a result of injuries from the collision. The woman was then arrested and charged with first-degree murder, aggravated DUI, and reckless homicide as a result of the pedestrian accident.