Today marks the fourth or fifth time, since ownership of 9 months, I have been almost ran off the road, cut-off, screamed at, cussed out because I own a Smart.
The reason why I am starting this thread is to let all of you, traveling, visiting, etc...be aware of the ignorant, angry, lunatic, self-absorbed ******* drivers we encounter here in Indy day by day.
As I was on my lunch break from work, I work on Monument circle, I decided to take the car back home to Greenwood to cook up some quick food. On my way back, I followed a construction F350 diesel truck in traffic from my apartment to where US-135, Old South Meridian) splits into two lanes. At that point, I went to pass him because I was trying to get back to work on time as he was doing 10mph below the speed limit. As I sped up, he cut me off, drove down the middle of the road, as well as kept swerving with no turn signals to keep me from passing him. Ready to turn, he swerved at me one again forcing me to swerve into the shoulder.
When we got downtown, I decided to turn to the garage for work where he blew a red light to follow me and demanded I roll down my window. As I grabbed my .45 handgun from the glovebox and placed it in my lap, he rolls down his window, with his wife with him, he continues to call me obscenities, cuss me out, and verbally threatening my car all because I passed him in a smart car and he didn't like it. I might of followed him too close for his liking, but our cars have no front end, our view of the road is different from the average driver. :eek:
As I told him he was truely messing with the wrong person and that his next actions would be permanently change his life, the light turned green, he sped off with his middle finger hanging out the window. I then called the police's non-emergency line and told them the license plate number and emailed them a picture of his truck with his face to hopefully have him arrested for aggravated, road rage, assault.
(Don't know if that's the formal terms or not, but eh...close enough).
All in all, some days I truely feel not safe driving my car around Indianapolis just because it's a Smart car and how society views them, NOT becuase of any 'Physics Laws' or 'how small the car is to be squished' or 'it can roll over easy'.
Today pushed the limit for me and I'm truely thinking of trading in my lease to get a different car, what your thoughts and opinions? This city is horrible for arrogance.
Any other Indy drivers out there? If so, how are your cruises?
As part of this road rage goes to my car being customized, I do plan on removing most of the customaztion to make it appear more stock and hope to god that reduces the amount of incidents I am involved with.