Road Rage Epidemic Continues: Ignorant Drivers and Corrupted Licensing System Fueling Chaos on Highways
In recent times, the issue of road rage and dangerous driving behavior on our highways, as well as city roads, has reached alarming levels, causing a surge in accidents and putting countless lives at risk. The roots of the problem lie in a weak and corrupted licensing system, lax security, and the significant increase in the number of immigrants, especially some international students, without receiving the appropriate education first about respecting and following the country's laws.
One key contributor to the escalating road rage problem and the extreme failure to adhere to traffic rules and laws is the increasing number of drivers seemingly oblivious to basic driving rules. Simple maneuvers such as merging onto a highway or changing lanes have become hazardous activities, with many drivers displaying a dangerous level of carelessness and ignorance. Lives are being lost due to accidents caused by these avoidable mistakes, and chaos arises on our highways as a result.
Adding to the carelessness and lax security, it has become common to witness single-occupancy vehicles deliberately using High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes. Despite clear regulations and the potential danger this behavior poses, drivers continue to defy the rules, further compromising road safety.
The discussion around the root causes of these issues leads us to the corrupted licensing system. Allegations of driving school instructors and test drive officers, mainly for trucks, who grant driving licenses, disregarding incompetence or issuing licenses based on suspicious criteria, such as bribes or racial preferences, have surfaced. This corruption not only undermines the credibility of the licensing process but also contributes to the growing number of poorly trained and unqualified drivers on the roads.
In an unexplained turn of events, authorities seem more focused on issuing parking tickets than addressing our roads' clear and present danger.
Cars parked overnight on streets, often out of economic necessity (and this is another sophisticated topic to be discussed later), face fines even when they pose no threat to pedestrians or obstruct other vehicles. This misplacement of priorities raises questions about the allocation of funds, notably when property taxes surge without a noticeable improvement in safety and traffic management.
Ironically, as prices continue to rise and property taxes surge, there is a notable absence of visible improvements in law enforcement and traffic safety measures. The disconnect between economic conditions and the allocation of funds for security highlights a critical issue that demands urgent attention.
The road rage epidemic is a multifaceted problem stemming from a corrupted licensing system, complacent instructors, a rising number of ignorant drivers, and the absence of sufficient law enforcement. Urgent action is needed to address these issues, prioritize road safety, and ensure that law enforcement efforts align with the real threats to our community's well-being.