Police scramble to deal with deadly road rage during pandemic

If the trend continues, Everytown projects there will be more than 500 deaths or injuries involving road rage incidents with guns in 2021.And while no agency monitors road rage incidents nationally, there were 446 fatal crashes resulting in 502 deaths linked to road rage in 2019, the most recent numbers available, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.I think that’s increasing people’s likelihood of snapping.”———Police agencies often don’t track road rage incidents because the actions aren’t by themselves criminal offenses.But some agencies, alarmed at what they’ve been seeing, have begun collecting information about road rage cases.In nearby Arlington, Texas, police began tracking road rage incidents separately from other types of aggravated assaults in 2020.

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