For the past 10 years I have lived in a large city and have been introduced to road rage. Living in small towns previously, the state of mind was nothing like it is here and altercations rarely escalated to violence. I haven't handled my few situations intelligently. I didn't start the incidents (well not intentionally) but I actively defend myself when being cursed at and have challenged the other driver as well. We have news reports all the time about road rage and how to deal with it. But sometimes they say to ignore the other person and not make eye contact, and other times they say ignoring the person makes the situation worse and you should acknowledge them in an apologetic manner even if you don't know what you did wrong. What has been your experience with road rage and how did you handle it? How do you think you would handle it next time?