KING 5 recently reported on a road rage incident where a 19-year-old man was taken into
custody after he shot into another vehicle and the bullet struck an 11-year-old boy.
The incident took place in Tacoma on November 25, 2022.
The report also indicated that road rage incidents have been increasing in western Washington
over the past few years. Law enforcement has noted more drivers acting aggressively over this
time frame. In King County the number of road rage incidents involving guns has also
increased in the years since 2017.
While the exact reasons for these increases are impossible to understand completely, one factor
is simply an increased population driving on the roadways and traffic becoming more congested
as a result.
If you find yourself having to deal with another driver who is acting aggressively, the best thing
you can do is disengaged from the confrontation and let them drive on their way.