Retaliatory driving, isn't it a scary idea? Retaliatory driving literally means someone who rams their car into other cars or blocks other person’s way deliberately because of their vindictive mentality, when someone blocks their way or intercepts their path. In addition, there are cases where some people disturb another driver's path and cut in suddenly in front of a car, and induce the car into another lane. Recently, since this retaliatory driving has been increasing gradually, the traffic order is also being destroyed on the roads at the same time. Retaliatory drivers, who are so called as 'desperados of the road', are threatening our safety.
As we must fasten safety belt when we drive our cars, safety is always a priority. If someone does retaliatory driving, the damage will transcend the level of what you imagine. By this violent driving, both perpetrator and victim can suffer unforgettable damage. For example, in December, 2014, there was an accident where one driver died due to retaliatory driving on the way to Busan on the Namhae expressway. Also, a horrible thing happened where one driver chased a woman's car for twenty six minutes and rear-ended the car 5 times just because the woman driver cut in front of the other car. As you can see, retaliatory driving is terrible behavior which is directly connected to one person's life and creates a big shock..
Last December 31st, the provisional session of the National Assembly provided cases named ‘special violence’, ‘special intimidation’, and ‘special destruction’, all of which are applied as punishments for the retaliatory driving. They also voted for a revised bill on the traffic laws so that a driver's license could be revoked for a certain period if they received a criminal penalty for retaliatory driving. The danger of retaliatory driving is already verified by real examples. Since many people have been injured or killed by retaliatory driving, this problem must be solved as soon as possible.
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