At around 8:00 AM on Wednesday morning, two vehicles on Wednesday morning engaged in what was to become a case of road rage. A late model Chrysler Sebring convertible and a green Chevy pickup truck engaged in one act after another of cutting each other off on Interstate 270 around Interstate 85 South of Frederick, Maryland. The last time, the Chrysler Sebring went off the road and hit a concrete median, killing both passengers.
The death was the first attributed to road rage in this area. This area has become more and more over crowded with insufficient infrastructure. People are moving farther away from work, commuting longer distances, driving in more congestion, and we are tolerating each other less and less.
People needing to commute from downtown Washington to the Gaithersburg area consistently run into problems coming to the Beltway from Canal Road. Once getting onto the Beltway, traffic moves at 60 - 65 miles per hour and those getting onto the Beltway are not permitted to change lanes to exit on the left side to gain entry to Interstate 270 heading to Gaithersburg and points North. In other words, traffic is moving at 60 - 65 mph bumper to bumper, and one day, there will be a chain reaction accident where a huge number of cars pile into each other because a car tire blew out and the cars behind it were following too closely, and couldn't stop.
I no longer book appointments that cause me to travel at Rush Hour. Any Rush Hour.
This is not the only place in the DC Metropolitan area where these conditions exist, daily.
To the best of my knowledge, as of this writing, the driver of the green Chevy pickup truck has not been found, yet.
This kind of crap has got to stop, overcrowding or otherwise.