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Road rage, intimidation
By Cody Hansen


January 12, 2008
Saturday AM

I recently read a letter on Sitnews about road rage and intimidation. A former Ketchikan resident stated in this letter that males feel "comfortable" shouting at young women and older women alone. I think that statement is absolutely false. She also stated that the "mad macho drivers" pick on the women because they know if they did that to a male driver they might be looking at a fist down their throat. Another false statement in my opinion.

I don't think gender has a thing to do with it. It has to do with BAD DRIVING. I drove in Ketchikan for many years and I sure didn't single out women for their bad driving just because they were women. If I got angry at someone on the road it sure wasn't because of their gender.

I think it is unfair for someone to single out men, saying that we choose to pick on women rather than men just because they are an easier target. To me it all has to do with bad driving. Maybe there happens to be more bad women drivers than there are bad men drivers, I don't know. But one thing I do know is that gender has absolutely nothing to do with it.

Cody Hansen
Ketchikan, AK

Received January 10, 2008 - Published January 12, 2008


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