Had someone try to run me off the road this morning

Had someone try to run me off the road this morning

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    Had someone try to run me off the road this morning

    I live in southern NH where I have my CCW and am almost always carrying, but I also work and visit friends/relatives in MA so I cross the border into MA at least 5-6 times a week. Getting my MA Non-res LTC has been on my to-do list but after what happened this morning it has been moved to the top of my list.


    I was driving with my girlfriend and daughter to visit a family member in the hospital in MA. We were on I-495 near Haverhill traveling the speed limit in the center lane when a white Bronco driven by an older scruffy looking man in the right lane decided he just HAD to be in the middle lane. Only problem was, I was in his way. He crossed into my lane almost hitting me which I was able to avoid. I honked at him because I wasn't sure if he was just not paying attention or what and he got very irate.. I could see him yelling and screaming and giving me the finger. I kept going and maybe 1/4 mile down the highway he caught up with us again, came right up on my bumper, then swerved around on my right side and pulled up next to us. I could see him stare right at us as he tried swerving into our lane to side swipe us. I managed to maneuver out of the way before he actually hit my car. My girlfriend and I both went for our cells to call the police and the guy sped off the highway at the next exit. Luckily my girlfriend got his license plate to report him. She dialed 911 and after a quick account of what happened and his license plate number, was put on hold and transferred to the mass state police. She then told them the same quick account and his license plate number, and that was that. They didn't ask for her info or anything and didn't seem to be in all that of a hurry to deal with the road rage driver.

    Most importantly we made it back home with only a story to tell, but it was definitely one of those moments that does not sit well. This guy showed intent to harm myself and my loved ones. Had he hit us and run us off the road, who knows what he'd have done next. I've been in other situations that has made me concerned for my personal safety and is one of the reasons I got my CCW in the first place, but this is the first time I've been with loved ones while in that situation. To make matters worse, I was unarmed due to my lack of MA LTC permit and felt like I was not fully prepared to defend them if need be. I'm going to make it a priority to get to a MA ltc class and go through the hassle of getting my MA non-resident "temp" LTC. Our safety is worth the $100 a year, no matter how ridiculous the fee and limited terms may be.
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    Glad you and yours are safe and sound! This guy will eventually kill himself or someone else. Just happy it was not you this time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dstringf View Post
    a white Bronco driven by an older scruffy looking man
    My first thought was, "OJ's out of jail again?"

    In all seriousness, I'm glad you guys are OK. The world is full of crazies.
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    If it were me, I'd avoid trips to Mass... wait.. I already do.
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    If you go into MA that much, yeah, I'd put it at top of my list, or another states non-resident permit which would be honored by MA and is easier to get if possible. Good that things didn't go terribly wrong.

    Hopefully they will be able to use the tag number and catch him. Who knows, they may have already.
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    Hey CCWFlaRuger.... Trust me, I do avoid unnecessary trips. If I weren't employed in the state I'd be so much better off. Unfortunately in my field of work there isn't much jobs to be had within NH.

    tkruf... MA doesn't honor any other state's CCW permit so I'm stuck with getting the MA LTC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dstringf View Post
    tkruf... MA doesn't honor any other state's CCW permit so I'm stuck with getting the MA LTC.
    Sorry to hear that! That's a pretty steep cost for one year. We do what we got to do.

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    Go ride a motorcycle for awhile, and watch what people in 4 wheels do to you ..... this would be minor.
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    Love them Mass drivers

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    Glad it all turned out ok.

    I worry about some road rage jerk following me home.

    Road rage. Home invasions. This is the world we live in anymore; shameful
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eagleks View Post
    Go ride a motorcycle for awhile, and watch what people in 4 wheels do to you ..... this would be minor.
    I concur to an extent, but there is a difference between inattentive drivers or ignorant drivers and one trying to purposely ram you. I know, I've been riding for over 20 years now.

    BTW - I'm glad you all are safe and sound also. Until you get that, you might invest in a good walkiing cane as a defensive tool in the meantime. Just remember, it's used for walking when asked, you sprained your ankle or your elderly aunt/uncle left it in your vehicle (insert wink).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eagleks View Post
    Go ride a motorcycle for awhile, and watch what people in 4 wheels do to you ..... this would be minor.
    Motorcycles do seem to be magnets for idiots. My dad rode for 50 years until he was hit by a semi who wasn't paying attention. He made it OK but has sworn off ever getting back on one. Changed my mind about getting a motorcycle as well.
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    It's quite distressing to know the situation can get real bad real quick, especially when legally disarmed and you're right in the middle of said situation.
    Been there and didn't like that one little bit!
    Alas, idiotas and lunaticks about on today's roadways!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guardian View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Eagleks View Post
    Go ride a motorcycle for awhile, and watch what people in 4 wheels do to you ..... this would be minor.
    I concur to an extent, but there is a difference between inattentive drivers or ignorant drivers and one trying to purposely ram you. I know, I've been riding for over 20 years now.
    Absolutely true Eagleks. In thirty years of riding I have had more near death experiences due to other drivers inattention and malice while on a motorcycle than I can count. It is nearly a daily experience. I have had cage drivers deliberately try to steam roller me, run me off the road, share my lane, pull out in front of me, draw guns and try to ram me from behind while on the bike more often than I can count. All at least a thousand times more often than it happens in the car.

    Seattle, in fact all of western Washington is the worst. I can be on the open road across the entire country for months with nary a mishap. As soon as I cross state lines the demolition derby begins and gets worst the closer I am to Seattle. Seems they manage to hit me about once every decade.

    I carry ball bearings in my left pocket and a ASP.

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    Well I am glad everyone is ok.

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