far fewer drivers is making my commutes much easier and more enjoyable, but is anyone else having more instances of near road rage and accident situations? Friday I was driving to meet a buddy for lunch (socially distanced on the deck of his new house, for those who were thinking it!). I'm sitting at a light for an access road and 200 yards ahead is another light for the main road. As soon as the light turns green the jackass behind me guns it swerves around me in the intersection to get ahead of me, and then has to jam on his brakes to get stopped at the still red next light. I was in a hurry so I was anticipating the light and driving plenty fast as it was. I laid on the horn out of habit because it was such a dangerous and dikheaded move. 2 young punks, flipping me off, and I return in kind. Through the next few lights we take the same route and of course, despite speeding off the line like a fool, he never gets appreciably ahead of me. Maybe a halfmile later, a different car in the lane next to me drifts into my lane and I have to blow the horn at him, as he's pushing me into oncoming traffic. Then at the light at the bottom of the hill, there's a line of cars behind a guy making a left turn and as I proceed past them and through the intersection, one of the cars pulls out in front of me. No question I'm pancaking her, just a question of how bad. I stand on the brakes and she accelerates out of fear and somehow we don't make contact. I just got new tires last Sunday and I think they made the difference. Lay on the horn again, because she nearly killed or maimed both of us. So in a mile, I blast my horn 3X, all while being the defensive party, in relatively light traffic. WTF? Then today, driving back from the store, a guy gets up on my bumper in the left lane. I've been passing, but we came up on a cop in the middle lane so the guy in front of me slows down and won't pass him. The guy gets right up on my bumper and honks at me, even though I've got nowhere to go. He gets in the middle lane and then the right lane to try and pass, but sees the cop and slows down. As I pass him now, he flips me the bird and I return in kind. Something has set me off and I've sort of decided subconsciously that if someone F's with me, I'm returning fire, but I can't decide if I'm just getting more agitated by the other retarded drivers, or is everyone just on a short fuse and distracted by current events and are driving poorly Thoughts?