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I was on HWY 89 driving towards I 15 when a black saab decided to get into my lane almost hitting me I honked and tried to move over which enraged the driver who the tried several times to run me off the road and cornnering me several times against the side barrier as I was driving I had my wife and son and daughter in the vechicle at the time several times he tried to hit me or push me off the road I tried to get away from the male in the black saab but trafic was heavy and I was limited I did not have my cell phone with me. I did have my concealed weapon in my holster laying on my lap to prepare for the worst or just as a precaution my question I purpose is at what point does the vechicle become a weapon and at the time I did fear for my life as well as my wife and children he almost suceed in pusing me off the road at approx 74 MPH into a barrier off a small embankment we at this rate of speed a traffic accident can be fatal if not deadly causing my wife and I to fear for our life what is the view from this fourm on Incident like this and what Ideas have worked for you in the past
 

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I was in a similar position once. The first thing I did was pull over and try to remove myself from the situation. If that person had then pulled over and confronted you then he is the clear aggressor.

From there you would have to decide at what point you become scared that you or or a third party may loose thier lives or obtain serious bodily injury. IANAL (I am not a Lawyer) but I would never want to have to use lethal force from a vehicle.

Seems to easy for the anti's to chalk it up as road rage on the side of you (the victim). But as I said if you pull over you are then taking a step to remove yourself from the altercation. If that person follows you he is the clear aggressor. Also, the other idea is let them follow you right to the police station. I have done that before mostly in my Repo days.

I hope you never have to be put in a situation like that again. This is the reason I tell people to train train train. You never know when these situations are going to come up and you have to be ready.
 

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Thomas said:
I was in a similar position once. The first thing I did was pull over and try to remove myself from the situation.
I agree this is probably the smartest thing to do. Get the heck out of the fight. That'll fix it 9 out of 10 times.

I did that in a similar situation; some freak trying to kill my family and me (northbound I-15 around Centerville). I pulled over by Lagoon and waited a few minutes. He aparently also pulled over also down the road around the corner where we couln't see him, watched for us, and came up behind us again just after the interchange there. Persistant b*st*rd.

I finally ditched him when he was on the left-hand lane by me, I was in the middle lane, and I made a sudden hard break and last-minute dive for the next exit (331 Kaysville). He had no way to react and follow me. (Though I did watch to see if he pulled over to back down the on-ramp, in which case we would have found the nearest cop car.) We drove to Ogden on the side streets, then got back on I-15.

Sure I was armed, but I'd rather avoid a confrontation with a wild animal if at all possible. I just hope nobody else caught his eye. :(
 
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