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Grants Pass Police say to ignore and report road rage drivers

A local taxi driver says she's seen cases of road rage increase over the past 20 years.

Posted: Sep 27, 2019 5:54 PM
Updated: Sep 27, 2019 5:58 PM

GRANTS PASS, Ore.,--A local taxi driver says she deals with road rage daily. Grants Pass Department of Public Safety says the best tactic to dealing with these drivers is ignoring them and slowing down to let them pass.

"The biggest thing is really just don't engage in that type of behavior. If you can get away from the car do so, go to a public place. If you're able to, drive straight to a police station," says Lt. Dennis Ward.

Dea Lowry has been driving around the Rogue Valley for 20 years. Her company, Town and Country Taxi is based in Grants Pass. Grants Pass has doubled in population in the last 20 years, which means more drivers on the road. She deals with Road Rage on the daily. She says cars speed through school zones, make hand gestures, and cut in front of her. She's had drivers aggressively tailgate and break check her. She keeps her Bluetooth handy in case she needs to report a driver to the police.

"I've actually seen a couple times where they've caught the person, by the time I get by they've already got them," said Dea, "my life and my customer's life are far more important than getting there 2 seconds earlier."

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