NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WKRN) – Metro Police are teaming up with a local nonprofit to host a meeting on road rage and how to deal with it.
Road rage is becoming too common in Middle Tennessee. According to 2019 data from the AAA Road Safety Foundation, nearly 80% of drivers have expressed anger, assault or road rage at least once in the past 30 days.
Partners in the Struggle will host a road rage community discussion on Saturday at the eastern precinct of the police department.
Sergeant Jessica Ware, MNPD East Riding Community Affairs Coordinator, will lead the discussion.
âI want people to drive safely. I want them to realize that driving safely is getting to your destination alive and whatever argument or madness someone has given you is not worth the risk of not arriving alive â, a- she declared. “I think it’s important for discussion and awareness – just like any other topic, if you don’t bring it up, it’s hard to put it in the front of your mind and understand what’s going on and think about how you would react in a situation.
The meeting will discuss how to react and manage yourself in the event of a road rage incident.
The event will take place at the East End of the Police Department on Trinity Lane inside the Community Meeting Room starting at 1 p.m. It’s free and open to the public.