Pleasanton police warn of road-rage dangers


Pleasanton police officials tried to engage the community while warning about the dangers of road-rage incidents with a social media post earlier this month.

Officers recently responded to an unspecified case of road rage that ultimately ended safely despite one of the people involved being in possession of a gun and multiple magazines, police said on the department's Facebook page on May 20.

"We get it, traffic in the greater Bay Area is frustrating," they wrote.

"Thankfully nobody was hurt in this situation, but it could have ended differently. If confronted with a road rage situation, stay calm, don't antagonize the other party and do not pull over to engage the other party. You can also drive to a local police department if you feel unsafe," they added.

Police then looked to engage the community by asking about what other ways local residents handle stressful traffic conditions. Visit the Pleasanton Police Department's Facebook page to check out the answers.

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