It's a frightening trend that the Ohio State Highway Patrol in Belmont County is seeing.
Road rage has ramped up to a new level.
No longer are people satisfied to yell, shake a fist or flash a gesture.
Now road rage cases are pulling over and physically fighting it out along the highway.
Sgt. Don Britton of the OSHP in Belmont County says it's happening at least once a week, and people don't seem to realize how dangerous this is.
"Our advice to people first of all is don't get involved in it," says Sgt. Britton. "If you have an incident, usually it starts out with a traffic violation of some sort. Just get away from the person. We have people stopping on the berm with a stranger. They have no idea what kind of weapon they have, they don't know what their mindset is, and it's a dangerous situation. Obviously that's why we have law enforcement officers carry weapons and have training."
Britton advises people to let it go.
He says if someone is encouraging you to pull off the road and hash it out, don't hesitate a moment--just drive off.
He says stopping to fight means you are allowing another person to control you.
Britton says these days, when people open fire in a movie theater or a church, there is no way to know someone's intentions.
He says a fight over traffic is not worth risking your life.