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Moves are afoot to tighten penalties for acts of road rage that could result in a serious accident. The dangerous acts of drivers persistently tailgating other cars or motorcycles on expressways to intimidate them, or swerving and cutting in front of them to force them to stop, have gained public attention following some high-profile fatal incidents in recent years.

However, the road traffic law does not have a provision penalizing the act of road rage itself. The government and the ruling Liberal Democratic Party are now weighing the introduction of tighter penalties to deter road rage, which poses a growing threat to safety on our nation’s highways and byways.

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