Behavior: Auto Violence

Hostility on the highway

Mark Furman, 28, and his wife Claudia, 24, were driving from Milwaukee to Chicago when their car was bumped from behind by a Cadillac carrying four passengers. Two of them jumped from the Caddie, shot and killed Mark, then pistol-whipped Claudia and shot her in the right arm. More and more, say authorities, motorists are attacking one another with fists, knives, guns—or with the car itself—after minor accidents or quarrels over right-of-way.

On Long Island, an enraged driver who thought he had been cut off smashed the offending vehicle with...

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