After reports of angry motorists pointing guns, Buffalo Grove police urge calm

Area police have responded to a few incidents this year where enraged motorists have pointed guns at other drivers, although such occurrences are still rare in Lake County.

Two of the three incidents reported earlier this summer have happened in Buffalo Grove, where police are reminding motorists to keep calm during traffic incidents.

Meghan Hansen, outreach officer at the Buffalo Grove Police Department, said motorists need to act reasonably when dealing with disagreements involving other drivers.

“Road rage is a such a weird thing,” Hansen said. “There are people who can handle it appropriately and there are people who take it to extremes.”

Some police departments in the county haven’t received any reports of road rage where someone brandished a gun at another motorist. Area departments also said recent road incidents involving the display of a gun haven’t ended with the firing of bullets.

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