The Dallas Police released a sobering statistic recently: Road rage accounted for 200 murders and more than 12,000 injuries in the past seven years.
Those 200 deaths represent almost 15% of 1,324 murders in Dallas since 2015.
Several recent road-rage killings have been high profile.
A 54-year-old man was killed in a road rage incident on the Woodall Rogers ramp to Central Expressway at about 10 p.m. Dec. 6. Carl Edmiston of Conroe, in town to take his kid to a doctor appointment, was killed in front of his 17-year-old son, who was shot in the leg.
No suspect has been identified in either of those cases.
Robert Fountain Jr., 37, was shot and killed in a road-rage incident on Forest Lane at Central at about 2 p.m. Dec. 2. A 34-year-old man has been arrested and charged with murder in that case.
Those slayings prompted Park Cities resident Christina Murzin to speak out recently. Her 53-year-old husband, Chris, was murdered in a road-rage incident near I-20 and Polk in February. That case has never been solved, but police have a photo of a suspect’s vehicle.
On Dec. 31, DPD conducted a road-rage initiative with the Texas Department of Public Safety, trawling for drivers who were speeding, overly aggressive or possibly under the influence on Central, the North Dallas Tollway and Interstates 20, 45 and 635.
Find the results of that operation in the graphic below.