Just ahead of a Fourth of July Weekend that is forecast to see Americans hit the road in record numbers, ABC News announced that a special “20/20” report this Friday will examine what the network says is “the nationwide crisis of road rage.”
“Across the country, motorists are yelling, tailgating and fighting with one another over infractions of the driver code, often caught on amateur video,” ABC says in its announcement for “20/20: Freeway Fury,” scheduled for June 30 at 10 p.m. ET on ABC.
“Correspondents Eva Pilgrim and Nick Watt report on these tense situations and how they can quickly become dangerous and even deadly,” the announcement notes. “In the hour, ’20/20′ travels across the country to embed with the Colorado State Patrol, as it struggles to rid the roads of rage, and interviews the mother of a former New York Jets running back, shot to death in an apparent road rage incident in New Orleans; a Southern California woman in prison for killing a motorcyclist when she hit him with her car; a Denver ‘YouTube vigilante’ confronting drivers whom he considers hazardous; and two young women who had a near-death experience with a serial road rager outside Sacramento.”
“20/20” is anchored by Elizabeth Vargas and David Muir, with David Sloan as senior executive producer.