John and Keir Teeter have an all to familiar traffic nightmare story to talk about in Southern Colorado. John was driving with his 12 year old son last week on I-25 north in Colorado Springs. John told me, "A car literally as it was out of nowhere came speeding up behind us, well in excess of 110-120 miles per hour." His 12 year old son Keir said, "It was a moment of shock. It happened in one moment." Teeter watched as he said the driver who was fast and furious weaved in and out of traffic. Eventually, Teeter saw him near the Garden of the Gods exit where he got close enough to get the license plate and a driver description of the man.
John Teeter didn't have a cell phone on him when he was driving that day so he called dispatch 20 minutes after the event to give the description of the driver, car and plates. A day later, Teeter filed a report with the Colorado Springs Police Department. He wondered why there wasn't faster movement to find this guy.
I talked to Colorado Springs Police Information Officer Barbara Miller. She told me when it comes to careless or aggressive driving reports, "Most situations an officer has to witness that driving in order for him to write the ticket." However that's in most cases, but in this case the Teeters got a full out description of the suspected driver. Officers will try to locate and verify if that man is the same man who was behind the wheel in the Teeter aggressive driving incident. Miller also said as a general rule, "If you see someone driving recklessly or in this case a hundred miles an hour, don't follow this person at the same speed, that's dangerous. The last thing you want to do is escalate a situation where it can turn into road rage."
Here's what 12 year old Keir Teeter would tell Mr. Aggressive Driver if gets the chance to confront him, "I would say what were you thinking."