When you live in a city like Amarillo, Texas, you will be surrounded by major highways.  We have I-40 and I-27 in Amarillo, and with big highways come road rage.

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What is Road Rage?

According to the Dictionary:

road rage
  1. violent anger caused by the stress and frustration involved in driving a motor vehicle in difficult conditions.

Now road rage can happen anywhere you drive. It's not just the major interstates. It happens on major streets, side streets, and four-way stops, it happens everywhere.

If you are frustrated and driving, someone will tick you off and put you into a road rage. However, you can scream in your car, you might even stick a certain finger in the air, but refrain from tracking down the person who cut you off and acting violently.

Amarillo has places all over that will bring out the rage in any roader!

The Roads of Amarillo that Cause the Most Road Rage

Amarillo is a big little city and when it comes to driving, we have some areas in town that most people avoid because it brings out the road rage. Not just road rage, in your car, but road rage in the other person's car as well.

Gallery Credit: Lori Crofford

We've All Heard "People in Amarillo Can't Drive"

The best way to avoid road rage is to try to be patient with other drivers.   If the other driver is screaming, honking, and using a bad finger, do your best to let them pass you.

If at all possible try to avoid these places in Amarillo that bring out the road rage in people.

Ranchotel: The Forgotten Landmark of Old Route 66 in Amarillo, Texas

The Ranchotel, located at 2501 W. 6th St., is a product of Route 66's heyday.

When Americans first began long-distance automotive travel, they typically stayed in hotels or camped beside the road. In response, clever entrepreneurs began to build what were called tourist courts. The Ranchotel is one of these.

It was built in 1940 and until recently, it was considered one of the best preserved examples of Route 66's tourist facilities. It was placed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1995 and was well maintained until 2020.

Even now, in spite of the building's fading beauty, there is still the nostalgic air held by many a historic landmark.

Gallery Credit: Sarah Clark

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