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There are various explanations for vehicular homicide, such as road rage, alcohol use, and revenge. The only difference between vehicular homicide and other types of homicide is that the weapon used is the vehicle. The same elements must be proven as in any homicide, and the person can be tried for murder. In Canada, the majority of the charges in vehicular homicide cases are “Dangerous Operation of Motor Vehicle Causing Death.” Each of the explanations, road rage and impaired driving, will be discussed at length, including a profile of the perpetrators, factors related to each, and approaches to dealing with the incidents.

Road Rage

In Canada, road rage has been defined as “random acts of violence or aggressive behavior carried out by frustrated or over-stressed drivers.” ...

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