Almost 1,400 cases of road violence have been recorded in Israel in 2022

The term “road rage” is an international phenomenon, but in Israel -known for its so-called crazy drivers - the number of violent incidents has seen an alarming increase.

Although it is not news that Israelis can be aggressive on the road, what experts are seeing now is unprecedented. Several stories in the past couple of months caused shockwaves across the country, including the stabbing of Yuri Volkov in November, a 52-year-old father who worked at a hospital.

A motorcyclist had cut off Yuri’s wife on the road in Holon, central Israel. When Yuri came to her defense, the driver pulled out a knife and stabbed him before driving off. The 22-year-old suspect was charged with murder. ... Read More: i24