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Give a Shout Out to Good Samaritans During Tuesday's Bad Traffic

The shooting of a CHP officer shut down I-680 all day, creating major traffic problems in the outer East Bay. Patience was lost and tempers flared. But who deserves kudos for keeping their cool?

East Bay drivers experienced a traffic nightmare Tuesday. A  and on into the early evening. Surface streets were flooded with re-routed traffic all day.

Gridlock can be infuriating. Seeing impatient drivers try to cut in line using the shoulder, as , is a recipe for road rage.

No doubt, there are plenty of commuters complaining about the traumatic road conditions Tuesday. But the worst situations can also bring out the best in people. Drivers trapped in traffic kept calm, . Perhaps some even helped their neighbors with car problems, or shared their food and water during the wait.

Did you witness any random acts of kindness in Tuesday's traffic jams? See any drivers keeping their cool? Share your experience in the comments below.

Anna Hamblett September 05, 2012 at 08:23 PM
We need good Police, CHP, Volunteer Police and Fire Fighters on the streets and it's sad when one falls in the line of duty. I don't know what was going on in the man's head but he did what he did. Now a man is fallen from a line of duty because a man in a jeep. It's a sad story whatever happened that day for everyone. For the man in jeeps family and for Officer Youngstrom of the CHP's and his family and the CHP's officers. No one wins here.
Voter with an ID September 05, 2012 at 08:37 PM
Heres' some praise: You're very cute!
DH September 06, 2012 at 07:03 AM
You all may have been stuck in traffic for hours, and I'm really sorry for that, but at the end of the day, you went home to your family. Our fallen officer didn't get to do that.
Anna September 06, 2012 at 12:39 PM
Absolutely correct. The first thing I did when I got home Tuesday after being stuck in traffic for several hours was hug my kids and pray that Officer Youngstrom would pull through. I'm very sad that he didn't.
Richard calliger September 14, 2012 at 10:42 PM
You are so right in your focus...the officer..not the traffic! Thank God for your Love of Our Lord Rich Calliger 510 541 0841

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