I saw this tail-gater get brake-checked today and lose it [USA]

ViralHogPublished: March 10, 2016Updated: March 11, 20161,093,730 viewsVirality: 35%
Published: March 10, 2016Updated: March 11, 2016

Info from Licensor: " I was driving my semi southbound on highway 41 near Little Chute, WI. I observed a vehicle tailgating another vehicle. I waved to a passing tanker truck, and the vehicle that was being tailgated brake-checked the tailgater."
Location: Little Chute, WI
Occurence Date: 3/10/2016

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    • 2 rumbles
      Mazdaman · 22 weeks ago

      That's what he/she get for tailgating.

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        bilgerat57 · 2 weeks ago

        No way I'm waiting to get bashed from behind if I need to maneuver quickly. That wasn't even a strong brake check! The jackass wasn't paying attention and overreacted. I doubt the fool learned anything though.

      • 6 rumbles
        MrBushman · 2 weeks ago

        A group of psychologists have determined that brake checking is far more aggressive than tailgating and that it is the equivalent of aggravated assault . There is a simple way to deal with tailgaters, get the hell out of the way!

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          hootbah · 1 week ago

          An EXTREMELY BASIC RULE of DRIVING is to ALWAYS LEAVE yourself SPACE to avoid contact with other vehicles. It is so simple to avoid being a tailgater. Psychologists (MrBushman) often give us evidence of twisted thinking as claimed here. You can bet your boots the tailgater is not a first-time offender in demonstrating egotistical aggressive habits. There is a simple way to deal with tailgating, get the hell off the gas pedal! None of this is intended to excuse those who bore along in the fast lane a few off the acceptable/permitted/common rate of travel. Those need to learn to be out of the way by moving with the traffic or being OUT of the fast lane until there is a very DEFINITE reason to be IN the fast lane.

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        DahlrsRider · 1 week ago

        So you think attempted murder is acceptable. If that car would've rolled and maybe they were kids in it and someone died. You think it is all OK. You can always decelerate and just take your foot off the gas . Leaving the scene of an accident makes them wrong again.

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          hootbah · 1 week ago

          DahlsRider, Are you suggesting reducing the rate of travel while in the fast lane to some lesser one which would cause a hazard?

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      Dennijr · 17 weeks ago

      @Mazdaman You're an imbecile if you think that way. Yea, tailgating is not something people should do, it can cause accidents, but brake checking someone is no better as it can also cause accidents. Everyone was fine until the person in front decided to tap their brakes. A perfect case where two wrongs don't make a right.

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        hootbah · 1 week ago

        Tailgaters constantly demonstrate a supreme lack of both awareness of physical reality and driving skills. A little distance gives room to accelerate for the pass. Why is this lost on so many? Also , a "generous" following distance leaves room for the skilled drivers (a minority) to "work their way through" a series of unskilled, fearful "drivers".

        • 4 rumbles
          silverado9277 · 1 week ago

          Maybe if the slower traffic would keep right as they should, than maybe there would be less tailgaters. Not to defend the tailgaters at all, but if your not passing you need to get out of the passing lane so others may pass. Sure would help with the road rage as well.

          • 2 rumbles
            hootbah · 1 week ago

            All true, s...9277.

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      Bonk · 2 weeks ago

      @mazadaman you are what's wrong with this world , tailgating is wrong but causing an accident and leaving the scene is illegal and immoral

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        Goodlife · 1 week ago

        Add a comment...Watch the video again.... The lead driver did not change speed, he/she merely touched the brake pedal of their vehicle causing the taillights to come on. The lead driver did NOTHING illegal. The tailgater however was driving in an illegal manner. Everyone that thinks the lead driver did anything wrong is an idiot and should not be driving.

        • 2 rumbles
          silverado9277 · 1 week ago

          The lead driver had ample time to get in the correct lane of travel, instead of waiting until after they brake checked the other vehicle. there is a driving lane and a passing lane. it was set up this way to accommodate more traffic, and with any luck slower cars would realize that they need to get out of the way.

          • 2 rumbles
            Goodlife · 1 week ago

            Add a comment...Sure the lead driver had time to move over but there was NO legal requirement for him to do so, he was slowly over taking vehicles in the right lane. The tailgater was legally in the wrong and also a poor driver for loosing control on what should have been a simple straight application of brakes. Those that defend the tailgater are morons.

    • 3 rumbles
      Rastaclown420 · 2 weeks ago

      You do know if there was a wreck or someone got hurt or died the brake checker would be going to jail🤡

      • 2 rumbles
        Koverbee · 1 week ago

        The brake checker would not be going to jail or even charged, the person behind them would be charged for following too closely

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          Rastaclown420 · 1 week ago

          Check the law Koverbee it's called Contributory Negligence if the driver in front slamed on brakes not to avoid a hazard but just to teach the tailgater a lesson any damage or personal injury they will be charged.Trust me I have family who are officers and patrolmen and have arrested people before.One person was sued and had to pay $250,000 because he was at fault for causing a wreck of a Lamborghini.He tried to tell the judge he braked to avoid a deer but it was all caught on camera.

          • 1 rumble
            hootbah · 1 week ago

            All this law blab when intelligent thought applied at the scene of action would be the cure!

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      jfucile · 1 week ago

      Asshole #1 : Failure to yield right to faster traffic, purposely jacking the brakes, leaving the scene of an accident. Asshole #2 : Tailgating too close to allow for reaction time

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        Knightrider7880 · 1 week ago

        Take that failure to yield right to faster traffic off the list. He couldn't safely move to the right as there is a vehicle already there and another one merging.

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        taxman · 1 week ago

        Asshole #1 Failure to yield right to faster traffic? Never heard of that one before..the guy was passing traffic so he was in the correct lane. Purposely jacking the brakes? You are allowed to use the brakes as much as you want it is up to the vehicle following to leave enough room to be able to react. Leaving the scene of an accident? It happened behind him so there is a possibility that he didn't see it...the person taking the video left the scene of an accident Asshole #2 : Tailgating too close to allow for reaction time ...you are correct

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      DahlrsRider · 1 week ago

      I am appalled at that brake checker. Tailgating that close was dangerous, but not as deadly and a life-threatening as that idiot slamming on the break. What if there had been small children in that car and it had rolled. Are you willing to be responsible for the death of the people behind you. What ever happened to left lane is for passing only and then moving to the right. Or just yielding to faster traffic. I can't believe somebody was willing to kill. One was an idiot, the other an asshole.

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        SpookQeen · 1 week ago

        "Are you willing to be responsible for the death of the people behind you?" That could have happened, but most likely did not in this incident. But it is something to think about, when "teaching lessons". It could happen.

      • 3 rumbles
        Christinabobina · 1 week ago

        He was passing cars and there was a car merging. He didn't slam on the brakes either. If there were kids in the car then it would be the tailgaters fault if they got hurt. He was way to close and shouldn't be tailgating if there were kids. My ex mother in law drives with both her feet. One on the gas and one on the brake. I hate following her. She will set off the brake all the time but she's not slowing down. It's from resting her foot on the brake. What if it were someone like that? This one was totally on the tailgater.

      • 1 rumble
        Prince864 · 3 days ago

        By the looks of it, the brake checker did just that, brake check. There was no slamming of brakes. As close as he was following and he slammed the brakes the tailgater would have crashed both. Patience is as a virtue in matters of traffic and driving. If you have no patience to drive, walk. Idiots drive like that to show a sense of power to themselves and because others allow them to. With a tailgater, I usually pull beside a slower vehicle in the other lane ride cruise until the guy get the message or his head explodes with impatience . Tailgate me and you end up driving slower, much, much slower.

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      SpookQeen · 1 week ago

      Not sure they "deserved" it, but if they were not tailgating, they would not be sitting in the ditch! Hopefully they learned a lesson from it!

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      Goodlife · 1 week ago

      I commute 110 miles a day and see these a$$hole tailgaters all the time, guess the tailgater should have left a little more room.. Look, if you are going to tailgate be sure your driving skills are top notch .

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      WATERBOY2010 · 1 week ago

      THE IDIOT SHOULDN`T HAD BEEN ON HIS THAT CLOSE ANYWAY....HE DESERVERD WHAT HE / SHE GOT

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      hootbah · 1 week ago

      So simple to not be a tailgater!

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      silverado9277 · 1 week ago

      People should not be driving in the passing lane. If your in the left lane then you should be getting ready to turn left or passing. Pass and get the hell out of the way. I come across this way to often. the sign on the side of the road says slow traffic keep right, so learn how to read. if you have someone flashing their lights at you, that means your in the way and in the wrong lane.

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      Bryand · 1 week ago

      The slow moving car should have moved to the right to allow faster vehicles to pass. Slamming on the brakes Was dangerous.

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      StatmanrhymeswithBatman · 1 week ago

      Add a comment...It's funny how virtually everyone thinks they are a better than average driver. These comments tend to bear that out.

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      Andymark · 3 days ago

      He was trying to conserve on fuel & reduce his carbon footprint at the same time! He's very concerned about global warming so he killed two birds with one stone by drafting ! It's proven to be a great way to conserve on fuel for those long road trips!!🤣

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      txkrause · 2 days ago

      At in front did nothing wrong. The break light was obviously tapped. Person who hits from behind is always in error. It's an aggressive intimidation tactic, and with the exception of anyone else in the car being hurt, the ends justices the means.

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      toris60 · 1 day ago

      In Florida it is a law for slower traffic to keep to the right....Left lane is for passing. The vehicle should have pulled over to the right.

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      ILuvHorses · 16 hours ago

      All of you "professional" drivers need to go back and watch the video again. First, the so-called brake checker did not slam on the brakes, he merely tapped them lightly to encourage the tailgater to back off. Had he slammed his brakes, you would have seen a distinct change in speed or the tailgater would have hit him! Secondly, the "brake checker" WAS passing,so he was in the correct lane...at least the last time I checked you had to pass on the left! He did not get back into the right lane because there was a vehicle merging into traffic. Had he done so, he may have caused an accident! And as it was a trucker that did the video, that means there would have been a semi thrown into the mix! There was also another van a little farther ahead that was moving slower than the brake checker..he may have been intending on passing that vehicle too. As far as not stopping, just when and how should he have stopped??? Slammed on his brakes? Pulled over and backed up against traffic? Real safe!!! How do you know he didn't take the next exit, stop, call 911 and report it? As I read all of these comments, I sat here and shook my head a lot! The only one at fault was the tailgater!!! Slow the heck down, show some respect and learn how to drive before you get behind the wheel again!~