Driver Loses Control Of Their Own Car And Swerves Into A Ditch

ViralHogPublished: March 10, 2016Updated: March 11, 20166,577,985 plays$20,773.00 earned
Published: March 10, 2016Updated: March 11, 2016

This dash-cam footage is from a fully loaded semi, driving southbound on highway 41 near Little Chute, Wisconsin. As it is a very heavy vehicle, smart driver’s notice his slow speed and pass it around, using turn signals on and everything. As the truck goes through an overpass bridge, two black SUVs pass the heavy vehicle in the left lane.

Now, we all know what the left lane serves for. If you come across a slow-moving vehicle in front of you, use the left lane to pass it around and continue on your journey driving at the maximum speed allowed. The road in front of the semi, however, seems to be full of slower vehicles, so the first SUV probably wanted to pass them all before switching lanes, but the second SUV seems to have wanted to speed things up a bit. So they did what every respectable driver on this planet hates the most - they tailgated the car in front of them.

No one wants when people “breathe down their necks", or in this case, rear bumpers. That second SUV came pretty close to the one in front, so they got what they asked for. The first SUV slams on the breaks, causing the tailgater to lose control of their car in the middle of a highway and drive through the central barrier.

The rules on the road are there for all of us. We don’t think break-checking someone is a good idea, but the driver of a SUV with plates that say “PRINSES" sure got what she asked for.

While on the subject of terrible drivers that want to bypass the rules of traffic and semis, we just have to tell you what happens when you try the opposite of “PRINSES” here. We hope we don’t have to tell you how big semis can be. Given they have to haul enormous amount of freight, semis have moving power that can be difficult to stop at a moment's notice, so you would be smart to steer clear of their path if you find yourself near them on the freeway.

This driver, however, was "fortunate" enough to have the finger shown to him by the driver of that van, just before he tries to brake check the semi. If you ignore the rudeness, all you are left to judge upon is the guy's reasoning. What was he thinking? The finger was retrieved just before the semi's momentum nudged the driver into some sense and he slammed the gas pedal! Thank goodness for that dash cam.

This other driver had it much worse and that was purely out of negligence. A semi driver had the most unfortunate thing happen to them on the highway some 2 miles outside Lewisville. They are trying to over take a caravan in the middle lane, but a silver sedan from the far right lane tries to move to the far left lane on the highway, right in front of the heavy vehicle, cutting him off! The result is not at all pleasing.

This here is natural selection at it's finest!

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    • 7 rumbles
      Mazdaman · 2 years ago

      That's what he/she get for tailgating.

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        bilgerat57 · 1 year 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.

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          jjrrWWuudd · 29 weeks ago

          Brake checking is against the law.

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            Echo103113 · 23 weeks ago

            Tailgating is against the law to. Just remember: tailgate and you will be the 1st one to the accident and the last to leave. I believe the trucker's dashcam will tell the story

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            sundancer2004 · 22 weeks ago

            I saw a deer run across the road! Or was it a dog, or a horse.,. Antway i saw it.

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        MrBushman · 1 year 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 year 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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          Dertred9178 · 1 year ago

          Where would you like the guy to go? Into the other lane where someone is merging on to the freeway? Im just thinking that would be a stupid move don't you? Simple said tailgating assholes are simply that, assholes who think hey own the road.

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          Tenolin · 1 year ago

          Just goes to show psychologists aren't as smart as they try to portray themselves to be. The law says you need 1 car length per 10 miles per hours travel speed between you and the driver in front of you.

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          SassyRoman · 1 year ago

          What if you can't get out of the way? That car could have gone around and didn't. He was the aggressor. I don't agree.

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            wssides · 12 weeks ago

            No passing on the right on freeways in many jurisdictions. Also courtesy says keep left to let others merge.

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          Jpierro · 1 year ago

          A group of quivering libtard psychologists? They're the only type I know of that feels justified in blaming the VICTIM.

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          kiyone57 · 1 year ago

          And what if you can't "get the hell out of the way"? I've been tailgated in situations where that's not an option. I was taught to back off of the accelerator. They'll get the message and either back off or pass .

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          KathyJWilson · 1 year ago

          Really MrBushman? I would love to meet these psychologists. Though honestly I doubt they exist, I am guessing you might make a habit of tailgating, and are making this claim to justify yourself. In this case there was plenty of space and time that if the tailgater wanted to get around the other, he could have, the fact is he made no effort at all to do so, in fact the one behind seemed to deliberately ride up even closer. IT is the person coming from behind who is responsible for making sure there is a safe distance between them and the car in front of them, not the other way around!!Perhaps he was making some stupid attempt to draft, or he was just being an A$$. In any case both actions are illegal and extremely dangerous! Tailgating is against the law, that simple. DON'T DO IT AND THIS KIND OF CRAP WILL NOT HAPPEN!!!

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          bilgerat57 · 1 year ago

          Add a comment...Watch the video again. Getting out of the way wasn't an option at that point.

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          FedUp1234 · 29 weeks ago

          Add a comment...Quite obviously the front vehicle could not move to the right due to merging traffic. The person behind is the one committing assault not the one brake checking. Either your "group of psychologists" are full of shit or you are. To me a tailgater is endangering me and everyone on the road and it should be legal to meet a potentially deadly threat with an equally deadly response. Shoot the fucker.

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        DahlrsRider · 1 year 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 year 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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          Rebel · 1 year ago

          If there were anyone other then the driver in that car then the driver is responsible for his own reckless driving I always drive carefully with precious cargo on board !!

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          Jpierro · 1 year ago

          The lead car wasn't involved in an accident. He didn't even CAUSE it. The tail car lost control, obviously because it was being operated by an inexperienced/unqualified driver.

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          hootbah · 1 year ago

          DahlrsRider...Straining rationality with your phrase "attempted murder"...If, if, if.."kids,died and all that would be strong reasons for dingbat tailgater to simply NOT! Also "You (Who?) decelerate? More BS: "leaving the scene"...the "scene" was behind .

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          KathyJWilson · 1 year ago

          I will point out once again, tailgating is illegal, as is drafting in most states, for a reason, it is incredibly reckless and dangerous, and though I would feel incredibly bad if there had been children in the vehicle, it makes the one who was tailgating even more callas and thoughtless, to senselessly put his children or anyone in his vehicle at risk with what he is doing!!! It is a drivers responsibility to make sure there is a safe distance between them self and the car ahead of them, not the other way around, that is the law. You are another that leads me to believe, you likely make a habit of tailgating yourself and are desperately trying to justify it. Well there is not justifying it, it is illegal, that simple, and this kind is crap would not happen, if people did not try to tailgate!!

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          Echo103113 · 23 weeks ago

          If there were kids or a passenger in that car then the driver that lost control would be at fault for not keeping his/ her vehicle under control. Driver's ed 101

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      Dennijr · 1 year 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 year 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".

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          silverado9277 · 1 year 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.

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            hootbah · 1 year ago

            All true, s...9277.

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            Dertred9178 · 1 year ago

            I believe he passed the big rig that recorded the incident and then there was a vehicle merging onto the freeway so you comment is invalid.

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            tonycaudill · 1 year ago

            Look back at video. He was being tailgated while PASSING people in slow lane. The Gaiter was too close for comfort. Tapping ones brake is an indicator to the rear driver to" get the hell back, dummy'.

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          Cactushead · 1 year ago

          Yes, but if you're couch surfing in the left lane, you're already breaking the law. It's illegal to pass on the right, the far left lane is for passing only and if you're refusing to move right to let someone pass, you're the one being a bully and breaking the law.

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            Echo103113 · 23 weeks ago

            The posted speed limit is for ALL lanes not just the ones people think it is for so if someone want to do the speed limit in the far left that person isn't breaking the law

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          Dennijr · 1 year ago

          You're going to break the law to prevent someone else from breaking the law? How courteous of you!

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          tonycaudill · 1 year ago

          In Texas and many other states the left lane is for passing, only. That means you may NOT drive for a long time just cruising along.

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            BernieLomax · 1 year ago

            The lead car was in the left lane because he was passing the truck that filmed the incident. So he wasn't violating any laws. The asshole that was tailgating violated the "1 car lentgh for every 10 miles per hour" rule. So he got what he deserved.

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          hootbah · 1 year ago

          Your comment has the smell of those who feel very justified just boring along in the left/passing lane no matter what occurs. It would be good if you could upgrade your thinking along the lines of doing what promotes better traffic flow. Often asserting "my rights" is identical to obstinate arrogance.

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          Jparker689 · 18 weeks ago

          That is a false statements. The left is for passing only not to drive the speed limit. So states writes tickets for driving in the lefr lane at the speed limit. Studies shows people driving in the left at the limit cause more accidents then people driving 5 miles over the limit. The first car was in the wrong from the start, he/she should have got in the right lane after passing the truck and slowing down a little to allow the car to merger.

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            wssides · 12 weeks ago

            There was merging traffic that had the right to the right lane.

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        Jpierro · 1 year ago

        Everything was NOT "fine" before the brake check. Tailgating is aggressive driving, which is a form of assault. Brake checking is merely self-defense.

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        hootbah · 1 year ago

        It is SO EASY to NOT BE a TAILGATER! It might also be VERY EASY to prove tailgating is a mental disorder. (do we dare let those psychologists back in here?) At the very least it demonstrates with overwhelming force the tremendous lack of a grip on reality by the tailgater. Everyone was fine until the tailgater got TOO CLOSE.

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          Dennijr · 1 year ago

          technically, everyone was fine, and would have stayed that way, until the person in front tapped their brakes :

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            hootbah · 1 year ago

            Yes, Dennijr, and we could just as easily say everyone was fine until the tailgater created a hazardous condition. Do tailgaters think they can push traffic ahead by their foolish actions? Tailgating is just STUPID.

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            Dennijr · 1 year ago

            we could also say everyone was fine until they got in the vehicles, but that isnt my point. the final decision that was made to contribute to the crash was the driver in front tapping the brakes. tailgaters do so because they expect you to get out of their way when you see them in the mirror (as you should, though as others have mentioned, it was not possible for the person in front at the time). dont get me wrong, im not defending either party, they both did things they shouldnt have, and in my opinion, neither is better than the other.

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      Bonk · 1 year 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 year 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.

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          silverado9277 · 1 year 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.

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            Goodlife · 1 year 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.

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            Dertred9178 · 1 year ago

            Watch the video again and realize he passed a big rig and a car was merging onto the freeway. Your comment is idiotic.

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          Echo103113 · 23 weeks ago

          The driver getting tailgated DID try to get over but the car that came on the on ramp just behind was too close in the right lane for his to move right safely. Watch the damn video. Oh my Bad it isn't a batman or lego movie so it can't hold your attention

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      Rastaclown420 · 1 year ago

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

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        Koverbee · 1 year 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 year 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.

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            hootbah · 1 year ago

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

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            jsalzman · 1 year ago

            Contributory Negligence is a defense claim that's applied to the PLAINTIFF! Who would be the plaintiff in this scenario? The wrecked SUV driver, because they would most likely be the party to sue for damages! It's used to determine how much a plaintiff's compensation could be reduced (or eliminated) when actions the plaintiff performed THROUGH THEIR OWN NEGLIGENCE contributes to their harm. Tailgating is negligence!

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            Koverbee · 1 year ago

            The laws are different for each state and in my state that's not the law. In fact the driver in front should not be charged, who's to say he/she didn't simply sneeze in a situation such as that.....when driving there are many things that could cause a person to involuntary hit the brakes so anyone who is following too closely is responsible for what happens

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            harveyriggs · 26 weeks ago

            They never slammed on the brakes, otherwise they would have been hit because of the speed to distance ratio of the tailgater! They tapped the brakes while maintaining speed and the tailgater over-reacted!

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      jfucile · 1 year 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 year 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 year 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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        harveyriggs · 26 weeks ago

        A) They were passing other vehicles, b) a car was merging on, c) You need assured clear distance to move over, it did not have it, specially in front of a truck, D) was not an actual brake check, the speed to distance was too close to begin with, had they really hit the brakes to slow, they would have been hit. Your right, too close to allow for adequate reaction time, so they over-reacted, probably was distracted texting and saw the light, so sudden slamming of their brakes.

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      DahlrsRider · 1 year 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 year 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.

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          hootbah · 1 year ago

          Those considerations are what keeps me from doing that which I would feel rather justified in doing.

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        Christinabobina · 1 year 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.

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        Prince864 · 1 year 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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          hootbah · 1 year ago

          The cars with state/county/city emblems are the ONES charged with REGULATING traffic....best leave it to them. Blocking traffic will not earn you a rating of intelligent driving. Just getting out of the way at your earliest reasonable , "non hurried", opportunity is the best action. Non of these people are susceptible to learning a lesson.

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        harveyriggs · 26 weeks ago

        The tailgater was obviously distracted with texting and saw the lights and over-reacted! It was not a true brake check, more of a tap brakes and activate the lights.

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      SpookQeen · 1 year 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 year 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 year ago

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

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      hootbah · 1 year ago

      So simple to not be a tailgater!

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      silverado9277 · 1 year 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 year 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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        harveyriggs · 26 weeks ago

        What slamming of brakes? The speed to distance ratio of the tailgater never really changed! Had it been a actual brake check, they would have made contact! That was a light tap of the brake to activate the lights and the tailgater was distracted, probably texting, then saw the lights and over-reacted!

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      StatmanrhymeswithBatman · 1 year 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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        hootbah · 1 year ago

        Tongue firmly in cheek there, eh?

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          hootbah · 1 year ago

          Tongue in wrong spot...comment very insightful.

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      Andymark · 1 year 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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        hootbah · 1 year ago

        Tongue firmly in cheek there, eh?

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      txkrause · 1 year 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 year 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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        hootbah · 1 year ago

        A very limited apprehension of the essential elements of the situation resulting in a poorly founded comment

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        harveyriggs · 26 weeks ago

        Add a comment...Based on movement, they were passing and a vehicle was getting on, so they kept passing!

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      ILuvHorses · 1 year 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!~

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        hootbah · 1 year ago

        Best observation/analysis/evaluation of all here. All major elements recognized and mentioned.

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        StatmanrhymeswithBatman · 1 year ago

        I agree with you conclusion that the tailgater was at fault. On a lighter note, I just think everyone should just drive the speed I want to drive. That would solve a lot of problems!

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        franksmith · 1 year ago

        What you fail to realize is the driver in front purposely created a dangerous situation unnecessarily and left the scene of an accident. What a moron. You should have your license revoked.

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        harveyriggs · 26 weeks ago

        yes, too many don't seem to grasp the whole picture. Another thing people are not think because of the false sense of distance in the dash cam video, is that(and constantly happens all day) you need assured clear distance to move over in front of a vehicle and when it comes to a semi, 10-30 feet is not assured clear distance. TO actually gauge the real distance, the white lines are spaced 20feet center to center and say the truck is doing 60mph, he needs vehicles to wait till they have 7 seconds of spacing to move over to give assured clear distance. Which is about 600feet spacing!

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      Payattention · 1 year ago

      Left lane is for passing... Get out of the way... Let them by... If they want to speed, let them take them selves out of the gene pool!!!!

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      hootbah · 1 year ago

      Dingbat dummy tailgater lucky to be upright after demonstrating no intelligence or skill in driving..

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      Sappho · 1 year ago

      I would be willing to bet that those commenters more sympathetic to the tailgater than to the brake-checker are aggressive drivers themselves. I am not. I think it's important to remember that highways are *public* thoroughfares, so when driving, we can expect to encounter inexperienced drivers, older drivers, impaired drivers, drivers with young children, distracted drivers, drivers drinking hot coffee, lost drivers, etc., basically, anyone who at some point could get a driver's license. You may be the most skilled driver in the world, but it just isn't your road. It's simply unacceptable to bully a driver into changing lanes because you can't maintain the desired speed. If you want to pass, you can signal from an appropriate distance (what is it: a car length for every 10 mph?). Then, if the driver of the other car wants to be considerate, he or she can change lanes, but if that driver doesn't comply, there's nothing you can do. You just have to suck it up. That being said, I can't help but (secretly) root for the brake-checker. The car was traveling fast enough to pass a semi, and it wasn't possible to change lanes immediately because of the car entering the highway. What it looks like to an outside observer isn't necessarily what the driver is perceiving. Maybe the driver's reactions were somewhat slow. Maybe he or she was dealing with a blind spot. Maybe he or she wasn't being passive aggressive and simply applied the brakes out of anxiety. Maybe the brake checker would be liable in an accident, but if you follow someone that closely and you don't consider the possible consequences, you shouldn't be driving.

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        franksmith · 1 year ago

        I wish the tailgater slammed into the the back of brake=checker and broke his spine, paralyzing him for life. The tailgater would not be as injured as the car he hits. Go on and paralyze yourself for life in order to teach the driver behind you. That makes sense to you? I hope you don't have a drivers license. The car being tailgated might as well have taken out a gun and shot at the car behind him. What he did was attempted murder and reckless endangerment and there is NO excuse for such a disregard for others lives. Morons - GET OUT OF THE WAY or GET OFF THE ROAD!

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          Sappho · 1 year ago

          I think you may have misunderstood me. I'm not advocating that anyone brake-check as a revenge tactic.. Nor do I want to see anyone paralyzed for life. Driving isn't supposed to be a contact sport. My point was that we never know what's going on with the drivers around us, and it's best to drive defensively--and deal with our unresolved anger and entitlement somewhere outside the car.

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      LyftPro · 1 year ago

      As a rideshare driver, I see all kinds of wrong on the roads. The tailgater is this video is completely wrong. The lead driver is obviously going faster than the right lane (and the semi taking the video) so the tailgater is just being an ass. People hit their brakes all the time for another car, a bird, something in the road, a pothole, a squirrell, whatever. You have to always give yourself some room. I know that if you do, other asses will jump in between because they, as well as the tailgater, are the types of people who feel that their time is always more valuable than anyone else's. If you lose control of your car because you see some brake lights, that is a clue that you are way too close to the car in front ofyou. There are only 2 lanes headed in this direction. If I'm at or over the speed limit and you are tailgating me, I may or may not pull over to the right, depending on where I am going and what the traffic is like. If this is the case, then the tailgater needs to maneuver himself, I'm not doing it for him. Tailgaters are the worst. ........................./´¯/) ......................,/¯..// ...................../..../ / ............./´¯/'...'/´¯¯`·¸ ........../'/.../..../......./¨¯ ........('(...´(..´......,~/'...') ........................../..../ ..........''............. _.·´ ..........................( ...........................

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      Unz · 1 year ago

      Did worse to a chick in San Diego. She hit the median and spun across 5 lanes in my rearview mirror.

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        stx · 1 year ago

        Do you really think that her tailgating was worth possibly killing her, whoever else was in her vehicle, and anyone that might be behind her (motorcycles, innocent people)?

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      Justsayin · 1 year ago

      Hi, Justrumblin. The fast lane is indeed not there for speeding. It is a passing lane. It is there to avoid having slower traffic impede faster traffic. The definitive reason for a driver in the passing lane to move out of the way is to allow faster traffic to pass. The obvious and sensible reason to move out of the way is to avoid impeding traffic flow, avoid interfering with another driver's use of the road, avoid creating a conflict and clash of wills that will extend over a duration of time and frequently escalate into the type of road rage incident depicted in the video. In short, the reason to move out of the way is to practice common civility. The only reason not to move out of the way, when it is possible to do so, would be be to create and maintain each of the dangerous conditions listed which need to be avoided. The posted speed limit is not relevant to the discussion. Regarding the rules of the road, a quick Google search will prove they are the opposite of what you have stated. I hope you enjoy safe travels

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        franksmith · 1 year ago

        Well said! People think the sign says "LEFT LANE FOR PASSING ONLY EXCEPT WHEN DOING THE SPEED LIMIT" but that's not what the sign says, does it? Furthermore, to agree with your statement above, you can be ticketed for obstructing traffic if 4 or more cars are being held up behind you, even if you are doing the speed limit. ASK A COP and re-take you drivers test or for love of God, get an autonomous car!

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      Pattyjm59 · 1 year ago

      They got what they deserved. I have two stickers on the back window of my car. One says back off! The other one says in big bright letters, Warning! I break for tailgaters. I have never hit my brakes like this guy did, but I have flashed my brake lights at people as a warning. People do not realize how stupid it is to tailgate, it is dangerous not just for them but for everyone around them. Just don't do it! I will move over as soon as I can, but in the meantime, back the hell up!

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      jthoen · 1 year ago

      When you are going slow in the passing lane you will get tailgated. I once was behind a guy that was going slow in the passing lane and he never moved over. I had to pass him on the right. It's a passing lane people!!!!!!! Get over!

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      stx · 1 year ago

      It's dangerous to change lanes when someone's tailgating that closely. If they speed up to fly past before you've completed the lane change, they're likely to hit the left rear corner of your vehicle, sending you into a spin and causing you to be broadsided by vehicles that are approaching from either direction. That's why my first move if someone does that (before I've had a chance to safely move to the right) is to gradually decelerate by easing up on the accelerator and as soon as they start to pass, I brake slightly to drop back and prevent them from cutting off suddenly in road rage.

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      Doug1954 · 1 year ago

      First- Slow drivers need to move out of the way. Second- Tail gating is dangerous and stupid. Flash your lights to signal the slow poke to move over. Third- Never brake check. What if the 3rd and 4th cars got caught up in the accident, followed by the semi? Or maybe the tail gating guy crosses into oncoming traffic. Now multiple innocent drivers and their families are put in harms way by two idiots. When you use a vehicle as a weapon you should be charged, fined, and maybe even jailed. If you witness or get caught up in this kind of behavior, get the license plate numbers and any other info you can and call 9-1-1. Get these morons off the road before you or someone you love is injured or killed.

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        Jpierro · 1 year ago

        The lead car was PASSING a truck. Your ""slow drivers" rhetoric, and therefore the rest of your comment,.... is irrelevant.

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      Nerf_Gun · 1 year ago

      First let me say why I do not agree with tailgating whatsoever but in this video both people were breaking the law. Obviously the person till getting this breaking the law by following too close, however the person who did the brake checking broke the law multiple times. First and foremost he committed assault with a weapon using his vehicle when he did the brake checking secondly is where I'm going to focus on is he did not move over to the right. In the United States the law clearly states in every state that slower traffic must move over to the right regardless of the speed that you may be going whether you are going the speed limit or going over the speed limit if someone is coming up behind you the law says that you must move over to the right unless it is a single Lane. People complain about Tailgaters when in fact they are the ones that are truly at fault by not obeying the law that is stated people forget about this law and the police do not enforce it. If people actually obey this law it would cost far less traffic jams and traffic backups and wrecks. Whether people like it or not it is the law and people are throwing rocks in a glass house by complaining about Tailgators when they're the ones that are truly at fault

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        thumper62460 · 1 year ago

        Don't excuse the tailgater for his dangerous driving. His actions caused his own accident. He should be removed from the road, stripped of his license and jailed for a period of time that allows him to be re-educated on how to operate a motor vehicle. Speeding and tailgating are reckless activities.

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          kwg · 1 year ago

          You're missing the point thumper. Nobody's excusing the tailgater, just pointing out that the road hog in the fast lane is also breaking the law and doing something stupid - even stupider, in fact, and directly putting the driver behind him, as well as nearby traffic, in danger of losing their lives - just so he can be a jerk two-times over...

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        harveyriggs · 26 weeks ago

        Obviously you are a bit lacking in knowledge. One the first one is passing, the speed difference to the others is clear, even a few mph more. Then if you were not blind, you would see a vehicle getting on, so moving over would create a hazard. Third, dash cams give a false sense of distance, had it gotten over, it would have broken the law stating you must have clear assured distance to change lanes! Which at that highway speed is 1 sec is 88ft of travel, the spacing for the white lines is 20feet, so the truck needs 660ft if clear assured distance ahead of it to be able to safely stop incase of an accident, so the suv can not get over in that little space without creating a safety hazard for the truck.

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      Un4givenone · 1 year ago

      I had done something similar when I was driving long haul. Yes I already know Im going to get slammed do to vehicle type. But i was passing a slower vehicle and a group of about ten "drafting" each other where rapidly getting on my back end, I was doing over 15 above the speed limit to try and get the pass over as fast as possible. Then a blown tire up the road was in the pass lane. I did not signal a warning, just turn signal and back to the right lane. I seen at least 5 spin out in the median. Though it was funny, I then realized to could have killed someone. I did nothing wrong but I didn't do what I should have and slowed them down before the retread either. Please think before doing something like this. WE all hate tailgates, but their could be others including children in those vehicles. Not worth their lives be in danger.

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      baz · 1 year ago

      Got what he deserved BUT had there been a crash barrier then the tailgater would have involved the car to his right and the one behind him and possibly a fatality, if you are going to do it beware what other traffic is around you.

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      kwg · 1 year ago

      This is indeed road rage. The break checker not only nearly killed the tailgater (and passengers?), but the person/people in the next lane. He could have, and should have, pulled into the right lane as soon as he passed the truck. Instead he chose to be an obstinate pig and throw a temper tantrum...

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        harveyriggs · 26 weeks ago

        You must be blind, did you not see that vehicle getting on? Also dash cams give a false sense of distance, there is not assured clear distance for the speed they are going to leave the truck enough space to be able to safely stop in the event of an accident had they gotten over so soon.

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      rodjones · 33 weeks ago

      To those trying to pin this on the brake-checker (or foglight-checker), there's a middle finger raised especially for you.

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        Slvrfox47 · 27 weeks ago

        It’s not a matter of trying to blame... it is the law.

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      BIllyK · 31 weeks ago

      Probably won't try that again for a while. Then again, some people never learn!!

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      Happyshack318 · 30 weeks ago

      Had the first SUV got over after they passed the truck, problem would have been solved. I cannot for the life of me ever understand people staying out in the left lane when they are not passing anyone. Especially in these days of so many crazy people. Get over and let the asshole go by. That said, the second SUV was also in the wrong for tailgating.

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        harveyriggs · 26 weeks ago

        Obviously you were blind, did you not see that vehicle merging? Also dash cams give a false sense of distance, the center to center distance of the white lines is 20feet, so for speed and assured clear distance, 20feet is not enough clear distance to move over and still allow the truck assured stopping distance incase of a wreck or slow down. That is one thing 4 wheelers suck at and what leads to accident with trucks after they pass to close and hit their brakes!

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      Oldfart · 29 weeks ago

      Good !! It might teach the idiot a lesson

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        Slvrfox47 · 27 weeks ago

        Maybe next time he will loose control and hit you. Then you can both learn a lesson.

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      THReynolds2 · 28 weeks ago

      It's a bad thing when your BRAKES break and you can't stop.

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      Slvrfox47 · 27 weeks ago

      The “brake checker” is the one breaking the law by causing the tailgater to loose control of his vehicle. It is not right but it is the law in most places. The “turtle” should loose his license for at least a year, be heavily fined and have to pay for all repairs or replacement of the other vehicle. While tailgating obviously is not safe, it is only slightly worse than leaning on his horn From a further distance. The problem is the selfish, self deserving a..hole that is blocking traffic has no consideration for anyone other than him/herself.

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        harveyriggs · 26 weeks ago

        Obviously they WERE passing & someone was merging on during that time. My guess tailgater was texting & they overacted from a little tap of the brakes to activate the lights.

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          KateEBear · 18 weeks ago

          No they had time to move over. Brake checker was at fault.

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      harveyriggs · 26 weeks ago

      Obviously for the one too lose control so quickly, was they were distracted texting and suddenly seeing the brake lights overacted. The vehicle that hit the brakes didn't suddenly slow, so it wasn't a sudden brake check, they still maintained their speed to the other vehicles and the distance to the tailgater. Was more of a tap the brakes to activate lights and still maintain speed.

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      Echo103113 · 23 weeks ago

      Hey bumper humper I've got good brakes do you have good insurance?

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      Spinborn · 19 weeks ago

      Ha ha!

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      KateEBear · 18 weeks ago

      Ok, now this is just wrong. The car was not tailgating, the person in front was the jerk. He was driving in the passing lane, he knew there was a faster car trying to pass, the car in front should have mover over to the driving lane so the faster car could pass. But noooooo. The jerk didn’t move over until he caused an accident, then he moved over to the driving lane and kept going. After he caused the accident he should have pulled over to the shoulder to make sure everyone was alright and to give his statement to the cops. Instead he drove off a criminal

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      Jparker689 · 18 weeks ago

      The left is for passing only not to drive the speed limit. So states writes tickets for driving in the lefr lane at the speed limit. Studies shows people driving in the left at the limit cause more accidents then people driving 5 miles over the limit. The first car was in the wrong from the start, he/she should have got in the right lane after passing the truck and slowing down a little to allow the car to merger.

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      JustSomeone · 17 weeks ago

      "so they got what they asked for.The first SUV slams on the breaks." Should be BRAKES.

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      usmcm14 · 13 weeks ago

      Play stupid games win stupid prizes !! LMFAO

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      Vuthy012 · 13 weeks ago

      very well

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      mshort · 12 weeks ago

      *brakes

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      Kevlib · 11 weeks ago

      This didn't happen here but one of the main problems on the interstates and freeways is cars going to slow in the left lanes. Restricting the flow of traffic. Even if They are doing the speed limit. It causes other cars to pass on the right in other lanes. And I always see Prius's in HOV lanes do it all the time when on the weekends and during the week when the time is not enforced. Hahaha

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      GhostriderGale · 10 weeks ago

      Some people really shouldn’t be driving, unless their brakes were screwed up she shouldn’t of lost control of her SUV. Stay off peoples bumpers and you won’t find yourself having someone slamming their brakes on you in the first place .