Car Unsuccessfully Tries To Overtake An 18-Wheeler Semi Truck

Published February 3, 2018 550,176 Views

Among the many things we are taught when taking a driver’s licence test is to keep a safe distance between us and an 18-wheeler semi truck on the road. Why do they teach us this rule? Because if you are not cautious, they will hit you, maul you down and in the worst possible scenario, turn you into a pulp. There is a lot of force engaged to push that big truck down a road for an extended period of time and if you find yourself in its path, nothing good can come out of it.

It is not because someone told them to, but because of one major problem that all semi drivers have - their blind spot is far larger. The second large problem is the ignorance of other drivers, like the one in this chilling video.

Let’s face it, no one really likes being stuck in traffic. Unfortunately, it’s the price we pay for living in a world where travel is made possible for everyone and is absolutely essential. It can happen on our daily commute to work and back. It usually happens when we least expect it or need it to happen. Everyone wants to reach a destination and it’s important that we mustn’t forget this. Cutting lanes in front of someone else is plain reckless and might just make you be even more late than what you normally would be.

Luckily, there are these things called dash cams that can actually film your behavior on tape and there would be no way of proving your innocence. Ever since they came out, the dash cam’s initial purpose is to insure you in case of traffic accidents or when some unlucky person decides to blame you for running them over. People have had their minds taken off the guilt of ruining someone's life or idea of a life with the footage their camera captured.

The dash cam footage shows the semi keeping a distance between himself and the pick-up truck in front. They reach another semi in the next lane, when a black Nissan sedan give the signal that he wants to switch lanes and avoid the slower moving freight vehicle. No problem…

The problem occurs when a Volkswagen sedan wants to do the same. Instead of slowing down and letting the line of cars pass so that they might merge, the driver of the VW attempts it right here, right now. It may look like there is plenty of space for them to do so, but they obviously forgot about the rule of the semi.

Because of the driver being unable to see what the sedan is attempting, it was too late for him to maneuver out of there and for a brief time, he had a hood ornament in the shape of an imported vehicle.

Both drivers managed to stop and asses the damaged. We’re not sure what happened to the semi, but that sedan looks terrible! Thankfully no one was hurt.

Credit to 'Speed Society'.

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