Here in the United States, we have a rampant car culture and love affair with the automobile that we have proudly celebrated for more than a century. We build some of the best cars, have some of the most amazing highways, and everyone one is a perfect driver.
Okay, maybe that last one was a bit of a stretch. But as we all know, the primary rule of the road is “I am an excellent driver, but everyone else is a nitwit.” And to prove that rule, we just found an awesome video captured by a Wisconsin truck driver of a tailgater getting brake checked by his victim. You are going to be amazed by this video.
A Wisconsin truck driver captured a serious case of road rage on his dashcam recently. In the video, an SUV comes barrelling down on a driver in the left hand lane of highway 41 in Little Chute, Wisconsin. After a few seconds of aggressive tailgating, the driver gets the shock of his life when the victim checks his brakes. The SUV loses control and goes off road before coming to rest in a ditch.
Needless to say, this video has gotten the internet’s shorts in a bunch, as people take to social media to express their opinions of their fellow drivers, saying things like:
“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.”- Bigerat57
“Where would you like the guy to go? Into the other lane where someone is merging onto the freeway? I’m just thinking that would be a stupid move don’t you? Simple said tailgating assholes are simply that, assholes who think they own the road.”- Dertred 9178
“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.”- Dahlsrider
“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’.”- Hootbah
“If I am driving the speed limit it is my right not to get bullied into moving over so someone else can break the law !”- Rebel
“The lead driver did not change speed, he/she merely touched the brake pedal of their vehicle causing the tail lights 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.”- Goodlife
“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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