Driver Given A Lesson In Road Rage

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Brian's Comment
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Below is a video I came across this morning. It is a dash cam video taken on 294 just outside of Chicago. Shows why you cannot pick up the rope with drivers on the road and or engage them. Especially when some I guess feel they have nothing to lose like the opposing driver demonstrated in this video. There is a longer version but of course there is profanity over the cb so left it out for this one. It ended up causing a 12 car accident.

Turtle's Comment
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Who exactly was "given a lesson" here? The only lesson taught is that neither of these drivers should be on the road. The driver in front should have his license taken away for obvious reasons. The driver taking the video should as well for unsafe lane change, unsafe following distance, etc. Professionals should never act in this manner. If road rage cannot be controlled, they shouldn't be driving.

We don't give lessons like that in this business. Those lessons can kill innocent people.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Brian's Comment
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We're on the same page Turtle. The driver in front should be in jail. The driver taking the video had an incident with him before this video. They were going back and forth and as a result this happened. I was referring to the ability to let things go out here on the road. Had that driver done that this wouldn't have happened.

andhe78's Comment
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I hate drivers (four wheelers included) that want to play games. Best thing I’ve found is just get off the interstate. Don’t have to stop, just get off an exit then right back on. Or drive through a rest area. Get back on the interstate a minute later and you’ll never see them again.

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

Turtle's Comment
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Yeah it's clear something else led up to this incident. I see road rage and brake checks all the time out here, and it just makes me livid. So many people come so close to dying, and there's just no need for it.

My reply certainly wasn't directed at you Brian. I totally get what you were saying. The title just prompted me to further explain to future readers.

Brian's Comment
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Yeah I agree andhe, Pull over, get some air, reset your mind and carry on.

Brian's Comment
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Yeah I understand Turtle. I could of worded it better. No worries. Sounds like this incident didn't cause any serious harm but caused massive backups that affected the entire area. All because of some bozo moves.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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I've seen this video before. Without a doubt the guy who shot the video is just as much to blame. He's totally reckless and these two had been arguing before the clip begins.

This video is typical of the "information" we get from truck drivers, especially when it comes to the quality of a company or a training program. It's totally one-sided and incomplete, leaving out all kinds of important information. You'll find a ton of clowns on Youtube and other trucking forums who pretend they're just honest, kind, hard working people trying to do their jobs and make their lives better but the evil company they worked for abused them or ruined their opportunity for no reason!

Just like the clown in this video who is trying to pretend he was just innocently driving along and doing his job when some crazy trucker got mad at him and stopped on the highway for no reason! He just happened to leave out all of the arguing that led up to this, and even though he left it in his video I guess we weren't supposed to notice how aggressively he was driving? Not only was he shooting across lanes but he was doing it in a solid white line zone where you're not supposed to be changing lanes at all.

And where do you think he was going in such a hurry? Why do you think he shot across those lanes to get out into that lane to the left? Almost certainly so he could pull up alongside the guy he was arguing with, give him the finger, and continue the fight.

So the next time you hear information from some innocent, hard working, honest guy who was abused or got taken advantage of through no fault of his own, think of this video and ask yourself, "What isn't he telling me?" I promise you the story has no value without the parts they're leaving out.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Doug C.'s Comment
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Several weeks ago my wife and I were driving in our car through St.Cloud ,MN. and a guy in and old junky semi pulled up behind us. He was very close, about 4' from our back bumper when I sped up to get away from him he would speed up. I took the first exit ramp and got away from him. But he scared the heck out of us. There are some crazy people out there, it's a good thing you don't encounter them very often. But it only takes one bad incident to be deadly. Road rage in a car is bad enough but road rage in a semi is the harness off a nightmare!

Big Scott (CFI Driver/Tra's Comment
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I did notice the blatant illegal lane change, by the driver with the camera, in the tolling lanes where he crossed the solid white line. Solid lines should be treated like walls. And I agree both were driving recklessly.

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