Big Rig Brake Checking

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Harvey C.'s Comment
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How often does this stuff go on? Do you just move on or should you always make an effort to report it?

At the end of the day Michael commented that he ran across his first Ahole in a long time. I don't think he's mentioned anything like this before. I asked him what was up and he shared a video from his dashcam. He sent it to me via Facebook and the resolution is lower because of that and if I rotate it in my video editing software it makes it even smaller.

Michael just took the next offramp to avoid the guy. He doesn't know why the guy started doing this and didn't want things to escalate.

Can't get hyperlink upload to work but here is the video he sent me. I asked him to get me a full resolution video when he's somewhere with better service or wifi. https://youtu.be/sQM8XM7gAMc

Banks's Comment
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Honestly, I've never experienced it so I don't think it happens all that often. If you can report it, I would especially with video evidence. He handled it the right way by getting on the offramp and putting some distance between them.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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It's rather uncommon to have another truck act that way. It's more common to have 4-wheelers do that kind of thing, but still pretty rare even for them.

It's impossible to tell what happened from that video. Most of the time, this happens if you hold up a faster truck or car while you're trying to make a pass. They get aggravated because they had to wait for you, and like a child, they get spiteful and want to throw a fit and lash out at you.

To all drivers out there - I can't stress this enough - when you're driving, keep your ego in check and keep your emotions out of it. Do not take things personally, do not make things personal. Do not get worked up over anything going on around you. Keep your cool and maintain control over yourself and your vehicle.

People want to get revenge as payback when they feel they've been wronged. Instead of taking pride in causing harm to someone, take pride in being the bigger man and doing no harm. Maintain your own high standards of conduct, especially when you're dealing with people of low standards.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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I would have called 911.

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