For sure, we’ve seen our fair share of asinine road behaviors ending up in tears of sorrow and/or laughter – depending on which side of the screen you’re facing, but there’s always something new coming out that surprises us. In Tampa, Florida, a driver who was going about 60mph (close to 100km/h, as seen on the 35-second mark on the video), was being tailgated by a Ford F-250 pickup truck. Now, I don’t know what the speed limit was, but in any case, I suppose the reasonable thing to do would be to move over to the right lane and just let the Ford pass by and leave it at that. Instead, the driver of the white car picked up his/her (it’s not clear from the footage) phone and began recording, all while continuing to ride on the left side of the road, at which point, the F-250 motorist changed lanes and handed out a middle finger salute. What happened next comes straight from the book of Karma… Below you will find an account of the incident from the camera-car motorist, nicknamed “Florida Driver” on YouTube. By John Halas Hat tip to Jalopnik!
[From Florida Driver] “This happened to me on SR 41 in Tampa on Monday March 24th. This pathetic excuse for a human being tailgated me for about three minutes. After about a minute, and me shaking my head, I pulled out my phone and started recording. I couldn’t move over because there were trucks in the right lane, and I sure as heck wasn’t going to speed on a rainy day with the roads being as slick as they were. I was turning left in about a half-mile when this happened. Now bear in mind, that this guy had already passed a truck in a left turn lane, was tailgating and driving recklessly on a wet slick road, wasn’t paying attention, and all in all being an ignorant ass. In the full video which I will post later, you will be able to see that not once was I mouthing off, I never brake checked him, and in fact until I watched the video after the accident I didn’t even know he shot a bird at me because I wasn’t looking at him at all, I was paying attention to the road while holding the phone up with my right hand. I’ve recorded circumstances like this before, catching idiots doing stupid things, but never ever had this happen. He initially fled the scene of the accident, but thanks to this video he has been caught and charged. Massive props to the Sheriffs Department and most especially the Highway Patrol who responded to the scene. This moron could have easily killed somebody with his moronic behavior, and my laughing at the end would have been replaced with tears. Needless to say though, I’ve never seen Karma come back so fast.”