Whenever there’s a traffic jam, you can be sure some drivers are going to try to “outsmart” the others and cut them off.
It’s safe to say we’ve all been in the situation where cheating drivers coming from merging or even emergency lanes tried to cut us off as they tried to get back in the correct lane. The big question here is what do you do? In a perfect world, a driver should assume that the other person made a mistake and let them in.
However, we don’t live in a perfect world. And when you see the other driver is intentionally cheating, getting angry becomes inevitable. That obviously clouds one’s judgment, so the decision will not likely be the correct one.
In the following video from Toronto, Canada, we see an older Honda Civic Sedan waiting in line for a left turn. As a dashcam-equipped car passes by, the Civic driver loses patience and enters the middle lane. He covers a good distance, then, as he approaches the intersection, tries to move back in the left turn lane.
Bad luck! The driver of an old Mazda B-Series truck wasn’t willing to let the Civic merge. With the risk of making contact, the pickup carried on moving as if the Honda didn’t even exist. The Civic was all too real, however, and probably left some dents in the truck’s front fender as proof.
Most likely the Mazda caused some minor damage to the Honda as well but the most mind-boggling thing is none of the drivers stepped out of their cars to assess the situation. Business as usual?