Drivers cutting other drivers off has to be one of the most dangerous and stupid behaviors happening on roads all over the world.
But there are two sides to this coin, and the following video captures them both. Cutting another driver off is irresponsible behavior. Still, not letting a reckless driver cut in front of you is equally reckless. Is it really worth the risk of provoking an accident just to have it your way?
The answer is obviously no, but some people just don’t seem to realize how severe the consequences of their actions behind the wheel can be.
The dashcam video shows an SUV driving leisurely on the fast lane and then suddenly accelerating. At first glance, that may look like random behavior. However, moments later we realize why the driver of the dashcam-equipped vehicle stomped their foot on the gas.
It was to block the driver of a previous-generation Kia Sorento from merging from the right lane. Presumably, the Sorento driver got tired of waiting behind the dashcam car and tried to use the middle lane to get in front of it.
The way we see it, both drivers are guilty as charged. Trying to merge in front of another driver when there’s not enough room is moronic. Then again, so is blocking the passing lane by driving slowly, especially when done on purpose.
As neither driver was willing to compromise, the two vehicles inevitably made contact. Things could have had serious consequences for the Kia driver had it not been for the median strip separating opposing lanes.