Instant Karma For Lane-Weaving Prius Driver

Among the many obnoxious behaviors drivers can display on the highway, lane-weaving is one of the most dangerous.

Far too often we see drivers swerving from one side of the highway to the other in one move, with no regard for other people’s safety — not to mention their own. It’s a reprehensible behavior that gets unpunished most of the time, unfortunately.

However, that wasn’t the case for a previous-generation Toyota Prius driver who thought it was okay to drive diagonally on Interstate 495 in Massachusetts at high speeds like he was a bishop on a chessboard or something.

His stupid maneuver was captured by another driver’s dashcam, and the recording also picked up some unflattering words the cammer had for the culprit. Apparently, the Prius first swerved behind the dashcam car across two lanes and then cut him off.

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Much to the cammer’s satisfaction, though, the dashcam also caught the moment an unmarked Chevrolet Malibu police cruiser came flying from behind and went in pursuit of the Prius. The hybrid car then took the exit, immediately after spotting the police car in the rearview mirror.

The lame attempt at losing the tail didn’t work though, as the footage shows the cruiser quickly took the exit as well. We don’t know what happened next, as the cammer continued his journey on the highway towards Lowell.

However, in the video description, he says he regrets not following the police cruiser to film the entire chase. According to the cammer, the Prius driver’s erratic and dangerous behavior might have been caused by the fact that they were running from the law.

 

  • Howfarr

    Cam car is sat in the middle lane for no reason.
    Both c*nts imo

    • Jason Miller

      It’s the middle lane. Who cares.

      • salamOOn

        every decent driver should care.

        but at least there are no HGV in a “flying lane” like in AUS/NZ.

        • Jason Miller

          I personally think I qualify as more than decent, probably better than 80% on the roads. There’s a rule about the left lane. (even I hate when people hog it) But there is no rule about the middle lane.

          • salamOOn

            if you are driving in the middle lane, you are basicaly shutting down two thirds of the 3 lane road, because its (at least where i live) illegal to pass from the right side, so you are forcing vehicles from right lane to move all the way over to the left. (like you can see in the video).

            if you wanna drive in calm manner like dude in the video, do it in right lane.

          • Jason Miller

            So it forces them to use the left lane to pass, which is what it’s for. Got it.

          • salamOOn

            not a single word about shutting down two thirds of the 3 lane road because you have your cruise ride in the middle lane? no? btw for your info middle lane is for passing as much as left lane….

          • DoeJohnson

            Actually, I’ve always been taught that in highways with three lanes the middle lane is for the steady traffic going roughly the speed limit or with the general speed of traffic. Far right is for slow traffic (as in below speed limit), merging, exiting, and occasionally large trucks for certain road conditions. The far left lane is always for passing. The right lane is still technically legal to pass in but not advised. Not being allowed to pass on the right is usually meant as passing on the shoulder, which is never allowed. There is a common myth in many areas that passing in the right lane is illegal, but this is not actually true in most places as far as I can tell (I grew up with this myth myself and only learned it was legal here about 10 years after I started driving).

            On a highway with just two lanes going in one direction, the “keep right unless passing” rule generally applies, but this is still more of a reference to the left lane being the passing lane rather than the general traffic lane. I think in my home state you would get a ticket for being the person driving constantly in the left lane and never merging right, but I don’t think you would get a ticket for passing on the right unless you were straight up weaving. In the instance where someone did pass on the right, they would usually be doing so because the other driver was failing to obey the keep right law. But once again, this was only for two lanes.

            It might just be different laws or standards in your area. But from what I remember of the video, he wasn’t driving significantly slower than the general traffic, so he was fine being in the center.

          • Jason Miller

            Finally someone with some sense.

          • salamOOn

            you might be right about different standards across the world….. where i live you are taught always stay right unless passing (or unless traffic is too big), and middle lane hoggers are as bad as left lane hoggers… in fact it is a case in a few last months that people stay in middle lane when they should be moving back to the right…

          • Jason Miller

            Wrong. End of discussion.

          • Momogg

            Really? In every Europe there is rule about the middle lane.
            After an overtaking : keep right.

          • Jason Miller

            Well not in the US, where this was filmed. So crying over split milk.

          • Momogg

            Well, now I know.
            In the US you can stay in the middle without any reason.

    • TRB0T0Y

      Ah hello…? McFly?! The reason he’s in the middle lane is because it is the best lane.
      Let the slowpokes and merging traffic have the right lane. The hot-rodders get the left lane, and general travelers can camp out peacefully in the middle.

      • Jason Miller

        Exactly.

      • salamOOn

        so you are driving stupidly because of this lame opinion and you even think you are doing the right thing and being decent driver… whoa.

        • TRB0T0Y

          How in the world is my driving tactic stupid…?! Just what praytell do you think the middle lane is for?
          And I am an excellent driver, thank you very much.

          • salamOOn

            middle lane is for drivers who are quicker than those in the right lane, so its overtaking lane just as left one.
            dude in the video and other HGV kept the same speed as HGV in the right lane, you can see the gap between them was constant.
            you dont have to save the space for merging traffic, they have own lanes for merging. and if really needed, you can move over to the middle lane for the time required…

          • Knotmyrealname

            If you have to ask, then I doubt an answer will help you.

          • Faolan22

            Maybe you should let others say that; you have a biased opinion after all…

      • Momogg

        He’s in the middle because he’s too lazy to go on the right lane. Usually this kind of people doesn’t even know what is a turn signal.

        • AnEmptyStreet

          In the U.S. it is standard practice to use the middle lanes on 3+ lane highways for through traffic. Left is for passing, right is for merging and exiting vehicles. This is what is taught, practiced, and recommended by…uhh….everyone.

          • Momogg

            Okay i didn’t know that about US.
            Now i know!

    • tbonesteak33

      Do you have a driver’s license yet?

      • Howfarr

        From reading all the replies it looks like highway driving has different standards in US and Europe.
        So in summation:
        ….
        In US – only the Prius is a c*nt
        In Europe – both the Prius and the camera car are c*nts

        • tbonesteak33

          In the US and Europe, on a 3 lane highway, right lane is for slow / exiting, middle lane is for cruising / flowing with traffic, left lane is for passing. This is universal to those who drive. If you had a license you would know that.

          • Faolan22

            Actually, in Europe you stay right (or left, depending upon which country) except when passing.

            So, does that mean you don’t have a driver’s license, or you just haven’t driven in Europe?

          • tbonesteak33

            On a two lane highway, correct. On a 3-lane highway, incorrect. Obviously the opposite is different in UK

          • supermanuel

            Wrong. Keep left on a 3 lane highway. Only use the middle lane if you are overtaking slower vehicles in the left lane and only use the outside lane when you are overtaking slower vehicles in the two inside lanes. Fact. The UK has a document called the highway code. It’s the same across Europe.

            The unfortunate truth is that most drivers are as thick as s**t so spend most of their lives in the middle lane regardless of what is going on around them.

          • Momogg

            Exactly, UK is just on the other side, rules are the same.

          • Momogg

            Yes but No. I don’t know where you saw this in Europe. 😂

          • tbonesteak33

            France, Germany, Spain, Italy, etc.

          • Momogg

            😂😂😂

          • Howfarr

            lol, at first I thought he was just trolling but apparently not.

          • Momogg

            You should go on an unrestricted portion of the autobahn, you will discover that fast cars also go on the right lane if there is nobody.

          • Howfarr

            Not universal.

          • salamOOn

            you have dedicated slow lanes in europe and you have a slow lane sign, and its usually uphill. its not every right lane.

    • Jay

      Following distance wasn’t the best either. Why did he even honk the horn.

  • gbmike25

    Awesome … Lol

  • cooper

    Typical douch Toyota driver.

  • GobbleUp

    always the Prius drivers. Morons in fast lane.

  • Momogg

    How much will he receive?

    • AnEmptyStreet

      A lifetime of shame and mediocrity.

  • TheAmerican2point0

    At least it was a prius

  • Ilbirs

    How I hate these guys that cross diagonally two or more lanes at a single time in a hurry.

  • schnittz

    Why does every cammer gloats over someone’s screw up and misfortune?

    • Loquacious Borborygmus

      Have you heard of human nature?

      • schnittz

        I may be old school by having hopes in humanity.

        • Loquacious Borborygmus

          Humanity’s gone to pot.

      • Faolan22

        Question is, have you? It is sad to see people so shallow minded to assume that you get to gloat over someone’s misfortune. For he who judges will be judged. Do you want to be judged for the idiotic things you have done, or would you rather they be overlooked by the man upstairs?

        • Loquacious Borborygmus

          I’m in a detached house, I don’t have anyone living above me.

          • Faolan22

            Derrrr… obviously that’s not all that is detached. No wonder why you have such a brainless perception on what human nature is…

          • Loquacious Borborygmus

            How do you manage to get off such a tall creature?
            Well done!

    • El Howard

      The Germans even have a word for it: schadenfreude. (Americans use the German word because we don’t have a word for it in our own language.)

    • brn

      Misfortune? He pulled a jerk move and then tried to outmaneuver the police. It’s the latter part that says he deserves what he gets.

      • schnittz

        I’m not defending the Prius driver in any way! But we all do dumb things sometimes.

  • lagunas3ca

    In other news, Prius sales for January were down 57% to 2,987, its worst month in 15 years. Is this because of Tesla’s Model 3?

    • TheBelltower

      Yes. And because a new prius is styled like a dented dumpster on office chair wheels.

      • DoeJohnson

        I have generally never liked any car styles, but I actually like the way most Priuses look. I’m happy that they finally have an AWD option.

        • TheBelltower

          Offering AWD will probably help sales a bit.

  • El Howard

    “Running from the law” in a PRIUS?!? LOL!!!

  • WalthamDan

    I know that road all too well, but usually when you see a Prius it is in the left lane holding up traffic while going exactly the speed limit or slightly below it.

  • Faolan22

    Sickening. Not the Prius, but the cammer. The words and attitude from the man behind the dashcam make him far more of a criminal than the person driving erratically…

    • Da Only Skid

      Reallly? Smug douche. Guess it’s okay for a battery burner to nearly clip you vs a gas powered vehicle. If you can’t drive then you get what you get. Now back to your corner.

      • Faolan22

        So shallow… my comment has nothing to do with what kind of car being driven, or even how he was driving, but the intent of his actions. Here, I will spell it out for you – the red car did not want to hurt any other people and missed them while enjoying his drive. The guy behind the dashcam wanted to hurt the guy in the Prius with his words of sarcasm. He was obviously maliciously joyful of someone getting caught by the cops and vindictive toward someone he doesn’t even know. Not the kind of person ya want to hang out with… now, go find some eyewear that will help you see past the end of your nose so you quit sounding so foolish.

        • AnEmptyStreet

          I’d rather people operating 2 ton death machines on the highway drive with hurtful words in lieu of careless maneuvers. Cutting across multiple lanes doesn’t give you the time to properly check your surroundings. It’s dangerous and there’s no need for it, even if the Prius owner is simply enjoying his terrible drive.

          • Faolan22

            So fearful of the unknown, unless you know how to use your mirrors… and no trust in other drivers; did you know that everybody has some sense of self preservation and don’t want to get in an wreck? Some people can actually see farther than one lane away. Maybe you are the dangerous driver who needs glasses to see past the hood of your car. Changing lanes more than one by one does NOT classify someone as careless, but your comment above does. I am sorry you only feel safe while driving on an empty street.

  • Dennis James

    At least he saves the planet in the process 🙂

  • TheBelltower

    Usually Toyota drivers are just inattentive and clueless, not aggressive. This a$$hat drives like he thinks he’s in a five year old beater Altima.

  • no25

    wait, wait, wait….theyre using Malibus as cop cars now??

  • iKaizen

    Even though the Prius driver was being reckless, at least he used his turn signals. I wish most people in Massachusetts would use them.

  • Ken Lyns

    Cammer is a douche. Prius did a clean pass and didn’t result in the cammer vehicle having to slow down.

  • AnEmptyStreet

    Spot the terrible drivers in the comments below.

    • Faolan22

      Found him!

  • Six_Tymes

    Prius drivers are the worst

  • Rejoicing over the judgement of someone acting badly, while cursing them, is just as bad as the person you condemned. We never rejoice over evil, but rejoice in what is good. Every word we say will come under judgement some day.

    • Faolan22

      Well said. It is too bad that many people think they are not judging or feel entitled to do so…

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