What happened to defensive driving, is anyone even aware of that notion anymore?
We get it, drivers who cut others off are extremely annoying but is it worth the risk of getting into a potentially horrifying crash just to teach them a lesson? Unfortunately, some drivers would answer yes to this question and that says a lot about how dangerous the roads are.
Take a look at the following video taken on an Illinois highway and you’ll see what it’s like to drive with a total disregard for safety. The short dashcam clip shows a previous-generation Ford Explorer accelerating in the middle lane and forcing its way into the fast lane — albeit accompanying the move with the blinker turned on. By all means, it was an unnecessary and dangerous maneuver.
However, what happened next boggles the mind and defies any logical explanation. We have two theories. One is that the cammer didn’t like the Explorer’s move and somehow decided to teach the driver a lesson. So instead of stomping on the brakes they continued and hit the Ford, only to lose control of their own car and slam into the median.
Another explanation could be that the cammer was caught completely by surprise (distraction?) by the Explorer cutting them off and couldn’t react quickly enough to avoid the crash. Either way, both drivers could have behaved much better than they did and could have avoided this totally unnecessary crash. It’s a miracle that other cars weren’t hit as well.
The video author claims in the title that the Ford driver continued without stopping, though there’s no way of confirming that from the clip.