Road rage will never lead to anything good, and yet people continue to vent their frustration behind the wheel, oftentimes putting themselves and other motorists to great danger.
The following footage caught by a police dashcam on the M4 motorway in the UK will convince you (if you still needed convincing) to think again before letting anger cloud your judgment while driving.
In the video dating from June 2018, two drivers are seen repeatedly undertaking and tailgating each other along the eastbound carriageway of the M4 near Port Talbot in Wales, at speeds of over 100 mph (160 km/h).
The reckless behavior caused one of the drivers to lose control of his blue Mini Countryman, smash violently into the barriers and then roll multiple times before landing back on all four wheels.
Given the violence of the impact, it’s a miracle that the driver survived. According to South Wales Police, he got out of the car unharmed. His driving record wasn’t that lucky, however: 59-year-old Wayne Sebury was given an 18-month community order, got disqualified from driving for 12 months and must also carry out 150 hours unpaid work.
The driver of the previous-gen Ford Mondeo, 44-year-old Paul Carpenter, was sentenced to six months in prison and disqualified from driving for 18 months. Both drivers initially denied any wrongdoing, but later pleaded guilty to dangerous driving. They got their sentences on April 11, 2019, at Cardiff Crown Court.
“This incident was a classic case of road rage where two motorists have driven dangerously, at high speeds, undertaking, tailgating and flashing their lights. It is sheer luck that nobody was killed or seriously injured and the dash cam footage of the incident sends out a clear message about the consequences of driving in such an irresponsible manner,” commented police constable Kathryn Matthews on South Wales Police’s Facebook page.
We have nothing more to add to that – although the footage speaks for itself…