While these are all just stereotypes, some premium car drivers do their best to reinforce them by appearing to not care about others in traffic, or simply acting as if rules don’t apply to them. Even so, we’re willing to give the driver of this fourth-gen Audi A6 saloon the benefit of the doubt and say that he was probably just careless.
Let’s run through what he did wrong, though, shall we? For starters, instead of looking to make his turn at a more appropriate time, he chose to go through what is sometimes referred to in traffic (for obvious reasons) as a “suicide gap”. Then, he looked to the left, to the right and again to the left and… bang – that minivan must have come out of nowhere, right?
Well, no. What probably happened is that he “looked” without actually paying attention, because missing a large yellow vehicle heading your way is a pretty tough thing to do, unless you’re just casually browsing things over, thinking that its other people’s job to steer clear of you and not the other way around.
We also thought for a second that he was going to cut through the double yellow lines and make a U-turn, but his steering inputs indicate that he actually wanted to hop in the left-only lane and make a left turn at the light ahead.
This incident actually reminds us of another seemingly careless Audi driver who let her brand new Q8 crossover crawl into stationary traffic while her attention was elsewhere. Thankfully neither that crash nor this one occurred at high speed.