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Redneck Road Rage / Instant Karma [video]
YouTube.com ^ | 3-26-2014 | Florida Driver

Posted on 03/28/2014 7:22:34 AM PDT by servo1969

This happened to me on SR 41 in Tampa on Monday March 24th. This pathetic excuse for a human being tailgated me for about three minutes. After about a minute, and me shaking my head, I pulled out my phone and started recording. I couldn't move over because there were trucks in the right lane, and I sure as heck wasn't going to speed on a rainy day with the roads being as slick as they were. I was turning left in about a half-mile when this happened. Now bear in mind, that this guy had already passed a truck in a left turn lane, was tailgating and driving recklessly on a wet slick road, wasn't paying attention, and all in all being an ignorant ass. Not once was I mouthing off, I never brake checked him, and in fact until I watched the video after the accident I didn't even know he shot a bird at me because I wasn't looking at him at all, I was paying attention to the road while holding the phone up with my right hand. I've recorded circumstances like this before, catching idiots doing stupid things, but never ever had this happen.

He initially fled the scene of the accident, but thanks to this video he has been caught and charged. Massive props to the Sheriffs Department and most especially the Highway Patrol who responded to the scene. This moron could have easily killed somebody with his moronic behavior, and my laughing at the end would have been replaced with tears. Needless to say though, I've never seen Karma come back so fast.

*****EDITED TO ADD******

WOW! I go to work and come back to over 600,000 views and find it's on theblaze.com and various other media sites. I'm flabbergasted! (love for an excuse to use that word). I'm also a little saddened and shocked at some of the comments. After the umpteenth death threat and billionth time being called a b!#$h/c$%t/whore/slut/add whatever epithet you want... I am extremely amazed at how rude people are.

Apparently people seem to think that they were right there and know exactly what was going on. You weren't there. You don't know what happened other than the truth that I told. And apparently I did get a comment of someone who he had done this same thing to... thank you for that.

I appreciate the comments of those that, even if they disagreed with me, they didn't resort to bullyish behavior, they stated their response and I respect that. To those that wished death upon me, I truly hope your life isn't as miserable as you portray online. Because some of those comments belong to people that belong in a psycho ward, or at the very least, anger management/therapy. They were rude, uncalled for, and just downright mean.

So because of those hateful warmongers, I have disabled all commenting on this video. Have fun talking about me in your forums, and on Reddit, or wherever else you talk smack on. Just know... I won't be there. I think my ears are itching... somebody must be talking about me. Where's my Q-Tip?

Goodbye and have an awesome and amazing rest of your day. I'm gonna go pet my dog, feed my fish, watch some TV, and sit my "fat" self on my sofa ;)


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So much for his truck.
1 posted on 03/28/2014 7:22:34 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: servo1969

why the hell not get out of his way?

You said you didn’t brake check him but you were going 50

when people come up on you like that, it means move over to the slow lane

I learned as a student driver “Always yield to the road bully”

I am surprised you didn’t get charged


2 posted on 03/28/2014 7:30:43 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: servo1969

Just saw the video. It epitomizes why more states are trying to enforce the “passing lane blockers” laws. It will reduce road rage and allow guys like the guy in the truck to speed and get speeding tickets.

And on a side note, if this road hog had pulled out of the passing lane there would have been no road rage.

And yes, I saw in the video that the guy recording it was doing 55. The person had no business being in that lane. If they didn’t want to speed up to get past the trucks they should have slowed down to pull in behind them. But remaining in that lane, blocking traffic was not only dangerous, but quite illegal in Floriduh.


3 posted on 03/28/2014 7:30:59 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: servo1969

I hate left lane campers. Probably a sanctimonious liberal who thinks everyone should drive 55.


4 posted on 03/28/2014 7:33:34 AM PDT by bray (The Republic of Texas 2022 order here: http://braylog.com/id47.html)
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To: servo1969
Having not watched the video yet, I'll still say I would be plenty pissed off if someone ahead of me was driving slow with one hand while holding up a cell phone with the other.

Put the damn phone away and just drive!

5 posted on 03/28/2014 7:34:24 AM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: servo1969

The guy was a jerk, however so was the driver who shot the video. Tailgating? Not exactly. She’s a left lane sitter, a control freak, probably does her rolling roadblock routine all the time, cellphone at the ready. Sounds like an alternative sort too, from her voice.


6 posted on 03/28/2014 7:36:08 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: yldstrk

Perhaps you did not see the comment...” I was turning left in about a half-mile when this happened.”

Hard to say, since I was not there, but if I plan to turn left off a highway shortly, and I’m doing 55 in the rain, I’m not moving right unless it’s an emergency vehicle.


7 posted on 03/28/2014 7:39:24 AM PDT by soycd
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To: yldstrk

I cannot begin to count the number of left lane blockers I’ve come across lately....they’re epidemic around here. Either they’re self-righteous nannies who are determined to set the pace for everybody else, and they give you a sneer as you pass them on the right.....or they’re weaving all over the road and yapping on a phone.


8 posted on 03/28/2014 7:39:42 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: servo1969

Excellent.


9 posted on 03/28/2014 7:39:47 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (FIGHT! FIGHT! SEVERE CONSERVATIVE AND THE WILD RIGHT!)
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To: servo1969

Wow...that fishtail showed how slick the roads are when raining/wet. Did he take out a light pole? I couldn’t tell.


10 posted on 03/28/2014 7:40:06 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: servo1969

I watched the video.

The dude in the truck was bring a 100% dick.

He matched speed with the driver so he purposely give her an extended middle finger salute before he sped away....and then immediately wrecked his truck because of the SLICK CONDITIONS (which was WHY the lady was going a bit slow).

Also, the woman could NOT get to the right lane because there was another truck in THAT lane. The jerk in the tailgating truck chose the split-second he got clear of the vehicle in the right lane to pass.

He was a (bleeping) idiot.


11 posted on 03/28/2014 7:42:48 AM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: servo1969

That video is like a Rorschach test for ***holes.

Both drivers are idiots, but somehow most people pick a side.


12 posted on 03/28/2014 7:44:56 AM PDT by Wolfie
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To: servo1969
I was paying attention to the road while holding the phone up with my right hand. I've recorded circumstances like this before, catching idiots doing stupid things, but never ever had this happen.

 

All we need to know. Right here. I'd throw the book at THIS DRIVER - for being a freaking idiot, causing an accident and for 2 or 3 other charges as well. This moron should lose his license permanently.

13 posted on 03/28/2014 7:47:53 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: servo1969

Jackass meets self-appointed “hall monitor”


14 posted on 03/28/2014 7:47:57 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (When I first read it, " Atlas Shrugged" was fiction)
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To: bray

I suppose the video guy has never been in a hurry to get anywhere. Talk about an inconsiderate, self-righteous {expletive}...


15 posted on 03/28/2014 7:48:19 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: servo1969

Sometimes...there IS sweet justice in the world.

Thanks for posting.


16 posted on 03/28/2014 7:48:46 AM PDT by moovova
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To: yldstrk

“why the hell not get out of his way?” The right thing to do.

Oh the road was really slick etc etc and other inane excuses. I’ve seen and experienced lane blockers like this who are just doing their thing at the expense of others. Courtesy may or may not be honored, but it doesn’t hurt to give way to others who’s driving style may not be like yours instead of glorying in your ability to piss people off or worse cause an accident.


17 posted on 03/28/2014 7:48:47 AM PDT by wita
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To: hoagy62

It was damp. If it was raining at all it was more like mist. No standing water. We’re talking Florida, here. They’re running tires designed to channel water. Roads seldom go for long without being thoroughly drenched, washing away the oil and film that can accumulate in dry climates, making a wet road extremely slick. The woman shooting the video provoked this, imho. The law requires that vehicles move right to allow overtaking vehicles to pass. Multilane roads are designed for this purpose. It’s not pick a lane on a conveyor belt while you yap or fiddle with features on your infernal beebers, or dig around in your pocketbook, or whatever other stupid things people do behind the wheel of a car. It’s also not there for marking territory, which is what this woman was doing just as surely as if she’d cocked her leg on any traffic that dared to pass her.


18 posted on 03/28/2014 7:51:12 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Wolfie

Agreed. The road is slick and the woman driving is turning on her phone camera, holding it up with one hand and aiming it at the dashboard, behind herself, and to the right of herself.

Goes without saying the truck driver is an idiot.


19 posted on 03/28/2014 7:51:33 AM PDT by MNDude
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To: soycd

I picked up on that as well - the turning left soon remark. But...

When we read that she had been tailgated for over three minutes and that she had plenty of time to get her cell phone and record this incident - we see her excuse that she was going to turn left soon anyway is no excuse at all.

This beyotch went looking to create a problem. And boy did she.


20 posted on 03/28/2014 7:51:37 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: servo1969

I watched the video. I don’t see anywhere in the video where a speed limit sign is shown. They’re weren’t on the interstate. She might have been doing 50 in a 40 mph zone which wouldn’t make her a left lane sitter. If I’m in the left lane doing 10mph over the limit and that’s still not fast enough for you - then TS. I’m willing to give her the benefit until shown otherwise.


21 posted on 03/28/2014 7:52:02 AM PDT by Mopp4
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To: yldstrk

You got the wrong attitude.


22 posted on 03/28/2014 7:52:11 AM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: Wolfie

“Both drivers are idiots, but somehow most people pick a side.”

She was getting ready to make a LEFT turn.

What’s your advise make a LEFT turn from the right lane?


23 posted on 03/28/2014 7:52:55 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: yldstrk

why the hell not get out of his way?

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I know I know, reading the article is too much work.

The driver answered your question in the 3rd sentence of the posted article.

There were vehicles to her right, and she was turning left. The roads were wet, so she intelligently slowed down.

If someone going an appropriate speed for the conditions pisses you off to the extent it did for this driver, you need professional help.

I love it when an idiot wrecks his beautiful vehicle by being an a$$. As long as no one is injured (even the a$$).


24 posted on 03/28/2014 7:53:33 AM PDT by dmz
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To: IMR 4350

She’d been “getting ready” for over three miles by her own admission.


25 posted on 03/28/2014 7:53:50 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: wita

Ditto. Taking her at her word that she wasn’t videoing from the outset, then she had all kinds of time to get out of the way. Both of them were idiots, but the lane blocker instigated the incident.


26 posted on 03/28/2014 7:54:35 AM PDT by awelliott (What one generation tolerates, the next embraces....)
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To: yldstrk

Speed limit in that area is 55. She probably thinks shes improving traffic safety by using her phone and driving.


27 posted on 03/28/2014 7:55:58 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: wita

In my experience of driving for over 55 years I am a firm believer that as many accident are caused by slow drivers as by speeders. If you don’t feel comfortable driving at prevailing speeds on the highway then stick to two lanes. Mrs. Redangus hasn’t driven on the Interstate for years for just that reason.


28 posted on 03/28/2014 7:57:03 AM PDT by redangus
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To: WKUHilltopper
Did he take out a light pole? I couldn’t tell.

It looks like he hit that tree.

For those blaming the woman for blocking the lane, we don't know what the speed limit is on that road. Her shot of the speedometer showed her at close to 60 and she was passing the trucks in the right lane by a pretty good margin. There are houses right next to the road, so I'm guessing the speed limit was probably 45. It certainly wouldn't be 55 in a residential neighborhood such as that. Given that she was likely already in excess of the limit, had to make a left turn shortly and there was much slower traffic in the right lane, it seems justified that she was in the left lane.

29 posted on 03/28/2014 7:57:15 AM PDT by KevinB (Barack Hussein Obama: Proof-positive that affirmative action does not work.)
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To: CatherineofAragon

DO you all have ANY idea how difficult it is to regain the left lane within a short distance and busy traffic in order to make your necessary left turn if you move to the right for the convenience of the speeding asshats ?

I REALLY wish all you that think you are entitled to push your way to the front of the line in all situations would get smacked down hard!!! Another 30 seconds getting to your destination will be fine.If not,then START EARLIER! Motor Trend or Car and Driver did an experiment in the 80s in which one driver drove the maximum possible and another drove with the traffic on the Autobahn;the speedster arrived a few minutes earlier but tense and sweaty.

One more thing :trucks are supposed to go slower on most roads which makes them into rolling roadblocks in the right lane.And a car sandwiched amongst big trucks cannot see the turnoffs or other traffic until almost too late.This makes getting back out of the right lane for the upcoming left turn even more difficult. Now that is a real issue that should be looked at.


30 posted on 03/28/2014 7:57:51 AM PDT by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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To: IMR 4350

No actuallly she WASN’T getting ready to make a LEFT turn. Read the second sentence of the article again. She had plenty of time to move over.

Also - she had plenty of time to get her cell phone out and record this incident. This (bleep) is at fault.


31 posted on 03/28/2014 7:58:05 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: servo1969

Hold on...let me get the popcorn.


32 posted on 03/28/2014 7:59:01 AM PDT by Half Vast Conspiracy (The bill was the subject of a truly awe-inspiring tsunami of poorly informed indignation. Rich Lowry)
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To: servo1969

She had plenty of chances to move into the RH lane to allow him to pass legally and didn’t...the guy closed and backed off numerous times...trying to get his point across, she ignored it.

His lack of control and anger at her control freak issues caused the crash...

Not much in the way of sympathy for either driver...she’s a control freak and he has anger management issues...both should be refered to psychiatrist.


33 posted on 03/28/2014 7:59:12 AM PDT by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political parties in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: driftdiver
Speed limit in that area is 55. She probably thinks shes improving traffic safety by using her phone and driving

If that's true, then I would retract my comment and agree that she's partly to blame for this incident too...

34 posted on 03/28/2014 7:59:24 AM PDT by Mopp4
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To: Responsibility2nd

This beyotch went looking to create a problem. And boy did she.

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Yea, she caused the guy to tailgate. She made the guy drive along side her and flip her off. She made the guy spin out and wreck his truck.

At worst she’s inconsiderate. At best, the guy who wrecked his truck is a flipping idiot with serious anger management issues.

I laughed out loud watching the video.


35 posted on 03/28/2014 7:59:46 AM PDT by dmz
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To: Mopp4

I drive that road frequently. Its 55 there. You get plenty of left lane campers.


36 posted on 03/28/2014 8:00:07 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Wolfie
Both drivers are idiots, but somehow most people pick a side.

Yes, both are idiots, but the guy in the truck was the bigger idiot. The right lane was blocked by another vehicle, the driver/camera operator was in the left lane anticipating an upcoming left turn. She had enough time to slow down a bit, move in behind the lone truck blocking the right lane, and let the guy with the big truck and little pecker go right on by, or she could have sped up just slightly, and got in front of the truck and moved over. There was really no one else on the road in the immediate area but those three vehicles.

The pickup owner was so much more important than she was he had to prove it, to his detriment. Good luck explaining that to your insurance company.

37 posted on 03/28/2014 8:01:08 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Has anyone seen my tagline? It was here yesterday. I seem to have misplaced it.)
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To: Mopp4

How did she get such good quality video while driving. By focusing more on the phone then driving.


38 posted on 03/28/2014 8:02:16 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: dmz

You can see his headlights, thats not tailgating.


39 posted on 03/28/2014 8:03:17 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

#13

I agree. I’ve never felt the need to record other people driving yet she states she has done it numerous times. Why? Is she a magnet for angry drivers? Would that suggest there’s something about her driving habits that causes a lot of anger around her?


40 posted on 03/28/2014 8:03:40 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: Mopp4
If I’m in the left lane doing 10mph over the limit and that’s still not fast enough for you - then TS.

You would be breaking the law in CO, and a lot of other states.

We got tired of sanctimonious drivers like you, and passed laws.

41 posted on 03/28/2014 8:03:57 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Over production, one of the top 5 worries for the American Farmer every year.)
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To: Slump Tester; All
ST, I'm not picking on you personally ...

I'll still say I would be plenty pissed off

And there's the problem right there: drivers who get pissed off.

Anger and driving mix badly. If you find that other drivers are causing you to feel anger ... check your attitude, or surrender your license. You can't control the behavior of idiots. You can control your own behavior. You can control your reaction to idiots.

42 posted on 03/28/2014 8:04:12 AM PDT by NorthMountain
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To: servo1969

What a pompoius idiot. I travel about 40,000 miles a year and I hate these idiots who think the left lane belongs to them.

I urge states to enforce their left lane for passing laws. If they did, this crap wouldn’t happen.

The truck driver was an ass too. But this chick is a douche who deserves to be rear ended.

When I am on my mc behind these people they get a wide berth.


43 posted on 03/28/2014 8:05:49 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
This (bleep) is at fault.

For being a left-lane bandit, maybe, but the moron in control of the pedals and wheel in the pickup is 100% responsible for his final situation.

44 posted on 03/28/2014 8:05:55 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Has anyone seen my tagline? It was here yesterday. I seem to have misplaced it.)
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To: hoosierham

Well, I would say you need to calm down, because you’re making a lot of assumptions here that are way off base.

I drive about five miles over the speed limit. We have no interstate highways in this area, so that means I routinely do about 60 in our 55 mph zones, and I usually stay in the right lane where I belong.

But if I have to pass, I want to lay on the accelerator and DO it. I don’t want to be trapped in a long line of traffic, or stuck next to a rolling semi because you think you have to right to hog the left lane and teach patience to everyone else.

It is a fact that there are jerks who drive too slow and jerks who drive like maniacs. Even though it’s sometimes hard to get into the left lane to make a left turn, it’s just a fact that the left lane IS for passers and faster drivers. So if you have to get over there, have that turn signal on to let others know you’re turning....but you MUST speed up. If you get over there and drive slowly, you’re breaking the law.


45 posted on 03/28/2014 8:06:53 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: RegulatorCountry

Did you bother to notice the speed of the trucks in the right lane?

She was passing them.

Looked like everyone but the truck that lost it knew not to drive fast on that road when it’s wet.

Years ago I-45 north of Houston was the same way.

If you tried to do anything over 55 in the rain you would probably loose it.

People that drove it all the time knew it and kept it 55 and under when wet.


46 posted on 03/28/2014 8:06:53 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: Mopp4

“The Left Lane is for passing or turning only” applies to any multiple-lane highway not just for Interstates.


47 posted on 03/28/2014 8:07:16 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Responsibility2nd

See my response #46


48 posted on 03/28/2014 8:08:41 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: dfwgator
“The Left Lane is for passing or turning only” applies to any multiple-lane highway not just for Interstates.

In her short video, there is a truck to her right, and she also states she's going to be turning left.

That being said, if this whole thing occurred over several minutes, then she had plenty of time to get out of the way of the dipwad. However, she is in no way responsible for the outcome of the last actions of the dipwad.

49 posted on 03/28/2014 8:10:31 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Has anyone seen my tagline? It was here yesterday. I seem to have misplaced it.)
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To: servo1969

50 posted on 03/28/2014 8:11:42 AM PDT by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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