Even if you are the only person on the highway, eventually someone comes up behind you and rides your tail. It’s like people in cars are magnets drawn to each other.
It really doesn’t make a lot of sense to ride someone. It’s not going to force the person to move forward if they are driving. In fact, even it if did, do you really want someone driving faster outside of their comfort zone?
But when someone has been driving your tail, it is tempting to brake check them. But no matter how experienced of a driver you think you are, it is a dangerous thing to do. In the video below you can see why it can be unpredictable and dangerous.
The minute clip is from a truck’s dash cam. As you can, two SUVs speed past the truck.
One is being tailed closely by the other and the car in the lead is frustrated because there is clearly so much space on the highway.
They continue to drive don the road for a few seconds. The tailgater gets even closer to the point where the SUV in the front has had enough.
The leader slams on his brakes. You can see the red lights turn brighter. Then the SUV behind him had to do the same. But the driver wasn’t read.
With another SUV on the right side, the tailgater has no choice. He’s going way too fast and he is out of options.
The brake check was clearly way too unpredictable and the driver in back panicked.
As you can see in the video, the SUV that was driving up on the other car starts to swerve. The driver loses control of the vehicle and careens off into the median.
Dirt flies everywhere as the SUV slams into various road signs and steel poles.
Fortunately, there is a fence so the SUV that lost control doesn’t fly into oncoming traffic.
The car that brake checked him kept on driving. The driver didn’t seem to care one bit.
After the accident, the truck wit the dash cam and another vehicle slow down to watch the guy suffer.
They don’t stop or get out of their vehicle. They just keep going and laughing at the guy who clearly failed the brake check.
Some viewers loved the footage and shared their comments:
“Watch out, you’ll never know when karma will strike!”
“Dumbass deserved it! The car in front was correct in not changing into the slow lane right where traffic was merging onto the highway!”
“Although ‘brake checking’ is a bitch move. In this situation I would have to say it was justified.”
Another user tries to share an alternate opinion:
“people laughing at the misfortune, yeah they got their deserve but what if they’d wiped out YOU or another innocent road user heading the opposite way after crossing the central divide. not all divides have a safety barrier/wire/whatever. moronic actions of the brake tester, imo, speeding off without stopping, taking zero responsibility for their actions. tailgater was wrong but the driver in front, with a clear lane ahead, caused the accident”
What do you think?