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Redneck road rage: Patience pays off

2014-03-28 11:33

INSTANT KARMA: The Ford F250 driver (left) attempts to cut in front of a driver but ends up losing control and ultimately crashing (right). Image: YOUTUBE

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Hooting, flashing headlights, rude gestures, a bumper mere centimetres from your car... tailgating is regularly used in South Africa as a means to bully other road users.

A video posted on YouTube shows a driver's patience paying off as a tailgating truck driver receives well-deserved comeuppance.

VIDEO: Redneck Road Rage

YouTube user Florida Driver posted a video showing a driver of a Ford F250 tailgating her while driving on the SR 41 in Tampa, Florida. The YouTube user said that despite being unable to move out of the truck driver continued to drive aggressively.

Florida Driver posted on YouTube: “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.

'BEING AN IGNORANT ASS'

“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 being an ignorant ass.

The video shows how the Ford driver goes as far as pulling aside and gesturing rudely at her.

“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.”

'THIS MORON COULD HAVE KILLED'

Eventually the truck driver cuts in front, loses control and ultimately crashes. Florida Driver reports that the driver fled the scene but was apprehended and charged by authorities.

“The driver fled the scene of the accident, but thanks to this video he has been caught and charged. Massive props to the Sheriff’s 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."

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