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“Redneck road rage” video shows driver getting taste of instant karma

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TAMPA, FL — A Florida woman captured an amazing act of road rage and posted it to YouTube. The incident did not end well for the driver.

The YouTube video shows a truck and tailgating a small car. At one point the man driving the truck tries to pass the woman in the car.

“After about a minute and me shaking my head, I pulled out my phone and started recording,” she wrote on YouTube. “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.”

He then flashes an offensive gesture at her and loses control of the vehicle. His truck fish-tails, and spins out in the center median.

TheBlaze reported the man in the truck fled the scene, but police were able to use the video to find and charge him.

“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.”


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  • Michael Knopoff

    Very clear to me by the attitude of the lady. YOU DON’T PROVE A POINT OR TEACH SOMEONE A LESSON WHILE YOU ARE ON THE ROAD! The speed limit is 55. I’m going 55. I am ENTITLED to this lane. Karma hits you back when you find out he was taking his kid to the hospital. He could force you over and kill you. You will never know. people have been killed for less.

  • Bill

    try driving in Florida. It is worse than anywhere. They only drive in the lane that is convenient to them and the hell with everyone else. And what are directional signals? And these people are not normally native Floridians but from other states. Don’t know how it got this way.

  • Scooter

    The law in Florida reads:

    ‘(2) …, the driver of an overtaken vehicle shall give way to the right in favor of the overtaking vehicle, … and shall not increase the speed of his or her vehicle until completely passed by the overtaking vehicle.’

    Florida Statutes 316.083

    The woman should be held liable for damages caused by her unlawful actions (not yielding to the right, speeding up when being passed, etc.).

    • Annie

      COMMON SENSE LAW. When I lived in Germany they passed a new law for drivers called the, Courtesy Law’ Because people would swoop in a a parking place you may have been waiting for 5 mins or more.. Parking is really hard when shopping at the grocers. THANK YOU FOR THIS FL LAW. Finally ONE that has value.

  • Scooter

    The law in Florida reads:

    ‘(2) …, the driver of an overtaken vehicle shall give way to the right in favor of the overtaking vehicle, … and shall not increase the speed of his or her vehicle until completely passed by the overtaking vehicle.’

    Florida Statutes 316.083

    The woman should be held liable for damages caused by her unlawful actions (not yielding to the right, speeding up when being passed, etc.).

  • Jim Sterrett

    Everyone keeps yammering how the guy was driving unsafely. If this woman needed to turn left, as she claimed, why in the 5 minutes that she was taking this video did she not turn left? How is videotaping your driving safer than simply wanting to use the left lane for its intended purpose? How is speeding up to prevent someone from passing you after you forced them to pass you on the right safe driving? I really hope the police revoke her driver’s license. She shouldn’t be behind the wheel of a car. And his driving didn’t cause the accident, hes did. If she had just been in the lane she should have been, none of this would’ve happened.

  • Scott

    I appreciate you sharing the video. While I agree that he is a jerk this is going to create a legal situation for you.

    It’s hard evidence for him that you were more concerned with your filming of his reaction behind, on the side, and in front of your vehicle. More than you were concerned about any safety, to include yours.

    From my legal experience, you will hear from his attorney. I would suggest removing this evidence from You tube.

    There are two side to every story and with his – this video proves you were intimidating him and new it. The laugh doesn’t help either.

  • Lisa Buttry

    All of the crappy drivers stay in the fast lane and they will not move over to another lane even if they are holding up a mile of traffic and they have numerous opportunities to get over, they think it’s funny apparently!

  • NickB

    First off, she regardless of if she says she wasn’t looking at her phone, she was still using it which causes more accidents than anything. Second, if she didn’t speed up as he tried to pass on the right, he simply would have gotten around and there would have been no issue. The fact that she sped up caused the guy to flick her off (yeah that’s not right but who cares), she closed the gap allowing him to get over and he drove like Mario Andretti in a 9,000 lb truck on wet roads. Yes the guy was pissed but she definitely antagonized him and should be held responsible, especially since it was obvious that she intentionally speed up to not let him by. All of you that are on her side and blaming him are the people that need to stay off the road.

  • Bud

    Like i said before you DON’T know what’s going on in the car that is trying to pass you, if they’re crazy or not, if they will get ticket or not… if they are rushing a dying baby to a hospital or … none of your business GET THE F*** OUT of the way… PLEASE!!!! for everybody safety… police is there to see about driving violation, make sure you get your lottery ticket safely in the right lane.

    COMMON SENSE PLEASE !!!!!!!

    BTW those of you who think she’s right(video) you ppl should seriously consider taking the bus !!! before you get a bullet in the head by some real redneck that you will eventually get furious !!! spare the states some money… take the bus ! or better yet stay in your lalaland away from realities of civilisation. but anyhow…GET THE F*** OUT of the way… PLEASE!!!!

  • law dog

    if this would have ended in a fatality sure as your born the person doing the filming would also know karma

  • LT Dan

    The woman baited the poor guy into this accident. She instigated the situation by driving 47 mph in the Passing Lane! She picked out this poor man to push his buttons and try to cause him problems! She was clearly breaking the passing lane law. She clearly cannot drive a motor vehicle properly and should not have a drivers license. When a bicycle rides up behind you on the sidewalk do you continue to walk in his way? This man is the victim here. Lady, if you can’t drive your car properly you shouldn’t be on the road. Do us all a favor and buy a bicycle or walk. Quit subjecting those of us living in a competitive society to your utter incompetence and evil instigating passive aggressiveness

  • Derrick

    Tailgating happens when the driver wants the vehicle in front of him to move over so he can pass. It’s a request. Obviously some “requests” are stated more rudely than others but I still view it as a request. I oblige. I drive faster than 75% of traffic but almost every day at least one fast driver gets behind me and either makes the request or is about to make the request. So I move over. I don’t care why he is going fast or why I wasn’t driving fast enough for him. It does not hurt my ego one bit to move over. He wants to pass me. That is all. He just wants to get somewhere quicker than I do. So why would I NOT move over? I can think of many reasons, including the reason this lady gave of needing to turn left soon, but most involve exerting some form of control against an imaginary enemy. I can play dumb like I don’t see him. I can slow down and antagonize him. I can speed up when he tries to pass me on the right and enrage him. I can take the risk of video recording the road rage art I created. No thanks. I don’t need that fake power trip. If that’s what makes me feel powerful then I would be a pathetic weakling. Ten seconds or less to move over and he is out of my life forever. I move over. That lady created that situation and until people like her realize they don’t have the right to control traffic, let alone other peoples’ emotions, road rage will continue to be prevalent.

  • Derrick

    And for those of you quoting what SHE said in the written story, remember we never heard HIS side of the story. All we have is HER video and HER story. Of which the video makes her look even worse than him if you analyze it with an open mind. The title alone of this biased news story appears to have influenced 1/3 of you before you even clicked play. What would really be awesome is if someone else filmed the entire incident.

    (I will say this though, if the truck driver fled the scene then “my” best “guess” would be due to alcohol. Once alcohol is found then he doesn’t have a chance. She could have popped out of the sunroof with a rocket launcher and then stuffed it in her trunk after he wiped out trying to avoid impending death. It wouldn’t matter. The police wouldn’t have even searched her car.) Alcohol makes you wrong even if you would have been right. Not saying I agree or disagree. That’s just the way it works. Hopefully my guess is wrong and there was no alcohol involved.

  • Seen this before

    How could any normal person look at his behavior before during and after and not think un-american, unmanly and cowardly?

  • Matt

    Parallax3D is either the driver of this truck or the driver of this truck’s lover. I can literally think of no other reason he would be defending the driver of the truck so passionately and so often.

  • Scooter

    Civil suit complaint.

    Florida Statutes 540.08:
    ‘(1) No person shall publish, print, display or otherwise publicly use for [personal gain] the name, portrait, photograph, or other likeness of any natural person without the [person’s] express written or oral consent…’
    ‘(2) In the event the consent … is not obtained, the person …, may bring an action to …, recover damages for any loss or injury sustained by reason thereof, including an amount which would have been a reasonable royalty, and punitive or exemplary damages… .’

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