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Date: 01/22/12 12:20 PM

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  1. Profile photo of kitteh9lives
    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
    8033 posts
    January 22, 2012 at 10:13 am
    Link: Tailgater Challenged - 1st driver plays eat my brakes and then stops ON THE HIGHWAY to confront the tailgater. Think he made his point?
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    January 22, 2012 at 12:28 pm
    Wow.. well its dumb to stop on a highway.. But i guess they all learned from this
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    January 22, 2012 at 12:31 pm
    Stopping on the highway like that is illegal, it`s posted on signs next to the on-ramp.

    The lead driver should be charged with the whole accident, jailed, and have their license suspended. 2nd driver should be ticketed for tailgating.
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    madduck Female 50-59
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    January 22, 2012 at 12:32 pm
    Why was someone undertaking?
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    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
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    January 22, 2012 at 12:35 pm
    It didn`t seem like the second guy was tailgating, but okay.

    Why was the first guy in the fast lane if he wanted to go slow?
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    Victim Male 70 & Over
    219 posts
    January 22, 2012 at 12:40 pm
    lol the title was good, made me not expect that at all
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    iamboredtooo Male 18-29
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    January 22, 2012 at 12:49 pm
    madduck: "Why was someone undertaking?"

    My thought is probably that the `undertaking` car was the car directly behind the one filming and that it was trying to steer clear of a crash.
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    CaptainPabst Male 18-29
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    January 22, 2012 at 12:56 pm
    yes thank you iab thank you for not ruining it with the descrip keep doing that 4 reals
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    Selous Male 30-39
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    January 22, 2012 at 1:12 pm
    yea, i think the 3rd car was under heavy breaking, not expecting to have cars stopped on the freeway

    there was hardly any tailgating there (unless something we missed before the vid started?) some people get so precious ... and dangerous to other people on the road
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    MrPeabody Male 30-39
    1920 posts
    January 22, 2012 at 1:20 pm
    @CrakrJak
    "Stopping on the highway like that is illegal, it`s posted on signs next to the on-ramp."

    You are probably right, but that is not a US plate, so maybe the laws are different.

    "2nd driver should be ticketed for tailgating."

    At least from what can be seen in this video, he was not tailgating. Also the first driver had ample opportunity to get out of the way, but was engaging in what would be considered road rage in the US.

    @iamboredtooo
    "My thought is probably that the `undertaking` car was the car directly behind the one filming and that it was trying to steer clear of a crash."

    They were stopped too long for the third car to be directly behind them. The drive of the third car was just not paying attention to what was ahead of him and tried to avoid the collision too late.
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    darkmagic14n Male 18-29
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    January 22, 2012 at 1:33 pm
    Why was the first guy in the fast lane

    I`m sorry, when did the left lane become the `fast` lane as opposed to the `passing` lane. not to mention, even in the passing lane, speeding is not allowed.

    protip: not everywhere has the law that you can`t be in the left lane unless you`re passing or that you can`t pass on the right
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    fancythat Male 30-39
    1950 posts
    January 22, 2012 at 1:49 pm
    Goes to show that people going too slow in the left lane is more dangerous than tailgating. MOVE THE F OVER
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    burbclaver Male 50-59
    878 posts
    January 22, 2012 at 1:50 pm
    Seemed inevitable as soon as the idiot started hitting his brakes in the fast lane. If someone is tailgating, just move over and let them get out of your six o`clock.
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    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
    3151 posts
    January 22, 2012 at 1:58 pm
    darkmagic, "fast lane" is a turn of phrase.
    Generally when you`re in the passing lane you are going faster than the person you`re passing, no?
    Hence "fast lane".
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    Zeegrr60 Male 40-49
    2106 posts
    January 22, 2012 at 2:03 pm
    if your car runs,don`t stop in the fast lane. Thanks to the "Tailgaters" dashcam,driver one gonna pay.
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    angelo0317 Male 18-29
    331 posts
    January 22, 2012 at 2:10 pm
    The guy, or girl, who was recording probably was thinking, I will never stop behind a car like that EVER again!
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    EvilBigHead Male 30-39
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    January 22, 2012 at 3:07 pm
    That`s not tailgating. I follow much closer.
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    diylobotomy Male 18-29
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    January 22, 2012 at 3:24 pm
    The beautiful thing about this video is three idiots got what they deserved.
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    jamie76 Male 30-39
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    January 22, 2012 at 3:49 pm
    that person that stopped should be charge with criminal negligence if their country has such laws.
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    button_guy Male 18-29
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    January 22, 2012 at 3:58 pm
    It`s called the `fast lane` because the left hand side of the road in the US doesn`t slow down. All the turn-offs are on the right on the highways, which results in people braking and causing traffic to go slower. Fast lane never meant `Okay to speed in lane` like some idiots believe.
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    Mrs_rumpel Female 18-29
    54 posts
    January 22, 2012 at 4:57 pm
    people continue to amaze me...
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    DracObi Male 18-29
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    January 22, 2012 at 5:32 pm
    this is not tailgating, this is just driving. and what a moron. also, quick question, why was he filming in the first place?
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    January 22, 2012 at 6:04 pm
    So pathetic in so many levels!
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    Revolutioniz Male 18-29
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    January 22, 2012 at 6:05 pm
    @Dracobi It`s called a dash-cam, a lot of people get the cameras installed so they have video evidence for insurance agencies when poo happens, like this for instance.
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    Corpsecrank Male 30-39
    930 posts
    January 22, 2012 at 6:09 pm
    @button_guy Then you must not have realized those plates aren`t from the U.S. which means this is not the same.
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    ForSquirel Male 30-39
    2063 posts
    January 22, 2012 at 7:33 pm
    at what point was he even that close to be considered tailgaiting. dude broke up with his girlfriend and since she wasn`t around for him to beat he decided to take it out on some random. and look where it gotcha. effin Karma. I`d marry her if i could.
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    TKD_Master Male 18-29
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    January 22, 2012 at 7:36 pm
    Idiot in the green car. Whatever, she`ll be sued out the ass for this i`m sure.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    31799 posts
    January 22, 2012 at 8:10 pm
    It`s 100% the fault of the 3rd car, with the spoiler. Hitting parked cars is a no-no.
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    skullgrin Male 18-29
    937 posts
    January 22, 2012 at 8:45 pm
    5cats, you`re joking right? Its the first car`s fault....

    A) the 2nd car couldnt have been tailgating that bad if when the 1st car stopped and he didn`t hit him

    B) if the 1st car thought the 2nd car was tailgating he should have switched lanes

    C) the third car hit 2 parked cars...that were parked on the highway... definitely a mistake on his part, but it was the first cars fault for it happening.
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    Piperquinn Female 13-17
    43 posts
    January 22, 2012 at 8:47 pm
    Ehhh... I balem the third car for trying to drive on the shoulder of the road. Plus, don`t drive in the left lane if you can`t handle going over the speed limit.
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    lawndartsftw Male 40-49
    1811 posts
    January 22, 2012 at 8:55 pm
    @skullgrin - your post is accurate. Unless said tailgating happened before the vid started, the front guy is is to blame 100%.
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    SilverThread Male 30-39
    3435 posts
    January 22, 2012 at 9:11 pm
    Only in Americ... wait...
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    fuzzed Male 18-29
    48 posts
    January 22, 2012 at 9:46 pm
    if the first car where merely stopped, it would be the third car`s fault, however the first car was parked, and since he was not in a legal parking zone it is his fault
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    Nicolicious Female 18-29
    58 posts
    January 22, 2012 at 11:26 pm
    Piperquinn, you said "Ehhh... I balem the third car for trying to drive on the shoulder of the road. Plus, don`t drive in the left lane if you can`t handle going over the speed limit."

    The third car swerved into the shoulder because they were seemingly driving the speed limit (65-75) when suddenly they saw that their lane was completely obstructed. If they couldn`t stop fast enough (and if you notice, the pavement looks wet, which makes it difficult to brake hard without skidding), it`s reasonable that they would have swerved into the breakdown lane to avoid ramming into the cars. It happened to me on the highway once, and I wasn`t the only person forced to swerve onto the median strip to avoid rear-ending other cars who had to stop. In my case, it would have been a multi-car pileup if me and several other cars involved hadn`t gotten off the road and out of the way.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14544 posts
    January 22, 2012 at 11:42 pm
    well, that was awkward.
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    soundman655 Male 50-59
    1558 posts
    January 22, 2012 at 11:45 pm
    non-nice individual going too slow in the passing lane anyway
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    xCYBERDYNEx Male 18-29
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    January 22, 2012 at 11:58 pm
    The idiot stopped on the freeway, it`s his dumbass fault. If I was guy in 2nd car I probably would have pulled his ass out of his car and beat him.
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    Dooodah Male 18-29
    4 posts
    January 23, 2012 at 12:19 am
    You should have about 2 seconds between your car and the car in front of you.
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    Musuko42 Male 18-29
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    January 23, 2012 at 1:32 am
    @EvilBigHead

    "That`s not tailgating. I follow much closer."

    If you have to emergency brake to react to the car in front of you braking (as the second driver here had to, judging from the sound of the brakes and the sharpness of the car`s stopping), then yes, you`re tailgating. You need to be leaving enough room to be able to come to a safe and controlled stop if the car in front of you slams on their brakes.

    And if you honestly do follow much closer than that (at that speed), then you`re an accident waiting to happen.

    1st driver at fault for braking without cause, and then stopping without cause.

    2nd driver at fault for tailgating.

    3rd driver at fault for not reacting to the stopped cars and...well...plain old crashing.
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    HiEv Male 40-49
    621 posts
    January 23, 2012 at 2:05 am
    @Musko42: Totally agree with you.

    The second guy was barely two car lengths behind the first guy, which is unsafe at those speeds.

    Still, stupid place to confront the guy about it, as the results demonstrated.

    Also, good description. The ending caught me totally off guard. <thumbs up>
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    Mister_C Male 18-29
    663 posts
    January 23, 2012 at 3:17 am
    That`s not tailgating... he was a bit close, but not tailgating by any means, aside when the car kept braking.
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    Samsquanch Male 30-39
    792 posts
    January 23, 2012 at 3:52 am
    Well, the idiot in the front was going slow in the far right lane. But, you don`t play games...especially on the highway.
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    ATL1EN Male 18-29
    622 posts
    January 23, 2012 at 5:26 am
    lmao you call that tailgating? what a joke. come to georgia and you will see some road rage. the guy infront deserved to get smashed by that car taht hit them. i hate fin stupid peopel ont eh roads. ESP people who break check when im 20 feet behind their cars.
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    Stebano Male 18-29
    29 posts
    January 23, 2012 at 6:06 am
    @Musoko42

    Never drive in Las Vegas if you think THAT`S bad driving. I used to think Tucson, AZ was full of bad drivers... Then I moved here. Whole new level... Grand Theft Auto is like pre-school.

    Seriously, if you can`t handle it, stay off the roads near any major city. Not an excuse for horrible city drivers, just a disclaimer.

    Also, if you brake on a highway like that guy, expect this.
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    EgalM Male 30-39
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    January 23, 2012 at 6:08 am
    That looked pretty close to the two car lengths you should have between you.
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    QualityJay Male 18-29
    303 posts
    January 23, 2012 at 7:16 am
    "Ehhh... I balem the third car for trying to drive on the shoulder of the road. "
    Piperquin:
    I`m guessing you don`t drive yet. If he had stayed in the left lane it would have been a MUCH more horrible crash. He used the shoulder for what it is for: emergencies.
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    ddaq89 Male 30-39
    168 posts
    January 23, 2012 at 7:50 am
    Damn it! I can`t see this video. This is one i`d watch coz I always wondered what my friends were thinking when they would slam on the breaks to "teach the tailgater a lesson".
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    conniep Female 50-59
    52 posts
    January 23, 2012 at 10:21 am
    @qualityjay--he wasn`t on the shoulder, he was in lane, that is why the 18wheelers were honking. it was just where two hiways merge, no emergency lane. @atl1en...i agree...i wouldn`t call that tailgating at all!!
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
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    January 23, 2012 at 2:51 pm
    "That looked pretty close to the two car lengths you should have between you."

    What!?

    Two car lengths? At 70ish MPH is like not even a quater of a second braking time.
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    DingDingDong Male 30-39
    1511 posts
    January 23, 2012 at 4:54 pm
    The comments here are almost as stupid as that first driver. And why does the second car`s door go flying forward, did he have his door open? Or did the crash rip it open? It`s like they were going to go fight in the middle of the fast lane. Almost Darwin awards for all.
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    turtlemurtle Female 13-17
    71 posts
    January 23, 2012 at 6:51 pm
    the dumbass that stopped better have gotten the ticket
  52. Profile photo of HiEv
    HiEv Male 40-49
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    January 23, 2012 at 9:34 pm
    @EgalM: "That looked pretty close to the two car lengths you should have between you."

    Uh... It`s not "two car lengths", it`s "two seconds" that you`re supposed to have between you and the driver in front of you. And that`s under ideal conditions.

    At night you should have at least 3 seconds between you and the car in front of you, and under rainy conditions you should have at least 4 seconds. (source)

    Watch the video. This guy was barely 1 second behind the guy in front of him.

    THAT *IS* TAILGATING.

    Worse yet, this was apparently under wet conditions, so it was terribly unsafe.
  53. Profile photo of HiEv
    HiEv Male 40-49
    621 posts
    January 23, 2012 at 9:42 pm
    FYI - 2 seconds apart at 55 MPH = 161 feet or roughly 12 car lengths apart (assuming one car length = 13.5 feet).

    3 seconds apart at 55 MPH = 242 feet or roughly 18 car lengths apart.

    So, tailgating? The math says HELL YES.
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    Mr_Pedo_Bear Male 70 & Over
    997 posts
    January 24, 2012 at 12:51 pm
    Choose any point, say one of those street lamps on the side of the road as first car passes you should have enough time to say "Only a fool breaks the two second rule" by the time you go past the same point. Clearly tailgating!
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    kinky_afr0 Male 18-29
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    January 27, 2012 at 4:39 pm
    stupid americans
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    nolovepunx Male 18-29
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    January 27, 2012 at 7:30 pm
    kinky_afr0: Those aren`t US license plates, LRN2FACTS
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    shaustin Male 18-29
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    January 29, 2012 at 11:13 am
    if someone obviously wants to pass you on the highway in the fast lane, the decent thing to do it move over and let them by. Sure the camera man was tailgating but the douche in front of him should of just gotten out of his way instead of being a huge dick about it

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