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Dash Cam of the Week: Bad checks

April 28, 2017
You really have to wonder, sometimes: What were they thinking? But the short answer is: They weren’t. Too often on our highways people are getting mad and then getting stupid.

You really have to wonder, sometimes: What were they thinking? But the short answer is: They weren’t. Too often on our highways people are getting mad and then getting stupid.

Exhibit A: C’mon, man, do the physics and you wouldn’t do this. Brake-checking a semi at freeway speed just isn’t a good idea if you’re in car that could be barely be seen when you swoop in under the truck’s nose.

“This driver apparently took exception to me being in the middle lane of traffic (Shortly after an on-ramp made it 3-lanes) and decided that the appropriate response was to brake check me while I was doing almost 60 MPH, and then flip me off,” writes the trucker on the YouTube post.

Truckers, however, aren’t saints sometimes. And sometimes you just can’t take it anymore, as this Fox7 report from Austin explains.

About the Author

Kevin Jones | Editor

Kevin has served as editor-in-chief of Trailer/Body Builders magazine since 2017—just the third editor in the magazine’s 60 years. He is also editorial director for Endeavor Business Media’s Commercial Vehicle group, which includes FleetOwner, Bulk Transporter, Refrigerated Transporter, American Trucker, and Fleet Maintenance magazines and websites.

Working from Little Rock, Kevin has covered trucking and manufacturing for 15 years. His writing and commentary about the trucking industry and, previously, business and government, has been recognized with numerous state, regional, and national journalism awards.

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