It’s a scene we as truckers are forced to witness far too often. Someone behind the wheel of a 4-wheeler (consumer passenger vehicle) displays zero patience and somehow gets it in their head that presenting the potential for chaos and mayhem will shorten their drive.
I just don’t get it. Moving 5 miles per hour faster doesn’t really accomplish much of anything in terms of getting somewhere substantially quicker. And if moving 5mph faster causes a crash you just made yourself several hours late. Not to mention the financial hardship you created for yourself and others. Or the legal problems that result from it.
That’s the story that unfolded in a recent Oklahoma incident that unfolding in real time right in front of a news crew camera. 40 year old Steven Coughran took it upon himself to try and prove a point that it should be he that dominated the left (hammer) lane because he wanted to move faster than everyone else. Not only did he cause a serious crash, he also gain charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and child neglect. Felony charges that he’s unlikely to beat.
Via News 9.
A KWTV – NEWS 9 photographer caught this road rage crash on camera while driving on I-35 in Oklahoma City. He and his wife called OHP, and gave a statement and this video to troopers. The pickup truck driver received a citation. No one was hurt. pic.twitter.com/R7eT3vleI3
— Mitch's Muse (@nmitch) August 9, 2021
It doesn’t take rocket science to understand road rage has no benefit. Not to you or anyone else.