The blame for this near collision might just fall on both drivers in this near-miss dash cam video.
The clip, posted to reddit by a fellow truck driver, shows the driver merging onto a highway and hanging out in the lane.
Then another truck driver, who seems to have moved over to let the videoing driver onto the freeway, nearly clips the videoing driver in an attempt to move into the right lane. Luckily, a collision was avoided when the videoing driver moved into the shoulder.
“Okay, drivers check your mirrors BEFORE changing lanes,” wrote the video poster.
“Just last week this happened to me when i was still next to him. Could have been a big mess if I didn’t take the shoulder,” they continued.
But viewers of the video clip weren’t so sure, and took to the comments to let the poster know that he could be considered in the wrong, as well.
“Looks like a careless mistake. However, for future reference, after entering the freeway let any vehicles who switched lanes to let you on get back to the right lane. They did you a courtesy and it’s polite to let them back in instead of hanging in their blind spot,” pointed out one.
“If he was looking in his mirrors checking his flat mirrors and convex mirrors this would not have happened. If OP stayed behind him to let him come back into his lane to be courteous this would not have happened. It’s double sided this one,” wrote a second.
“I’m guessing he did that on purpose because he moved over to let you on the freeway, and instead of waiting 2 seconds to let him hop back in, you hung him out in the lane. I’ve heard many get livid over that,” added a third.
Check out the video clip below to decide what you think.
ok drivers check your mirrors BEFORE changing lanes. Just last week this happened to me when i was still next to him. Could have been a big mess if i didn’t take the shoulder. from r/Truckers