Instant Karma on roadsides: when you try to be “smarter” than everyone else…

Being in a hurry is one of the worst things that can happen in traffic. Especially if you have no patience to wait for it to flow. This is when some people start thinking they have more right to get first to wherever they want to go. Even using roadside or parking lanes to cut the line. Even though some of these cheeky bastards manage to perpetrate these maneuvers unharmed, Instant Karma is out there trying to teach them a lesson. Such as these ones in this video.

You may be rushing through the roadside because you woke up late, or just because you want to get early to work and find your way up the hierarchy of the company. But you may climb something else instead…

What about using parking lanes to speed things up? And this has been registered in Canada, a country worldwide known for the good manners, ethics and the good will of its people. But idiots do not happen only under some flags, unfortunately. At least Canada is not a place where dishonest people get away with wrong doing, as this swearing guy in Vancouver has bitterly tasted…

The fact that the accident almost does not happen is not an excuse to keep on making mistakes at the wheel. Even if we are sure this imbecile will keep on trespassing through the roadsides until he gets killed. If he ever kills anyone in the country where he is driving, Brazil, that will not stop him. He will only have to pay a fine to have the right to keep killing people with his car, unfortunately.

Roadsides are not supposed to have running cars in them. They are a sort of refuge in emergency situations. Such as the lack of fuel that got Ryan Yauck stuck at the roadside of U.S. 45. And that got him killed. Instant Karma, in this case, will assure the killer driver some time in jail.

There is a procedure you have to follow when you are on the roadside. Whenever you have a car problem, you have to let other drivers know that with a warning triangle place many meters before your stopped car. If you have requested mechanical assistance, stay away from the car. It could mean the difference between getting back home or leaving the world for good.

Be a responsible driver. Your car can become a killing machine and harm not only others, but also you and your family. Drive carefully and avoid being a Traffic Cholesterol, as I have described in my book. In case you would like to buy “The Traffic Cholesterol”, it is sold as an e-book at Hotmart, Google Play, Amazon and Kobo. Let’s keep roads and streets safe and flowing well!


Gustavo Henrique Ruffo

I have been an automotive journalist since 1998 and have worked for many important Brazilian newspapers and magazines, such as the local edition of Car and Driver and Quatro Rodas, Brazilian's biggest car magazine. I have also worked for foreign websites, such as World Car Fans and won a few journalism prizes, among them three SAE Journalism Awards and the 2017 IAM RoadSmart Safety Award. I am the author of "The Traffic Cholesterol", a book about bad drivers that you can buy at Hotmart, Google Play, Amazon and Kobo.

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