Between the widespread lack of merging skills, blind spots, insurance scams and just plain meanness, it’s amazing anyone can get on and off the freeways at all. And, as this edition of Dash Cam of the Week shows, it’s not always clear who’s to blame—but we've come across plenty of videos to choose from lately: the good, the bad, and ugly.
THE UGLY: This first clip really got the DCOW staff’s collective dander up. It seems the four-wheeler is determined to let the merging rig hit him. When the vehicles pull over, the car driver then grabs his recording device and confronts the trucker. The man’s language is not suitable for work (nor for anywhere, we must say) and we’re betting he’s got a lawyer on speed dial.
THE BAD: Trucker-on-trucker aggressive driving happens, too, we’re sorry to see. This clip could be titled “wait for it .. yikes!”
The GOOD: But you know what? Truckers—by and large—are professionals. And once you’ve seen it all, things don’t bother you so much. Is this guy cool, or what?