Left? Right? Nah, I'd Rather Stay in the Middle and Crash, Thank You

There are so many things wrong with what’s happening in this clip, we don’t even know where to begin. But that’s exactly why we should always be alert and ready for anything while out on the road.
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That makes driving - one of the most regulated activities of this world - sound like a reiteration of the wild west. It’s not usually like that, and the percentage to which this applies varies from one country to the other, but the unthinkable can happen absolutely anywhere. You think Russia is bad? Wait until you see the highway etiquette on Britain’s roads...

Sometimes, though, you might be so unfortunate as to find yourself in the middle of a stupid people and lousy drivers reunion, which usually results in one or more cars getting botched up, or even worse if they try really hard. In some cases, though, you might actually be part of the problem without even realizing it, just like in this clip below where we’re forced to side with the guy filming the whole incident.

He was clearly the victim, but you can’t help feel he could have done more to avoid the accident, and that’s only because he actually could have. But let’s start with the beginning.

The first offender was the driver of the red Audi 80 for stopping in the middle of a somewhat busy road. Unless his car stopped instantly - which is virtually impossible - he has absolutely no excuse for not trying to pull over to the right. Idiot number one.

Then there’s the truck driver who sees him late and swerves to the left in haste. Had he been more careful, he would have allowed the car coming from behind more space to maneuver. Idiot number two.

Initially, it looks like our driver has all the time in the world to avoid the stopped Audi, but instead of using the steering wheel, he simply slams on the brakes and ploughs into the Audi. Idiot number three.

The only thing that could make this worse than it already is would be to find out that the Audi’s driver only stopped for a phone conversation? What, it’s dangerous to talk on the phone while driving.

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"Boy meets car, boy loves car, boy gets journalism degree and starts job writing and editing at a car magazine" - 5/5. (Vlad Mitrache if he was a movie)
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