Another Sociopath Behind the Wheel…
Can anyone identify this man? Perhaps one of you works with him somewhere in the Seattle/Tri-Cities area… and can look him dead in the face and remind him that motorcyclists are people too? And that what he did was not only life threatening, but absolutely sociopathic?
The definition of a sociopath is, “a person with a psychopathic personality whose behavior is antisocial, often criminal, and who lacks a sense of moral responsibility or social conscience” (from Dicationary.com). This behavior, the “I will f*** you up” threat, combined with “you need to learn to follow the rules” statement right before attempting to run the rider off the road, is absolute craziness and we need to put an end to this type of road rage which I’ve started referring to as “CAGE RAGE”.
Video posted by JammerDuc to youtube and screenshots of the incident to follow.
You can see in the screen shot below that the man driving the truck is coming into the lane and pushing the motorcyclist across the yellow line into the shoulder (see reflection) all the while looking straight at him with no remorse.
The incident starts at about 1:30 seconds, but some context of the riders abilities and speed before hand is good, so the video below begins from zero.
Now, I do want to say that arguing with this guy is generally going to do no good, and I think the rider spent way too long trying to force his (totally correct) views on the situation onto the driver. This guy is obviously a jerk wad and/or having a terrible day or whatever, he is not going to listen to your reason through cussing. My advice? Well I’ve learned it the hard way… you should GET THE HELL OUT OF DODGE. Especially if you’re on a fancy ass Ducati superbike, it’s not like you can’t get out of the area at the drop of the hat.
That being said, be safe out there guys. And if anyone knows who this jerk is, please send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 11th, 2013
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