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Trending: Watch This Tailgating, Middlefinger Giving, Driver Get His Comeuppance

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Tampa, Florida – We've all been there.

Driving along at or near the speed limit when another driver decides we are going to slow. They tailgate. Maybe they honk. And, inevitably, they cruise pass middle finger raised.

A video of such a scenario in Tampa proves that the slower driver was right: Road conditions were slippery! The tailgater cruises pass, fish tails and promptly spins off the road.

"That's what you get!" someone says on the video as the slower driver passes the pickup truck. Video of the entire incident is attached to this post.

The pickup truck driver was not injured. MyFoxPhoenix reported that he fled the scene and was arrested on charges of leaving the scene of an accident, careless driving and failing to wear a seatbelt.

Have you had a similar experience? And how do you deal with road rage when driving?
Paul Woodward, MD April 01, 2014 at 04:00 PM
Florida Driver. Time to resign your position a s a first responder. Far safer for us all if you don't work in that position of public trust and flip burgersor go on welfare instead.
Paul Woodward, MD April 01, 2014 at 04:03 PM
Florida Traffic Crash Statistics Summary Summary Category Percent Change 3 Year Average 2010 2011 2012 Traffic crashes 235,461 227,998 281,340 23.40% 248,266 Drivers involved 338,112 334,809 468,470 39.92% 380,463 Average crashes per day 645 625 770 23.40% 680 Mileage Death Rate (per 100 million VMT) 1.25 1.25 1.27 1.57% 1.25 Fatal crashes 2,261 2,214 2,255 1.85% 2,243 Fatalities 2,444 2,400 2,430 1.25% 2,424 Injury crashes 124,847 117,903 130,902 11.03% 124,550 Injuries 195,104 181,654 198,032 9.02% 191,596 Property damage only crashes 108,353 107,883 149,044 38.15% 121,760 Alcohol Related/Suspected crashes 17,748 17,067 17,258 1.12% 17,357 Alcohol Related/Suspected fatal crashes 746 828 805 -2.78% 793 Alcohol Related/Suspected fatalities 794 920 877 -4.67% 863 Alcohol Related/Suspected injury crashes 7,825 8,262 7,910 -4.26% 7,999 Alcohol Related/Suspected injuries 12,168 11,816 12,066 2.12% 12,016 Alcohol Confirmed Crashes N/A 10,008 9,867 -1.41% 6,625 Alcohol Suspected Crashes N/A 7,059 7,391 4.70% 4,816 Drug-related/Suspected crashes 1,236 1,995 1,798 -9.87% 1,676 Drug-related/Suspected fatalities 106 190 200 5.26% 165 Drug-related/Suspected injuries 957 1,556 1,435 -7.78% 1,316 Pedestrian crashes 7,290 7,039 8,258 17.32% 7,167 Pedestrians killed 499 497 473 -4.83% 490 Pedestrians injured 7,894 6,194 7,413 19.68% 7,167 Bicycle crashes 4,925 5,013 6,425 28.17% 5,454 Bicycle riders killed 76 120 116 -3.33% 104
Paul Woodward, MD April 01, 2014 at 04:05 PM
Bottom line "Florida Driver" crashes increased 1 year 23.4%
Paul Woodward, MD April 01, 2014 at 04:09 PM
Where are Florida law enforcement? Just for starters driving with hand off device, Fuzzy dice on rear view mirror, obstructing the passing lane, stopping in the passing lane (after the accident). etc. Great argument for public transportation after she serves her jail sentence and pays her fine and retribution.
Paul Woodward, MD April 07, 2014 at 03:12 PM
Hope that Florida Driver has been arrested and charged and her drivers license suspended.

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