Living in a car-based society, most people are going to be on the road. Even though everybody hopes to get where they need safely, there are drivers who just want to go fast. But there are times in real life when the "bad guys" get the justice they deserve. These are the true stories from the people who’ve had horrible experiences with awful drivers...only to watch instant karma unfold.
1. Listen To Yourself
My dad was driving home in his old Cutlass and found himself in the middle of a blizzard. The snow was coming so thickly that he could barely see. So, he wanted to stay safe and drove slowly as the snow came down. Then a guy pulled up next to him and signaled at him to roll down his window. My dad thought there was a problem. But the next words he heard stunned him.
He rolled down his window and the guy flipped him off, called him a wuss, and told him to learn how to drive before speeding away. Then a few minutes later, my dad came to an accident and saw that somebody had smashed into the telephone pole. It was the guy from earlier. My dad slowed down and rolled down his window. He flipped the guy off and told him that he needed to learn how to drive. I’ve never seen him so happy coming home from work.
2. Close Seconds
I was a hair’s length away from crashing after getting cut off in a roundabout. But it escalated quickly. Minutes later, another guy cut off the guy who had cut me. This started a road rage battle of them trying to cut the other off, and I got caught in the middle of all of the action. A kid was in one of the cars, so I called 9-1-1.
It didn’t look like the situation was going to end well. Luckily, there was an unmarked patrol car a few cars ahead of me who couldn’t see what had been happening. He heard the report on his radio and slowed down to let traffic pass. The officer pulled over the first guy, and a few miles down, the second jerk was pulled over. It was soooo satisfying.
3. Sure Crossed Me
Where I live, one of the main roads is usually two lanes. But over the winter, the right lane was blocked for a new sewer pipe installment, and as a result, there was a new reduced speed limit to 15 MPH. I was driving this limit when some woman in a car got behind me and started waving her arms and flashing her lights. She flipped me off as she passed before stepping on the gas.
But she accelerated right in front of an officer parked in front of the elementary school. It was a school day, which meant the fine was hefty.
4. Room For One
Once, a high school girl was driving behind me, honking and flashing her lights in an apparent protest of my slow speed. As soon as the road became two lanes, she stepped on it to pass me all the while flipping me off. 30 seconds later, I saw that her car was pulled over. An officer stopped her in an active school zone. She saw me as I slowed down to pass her, and I blew her a kiss.
5. Calling For Back Up
I was driving in my hometown after dropping my girlfriend at home. I stopped behind a truck at a stop sign. There was a dirt road leading to a trailer park right before the stop sign, and it seemed to me like he’d missed that turn. This is where it all went wrong. Rather than turn around, he reversed into me, which made his hitch go through my bumper.
He then decided that he was going to take off. Usually, people write down the person’s license plate, but that night, that wasn’t me. Instead, I decided to chase him down. My car was in better condition than his beat-up truck, so I was close on him during our 7-minute chase. That was when an officer saw us. But this wasn’t just any officer, it was Officer Bird.
Bird was one of my leaders at cadets who became a good friend. I thought he was the coolest officer I’d ever met. And before I moved, he used his sirens to pull me over sometimes just to scare me, then have a chat. Well, we were driving over twice the speed limit and were very hard not to notice. Plus Officer Bird had recognized my car. But then the best thing happened.
He pulled next to me, made eye contact, and nodded. So, I eased off my gas to let him in my lane and he pulled over the truck. After detaining the driver, I told Bird what had happened. The driver admitted to it and was taken in.
6. Give Me A Brake
During rush hour, the average speed in the middle lane is 75-80 MPH. Anyone driving under 80 avoided the left lane as trucks liked to ride their tails. That morning, I was in the left going 70 with heavy traffic and all lanes moving at the same speed. I looked in my rear view and saw a two-seater car coming at me fast. I knew just what to do to mess with him.
I took my foot off the gas to just coast, which made the guy even more frustrated. He switched to the middle lane, cutting someone off, then he cut me off to get in front of me. I had a feeling that he was going to slam his brakes in vengeance so braced myself by stepping on the brakes. He was now almost in my lane at an angle.
That was when he decided to stomp on his brakes. His car skidded across all three lanes, and somehow no one hit him. When he went off the right shoulder, I watched his car roll in my rearview mirror. I got off at the next exit...to turn to see a trooper already there with the guy sitting next to his wrecked car.
7. It Takes Two
I was driving on the highway in the fast lane beside an officer doing the "unofficial" higher speed limit and matching him. The car on the other side of his car was doing the same, so traffic was steady behind us as everyone usually drives the same speed around that section of highway. Suddenly, some junky car appeared.
He rode my tail for a little while before merging in the High Occupancy Vehicle Lane and accelerating. Only cars with more than one person can enter this lane at certain points, and we weren’t passing an entrance. And he was alone. I looked to the officer who smiled, nodded, and flipped his lights to go after the jerk. Serves him right.
8. Double Checked
I was driving a rental car in stop and go traffic in the left lane when I heard horns and squealing tires. I looked to see a pickup about to hit back of the car. It missed, as I tried to keep a car’s length between me and the car. After that, the driver leaned out his window and made rude gestures while yelling at me for some reason.
We moved a little then came to a stop. I checked the rear view mirror right as he rammed the back of my car. He then backed up and hit me a few more times while other cars scattered to the roadside. I started to pull over, and he blew past me, giving me the finger. I tried to get a plate number, but it was out-of-state so I had no dice.
This was before cell phones, so I decided that I was going to follow him. I found him swerving in and out of traffic and the shoulder to get away from me. He took the next exit, and I followed as he zoomed through a parking lot, almost hitting a car with a young woman and her baby in a car seat inside. He just drove away again.
I stopped to help the woman and waited for officers to arrive as a witness used a payphone to call the auhtorities. After they arrived, they took down information and statements but told me that they couldn’t do much with an out-of-state plate. The rental company replaced the car, and I was more vigilant while driving after that.
9. Driving Out The Problem
My girlfriend and I live in a dry county and have to drive across the state line whenever we want to buy any drinks. While there, this guy was just trashed and making a scene because he couldn’t get any service. By then, I was on my way back to the car. As I was driving out, the wasted guy got in his car and started following me close.
On the main road, I switched lanes so he could pass me. He began tailgating the car in the other lane. After crossing the state line, we passed a trooper who did nothing even though the guy was a foot away from the other car’s bumper. But a minute later, I saw headlights coming from behind me fast. It was the trooper.
He was following the smashed guy, who was trying to play it cool despite swerving the whole time. The trooper took the next exit, leaving me disappointed and annoyed. Suddenly, I looked up to see a set of headlights again coming at me fast. It was the trooper, who drove up to the guy’s car, leaving three feet between them.
He turned on his lights, and both pulled into a parking lot. The next morning, I saw that the trooper had charged him for drinking and driving.
10. Playing It Off
I was driving behind a slow-moving car in the left lane that seemed to be speeding up to pass a semi-truck that was traveling in the right lane. But this car kept speeding up to where they could pass and then slowed down to the back of the truck. This happened until the truck driver came upon a car driving even slower than him.
The truck turned on its signal to turn left. The annoying car was still playing their game and didn’t notice. Well, the driver gave them as much time as he could and then merged into their lane. This almost forced the annoying car off the road.
11. Way Of Things
The car in the left lane turned on its signal to merge. I slowed down to let him in, but traffic stopped at a light. So, now this car was taking up both lanes. A motorcyclist came to pass the car. He turned his head to yell at the driver, but did not notice the other stopped cars. He rode into a bumper then landed on a windshield.
12. Coming For You
I’d just gotten my driver’s license and was cruising around, going nowhere in particular. A lady backed into the road at an angle then stopped. I swerved around her fast and hopped the curb while flipping her off. She then chased me for five blocks. At every stop sign I hit, she was right there next to me in the other lane. It was like a nightmare.
I could hear her yelling all sorts of curse words through her windows, my windows, and the radio. Finally, I stopped at an intersection that took forever. I worriedly look back to see her car behind me. Then I noticed something terrifying. She wasn't in it. All three of her passengers looked like they were in shock. Suddenly, she's beating on my window.
I rolled it down an inch and told her to leave me alone. She went off about working for the sheriff's department and that I needed to stay put until officers arrived. I was fine with that course of action since I didn't see how I was getting in any trouble. So, I asked her if she really wants her boss to come out here.
Because I was going to explain to him how she pulled out in front of me, crossed the yellow line to chase me in the wrong lane, got out of a running vehicle, and banged on my windows. She saw that I had a credible witness in the car and the many others who stopped to watch while they were walking by. Without a word, she went back to her car.
But I had to get the last word because I was a 16-year-old boy. I don't really remember what I said, but it upset her. Her rage reached a whole new level. She came right back to my car as fast as she could and started to kick and punch it. Not a second before she started hitting my car does a sheriff's cruiser come around the corner.
He was just minding his own business until he saw her and turned on his red and blues for her. It just so happened that he worked with the lady and didn’t like her at all. She was always trying to get people taken in even though all she did was file paperwork in the basement. He cuffed her as I explained what happened.
13. Slipped Up
On some freshly snow covered roads, I was behind an old lady driving in the left lane. She was signaling to switch into the right lane. The driver beside me saw her signal light and so sped up. It's a big woman in a truck. The old lady still changed lanes, making the lady hit her brakes, so then the bigger woman decided to ride her tail. Well, I wasn't standing for that.
I accelerated to drive at the same speed as the old lady to make the other driver even angrier, now at both of us on the road. So, she kept swerving from lane to lane, waiting for me to pass. As she did, she hit a patch of snow in the left lane. Her truck hit the median and turned sideways quite suddenly and flipped over.
14. Eyes Up Here
I was driving down a five-lane road going just above the speed limit. Being a major road, officers patrolled it quite often. At this point, a guy in an SUV started to tailgate me. All I could see of his car from my mirror was the roof. I still held my speed and watched him become more upset. I could not slow down because he was so close.
There were plenty of opportunities for him to pass me in the other lane that he refused to take. He whipped into the side lane and pulled up next to me. He stared, swore at me, and slammed on his gas pedal hard. If he hadn’t been staring at me but at the road, he would’ve noticed the parked delivery truck in front of him. Yep, he crashed.
I burst into laughter but pulled over to see if he was okay. His car was tucked under the truck with its hood peeled back and a mangled front clip. The truck driver saw everything, as did the drivers behind me who then came to my rescue. The officers didn’t even buy his story, which was all lies. They let me go after I told them what happened.
15. Age Matters
I was 19 and driving through a five-exit intersection in my residential neighborhood. Traffic wasn’t very busy, so I was driving in the lane where I had the right-of-way and all other vehicles had to yield. A compact car was approaching the intersection. I tried reassuring myself by remembering that I had right of way. In an instant, it nearly turned deadly.
The car wasn’t slowing down, so I had to slam on my brakes. The other car braked too...in the middle of the intersection. The woman came out the driver’s side and started shouting at me about how I was a dumb teen and needed to learn how to drive or else I’d cause an accident. I opened the door and stuck my head out.
I called her a grandma and told her that if she kept driving like a blind old lady ignoring the yield signs, she was the one who was going to cause an accident. I got back in my car, backed up, and drove around her while she stood there astonished.
16. Follow Me
Where I live, we have many ramps and interchanges between freeways. I was in the merging lane to another freeway. There was a truck in front of my sedan, which was driving behind an SUV. Once we hit the ramp, the SUV slowed down to a literal crawl. The truck honked at it. I was also impatient, but I thought it was an old lady who did not know how to drive.
After what felt like an eternity, we got to the end of the ramp, and the SUV floored it. That's when I realized they were doing it on purpose to make us mad. It worked. My little sedan tried to keep up with them but was left behind. Still, I did end up catching up to them: The SUV was in the middle of the five-lane freeway with a mangled trunk, and the truck was parked on the shoulder with its front end smashed.
I had been fantasizing doing the same to the SUV and was glad to see someone else do it for me.
17. Too Fast To See
Early one morning, I was driving to work along a straight section of road near the airport. Looking in my rear view mirror, I noticed a set of headlights coming up fast and weaving in and out. My first impulse was to slow down and give him room to pass me easily, and the one-ton pickup in front of me had the same idea.
A few seconds later, the speeding car roared past us and swerved while trying to get in front of the truck in the right lane. But he moved to the left lane to try and pass, not noticing the tractor trailer coming over the hill ahead. The speedy car tried to switch again but lost control and veered into a telephone pole.
I watched it happen then turned my hazard lights on like every other car around me. I pulled over and was getting out, only to see that the two drivers behind me were pointing and laughing. Looking over, the speedster car’s door was open with no passenger in the seat, and there was a nice head-shaped bulge in the windshield. Then it went from dangerous to bizarre.
I noticed the guy in only his boxers running at full speed down the road. A driver watching with me was a track coach with a stopwatch and told me that he was going fast for someone who’d just been in an accident. The guy ran to someone’s porch, veered into a field, ran a bit more, and stopped to catch his breath.
The man inside his house came out, armed, to see what was happening. The guy walked slowly back to us. We were wondering what substance he was on. Another driver on her way to work as a dispatcher had called for medics and officers to come. But he wasn't done yet. The guy ran through the field and crossed the street, paying no mind to traffic.
As he approached me, my first instinct was to lock my car doors, and it seemed like everyone else did the same. It was a good thing that we did because the guy tried opening all of our passenger side doors. We were telling him that he needed to sit down because he had been in a major accident. He shouted he needed a ride.
Volunteer paramedics arrived, which made the guy freak out more and run again to the next field. I'll never forget the next moment. He hopped the fence and tried to hide behind all of the sheep. We were all watching him dumbfounded as he was on his hands and knees "hiding". The sheep were also not having any of his nonsense and kept moving around.
He swore at the sheep for not cooperating. The paramedics eventually talked the guy down and got him to come back to the road. Troopers started taking our statements and were just waiting for the medics to check the guy out before taking him in.
18. Following Officer
I was driving home 10 miles away from work from the city to the suburbs. I was at a red light about to get onto the highway and looked down to change songs on my phone. That was when I noticed an officer in the other lane was behind me and had seen me look down at my device. I knew I was in trouble then, but I had no idea how much.
When the light turned green, I turned onto the highway. As I had expected, he followed me. I thought he was going to pull me over, but he didn’t. Instead, he got right behind me as I drove exactly at the speed limit while he rode my bumper. We’d made eye contact several times, so I knew he was onto something, but I wasn’t sure of his plans.
I got off the highway at my exit. The officer still rode my tail. I pulled up to a light with a right-turn-only lane, which he entered. When he was next to me, he gave me a stern look. I stared straight ahead, pretending not to notice. The light turned green, and he turned right then immediately moved to turn left into the gas station across the street.
I turned to my friend beside me and told her I thought he was finally going to pull me over. As we went through the intersection, he was doing his left turn...when suddenly a car crashed into the side of his car. He’d been so focused on keeping his eyes on me that he cut the woman off without enough time for her to stop.
19. Cold Distance
I was driving the country route back home after work one night during December. It had been snowing all day with six inches of fresh snow covering everything, including the roads. I was travelling slowly on this tiny snow-covered road. Then this giant, lifted truck came behind me and began riding so close to my bumper.
My small car couldn’t have gone faster even if I’d tried. There were times when I could not see his headlights in my side mirrors, he got so close to me. The whole time he was honking and throwing a fit, but he never passed me. I finally had enough with him and slowed down even more. The truck revved up to try and pass me.
When he did, he went right into the ditch. I stopped my car and got out to tell him that the roads were slippery. He swore at me, and I got in my car and went home.
20. Emergency Efforts
I was driving along one day on a very busy road in my hometown. At this major intersection, a firetruck coming from my right had its lights and siren going. So, I did what everyone is supposed to do and stopped my car. I was stunned at what happened. See, nobody else did. I was sitting still in the center lane while everyone else was still driving.
The firetruck was trying to cross to get through, horn blaring, sirens screaming, and no one seemed to care. The person who stopped behind me honked at me, sped around me, and flipped me off. She had not seen that the firetruck had made its way through the intersection, and she slammed right into it. I got out to check on her.
She’d hurt her head badly and was bleeding a lot. But when the firefighters pulled her out of her car, she was yelling at them for running the red light.
21. Gravel Of Justice
This guy on the highway was following me really close. But he wasn’t just doing that. He drove in front of me and slowed down, switched lanes to get behind me, tailgated me, and then would do it all over again. It was late at night with no other cars around. I didn’t know why he was driving that way. He got behind me again.
Right as he did, a piece of gravel flew out my tire and took out one of his headlights. I learned later that my two-year-old nephew had stuck a few pieces in there before someone stopped him, and one dislodged at the perfect satisfying moment.
22. Until The Very End
I was the lead of a group of cars on the highway during light traffic going about. A black car came upon us and started swerving in and out, trying to get ahead. He made it to my rear bumper. I looked in my rear view to assess my challenger. This young guy was driving his girlfriend’s car, and she was right next to him. There was a pink bow hanging from the rear view mirror.
I gave him enough space to pass me, but this made him angrier. I knew the game was on, and I was ready. He switched lanes to drive behind me and ride my bumper even closer. I played around with the gas pedal, accelerating then slowing down. It enraged him. He then switched lanes to get in front of me. I stepped on my gas to stay ahead of him.
The girl looked like she was telling him to stop. Not wanting to upset her, I braked and let him speed off. Thinking that was the end of that, I was surprised when I heard a "pop!" He was a car’s length ahead with a grey cloud above him. Sparks followed, and the tires fell off. Each burst as they did. I turned my hazards on in the middle of the two lanes for him to pull over safely.
I was waiting for him to lose control at any time and wanted to prevent as much damage as possible. I couldn't believe my eyes. He didn’t stop or even slow down. He went at the same speed, ripping off whatever rubber was left on his rims. I could only assume he got off at the next exit going over 80 MPH to save his pride. I still wonder why he’d do that.
23. Catch Me If You Can
Late one night, I was driving home from campus on an empty dark road and had to slam on my brakes to avoid hitting an animal. I thought it was a cat at first, but as I was swerving out of the way, I realized it was just a possum. It was an adrenaline pumping moment, so I was focused on keeping my cool and slowing down.
I had to pay more attention to my speed and surroundings. Then I saw headlights in my mirror and looked back to the road. When I looked at my mirror again, the headlights were right behind me. The car had been flying down the road and had to slow down as he could not pass me because of the oncoming traffic. He was mad.
He flashed his lights at me then switched to the other lane. The other drivers had to slam on their brakes to avoid him. That was when I got ma. I knew just how to make his night worse. So, I got behind him just so my high beams hit the mirror in his eyes. I was unsure if I had any effect on him, but then we got to a light.
I slowed down and turned off my high beams, thinking he got the point. Except he stopped in the middle of the road, and I could see in his mirror he was upset and yelling. Hoping the other cars’ lights covered me, I smiled as his displeasure pleased me. A gas station was ahead, and the guy raced to it and pulled in.
This huge man twice my size got out of his car. He was flailing his arms at me and saying to get out of my car. I tried keeping my cool even though I was terrified and watched to see if he’d got anything to hit me with. The light was about to change, so he got back into his car. He expected me to go straight and prepared to turn right.
The light changed, and I made a sharp left. He was sitting at a red light, and I thought it was finally over. Nope, it wasn't close to finished. I watched this guy floor it through the red light and pass traffic to follow me. So, I picked up my speed thinking I could lose him. It was like I was standing still, though, because of how fast he was coming up on me.
I didn't know what to do. My phone was in my hand, and I was ready to call for officers, but I just slammed on my brakes. The guy thought I was bluffing, but when he realized that I wasn’t, he had to swerve his overpriced sports car off the road. That was when I took the chance to accelerate as fast as my car could go. Then I saw flashing blue and red lights.
An officer had been behind him at the red light and followed him as the guy drove 80 in a 45 zone. He got him after watching him swerve off the road.
24. Spitting Image
When I was a teenager, I was waiting to merge onto the freeway in light traffic. The woman next to me pulled right up to the bumper in front of her to block me out. I accepted her challenge. I slowly but surely inched my way up to her car and ended up merging in front of her. She. Was. Furious. So, she switched lanes. Now beside me, she started screaming at me with her window up.
My window was down. I giggled, smiled, and flipped her off. That was when she really lost it. She slammed on her wheel screaming and prepared to spit at me. When she did, her window was still closed.
25. Spaced Out
I was crawling behind a county plow on a snowy road. This guy in a brand-new pickup thought I was dumb for following the plow. So, he flashed his lights, rode my bumper, used hand signals, then finally decided to speed pass by both of us. Just in front of the plow, the truck disappeared in a huge puff of powdered snow.
We thought we were driving in the right lane but were really in the left lane the whole time. So, the pickup driver drove right into the median and got stuck.
26. In My Way
I was driving to clean my trunk out and in the right hand lane of a three lane road. I was going along my way when a heinous woman in a minivan made a U-turn from the oncoming lane. But rather than choosing one of the empty lanes to merge, she merged all the way across and cut right in front of me, and I had to swerve.
I went over a curb to avoid her. I held my hand on my horn but got over it quickly. Still, karma came for her. Seconds later, I was behind her at a stop light when this officer stopped beside me. She motioned for me to roll down my window. I did, and she asked if the van really pulled right in front of me. I confirmed that was what she had seen.
So, she asked to get in front of me to pull the woman over. With biggest, cheesiest smile, I happily obliged. As the light turned green, she got in front of me and turned her lights on.
27. Wheeling Moment
There was a huge tire in the middle of the road ahead of me. Driving in a school zone, I slowed down and signaled to switch lanes. The person behind me, who hadn’t seen the hazard, didn’t appreciate that. He flipped out, flashed his lights, honked, and flipped me off. So, I switched lanes while he accelerated to pass me.
When he did, he glared and swore at me, all while not paying attention to the road. His car became airborne for a moment after it drove into the tire. Then the car came down on the two driver’s side tires, which flew out from behind his car into the car behind him, who also hadn’t seen the tire. Somehow, the jerk’s car didn’t flip.
28. Hit Me With It
On an emergency call, my partner and I ran our ambulance through lights to get where we were needed. Some driver in front of us didn’t get out of our way and, for some reason, decided to wait for us to get close enough so he could brake and we’d rear end him. I deftly avoided him because I was used to people acting this way so was prepared.
The officer behind us, however, didn’t expect the guy to slam on his brakes. But because officers have cars that are made to stop faster, he didn’t rear end him either. Still, he was close and upset. He made sure to call the dispatcher to tell us that he wrote the driver up to four tickets and yelled at him for half an hour.
29. This Is A Gas Up
I was working nights in a convenience store during college in the 1990s. We had trouble with drive-offs at the time, which is where people filled their tanks but drove away instead of paying for the gas. But they didn't know one thing. This was a small college town on a single freeway, and the next exit was the state trooper’s ranch. So, it was easy for us to catch most of them.
One morning around 3, this nice new red car pulled in to the station to the furthest pumps from the store beside the exit. Obviously, I could see this one was going to be bad from a mile away. So, I was watching him, looking clearly at him as the pump chimes for me to turn it on. He made eye contact with me and waved at me, so I turned it on for him.
I headed outside to watch him, stealthily keeping the pump between me and him. His door was open, and the car was running. How dumb did he think I was? I was on the other side of this pump where he couldn’t see me and wasn’t aware I was even there. I heard the pump handle hit the ground. There was no beep if pumps weren’t hung up.
I heard him scuffling into his car. Then I got my revenge. Just as he slammed the door, I stepped out and said into the cordless phone the make and model of his car and the plate. I revelled in his shock and then his anger. He flipped me off as he drove off with his girl next to him. The car even had personalized plates. It was too easy.
I called the patrol dispatcher and watched the car head for the next exit. The troopers usually brought the culprits back to pay instead of taking them in. But half an hour later, the phone rang. I thought it was the dispatcher. Instead, a rather nervous-sounding officer told me to come ID the driver. That’d never happened before.
I said that I had to stay to close up at 6, but he told me to close up right away and get to the station. As I started to close, two officers came in. They told me that we had to go and follow them in my car. So there I was following officers with their lights and sirens on down the freeway near dawn going almost 100 MPH. I soon learned the whole story.
When we got to the scene, officers were everywhere with 20 cars up and down the freeway that was now shut down. I identified the kid, agreed to show up to court to confirm, and made a bunch of statements. I found out that the guy and his girlfriend had broken into someone’s house and offed both the owner and his wife. They then took the new car and attacked another clerk at a convenience store who didn’t let them use the pilfered credit card.
30. In A Rush
I was driving down a two-lane highway in the left lane about to pass a family van with a truck in front of it. As I was about pass the van, it swerved in front of me without signalling, forcing me to slam on my brakes. The van then passed the truck over the course of 10 minutes, then switched back into my lane. Anger overtook me, and I did something stupid.
I sped up to give the driver a dirty look. Except inside the van was a group of frat boys who didn’t like that. When I went to get in front of them, they swerved to left lane, going almost 100 MPH, and flipped me off. The guy in the passenger seat even stuck half of his body out the window to flip me off with both hands. Now, this was their mistake.
They were driving over 30 MPH over the limit with a passenger hanging outside. Aaaaannnd then they flew by an officer who pulled them over right away. As I drove by, they looked at me with so much resentment.
31. Beat Around The Bush
My older brother and I were driving home late one night. We’re waiting to turn left at an intersection with only one other car going the opposite way and signaling to turn left. All of a sudden, an oncoming car came zooming down the street. The car sideswiped the stopped car and turned right, which was the direction we were going.
The driver of the other car looked mad, reversed, and turned right to follow the side wiper. The light turned green, so my brother and I excitedly raced down the street after them so as not to miss a moment of action. Both cars were far ahead, driving fast, and turned on our street. When we got there, we got more than we bargained for.
The side-swiper had crashed into a large bush next to our driveway with the first car crashed behind it. Soon, our street was crawling with officers and emergency people, and all of our neighbors were outside watching it all. And more drama? The side-swiper was a young woman who had been drinking with an open bottle and a baby in the car!
32. Check This Out
In high school, I was driving with my friends in my old car. It was a sweet ride, but I wasn’t one to enjoy all of the unwanted attention it got. We were at the gas station, and there was some dude at the pump across from me. His music was blasting, and a girl was sitting on the passenger side of his brand-new Mustang.
My friend was drooling all over it while the guy paid for his gas inside. As I was filling my tank, the guy came out, smirked, then shook his head before getting into his car. He turned up the music and screeched his tires to get back on the road. Like this guy thought he was so cool, and I have to say it annoyed me just a little.
But when he decided to turn out of the station, he cut off the oncoming car. But because he was going so fast, the rear wheels caused his car to fishtail. He tried overcorrecting a few times before he launched his new car into the house that was across the gas station. The airbag deployed, and his car was destroyed. I was left at the pump thinking I made it happen with just my mind in my anger.
33. Like A Wild Animal
I was driving home when an obnoxious guy from my high school came zooming behind me, swerving through traffic. He quickly passed me, and that was when I saw a grey cloud. I first thought a fire started, but I was wrong. The cars ahead had to brake hard to avoid hitting a deer that found itself in the middle of the road.
The guy had to slam on his brakes while speeding because it. And that’s when it happened. The deer ran right into the passenger side of his car, went up in the air, and landed on its feet on the roof of his car. That meant he couldn’t see it, making him scared out of his mind. Meanwhile, the deer was struggling to stand on the car.
It was slipping and jumping all over, and probably making terrifying sounds for the inside of the car. I looked at the guy, and with his eyes wide, he was flailing his arms. The deer finally jumped off the car and ran away unscathed. Mortified, he pulled over to check for any damages.
34. Shifty Moves
I borrowed my friend’s modified car for a few days while mine was in the shop. It could get loud, and occasionally, drivers tried to race me. But I never took the bait since street driving is dangerous. One guy one night was particularly insistent, revving his engine next to me, speeding off, then slowing down for me to catch up.
I let him know that I wasn’t going to race him, and he tried taunting me for rejecting him. At the red light, he asked if we were going to race. I just rolled up my window and ignored him. He revved his engine once again, but when the light turned green, he dumped his clutch and ruined his tires. He didn’t go anywhere.
35. Drag Rager
One day, my boyfriend and I were walking down a street minding our own business. Then we saw this random car full of college kids coming from the opposite direction. The driver was furious, with his head hanging out the window yelling curse words. I didn't really pay attention because I didn't know him and assumed he just had issues.
Right as he passed, I flipped him off, smiled, and kept on walking. I could tell by the volume of his voice he was probably hanging out the window looking at us and yelling still when all of a sudden, I heard a loud screech followed by a crunch. We turned to see the guy had smashed into a car backing out of a driveway.
He hadn’t been paying attention to the road because he was so upset with me. Well, both cars were totalled, and he injured himself.
36. Power Driving
As I was driving, I saw a fancy car whip out of a parking lot, almost clipping a car in the process. The car pulled around him into the oncoming lane and slammed on his brakes. The fancy car driver parked his car and got out. He was clean-cut, in a suit, fit, and ready to give a punk a lesson. So, the other guy got out.
It was a young punk who was scrawny and in his late teens. The first guy started to approach. But then we all got a huge surprise. A hulking man of 6’2 and at least 230 pounds wearing only jeans came out from the driver’s seat. It looked like he ripped phonebooks for fun. He stomped his way to the clean-cut guy. I’ve never seen a guy run so fast.
37. Cold Reality
After a heavy snowstorm, I was stuck in my home for a few days as I lived in the country where no roads were plowed. When I did venture out, I was driving the curvy, hilly, and icy roads nice and slow. One day, I had the road to myself until a big red truck appeared in my rear view, then stuck itself on my bumper. I became alarmed.
The road was too slippery for me to drive faster. The truck kept swerving into the oncoming lane and falling back to tailgate me. Finally, he got an opportunity to pass and took it. I watched as he fishtailed past me and hoped he’d go off the road. Sure enough, I came around a corner to find the truck stuck in a ditch.
I stopped to pick him up since there was no service to call for a tow truck. I brought him into town and reminded him that the four-wheel-drive only worked with all tires on the ground.
38. Serious Ride
I was getting off work at the pharmacy in my small town in the middle of night. I stopped at the gas station to pump my bike tires up. That was when these trucks drove by yelling, laughing, and throwing full cans at me that exploded and then pinwheeled away as the pressure released. I got on my bike, heading home upset. But then I got to witness karma.
I was riding across the graveyard, which was a series of hills that surveyed the whole town. When I got to the top of the first hill, I saw one of the trucks had hit the freeway on-ramp pylon.
39. Driving To The Future
We were lining up outside our gym for our high school graduation ceremony rehearsal. One kid who wasn’t graduating with us sped by us while we waited and decided to show off for us and burn his tires. But as he did, he hadn’t noticed the officer coming from the opposite lane...who pulled him over immediately in front of us.
40. Monkey See, Monkey Do
I was riding in my boyfriend’s passenger seat. We're the third car back waiting to go straight through a busy intersection. In front of us were a blue van and a white car. The advance green changed, and the driver of white car hadn’t been paying much attention and probably just zoned out waiting for the light to change.
The van seemed to be just following him, so when the white car sped forward, the van was close behind it. Then came the worst luck I've ever seen. When the white car was in the intersection, an officer’s car almost T-boned it, causing the officer to immediately pull over the white car while the van peeled away quickly.
41. Full Of It
Pregnant at 20, I was walking to an afternoon college class. I was almost at the crosswalk and knew that it was about to change, so waddled my way over there. When I got there, I saw a car approaching to make a right hand turn, so I stopped and waited. Rather than the customary wave, he just made eye contact with me. This wasn't a good thing.
He had a smirk showing his disapproval for my pregnant belly, but I was used to that already. Since he’d stopped, I stepped off the curb to cross. I wasn't prepared for his insanity. Right when I passed in front of his car, he revved his engine and jerked his car forward. My reaction was to swivel back then fall onto the hood of his car, smacking my head.
I collected myself and saw that this guy was giggling to himself. Usually, I’d get over it quickly, but now I was furious. It took all of me to be satisfied with just a glare. Anyway, I recovered and walked off. So imagine my surprise when I heard sirens. A nearby officer saw everything, did a U-turn and wrote up the guy. It was sweet justice.
42. Close To Home
The street where I live has a speed limit of 25 MPH, but most people drive over 40 or tailgate those driving the limit. One day, I was driving home going the limit with a woman on my bumper. I turned onto my street, and she followed. As always, I turned on my left signal, but she was so close to me that she didn’t see.
She assumed I was turning right and tried passing me on the left while I was turning. As a sreult, she pushed in the whole driver side door at the foot of my driveway. She got out and started screaming at me because I was only 17 and easy to blame. She kept saying that her daughter witnessed the entire thing and she could prove it.
This was the daughter who was still in the car looking at her phone. I was lucky and had my brothers and their friend in the car as they came to my defense. Even the officer told her he thought she was ridiculous.
43. Dad Demolition
My dad was driving my twin brother and me to school. Our three-year-old brother was also in the truck so my dad could drop him off at daycare. We were driving on an empty road going 40 when a car came flying over the hill at light speed. Being level-headed, my dad pulled to the shoulder to let the guy pass, all while giving him the stink eye.
We got back on the street and kept driving. At the next intersection, we pulled up to the car that had passed us. As I looked, cold fear ran through me. The guy saw us then hung his hand out his window, holding a gun while staring at my dad in the mirror. We’re trapped by cars, and I could see the terror and rage swell in him instantly. Then my dad shifted gears.
My dad stomped on the gas to ram the car. The guy dropped his piece, and my dad floored it until he pushed the car out of the intersection.
44. So Close
I had met my wife, daughter, and son for dinner at a restaurant one night. When we left, I followed my wife in my car to go home while the kids were in her car. At the green light, she turned left when a driver across her turned right, so he almost hit her. She threw her hands up at him, making the guy hit his brakes to confront her.
I jumped out of my car and ran to her door just as he got there. I blocked the door and told him to get back in his car. He asked me what I was going to do. I told him my family was in there and nothing was going to happen to them while I was there. I told him again to leave, and he began saying that she’d cut him off.
I told him that he was right but she hadn’t seen him and I’d speak to her later, but he still had to leave. He stood there staring at me. There was only one thing I could think to do. I then stuck my hand in my empty pocket and told him that I didn’t want anyone to get hurt and we needed to leave before anything worse happened. He backed up to his car, got in, and drove away.
45. Spot Checking
My husband and I were in a busy parking lot looking for a spot over the holidays. We had parked far away from the entrance and were heading to the store when we saw a car pull into a parking spot with another car right behind it. The second car screeched to a halt, and the driver stepped out to approach the parked car.
He was a grown man wearing a ridiculous elf hat and screamed at the driver who was just an elderly lady. He cursed and shouted at this lady for a whole minute while he blocked her from exiting her car because she took his parking spot. People were gathering, but he finished screaming then got in his car and drove away.
46. Acting Out
I was in a one-lane road where a guy had double-parked. I started honking for him to move, but he didn’t budge. After a minute, the guy got out of his car. He looked like somebody and I knew I didn’t want to mess with him. It was obvious I couldn’t take the big guy approaching, so I came up with a bizarre plan. I started yelling at my empty passenger seat.
It freaked the guy out because he thought I was some crazy person, and he got back in his car and drove off. It’s my "Costanza moment".
47. Stay Out
I was driving and needed to get into the left turn lane two lanes over. I still had a mile to go and wasn’t worried about merging. I put on my blinker and waited for my chance. A woman in an SUV decided that she didn't want me to be in her lane, though, and when I sped up, she stuck in my blind spot. When I slowed down, she did as well.
As we approached the light, I cut her off to get in the turn lane. She rolled down her window, turned to me, and started yelling and flipping me off. Then disaster struck. She went through the red light, a car ran into her, and she went into a pole, totaling her car. I felt awful and turned on my hazard lights and got out to make sure she was okay.
Amazingly, she was fine and told officers 15 minutes later that I forced her off the road. Considering she ran a red light, there were multiple witnesses who had stopped to help back me up. They all confirmed my story. The first responding officer said he could bring her in for multiple charges, including filing a false report.
48. Lights Will Guide You Home
I was driving on a backroad at about 35 MPH in my dad’s old Jeep. This jeep was like a rally support vehicle with lights all over it, an extra battery, and other reinforcements. It’s 4 AM, and there’s nobody but us. Suddenly, this sports car came behind us. So, I immediately switched lanes to give him space to pass me.
Instead, the jerk drove behind me and started honking and flashing his high beams. He kept doing it while I took a couple of seconds to figure out his problem. When I figured it out, my blood ran cold. I realized that he was just doing it to mess with me. So, I instructed my girlfriend in the passenger seat to open the glove compartment while my dad was waking up in the back.
She asked me why, and I told her to flip the four top switches and one on the left. Right as she flipped the last button, my father shouted out, "Don’t do it!" All of the lights—six on top and four on both sides—turned on into the guy’s eyes. He slammed on his brakes so hard that his car spun twice before stopping. She flips the lights off and away we go.
He just stood there behind us, a half a mile or so, all the way until we got off the road, never again trying to pass us!
49. Can’t Stop Me Now
This guy in a huge SUV was riding my tail at the speed limit down a steep snowy hill in the right lane. Our cars were about to hit a light about to turn in fewer than 15 seconds. That's when he made a fatal mistake. The guy decided to change lanes and floor it. Right when the light was about to turn red, he slowed down.
Well, he slid through the red light. He clipped the rear of a tractor-trailer then crashed into one of the traffic lights. The best part was that there were officers driving behind us the whole time who witnessed the guy weaving through traffic and speeding at twice the speed limit, trying to make an impossible light. What an idiot.
50. A Matter Of Size
While I was driving home from work one day, I saw two half-ton trucks driving two feet from a poor old man’s bumper. I drove next to them and flipped both of them off, then told them to pick on someone else. I had no idea what I was in for. In response, one of the guys roared past me while screaming and cursing at me and got a half a mile in front of me.
That was when the second truck with a trailer got behind me. I, also driving a truck, looked in my mirror and couldn’t see the truck’s grill because he was that close. I was watching both as we came up to an intersection at a red light. I’d driven the route countless times and knew the light was just about to change.
As the truck in front of me braked, I continued at full speed with the other truck still on my bumper then quickly switched lanes. He had no chance. Going fast, he went right into the back of his buddy’s truck, and the trailer on the truck flipped. That made the tank spray gunk everywhere. The highway was shut down for two hours.