‘Redneck road rage’ video shows driver getting taste of instant karma

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TAMPA, Fla. — A woman using the name “Florida Driver” on YouTube posted a tailgating video that she says shows an almost instant act of karma.

The video shows a large truck closely following the driver on SR 41 in Tampa, Fla. on Monday.

“After about a minute and me shaking my head, I pulled out my phone and started recording,” she wrote on YouTube. “I couldn’t move over because there were trucks in the right lane and I sure as heck wasn’t going to speed on a rainy day with the roads being as slick as they were. I was turning left in about a half-mile when this happened.”

Just after the truck passes the driver, flipping her off in the process, the driver loses control, fish-tails, and spins out in the center median.

TheBlaze reported the man in the truck fled the scene, but police were able to use the video to find and charge him.

“I was paying attention to the road while holding the phone up with my right hand. I’ve recorded circumstances like this before, catching idiots doing stupid things, but never ever had this happen,” the driver wrote.

As of Thursday at noon, the video had 236,000 views on YouTube.



  • Dustin

    Well I can say this… she really wasn’t any better of a person for doing what she did either. Just because she video taped this person being a not-so-nice driver does not make her better than him. Video taping while driving is also a bad decision because it is putting herself and those around her in danger also. This is not “newsworthy.”

  • Lorene Yee

    this lady should have her license taken away for 6 months. What she did was stupid, she put everybody and herself at risk video taping
    while driving. What and Idiot!

  • Robert Gift

    She should have been in lane 2 (right lane), then move into left lane before turning left – as claimed.
    Her excuse of trucks in lane 2, fails.
    “wasn’t going to speed on a rainy day with the roads being as slick as they were” then speeds up when he is in lane 2, fails.

  • Pam Hession

    All I could think of when watching – why was she in the fast lane!! Undoubtedly she could have gotten over before she came up on the white truck – her own video showed there was plenty of room to drive in the slow lane. And taking a video while driving? Really? She should have been tracked down and ticketed also.

  • Ann Pirie

    I don’t allow tailgaters. One way or the other, it doesn’t last. But, if I can see their lights and front bumper, I do not call that tailgating as in this case. I think this woman over-reacted and caused what followed, although he needed to be responsible for his own driving.

  • Troy Lawrence

    I don’t condone his actions, however she is CLEARLY DRIVING in the PASSING LANE! Which IS ILLEGAL in MOST ALL STATES, Including COLORADO! Were are the cops?

    • Robert Gift

      It would only be a passing lane if it were an interstate or limted access highway.
      You must give drivers opportunity to get into the lefturn-only lane.

      She did nothing wrong, legally. But she could have moved into the right lane to allow others to pass, especially when proceeding under the speed limit.

      • Tia Hee

        There are two processes in life: legal and moral. Just because a person does something legally does not abdicate them morally. You cannot separate the two.

  • Miranda McClain

    She says she is not going to speed on rainy roads, however, she speeds to agitate the other driver. Had she not done that, the driver probably would have just passed and moved on instead of crashing. Then, she laughs. This was clearly inappropriate as he could have been severely injured and that punishment doesn’t seem to fit the crime. Both of these drivers were clearly not good examples for other drivers. To add to it, she was videotaping while driving which is clearly stupid. She may be looking at the road but clearly doesn’t have full attention on the road. I hope if they have children that their children don’t witness their poor behavior.

  • loochano

    My guess is he was riding her butt because she was cruising down the PASSING lane.
    Still a funny video, he definitely had an overreaction, but get out of the left hand lane unless you’re passing someone!

  • Tia Hee

    I have seen this type of female driver up here in Michigan also. Women are really not very aware or have good intuition when driving. They typically drive in the left-lane, oblivious that they’re being rude and inconsiderate which of course, is their MO. I know what she was thinking; while she is driving in the left-lane, she “slowly” accelerates to move ahead of the vehicles in the right-lane. Instead, she could have slowed down and moved to the right behind the vehicles. But too many drivers won’t allow their ego to get “behind someone”. On the other hand, the male driver in his “bug macho truck” was equally at fault for flipping her and racing ahead into the left-lane. He should have just passed her without cause. She never once got into the right-lane which as I said, show’s her lack of descretion and common-sense about road rules.

  • Bernel Sawyer

    Thinking she was wrong for hogging the left lane and he was wrong for being so pissed that he lost control. Two wrongs?….. What do you think?? Maybe, depending what state they were in both could get a ticket…?

  • Frank Luzzi

    Didn’t mind seeing that happen to an idiot driver, but she should have been in the RIGHT lane, not the left lane- at least after she had passed the white truck.
    Exhibiting road rage is never cool or acceptable, but if people would simply follow the rules of the road and show a little courtesy for the other drivers out there, there would, no doubt, be a lot fewer of the road rage events that don’t have a happy ending for anybody.

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