I don’t know about you, but I’ve always assumed that Australians were fairly nice and easygoing people. Sure, not Canadian nice, but maybe a rung or two below that.
I’m sure Aussies are still relatively nice, but this video filmed in Canberra, Australia is proof that folks from the Land Down Under can road rage just as well as we can in America. And with way more colorful language, I should add.
Warning: This video contains strong language.
Here’s how the over-the-top yelling match went down, according to the uploader of the video.
She cut us off before the merging lane. She took over two lanes. She was driving in the middle of the road. We were in traffic, so we were traveling a good couple meters behind her. She slammed on her breaks on purpose, almost causing us to run into her, so we gave her the finger. She then pulled her car over in the middle of the road causing more then 30 cars to stop behind us. I pulled my phone out straight away being the passenger. I managed to record all of it. Multiple members of the public were trying to get her to move her car. She got out and started abusing everyone, mainly us.
Multiple other people intervened due to she was acting reckless and breaking the law. You can hear people yelling and screaming at her to move. Honking and a lot of foul language. She looked to be under the influence of drugs. She refused to move because she accused us of making a scene. After we threatened her with police she took off. But a few hundred meters up the road we overtook her and she followed us. We pulled over at our uncle’s property. She followed us and kept harassing us. Witnesses seen that she followed us also followed behind to help us out. The witnesses that came to our aid threatened her with police again and she left.
And there you have it. I’m guessing the lady who allegedly perpetrated the road rage incident has her own side of the story, but judging from the information we’re presented with, she seems to be the chief instigator. Of course, the people on the other side didn’t necessarily help to diffuse the situation.
But I guess that’s why they call it road “rage,” and not road “calm and thoughtful conflict resolution.”