You’re probably well aware of the stereotype that most folks from Canada are nice and polite 24/7, 365. If you’ve never driven through the Great White North, you’d probably assume that Canadian drivers never get involved in road rage, that they never tailgate, that they always use their turn signals, and that they all-in-all follow the rules of the road better than most. Well, sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but, it turns out that, even in Canada, drivers can be jerks just like anywhere else in the world.
The above truck dashcam footage shows such an incident of impatient driving, which, according to the video’s description, went down in “132 east in Montreal in the entry of the Lafontaine tunnel.”
As you can see, one driver thought he was pulling a slick one at an off-ramp by speeding in front of a truck and effectively cutting it off. Because God forbid that this goober waste even one second of his precious time. Unfortunately for him, but fortunately for all lovers of justice, a police officer was parked only feet away from where the transgression went down.
Immediately after the ill-advised move, the cop walks over to the driver’s car and motions for him to pull over to the side of the road. The truck driver (whose immediate “Ha! Looooossseerrr!” comment showed that he was pretty satisfied with how things ended up working out) drives away from the scene before we see how everything unfolds, but it’s safe to say that the officer was writing up a ticket quicker than you can say “license and registration, please.”
Score one for the good guys!
This post was originally published on June 17, 2019.