Culture

Cheating driver gets a YouTube shaming

Commentary: Some people think they can skip traffic lines. Until someone teaches them a lesson.

Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.


Brazen disregard.

tehndn/YouTube screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET

The drivers who annoy me the most are the ones who can see that the number of lanes is being reduced, but speed up to the very end of the closed lane, in the arrogant belief that they should be let in.

Then again, here's a driver who appears to enjoy mind-numbing self-regard.

Instead of waiting in traffic, she goes into the wrong lane -- the one for cars going, you know, in the opposite direction -- and believes she can skip it all.

Until, that is, someone happens to come straight toward her.

The YouTube video -- which has already attracted more 376,000 viewers in 36 hours -- shows a remarkably patient man, tenderly expressing his disbelief that someone could be so brazen.

The video shot Monday is titled "The Ultimate Reverse of Shame" and was posted by YouTube user tehndn.

Indeed, it shows him forcing the woman to reverse her car all the way back down the road. This isn't a maneuver she appears to have often performed.

She hits the curb. She mounts the curb. Yet our filmmaker simple stares and mutters a soft "wow."

It all ends with an act of pitiful generosity on the part of another driver, one that I'm not sure I'd have had the wherewithal to perform.

Why do people do this? Was she truly in a hurry? Sadly, we may never know.

Logging Out: Welcome to the crossroads of online life and the afterlife.

Technically Incorrect: Bringing you a fresh and irreverent take on tech.