Why this driver decided to calmly split between two cars and blow through a red light, your guess is as good as mine.
Presumed Bay Area resident and Redditor /u/blindsideboarder shared surprising dashcam footage to the /r/IdiotsInCars subreddit showing a driver in a VW GTI in Oakland, CA split between two cars and blow through a red light quite casually.
Check out /u/blindsideboarder’s thread and video embedded below.
[OC] Mr GTI: Excuse me while I calmly squeeze in and blow this red light
As mentioned, the weird occurrence happened in Oakland, CA at the intersection of Frontage Road and West Grand Ave (exact location on Google Maps linked here.)
The video is simple enough, OP is stopped at a red light.
In front of him are three cars, one turning left and two in front heading straight through Frontage Rd.
All of a sudden, a driver in a VW GTI literally drives next to and splits between the two cars in front of OP.
After pausing to check through traffic, the GTI driver guns it, going through the intersection despite it being red.
A lot of Redditors think this dude had a legitimate emergency and the possibility of not making it to where they needed to go outweighed the risk of getting a potential ticket.
“I’ve done something like this when I got the call my mother had a heart attack. I got to the house as they put her in the ambulance. Last time I saw her alive,” /u/ComprehensiveSock397 poignantly commented.
Still others, OP included, think this is par for the course for Oakland.
“I know exactly where this is on the Emeryville/ West Oakland border. There seems to be a ton of this crappy behavior in the East Bay lately- Bombing past cars on the shoulder, cutting into a turn lane at the last minute to cut off the 20 cars who were waiting their turn,” /u/HeyItsMisterJay commented.
“Come to Oakland, CA. I could really start karma farming with this kind of behavior. You might be right, but it’s super hard to tell with the frequency of this happening, OP corroborated.
I tend to side with OP and other similar comments, this is likely some grade A buffoonery, nothing more.
Besides, if it was a legit emergency, I’d see some frantic head turning from the GTI driver.
He just casually drove through, not a care in the world.
If you drive in this part of the Bay Area, keep your head on a swivel.