This refuse driver in Beltsville, MD was caught on camera using the shoulder as a passing lane.

Presumed Maryland resident and Redditor /u/SiFishy posted up dashcam footage of his wife driving in Beltsville showing how a garbage truck driver returned his wife’s poor driving in kind by road raging and using the shoulder to cut in front of her.

Check out the dashcam footage for yourself below.

The incident happened near the 11000 block of Old Baltimore Pike Road in Beltsville, MD (exact location on Google Maps linked here.)

As the footage shows, acknowledged by her husband, the wife displays poor driving technique.

In a right lane that soon ends and merges with the left lane, the wife uses this opportunity to speed up and pass a slower moving garbage truck.

There’s nothing inherently wrong with that, but she then slows down, which probably aggravated the driver in the garbage truck, now directly behind her.

In a show of retaliation, the garbage truck then uses a breakdown/bike lane that opens up ahead to pass her on the right.

This pushes OP’s wife into the middle of the road, almost causing her to crash head-on into oncoming traffic.

If that dangerous pass wasn’t enough, the truck driver slams on his brakes once or twice in a sort of brake check fashion.

To be fair, and in response to the comments also calling out the wife’s bad driving, OP acknowledged her driving behavior.

“OP’s wife drives like a jacka** and then is upset when the truck driver does the same thing back to them… Eye for eye. Yet, somehow, OP’s wife doesn’t realize they are also the idiot. Incredible,” /u/SonicJetJoe commented.

“I agree with everyone, her driving was bad and she made this worse. But it is insane the way the truck tried to pass on the right. There is not a lane there, just a slightly wider area to turn into a business. The brake check is at the very end and is very lame,” OP replies.

If this was two regular drivers, the commentary ends at that, but there’s something to be said about professional drivers.

“Professional drivers driving on the behalf of other companies should never be engaging in unsafe passing and road rage behavior, report the driver and submit the video the man deserves a write-up at the least. In our company such driving gets you a week off without pay, we are liable for what our drivers do regardless if they are cut off or not, retaliation is not acceptable,” /y/Raistan77 says, saying my thoughts exactly.

To be clear, OP’s wife is a nutter for instigating like that, no one’s making excuses for her.

But, if your job is to drive a truck that, when loaded, weighs upwards of 80,000 pounds, it’s your duty to take the higher road, especially when you’re on the clock.


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