Their dangerous maneuver saved this driver maybe one second.

San Diegan and Redditor /u/Super_Pulga shared head shaking dashcam footage from San Diego to the /r/IdiotsInCars subreddit showing the hare brained moment this driver in a Nissan cut across three lanes in quick succession, cutting off several drivers, only to end up stopped like everyone else.

Check out the video below.

Coming through, going to save an entire second. [OC]
byu/Super_Pulga inIdiotsInCars

The incident happened near the 2800 Block of Olympic Parkway just before the intersection with Eastlake Parkway (Exact location on Google Maps linked here.)

As OP’s video shows, he’s going a brisk 55 MPH. The limit here is 50 MPH.

All of a sudden, we see a driver in a White Nissan Sentra travelling at what has to be close to 70 MPH begin to change lane from the leftmost lane, to the rightmost lane, and across again to overtake OP to position himself to turn left.

I measured and what he’s attempting is 3 lane changes in less than a quarter mile, not the safest move.

And what does all this lane changing result in?

The Sentra ends up in the same intersection as OP, not saving anytime, at all.

“If they were approaching a red light anyway, they saved literally no time,” /u/SuperLurkinger commented.

“It’s amazing the amount of people that do this and are severely impatient that they have to get to the light quicker than anyone else. You don’t save as much time as you think by speeding over short travel distances,” /u/StackThePads33 added.

“Why are we racing to the red light? Others driving perpendicular to you may see this high rate of speed as they’re not going to stop,” /u/AmiHad commented.

In California, changing lanes like this is arguably an unsafe lane change punishable by a $238 base fine before all the fees and one point if you’re caught not signaling properly, too.


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