A friendly honk was all that was needed to “set” this driver off.

Presumed Minnesotan and Redditor /u/Tstriple_R shared annoying dashcam footage from earlier this week from Downtown Minneapolis to the /r/IdiotsInCars subreddit showing the harebrained moment this driver in a beige Corolla supposedly went on a power trip just to annoy the dashcam owner.

Check out his dashcam video below.

That’s what I get for letting him go first [OC]
byu/Tstriple_R inIdiotsInCars

The incident took place at the intersection of Ontario St. SE and SE Washington Av in Minneapolis, MN (exact location on Google Maps linked here.)

As the dashcam video shows, the moments leading up to the incident start normally enough, OP lets this driver in a beige Corolla pull out in front of him as they both approach the intersection.

In a move we can only guess is indecisiveness, the Corolla driver stops just before entering the intersection despite having a green light.

OP honks at the driver to go.

Then, the Corolla driver does something out of left field, doubles down, and throws on their emergency flashers.

With his light turning yellow and at the last second, the Corolla drivers goes straight through the light and OP turns left.

Confused? So am I.

“If I had to guess, they didn’t know which way they were supposed to go so instead of going any direction and then figuring out, they decided to throw on their hazards and sit there until they figured it out,” /u/Kagnonymous surmised.

“I wanted to give them the benefit of the doubt that they’re just oblivious, but he turned his hazards off and went just after the yellow light, which makes me think they were intentionally trying to make OP wait another light cycle,” /u/SDBolts4 hypothesized, throwing out a plausible explanation, one I agree with, too.

“This kind of behavior is infuriating. It’s not ok to randomly stop in an active lane,” /u/appa-ate-momo commented.

It almost goes without saying but, if you don’t know where you’re supposed to go and have a green/right of way, first, go, then, pull over and reassess where you need to go from there.

This kind of move not only delays and annoys other drivers, it also increases the chances of an accident for all involved.

In any state, this is arguably plain ol’ careless driving.

In Minneapolis, if cited as such, it carries a $100 fine before all the fees.


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