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Posted in Funny Videos, Police, Videos by Kurt Ernst | April 16th, 2011 | 9 Responses |

I’ll warn you in advance: turn the sound off on this video. The commentator sounds as if he were dropped on his head repeatedly as a child, or perhaps oxygen-starved during his developmental years. The beauty of the video has nothing to do with the commentary, but instead it’s all about the actions of the New Jersey State Trooper. I spent a lot of years driving in the Garden State, and I don’t think I ever saw a driver stopped for less than 15 MPH over the limit on an interstate highway, the NJ Turnpike or the Parkway. Still, some drivers get paralyzed by fear when they see a state trooper in their rearview mirror, and yielding the lane never occurs to them. In fact, their reptilian hind-brain takes over, commanding their right foot to maintain a speed of no more than 54 miles per hour.

It’s equally likely that the Honda driver had a cell phone glued to his or her ear and was completely unaware that a state trooper was about to begin bump drafting. I’m actually surprised they yielded the lane, even after the cop lit them up; you’d be surprised how many drivers no longer pay attention to approaching lights and sirens. I’ll give a big thumbs up to the trooper in the video, and go on record as encouraging similar behavior from police agencies everywhere. Want to cut down on road rage and improve traffic flow? Getting left lane clots out of the way is a good place to start.

Source: AutoGuide

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9 Responses

  1. crispy says:

    Very nice work…makes us all want light bars and sirens on our vehicles for just this opportunity.

    As for the narration, well, the Youtube handle for those that posted the video is a very apt “TheJerseyIdiots”. ‘Nuff said.

  2. Nephilim says:

    Ahhhhhhh, that was so gratifying to watch!

  3. DaveMofo says:

    Voice that is also a cheese grater on the nerves aside, I’d like to high-five this Trooper. But, I will refrain.Mostly because the Cop wouldn’t recognize my hand as a friendly gesture and would taze me, (or worse).

  4. Set says:

    I’m so glad someone’s actually enforcing that law. I wish they’d give him a ticket, not just scare him out of it temporarily.

  5. eddie_357 says:

    i like how he got him all the way over,fantastic!

  6. Kurt Ernst says:

    I’m way too jaded to believe the driver learned anything. As soon as the trooper was out of sight, I’m sure they jumped back to driving at 64 miles per hour in the left hand safety lane.

    I’m all for ticketing drivers for obstruction, even if they’re traveling at the speed limit. It’s not about how fast you drive, it’s about situational awareness; if you’re too self-absorbed to notice a line of cars behind you, you deserve to be ticketed.

    • DaveMofo says:

      I encounter a lot of left lane squatters that intentionally block traffic to “keep people at a legal speed”.
      I don’t carry a gun (unlike most other Texans) in my pickup for this reason.

      • Kurt Ernst says:

        Amazing how the left-lane Nazis justify it as “keeping the roads safe” by preventing speeders. First, you’re not preventing anything and second, all you’re doing is creating a bottleneck and a huge disparity in speed.

        I don’t care how fast you want to drive, just get the hell out of the left lane unless you’re passing someone.

  7. It’s natural to be paranoid and get super scared if a cop is driving behind you; even if you did nothing wrong! Maybe he was going fast but slowed down once he saw the cop? I always slow down if there is one behind me. I get so scared and I sweat if there is one behind me, it wouldn’t even dawn on me that the cop wanted to pass; if he was tailgating me I would assume that the cop was being aggressive and that I did something to offend him. The video was very funny though!