Take That!

You can't really tell from this shot, but the guy in the truck is giving us the finger. And he's doing it with excessive zeal. He tailgated us for a bit on DC-295, sped by us on the right, then inserted his 15 feet in the 16-foot space between us and the car ahead. I thought he cut it too close and so I honked the horn.

His response was to point vigorously to the right. I suppose he meant for us to understand that slower traffic should keep right. However, we were going no more slowly than the car we were following. What were we supposed to do? Oh, yeah, we were supposed to tailgate, too.

This picture is some five or ten minutes later. He was still vigorously flicking us off.

I understand the frustration of those who want to speed in the left lane. Yes, we've heard the argument that slow drivers in the fast line are a hazard. But it's hard for me to see how his breaking three rules of the road was safer, especially considering this is a 50mph speed-limit road in the middle of a city!

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