Jonah at LA Blogs links to what he calls "possibly the best documented freeway encounter that I have read." It takes place on the southbound Pasadena, just after Hill Street exits on the left. A woman in a BMW with dealer plates tries to jump ahead of her fellow drivers by using the exit lane, then the shoulder, and barging back into the traffic lane. She of course is on a cell phone, and doesn't signal.
So this is where it gets funny. She is slowing down, honking, and swerving directly into the side of my car like she's going to make the lane change into my driver's side door. She slams on her brakes, (still no signal) swerves and cuts off the guy behind me, drops behind me, gets directly on my rear bumper, and starts to give me the finger.
Camera is already sitting on my seat.
She makes another quick swerve lane change and gets into the middle lane. She's pulling up on my right side now, to give me a piece of her mind i believe. What she does not know is that a CHP unit is in the right lane. He's been there since the 5 freeway interchange. I saw him pull on the freeway there, and i've been driving steady at 55 along with the rest of traffic.
She pulls directly next to me. Cell phone still on her left ear. Right hand comes across to give me the finger. At this point i have the camera already snapping shots. She's so into giving me the finger, that she does not notice the CHP unit drop in behind her and light her up.
Heh heh. Here's the original post.