Here’s a road rage story from bizarro world, allegedly involving two separate, but connected, incidents.
The story starts with a motorcyclist in the UK so angry over being passed at a light that he chases a fellow rider all over town and grabs his bike so he can lecture him at length over safety. Thanks, Captain Manners! You can see the video of this incident here. Remember, this part is only allegedly related to the second video seen below.
The second video supposedly shows the same angry rider. but this time he’s driving a tow truck instead of a KTM. Whoever the driver is, he appears to harbour a deep-seated resentment towards lane-splitting/filtering, as he crushes a bike that overtakes him.
Supposedly, the truck driver escaped criminal charges for the incident, and only received traffic citations and fines.
It’s entirely possible these videos are unrelated, and simply linked by a YouTuber with an axe to grind — from here in Canada, it’s hard to know, because we certainly understand that not everything seen on the Internet is true. But even if they aren’t related, they go to show the uphill battle we’ll have spreading the lanesplitting gospel across North America. Not only are cagers unhappy with the practice, but a lot of riders are scared of the idea as well.