I don't have video of it, but I thought for sure we were going to be rear-ended again in the Focus Electric on Friday. We were on a busy four-lane road in the city, driving in the left lane. There are many places that cars can turn left from this road, most of which do not have a dedicated left turn lane. About a half block ahead there was a car stopped to turn left. Traffic was heavy in the right lane, and we were turning left about a block beyond the car that was stopped anyway, so it didn't make sense to fight to change lanes in rush hour traffic. I started gradually slowing down because I could see that with the constant oncoming traffic we would have to stop behind the left turner. There was quite a gap between us and the Chevy Avalanche that was behind us. As we were almost stopped I looked in the rear view mirror & my heart started racing. The Avalanche was bearing down on us at close to 40 MPH, and he wasn't braking! I said to my wife, "Watch out! I think this guys going to hit us!" Fortunately, before I could finish my sentence he realized what was happening & slammed on his brakes. He came to a screeching stop behind us.
Once the left turner was out of the way and we stopped to make our turn in a left turn lane, he pulled up beside us at the red light. What was he doing? Smoking a cigarette in his left hand & texting with his right hand... There was a cop sitting opposite us at the red light. It's too bad the cop didn't see him texting to give him a ticket...
Edited by hybridbear, 13 September 2015 - 07:45 AM.
2013 Ford Fusion Energi Titanium - White Platinum Metallic
2013 Ford Focus Electric - Ice Storm
2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid SE x2