Earlier today, I had the misfortune to be in a line of traffic following a tree service truck onto I-287.
At the beginning of the ramp, the truck was doing only 20 mph, but I assumed that the driver would have the sense to accelerate to something close to highway speed when he got closer to the merge. Unfortunately, he decided to maintain 20 mph at the merge, even though the truck was lightly-loaded.
Obviously, everyone in the conga line in back of the truck was checking his side-view mirror for a safe chance to pull into the center lane in order to get past this rolling hazard, but because of a steady flow of traffic, we were all essentially trapped in back of that damn truck. However, that didn’t stop the guy in back of me from veering into the center lane, directly into the path of a beautiful '56 T-bird that was cruising at or above the road’s 65 mph limit.
Clearly, a '56 T-bird lacks the braking power or the handling ability of a modern car, but–somehow–the driver of that classic was able to avoid hitting the a-hole who veered directly into his path.
Kudos to the driver of that beautiful red T-bird for being able to avoid that collision!