I'm very glad it was a near miss! Please share the details of your survival?
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Riding in the left lane on a 3 lane superslab. I approach a known sticky spot where another interstate merges with mine (merge is a 1 mile stretch where the interstate briefly goes to 4 lane).
At my 2 o'clock I notice a blue (beat up) Chev sedan merging fast... He hops from far right to center right (no blinker) and from center right to center left (no blinker) disrupting traffic both times.
He has gained enough speed at this time to put me at his 8... Not where I want to be. I noticed him approaching the truck directly in his path at a rapid pace... I think to myself, "He's going to want over... Should i stay the course and pass him or back off and give this tool some room...?" he made my mind up for me. As I'm traveling diagonal to him I notice movement... he's pounding the roof of his car with his fists... and dancing in his seat... Literally bouncing up and down. I could hear the bass (and trunk rattle) over the Interstate wind noise.
Situational awarness saved my @$$.
I have a young guy, driving a 4 door sedan that has a mix of body damage (rear bumper mangled, rear quarter dented, missing a hub cap, etc.) stereo blaring, dancing in his seat like an absolute fool.... I'll give him some room.
I eased up on the throttle... Good thing I did. I was looking in his mirror... And I was the only one. He didn't look in the mirror, just came over... No blinker.
He missed my front tire by approx 3 feet, and I opened that gap even more after I realized the car behind me backed way off.
Could a blinking headlight have made a difference in that situation....? I don't know. But it would have increased my chances of being seen. He cut off a few people by merging where there wasn't enough room, and those were cars. I don't think he was worried about being hit, or hitting someone else. Drivers like that deserve to be pit maneuvered into a wall.