Pickup driver tries to run motorcyclist off the road – Click above to watch the video after the break

What's worse than a sportbike-mounted motorcyclist passing a slower-moving vehicle in an area where there are double-yellow lines, indicating that passing is prohibited? The answer, as you'll see in the rather shocking video pasted after the break, is retaliation from the driver being passed.

A motorcyclist in Bracken County, Kentucky, was out for a ride with a friend on a beautiful Sunday afternoon when he came up on a red Ford F-150 with an ATV in the bed. The truck was moving at a slower speed than the motorcyclists, so the lead rider decided to pass. We're not going to try to defend the biker crossing in what is clearly a no-passing zone, but that doesn't excuse what happens next.

The driver of the pickup truck appears to swerve sharply in an attempt to run the motorcycle and its rider off the road. We're not mind readers, but there's little doubt that the driver's intent was to cause the rider to crash, or at least to scare the living daylights out of him. For the next several minutes, the pickup driver gives chase, using both his lane and that of oncoming traffic. At about 4:20 into the video, the pickup driver nearly hits another innocent motorcyclist head-on.

Finally, after about five minutes of hopelessly reckless driving, the pickup catches up to the lead motorcycle, who had stopped and dismounted at a stop sign. Confrontation time – with what appears to be a metal pipe in the hand of the pickup driver. As you would expect, a heated argument ensues in which the pickup driver somehow claims he's in the right and that he's – get this – allowed to drive like a maniac because he "grew up on these roads."

The whole sordid affair ends with a phone call to the police, but according to the local riders from R6-Forum.com, the police, for reasons completely unfathomable to us, have yet to respond. Check out the complete video after the break with your own eyes, but beware, it includes some potentially NSFW language at the very end.

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      • 4 Years Ago
      Dean Chao
      • 4 Years Ago
      didn't the pickup cross the double yellow line like... 20 times in the video?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Redneck in Pickup + Reckless Biker = Stereotypes confirmed
        • 4 Years Ago
        Excellent point Kaiser. This is about the lesser of two evils and the 'less' side falls on the bikers. The redneck has no right to 'respond unlawfully' to a biker breaking a traffic law. Sure, I'm like to throw down spike strips in front of all the red light runners in my town, but I don't... Unfortunately, just another example of the lack of civility and general lack of intelligence in some of our states. The video does a great job of promoting stereotypes.
      • 4 Years Ago
      It amazes me how people commenting here manage to justify that driver's behavior based on some perceived "slight" from a speeding motorcyclist. It simply does not matter what someone does to risk their own life. To deliberately try to run someone off the road is a serious felony and deserves serious prison time. I hope none of you are foolish enough to mistake someone else's infraction as a reason to deliberately harm them or lose total control of your emotions, as this foolish driver did here.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Yes the cyclists should be charged with speeding and reckless driving but the truck driver should be charged with felony assault at minimum. Ahh road rage, the other American pass-time.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Hope he goes to jail
      • 4 Years Ago
      The driver of that truck is lucky it wasnt me he tried to run off the road,I would have taken that pipe from him and beat him within an inch of his life and then stuck the pipe up his ass.Piece of white trash!!!
      • 4 Years Ago
      I've got an answer for the PUT driver that comes too close to me like this and I've got a license to carry and use it. And the defense is "Self-Defense". Instant roadside marker if he or she has any friends.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Amazingly stupid these cyclists approached a homicidal maniac - they could have both been shot
      • 4 Years Ago
      Nothing like committing attempted vehicular manslaughter to teach a guy a lesson about speeding.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Truck driver is NOT the law. He is NOT a law enforcement officer. If he violently disagrees with the bike rider whom is violating traffic laws then he needs to enlist the help of law enforcement to put a stop to it. He also needs to correctly channel HIS road rage. He attempted to ENFORCE a stop to the cyclist ILLEGALLY and with DEADLY force, Every citizen knows that they have a right to use deadly force ONLY when their life is in danger. And even then they will likely be investigated and brought to court to PROVE they are not a VIOLENT and DANGEROUS element to society and they were fully justified to use DEADLY force. He was NOT. I am ex fire- rescue and military and in Medicine. I also ride. I am also authorised to carry a concealed weapon. There is a badge in my wallet as well. Had this happened differently the driver as well as the motorcyclist might not be here today. Lives would be ruined immeasurably. People are STUPID. In this case the driver was a total jackass. Where I live a little country justice after the fact, with no roadside confrontation would have taken place. And the driver would never want to pull that crap again.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The Biker should have never crossed the double yellow line in the first place First mistake Truck drive should still be taken off the road anyway
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