Car queue in the bad traffic road. Selective focus.
What is going on in Russia that allows drivers to regularly defy the rules of the road?
Take for instance this video that was uploaded this week (see below).
A driver appears to spin out on an icy, divided highway as a row of cars attempts to pass a slow truck. After narrowly avoiding a collision, the driver ends up in the opposite lane, with the rear of his car facing oncoming traffic.
At this point, this driver decides it’d be a good idea to reverse, against oncoming traffic, in order to pass the truck. He continues to drive backward while facing the truck before finding a safe spot on the side of the road.
It’s rather alarming just how nonchalant the whole scene played out with this driver. As if it were just another everyday occurrence to drive a car backward against traffic on a highway.