CHICAGO (CBS) – His videos are accumulating views on YouTube; a Chicago chauffeur taking you on a fast and furious ride.
The behavior has caught the attention of people in other time zones. CBS 2 Morning Insider Lauren Victory shows us what it’s all about.
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Driving down the Dan Ryan Freeway, with Chicago’s famous Willis Tower illuminated in blue and red in front, a car quickly changes lanes and then drives into the back of a sedan.
“A young punk ** tried to hit me,” a voice said seconds earlier, recounting the incident in a recent YouTube video which has since been deleted.
It certainly didn’t seem like an accidental love stroke.
“Now, h **, I just hit your s ***,” said what sounds like the same voice in another car shock clip posted to the same account on March 22.
Other user videos show similar aggressive behavior, with encouraging comments like “Yo Good Stuff Man” and laughing emojis.
“I couldn’t just sit there and do nothing. I felt I had to report this guy, “said the voice behind another YouTube account called”Bad Drivers Caught On Dashcam. “
His channel documents other people’s poor navigation on California roads. He tells CBS 2 that someone alerted him to shoulder driving and other inappropriate behavior from a Chicago driver, who is in fact checking himself in.
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“I took a look at his channel, and lo and behold, there were a lot of videos showing him going at red lights, abusing the traffic lanes,” said the Bad Drivers Caught on Dashcam producer, who did not didn’t want to use his name.
Some of the offenses seen in the videos occur on city streets, so we sent the footage to Chicago Police, asking if this was grounds for arrest. Their proposal? Call 911 if you witness dangerous driving in real time.
Highway driving is monitored by the Illinois State Police; who said they distributed an average of more than 150 citations per day for reckless behavior, speeding and other serious offenses.
“I would say he’s pretty much on top of anything I’ve seen,” said the Bad Drivers Caught on Dashcam producer.
He alerted Illinois State Police to the Chicago account and CBS 2 followed up with the ISP.
We both directed the soldiers to another video in which the aggressive driving YouTuber shows off his car and license plate. Another recording shows his face.
The ISP has vowed to continue reviewing the footage, but has not indicated whether it will attack the driver.
CBS 2 was able to connect with the man behind the car-ram account. He said his videos showed him fighting against others trying to chase him off the road.
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He did not accept an interview.