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No charges in apparent road rage incident caught on camera

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An example of apparent Road Rage is caught on dash camera by a semi along Highway 30 in Cedar Rapids. 

In the video a semi is seen having to slam on it's breaks to avoid hitting a white car that all but stops in the middle of the highway. 

The driver of the semi tells KWWL it's not easy to stop a truck that can weigh up to 80,000 pounds, she says she was surprised she avoided hitting the car. 

Cedar Rapids Police have been contacted about the incident but the semi driver says she was told they can't do anything about it because they didn't physically witness it. 

We asked police about the point of having dash cameras. 

"They could protect a driver or citizen in the event of an accident because potentially insurance companies can see who or what actually caused that," says Lt. Tobey Harrison with the Cedar Rapids Police Department. 

In this case there was never an accident, but police don't deny road rage is a problem on the streets. 

"The incidents of road rage I do believe are going up," says Lt. Harrison. 

This time around police say they have talked with both parties and don't plan on any sort of criminal charges. 

Video of the incident is getting a lot of attention on social media, it's been shared more than 2,000 times on Facebook and has nearly 3,000 comments. 

A city spokesperson told KWWL in this case it would have been a traffic violation. 

She says police would have to use a lot of resources and time to prove what happened. 

We are told it's difficult to justify using a large amount of police time for a traffic violation. 


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