That's not a brake check situation, the car driver made a full stop on the highway. It's in fact a 'crash for cash' scam that didn't work thanks to the dashcam.
This happened on the Meadowbrook State Parkway in East Meadow, NY, which is a no trucking route and its not like there was no signs before the bridge...
This was caught during the filming of a TV show called 'the best Bakery in France' and strangely, this was left in the show..
That will make you wonder how in the world did Al Sharpton get a job as a news anchor at MSNBC!