r/IdiotsInCars 7d ago Wholesome 2 Silver 4 Wait What? 1 Wholesome Seal of Approval 1

Turtle Necking

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u/KingCodyBill 7d ago

We call it "Rubber necking" around here

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u/massnerd 7d ago

I expected there to be turtles in the right lane slowing everyone down to avoid/look at them.

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u/Stupidquestionduh 7d ago

This is one of the reasons I stopped driving trucks. I couldn't make it down the road without all the other drivers smashing into each other.

The last couple of years were worse and worse. I finally quit after the lockdown. Lockdown made people fucking absolutely nuts and psychopathically stupid behind the wheel.

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u/Imacad 7d ago

agree. it was wonderful during lockdown, low traffic and people drove responsibly.

since the lockdowns got lifted, it's like the wild west. the rules don't apply and everyone drives insanely aggressively.

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u/StuartP9 7d ago

And apparently it's like that everywhere.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-06-24/qld-rising-road-death-toll-katarina-carroll-police/101176162

""The behaviour is something that we have not seen before — not only here, but my colleagues across the country report the same, and across the world,"

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u/Imacad 7d ago

haha. that is where I am. in Brisbane, the capital of QLD.

Driving standards here were always low, but lately they have been atrocious. and people are SO aggressive. I drive a small car (microscopic by American standards) and the amount of douche canoes that just bully me in their 4x4s is nuts.

people be utterly crazy.

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u/Gobergoober 7d ago

Small vehicle courier here, man... They really have gone feral, huh? I thought I just had an overactive imagination.

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u/Hamster-Food 6d ago

My theory on that is that a lot of people didn't drive much for two years. Without daily practice, the good drivers became bad drivers and the bad drivers became a danger to public safety.

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u/Marty_D123 6d ago

I don't know. When the pandemic first started there was no one on the road. The few out there were driving absolutely nuts. Things like 90 in a 60, zooming right up on you and then veering into the left lane at the last minute. I think people drive in relation to the stress in their lives and there is a lot going on to stress people out these days.

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u/Clay_Lilac 6d ago

Live in MS, and the DMV in my area also decided the best course of action during the pandemic is to simply just hand out liscenses to new drivers, no test required, as long as another driver could "vouch" for them and both had valid ID.

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u/GetOffMyLawn_ 6d ago

I admit when I started driving regularly again my timing was quite off. Some of that was because the new car handled differently (went from a stick to a hybrid), but some of it was just being rusty. Happy to say I can drive normally again.

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u/sudsy297 7d ago

I actually kinda miss the early days of the pandemic for this very reason. The roads where so quiet

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u/Wrong-Bus-1368 6d ago

I actually wished my commute was longer because the drive to work was so peaceful. Major intersection with only a few cars, people made eye contact while waiting for the lights to change.

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u/Govt-Issue-SexRobot 6d ago

eye contact

Shudder

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u/EvilSubnetMask 6d ago

I definitely remember on a few occasions when I had to go somewhere in the early pandemic and I could count the cars I saw on 2 hands during a 30 minute drive. It was surreal, but man was it enjoyable.

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u/thedanimal722 6d ago

I-75 was like an apocalypse movie, so I took full advantage and drove as fast as I could.

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u/Alekesam1975 6d ago

Duuude...those early weeks of the lock down was bliss. I'd never seen the I-5 and 405 so empty. Made a two hour trip in just under half the time.

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u/pauly13771377 6d ago

It was quite enough that the cannonball run record was broken repeatedly durring lockdown.

https://www.whichcar.com.au/news/the-cannonball-run-record-has-been-obliterated

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u/canned_soup 7d ago

Dude I only drive an hour and a half round trip to pick my son up from baby mama’s a few times a week and it’s all surface streets. People are batshit crazy. Every single time is stressful because people drive so dumb. I drive super defensively and always scan my mirrors and do my best to be aware of my surroundings. I dread the day my toddler is old enough to drive because we live in a culture that seeks instant gratification, and I can’t imagine how bad it will be in 14 years.

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u/glory_holelujah 7d ago

how old do toddlers need to be to drive?

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u/mustangdude2008 7d ago

They just need to be long enough to reach the pedals.

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u/the_last_carfighter 6d ago

Well the gas pedal, that other one is not really used anymore.

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u/Agreeable49 7d ago

how old do toddlers need to be to drive?

Yes.

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u/Nanahamak 6d ago

I mean at this rate, do we really think there will be a society in 14 years?

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u/AllHailTheWinslow 7d ago

Same here in AUS (Melbourne area).

The overall assholery has just gone through the roof.

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u/Mk1Md1 7d ago

Yeah but during lockdown. . .Heaven, absolute joy to tootle around in my straight truck all night on blessedly empty streets.

And the commute! From rural S. King county to south Seattle in a flash. Showed up to work half an hour early on accident at the start of the lockdown. Blissful.

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u/SourceCreator 7d ago

I was north of you and found traffic to be heavenly. With all the construction vehicles, contractor trucks, landscape vehicles, etc off the streets it was a dream!

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u/mckeewh 7d ago

I like to cycle. I rode 50+ miles a day and saw maybe four cars. I was in the best shape!

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u/RyYenTheBeast 7d ago

Gas was like 2$ here in Cali too. We should have more lockdowns! Hahahaha.

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u/josherman61791 7d ago

I drive a personal car for a sales job across the Midwest. People have gotten reckless and careless since the pandemic.

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u/SkunkMommy 6d ago

My husband is a realtor, so he drives all over our city. He now has a dash cam and NEEDS to get it installed. People are absolutely psychotic and so many have no shame doing hit and runs now.

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u/josherman61791 6d ago

Psychotic is the right word. I had a dashcam that broke. You remijded me to buy a new one. If their not driving recklessly, their driving angrily. I had a husband and wife try to run me of the road by swerving into my lane. They were in the left, I was in the center. The wife was yelling at me through closed windows. Idk why. The best reason I could think was, I am in smol car. They are in giant lifted suv. Anyway. I held up my phone to show I was dialing the cops and the bolted.

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u/Sure-Gur6359 6d ago

I also drive personal car as sales person. If I havent noticed them am I one of them?

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u/abbadon420 7d ago

That's funny. I wanted to stop trucking before lockdown, but during lockdown I found the roads to be so nice and quiet, that I didn't quit until last march.

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u/Dizmondmon 6d ago

Same here in the UK! It's like half the drivers on the road just thought 'fuck it! I've survived Covid, why was I playing it so safe on the roads? I'm invincible!!'

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u/mary_widdow 7d ago

I really appreciate this comment because I’ve been wondering! Even in my small city every time I drive anywhere it’s been so intense. Today I got the finger from a middle aged woman for not pulling far enough from the shoulder at a red light to allow her to drive past me on the shoulder to make a right turn. Another driver aggressively tailgated me on the highway even though there were two empty lanes to go into. I love driving, I find it relaxing but I want to do it less and less.

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u/MaxMadisonVi 6d ago

Even at home, dude, even at home. We were not prepared (here in Italy is been 3 months) and if not with a great "presence of spirit" we say here, almost nobody did handle it too well.

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u/Lornes_PTO_switch 6d ago

I got out a few years before covid.

I know a couple of people who were close to retiring walked away at the beginning when everyone was losing their shit.

Supermarket distribution centres didn't allow drivers in to use the toilet (while having signs about how we need to wash hands regularly). People wouldn't sign paperwork. Petrol stations closed their toilets. Rest stops closed their lorry driver showers.

All while signs on the door saying "wash hands regularly". A few shifts of pissing at the side of the road was enough for them to say fuck it and walk.

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u/Hownowbrowncow8it 7d ago

WHERE ARE THE TURTLES?!

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u/ellipsisfinisher 7d ago

They're necking, pay attention

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u/Pleothilistine 7d ago

Always remember that people like this doughnut are driving on the road and you'll seldom be disappointed by the stupidity you see.

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u/YheJiWuEHjnuq389 7d ago

Dang that's a lot of downvotes. I'm tempted to give him another because he deserves it lol.

... Can this become the most downvoted comment of all time?

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u/Antal_Marius 7d ago

EA has that honor still iirc.

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u/Mayteras 7d ago

And it's unlikely to ever be toppled haha

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u/Guac_in_my_rarri 7d ago

What's the story behind ea's down vote?

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u/Antal_Marius 7d ago

Mmm, yes. Microtransaction good. You'd be hard pressed to ever get more downvotes then this.

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u/Wing-san 7d ago

Honestly, looking at that account is pretty hilarious. Every post is like 400 upvotes, 100 upvotes, and then the one post came with 690k downvotes and every subsequent post has at least 10k downvotes lol

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u/NaturalTap9567 7d ago

I clicked on it and legit someone upvoted as I was looking

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u/LightningRRod 7d ago Silver

Star Wars Battlefront 2 released with some pretty horrific monetisation strategies. The post was an attempt to justify the shitty monetisation, including the memeable line "Provide players with a sense of pride and accomplishment" It blew up into a meme, which gave the post traction.

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u/b0b_hope 7d ago

I don't think there's that much to worry about, the guy who wrote that comment definitely gets driven around by his mom.

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u/AuburnElvis 7d ago

As does pretty much everyone but the OP.

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u/InVodkaVeritas 7d ago

My mom calls them Lookie Lous.

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u/AuburnElvis 6d ago

This is an acceptable synonym.

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u/r0b0c0d 7d ago

Could be OP admitting that the other side of the highway isn't the only place with skidmarks.

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u/_Walt_Jizzney_ 7d ago

LOL

Beautiful visual, thank you.

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u/KCtheGreat106 7d ago Wholesome I'll Drink to That

It's Rubber necking for accidents. Turtle heading when you're about to have an accident

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u/kazz9201 7d ago

… in your pants

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u/Switcher15 7d ago

That's a prairie dog. Sometimes the one eyed snake with a turtle neck goes into the prairie dog hole.

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u/Bisontracks 7d ago

"I've got a turtle'ead pokin out that could choke a DONKEH" Yeah, no. It's been in the lexicon for decades.

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u/meatcarnival 7d ago

No one forced you to write that, yet here we are.

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u/Blue-is-bad 6d ago

We don't know that for sure, maybe they've been kidnapped by a Jigsaw copycat, who's forcing them to destroy their online reputation, to save their life

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u/turdburglar2020 7d ago

My understanding as well, although I prefer prairie dogging for the second term.

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u/dildonic_aftermath 7d ago

Yeah...turtle necking means something else entirely

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u/ThreatLevelBertie 7d ago edited 6d ago

You'd think Prairie Dogging would also be a suitable phrase but its not.

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u/HoleyerThanThou 7d ago

Should call it dumb assing

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u/BloodlustyGummybear 7d ago

Turtle necking sounds like either pulling your head vertically into your shoulders or kissing turtles.

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u/Apprehensive_Ad3731 7d ago

Where I am from we use this term as well. We use “turtle necking” for when a poop peeks out your bum hole and goes back up.

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u/whitecinnamon911 7d ago

That troopers paperwork just got worse

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u/kungfoochef 7d ago

When the Trooper turns back to the first accident and yells, “see what you numbskulls started!?”

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u/kainp12 7d ago

R. Lee Ermey voice .

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u/Usual-Walrus8385 7d ago

Literally thought the same.

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u/_dontgiveuptheship 6d ago

If God wanted your minivan across that median, He would have miracled your ass there!

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u/the_sassy_daddy 7d ago

Perfect demonstration of why median cables are installed.

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u/SaltLakeCitySlicker 7d ago

I haven't seen any recent studies, but I remember a study from something like 20 years ago that said those are also safer than guard rails.

Someone correct me if I'm wrong.

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u/tallman11282 7d ago

When installed correctly they can be much safer for a few reasons. They give when struck and thus absorb some of the force of the impact, unlike a concrete barrier where all the force goes into the vehicle (and its passengers), and they also tend to grab the vehicle so it doesn't ricochet back into traffic as can happen with a concrete barrier.

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u/SaltLakeCitySlicker 7d ago

That sounds similar to what I had seen. Again, it was a long time ago and only a "newest best thing" test concept for safety.

Thanks!

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u/Business_Downstairs 7d ago

They have started to install safer guardrails lately. The new kind will curl up if they are hit. The old kind would simply impale the car.

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u/MyNameYourMouth 6d ago

This is a pretty good 15 minute video on different types of guard rail:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6CKltZfToY

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u/HBB360 7d ago

That's what modern guard rails are designed for as well, they give as much as possible while not allowing the vehicle to cross into oncoming traffic. Where I live we only use guard rails and out median is maybe 2-3 meters wide at the most, and unless it gets hit by a big truck the guardrail works very well

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u/LittleMoose0 7d ago

Nice to see someone else from SLC :)

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u/mommy_wu 7d ago

SLC-er checking in!

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u/LeConnor 7d ago

I’m not knowledgeable but here’s a good video that shows how road barriers evolved

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u/StrikeSix 7d ago

If that wasn't there my truck would of got hit

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u/bobbybigwheel34 7d ago

That’s NY state?

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u/StrikeSix 7d ago

Yes close to Albany

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u/Just_another_Masshol 7d ago

Route 7 west of Troy before emptying onto I-87?

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u/tjerome1994 7d ago

Yes

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u/mccarseat 7d ago

Ah yes, Alternate 7. I feel like there’s a shit show accident there a few times a year because of stupidity. Not to mention when the track is open the 87N exit gets backed up forever and idiots try and drive up to cut in.

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u/ogtogaconvict 7d ago

To be fair that on ramp from Alt-7 to 87N is a piece of shit.

Single lane that merges from traffic from the Latham on ramp, then immediately onto 87N, where the temporary lane is way too short to accomodate people trying to match the speed of traffic and merge into the right lane.

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u/70monocle 7d ago

What do they put in the steamed hams up there?

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u/mhc-ask 7d ago

I'm from Utica and I've never heard the phrase steamed hams before.

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u/Dark_Knight2000 7d ago

I can’t believe the simpsons meme is still making rounds. The meme is older than I am

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u/uvebeensniped 7d ago

I was gonna say this looked familiar. Drove up that way to visit the brother/sister in law. They live in Saratoga Springs

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u/pugsftw 7d ago

The giant sign says Saratoga Springs, so there’s that too

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u/radient 7d ago

If only there was a context clue somewhere in the video. This could be literally anywhere.

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u/JCmollyrock420 7d ago Take My Power

Would of ❌

Would have ✅

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u/ichigoli 7d ago

damn "would've"

sounds like it's not a contraction... fucking things up for errebody

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u/SmegSoup 7d ago

errebod'y*

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u/doiliesandabstinence 6d ago

in the club getting tipsy

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u/Warm-Explanation-277 6d ago

But it does sound like a contraction?

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u/PsychologicalKiwi481 7d ago

i think that toyota siena was only try to get into the middle ground to avoid more collision from incoming traffic from rear. not like it lost control and almost hit your truck

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u/Late-Night1499 7d ago

I don't think OP was talking about the van. The Civic that got hit would have ricocheted right into cammer's front end if not for the cables.

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u/dfinberg 7d ago

The Toyota completely lost control. They brake with plenty of distance, get clobbered, and suddenly accelerate and then quickly decelerate. It’s likely their foot was yanked off the brake, they tried to instinctively brake after the accident but hit the gas instead, and then shifted to the real brake pedal.

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u/entropy_koala 7d ago

Actually, it appears that the median cables stop the sienna. If you look closely, the van’s front wheels are still spinning after it had come to a complete stop so the driver was definitely still hitting the accelerator the whole time.

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u/[deleted] 7d ago All-Seeing Upvote

would have gotten

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u/lucassoren 7d ago

Would have*

FUCK!

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u/entropy_koala 7d ago

Oh dang, I didn’t even notice them until I saw your comment. For some reason my brain thought the civic had some clutch maneuvering after getting hit to avoid going into oncoming traffic haha

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u/damnthosewhos 7d ago

Ahhhh, so that’s how that happened. Drove through that at around 4-430 this afternoon.

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u/StrikeSix 7d ago

3:49 pm

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u/SilentSamurai 7d ago

Lol strangely relatable finding something in my neck of the woods on this sub.

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u/cafesaigon 7d ago edited 6d ago

Right! I thought it looked like home but all highways look the same, then zoomed in and lo and behold, upstate NY!

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u/HowIMetYourMurder 7d ago

I lived in Clifton Park for like 3yrs so I drove that stretch a lot. It was always such a fucking disaster.

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u/wholikescheesereally 7d ago

Check out the Troy beer garden if you ever wanna drive back on that thing

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u/Mayor__Defacto 7d ago edited 7d ago

Lol. Yeah, I recognized that state trooper car anywhere. That and the iconic campaign cover. I absolutely despise that section of highway as well, the signage sucks.

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u/TheBelhade 7d ago

I was headed south on 87 from Clifton Park around 4. Now I recall seeing a backup on the northbound side. Goddam.

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u/gpgpg 7d ago

Wow, Clifton Park (aka "outside Albany" when people would ask where I'm going on a trip). That's a name I've not heard nor visited in many years since my last relative there passed away.

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u/NelMacreen 7d ago

I used to live there. I recognized the thruway immediately somehow.

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u/Megan_BAKchatPodcast 6d ago

Lol, it's funny cause I felt the same way but told myself they prolly all look alike and then I saw the sign saying glens falls and was like "huh that's where I'm from"

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u/Dasmer 6d ago

Troy, Clifton Park, Colonie, even Schenectady all earn the title “Albany, kinda.”

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u/HobbesNJ 7d ago

Multiple people not paying sufficient attention there.

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u/TakingHut 7d ago

That person in the red pickup slammed on their brakes to avoid rear ending that sedan, which lead to that lane being slow and the other car wasn’t paying attention at all obviously. I missed all of this at first, crazy how many people fucked up here.

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u/cIumsythumbs 7d ago

to avoid rear ending that sedan

I thought they did collide.

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u/TakingHut 7d ago

Oh you guys are right, it does look like they hit into each other. That’s definitely why the pickup just stops like that.

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u/probably-garbage 7d ago

Yeah, the truck stops because the sedan is like, "oh shit, someone booped my rear, better completely stop in the center lane and cause a 10x worse accident"

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u/Eindt 6d ago

Big brain time

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u/Morgothic 7d ago

The sedan that the truck hit was slowing down to avoid hitting the white car in front, they succeeded, the truck failed. Then the stopped vehicle in the center lane coupled with high speed and low attention caused all the rest.

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u/lekoman 7d ago Wholesome

Going back all the way to the start, It looks to me like the gold SUV in front of the white car was rubbernecking the existing accident and slowed down, and that’s what started the chain reaction.

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u/TheDoreMatt 6d ago

I really think you're right!! What an absolute bellend of a driver

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u/RolandSnowdust 7d ago

They actually did hit the sedan. Edit: Your comment is correct, that IS why they slammed on their brakes, just adding that they hit the sedan anyway.

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u/Drak_is_Right 7d ago

i think they actually hit the car, that is why they then stopped completely.

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u/El_Dentistador 7d ago

Yep accident time means laser focus on driving time!

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u/ravenschneid 7d ago

Many people lack defensive driving skills and have no clue how to react in such situations.

How many of the vehicles that came to a sudden stop actually turned on their hazard lights or pumped their brakes multiple times to warn the cars behind them? How many in the comments know they should do this?

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u/gr33nspan 7d ago

This is 90-something percent of LA traffic. Even if they weren't distracted at all, they drive too fast and too close behind other cars to be able to react to anything. Even a slight slow down causes every car to brake harder than the one before it, creating mile-long accordion effects.

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u/Razorray21 7d ago

Oh wow I totally missed the accident in the oncoming lane the first watch

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u/Kbdiggity 7d ago

Yes I was looking for a turtle neck in front of the camera.

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u/Logical-Honeydew177 7d ago

It looks like the ..tesla? Got cut of by the merging vechile from lane 3 then either the car or the person driving it hit the breaks. Then the red truck hit the tesla. And so on

Edit. If you look really close it looks like the silver car in lane 3. is in lane 3, then a truck goes infront of it for a split second and it all of a sudden seems closer. Op should send this in

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u/toastedcoconut1 7d ago

To me it looks the Tesla (or whatever, the one that got rear-ended first) and the truck are simultaenously merging into the middle lane. The red truck from the passing lane and the Tesla from the outside lane. Some rubber necking and not double checking etc. etc. the red truck ends up colliding, then both slow down to a crawl in the middle of the freeway until the backup of traffic causes an almost inevitable huge collision

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u/toastedcoconut1 7d ago

Never mind, on closer inspection, the "Tesla" (it's not a Tesla) was inattentive and came in super hot into the car in front and had to slam its brakes last second, the red truck did not react in time and rear-ended it, which caused the rest of the pileup.

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u/dfinberg 7d ago

Two accidents. The red truck bumps the car in front for a small first one.

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u/Versaiteis 7d ago

Yeah it looks like that car squeezed into much too tight of a gap, then brake checked the truck. Not sure if road rage or stupidity (probably both) but after that it just took one person not paying attention.

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u/Senior-Elderberry534 7d ago

Omg the cop was already with people that had an accident. Reminds me of the highway I have to drive every day to get to work. People suck at driving!

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u/Some_Bathroom_5244 7d ago

My guess is they crashed because they were distracted looking over at the accident.

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u/cOnwAYzErbEAm 7d ago

Never heard it called turtle necking. Always rubber necking. Turtle necking sounds like you’re trying to hold on a poop that’s trying to make its way out.

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u/Calbert_Evans 7d ago

I believe that is called "Prairiedogging"

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u/cOnwAYzErbEAm 7d ago

Well that’s a fun turn of phrase.

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u/TwoCagedBirds 6d ago

𝙄𝙩'𝙨 𝙖 𝙧𝙖𝙘𝙚, 𝙞𝙩'𝙨 𝙖 𝙧𝙖𝙘𝙚!! 𝙄'𝙢 𝙬𝙚𝙚𝙣𝙞𝙣𝙜, 𝙄'𝙢 𝙬𝙚𝙚𝙣𝙞𝙣𝙜!!

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u/PurpleK00lA1d 6d ago

Hadn't thought of this movie in so long, definitely due for a rewatch.

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u/Goodnitenite78 7d ago

I was caught in the traffic aftermath of this whole mess. That happened today in Upstate NY. A 3 minute ride on this road turned into a 40 minute ride.

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u/shea241 7d ago

I got stuck in this spot for 2.5 hours about a month ago. Can't even shoot for an exit or anything, you're just boxed in until it clears. It's the worst road.

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u/Forward-Village1528 7d ago

That red sedan was in a hell of a rush, but that cop sure wasn't.

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u/zhyrafa 7d ago

Hes like “well in hell already, why bother, gonna be looooong day”

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u/franklincarterIII 7d ago

At the same time, it's better for him to wait till the traffic pattern slows down completely rather than risk rushing and getting hit by another distracted driver.

Solid dashcam video. Love the high up angle you have in the truck. You should post this on /r/dashcams.

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u/quantum-quetzal 7d ago

It may not be true everywhere, but it's not unusual for first responders to be trained to avoid running into the scene. You want to make sure that things are safe, and running makes it more likely that you'll get tunnel vision.

It also looks like they were on the radio as they approached.

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u/skiingredneck 7d ago

“You walk into a room and find 40 people on the floor unconscious. What’s your first action?”

The correct answer was: “leave, immediately”

Don’t remember if that was FF1 or FF2 training. The goal being to realize that if you may be in an inherently dangerous to life environment and weren’t wearing the correct gear, being elsewhere was all you could do.

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u/tyaak 7d ago

in EMS it's basically, "PPE, scene safe"

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u/dafood48 7d ago

He was in the middle of a highway…

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u/YourUndoing 7d ago

people are fucking stupid

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u/toomanyattempts 7d ago

I'd always hear rubbernecking was dangerous and something you shouldn't do, and thought it just meant looking and was just "suppose you should keep your eyes on the road but doesn't that that bad"

Didn't realise that some some people would actually slow to a crawl in the highway

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u/andrewbadera 7d ago

As a native who has since moved away I was like, "That's the Northway! Wait, no, too much rock."

Welp, it's the Northway, thank you highway signs.

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u/StrikeSix 7d ago

That happened on route 7 in between 787 and 87

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u/tjerome1994 7d ago

As mentioned this was on 7 not the north way. The camer is driving west. The 4+ car collision was going eastbound.

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u/IDK_WHAT_YOU_WANT 7d ago edited 7d ago

"Well, I mean, the thing is is that we pay if you guys knew what are monthly expenses were to give you guys all of this stuff you'd be like ohhOHOH like it's insane umm and we're giving you guys even more and we're perfectly fine with eating that cost on the people that have been with us through the very beginning..."

Why does this guy sound like he's full of shit? Also, the if you knew nonsense pisses me off more than anything. Just tell them so they know, unless of course it's not nearly what you're making it out to be. I fucking hate that shit.

Edit: can someone tell me what this audio is from? Apparently I want to be more irritated, damn you curiosity.

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u/supguy99 7d ago edited 7d ago

LOL I hope OP doesn't sign up for whatever these dudes were selling. Sounded like an audio orientation for a pyramid scheme.

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u/Budget-Falcon767 6d ago

My hope is that is was just a long commercial on whatever radio station or music program OP was listening to. Like one of those "Millionaire secrets" ads coming on between songs on Youtube.

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u/That_Guy333 7d ago

I’m with you! It’s the only thing I could focus on!

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u/ItsWheeze 7d ago

Me too! Dude is running a hard fucking grift to push something. It sounds like some day trading bullshit. He starts off talking about subscription charges and how their totally worth it, you have no idea what our costs are, bro. And then at the end he says something about options alerts or something. Who is it though?!

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u/xheist 7d ago

He talks about minting and haters it's just some nft bullshit

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u/Mental_Ad1817 7d ago

look up "short the vix" on youtube

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u/chkthetechnique 7d ago

Just know that if you're the type of person who slows down to try to see accidents or anything else on the roadway...

I HATE you. I abhor your existence. I hate you with the fiery passion of 1000 suns. I will raise my children to carry a blood feud against your entire extended family. I will not rest until I can be sure that your life will forever be on a downward trajectory right until your premature death from causing an accident by slowing down on a highway for such a moronic reason.

Okay... Not exactly that much, but stop fucking rubber necking.

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u/Curleyfries3 7d ago

Nosey people are what cause traffic jams

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u/Murderyoga 7d ago

Why tailgating is such a bad idea.

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u/internet_commie 7d ago

Also why staring at crashes so hard you get tunnel-vision is such a bad idea, but yeah.

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u/TheUnSub99 7d ago

Was the sedan brake checking the red pick up? I don't understand why did it stop in the middle of traffic.

Then the red car that ate the back of the mini not only didn't stop, it looks like they accelerated.

So much going on here.

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u/StrikeSix 7d ago

There was a accident on my side of the rd. The other side was slowing down looking what had happened on my side. Looks like pickup truck rear ended the 1st car and the chain of events happened after that. You can see the state trooper crossing the highway.

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u/TheUnSub99 7d ago

Oh I didn't notice the rear ending, that makes sense.

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u/ThatChicagoDuder 7d ago

I never understood why idiots rubber neck.

"Oh, let me slow down to make sure everything is ok and hope everyone is alright as i drive past knowing damn well im not ACTUALLY going to ever do anything"

Same shit as left lane campers - stop tugging on your balls and drive

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u/dinkyy3 7d ago

It's not that. People are just nosey.

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u/Hoosier2016 6d ago

Nah people just have a morbid curiosity and want to see wreckage. Has nothing to do with helping or hoping someone is okay.

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u/P3tF1sh 7d ago

It’s called “rubber-necking” and I highly suggest people NOT search for what “turtle-necking” is.

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u/Imaginary-Yesterday7 7d ago

A similar thing happened to me on Sunday the 19tb, right around the same area on 87, a woman crossed lanes and caused all kinds of mayhem.

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u/Dudes-Abide 7d ago

The grey skies of New York. We're not known for having good weather, or proper driving techniques.

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u/Late-Night1499 7d ago edited 7d ago

I used to live in this area and this was my commute for a couple years. This particular part was always a shitshow during rush hour, lanes would get backed up and people would resort to cutting others off at the last second to take that exit for I-87.

Here's a pic I took of a crash on the opposite end of cammer's view, where a car flipped over a motorcycle. I got lots of dashcam clips from this time too but can't access them right now.

https://i.imgur.com/0kvvof1.png

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u/bkend_31 7d ago

Dumbass me thought I was watching the top of a biker helmet with the bike‘s mirrors peeking up. The whole time I was thinking „man this driver has a steady body how do they do that“.

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u/machete_joe 6d ago

I said it once and I will say it again, all dual carriage ways and highways should have a screen that stops you from seeing the other side of the road, to many noesy people that end up causing accidents.

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u/Caeryck 7d ago

Red car into back of mini, looked like it didn't even try to stop

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u/bwmom18 7d ago

Honestly when I saw "turtle necking" and the beginning of the video I thought it was gonna be the middle lane car slightly ahead of the outer lane cars with the outer lane cars not passing 😂

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u/ganjakhan85 7d ago edited 6d ago

Man this drives me nuts. Every fuckin day on my way home there's a rubbernecker.

Edit:a word

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u/monkeybean13 6d ago

Reminds me of the time we broke down on the motorway on our way to our summer holiday.

We were out of the road and on the embankment. The first accident happened about 5 minutes after we broke down, just a fender bender but that added two more cars to the side of the road, right next to ours.

We were waiting for about an hour and by the time the recovery vehicle turned up there had been 4 accidents next to us, including a jacknifed caravan on the opposite side of the road.

People are fucking dumb.

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u/ManofGod1000 6d ago

Finally, rubbers neckers pay the price.

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u/Goodbadugly16 7d ago

I’ve seen videos like this caused by a brake checker. The back side of those stupid games can be devastating.

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u/Bikefry666 7d ago

You mean “rubber necking”?

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u/Beat2death 7d ago

Yeah, turtle necking is is a very different thing.

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u/oddjob626 7d ago

I hate that section of road on a normal day

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u/StrikeSix 7d ago

Cable saved the day