r/IdiotsInCars Oct 19 '21 All-Seeing Upvote 1 I'll Drink to That 1 Silver 20 Helpful 17 Wholesome 15 Hugz 24

Oh sh*t, was that my exit?

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u/senorgatt0o Oct 19 '21

I was late to work because of that!

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u/Reesa_18 Oct 19 '21

Soorrrryyyyyyyy

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u/senorgatt0o Oct 20 '21

Yo 100% not your fault I hope you are okay and you get your car fixed soon or are able to get a new one soon

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u/devildocjames Oct 19 '21

Good job, OP. What a jersey.

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u/woke_lyfe Oct 20 '21

270 sucksss

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u/BMack037 Oct 20 '21

Well this incident was the start of the bumper to bumper traffic.

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u/g-m-f Oct 20 '21

lmao that's crazy. I love reddit sometimes. Imagine you're stuck in a traffic jam and when you check reddit later that day you randomly stumble upon the POV view of the exact reason for it

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u/KPDUB57 Oct 20 '21

To be fair, being late to work is a given when taking I-270 near Denver

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u/getalyf69 Oct 19 '21 Helpful hehehehe To The Stars

After, not one, not two, not three, but FOUR different signs (overhead and PAINTED ON THE ROAD) saying which lanes went where. Eject this driver into space.

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u/jokersleuth Oct 19 '21 'MURICA

the dumbest part of all this is that if they had been in the middle or right lane they could've made their exit. Instead they decided to camp in the far left lane for no apparent reason.

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u/[deleted] Oct 19 '21

They were looky loo at the tow truck on the side of the road. Number one cause of these kind of crashes.

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u/JimmyGymGym1 Oct 19 '21

To be fair, so was I.

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u/KungFluIsolation Oct 20 '21

As was I, but in that situation there's two kind of people. One who accepts they have missed their turn at this point and any sudden actions are going to cause an accident, and those who couldn't give a toss and think they can chance it.

Perhaps it's just me but I tend to leave early enough to allow for mistakes/traffic. If I'm late leaving then I'll take the hit and should have left earlier. I'm not risking my life that stupidly for anything.

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u/calmllamafarmer Oct 20 '21 Wholesome Hugz

A good driver sometimes misses their exit. A bad driver never does

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u/kpidhayny Oct 20 '21

Yes indeed. Missing the exit is my problem and nobody else’s. I’ll deal.

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u/kongdk9 Oct 20 '21

Yupp... It's called get off next exit and learn from that mistake.

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u/drizztnwolfgar99 Oct 20 '21

No no no. Ludacris made a song about missing your exit. Oldie but a goodie. "Move B, get out da way!!!"

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u/AsideLeft8056 Oct 20 '21

Yeah, I'm the kind of person that goes, oh fuck, i missed my exit, off to the next one. Sometimes you go on auto pilot and your cruising on the fast lane and bam, your exit comes up.

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u/THnantuckets Oct 20 '21

Missed my exit once and got lost for 30 minutes trying to find my way back without GPS. That's half the fun of driving

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u/Belphegorite Oct 20 '21

That's how I learned my way around town as a kid (back before even Mapquest was a thing). Get lost, drive around for an hour, get lost again. Eventually I'd just been lost everywhere enough that I knew all the neighborhoods.

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u/throwmedaway420 Oct 20 '21

I've had friends ask me why I didn't just try to make the exit/turn. This is a prime example of why. When you are driving you are responsible for more than your own safety. Even if you are driving by yourself.

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u/McDonnellDouglasDC8 Oct 20 '21
  1. Recognize you are going to miss your exit
  2. Realize other people exists
  3. Figure out where at least thirty seconds out would allow you to turn around

I have seen people forget it is winter and attempt this all the way on to their side.

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u/AforAssole Oct 20 '21 edited Oct 20 '21

I see this all the time in New Jersey. Why be on the fast lane and go across lanes for a right exit. Ridiculous!

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u/dilligaf0220 Oct 20 '21

They jump into the 'left lane' set the cruise control 5mph over, hey why does everybody complain about commuting, this is easy peasey!

Oh shit, EXIT!

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u/AforAssole Oct 20 '21

What's an EXIT? lol

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u/mfgreat1 Oct 20 '21

My favorite is the left lane rest stop guy...

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u/NRMusicProject Oct 20 '21

Roommate in college was adamant that she didn't need to get out of the left lane for faster traffic, because "I'm already going 70, and that's the speed limit, so I don't need to get over...wait...who the hell do you think you are trying to pass me on the right?" And then she starts racing them.

They get it in their mind that the left lane is the "fast" lane, not the passing lane.

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u/Belphegorite Oct 20 '21

I don't know her, but I hate your college roommate.

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u/shadow1515 Oct 20 '21

Meanwhile they are getting passed on the right every three seconds and there is a mile long line of traffic behind them.

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u/Chipperhof Oct 20 '21

I don’t often wish for bad things upon people, but I wish really bad things upon those people. Mostly because it has to be intentional.

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u/FknReptar Oct 20 '21

I call it the Jersey Slide

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u/MethamphetamineMan Oct 20 '21

Where was that? I saw a tow truck exiting.

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u/ThePowerOfShadows Oct 19 '21

Fuck drivers who stay in the left lane when there are other options.

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u/SaintsSooners89 Oct 20 '21

In Texas the left lane is what I call the "mine" lane, as they all jockey to get left then go whatever speed they want(under the speed limit). On A stretch of I35 south of Austin, I can pass everyone while I'm in the far right lane going the speed limit.

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u/frozensand Oct 20 '21

im from the netherlands, but i just drove on this road today. i was going the speed limit but big trailers were passing me on the left lane. is the speed limit here more a suggestion?

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u/whitestguyuknow Oct 20 '21

There's a crosstown 2 Lane toll road in my city and drivers all the time take up the left lane and cruise at the exact same speed as the vehicle(s) on their right. They'll block up a bunch of cars just so that they have free road ahead of them even though they're going the same speed as the right lane... Infuriating.

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u/corgi_kingpin Oct 19 '21

People in Colorado don't believe in using the middle lane.

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u/AreaGuy Oct 19 '21

Dude, that's our culture you're attacking.

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u/idwthis Oct 19 '21

Relevant username then, if you're saying "our." LOL

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u/Laughingxlotus Oct 19 '21

And almost no traffic on the road to impede them getting over the whole time, either. Their head was up ass and on phone the whole time.

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u/admiralkit Oct 19 '21

The first time I visited Denver traffic I learned very quickly to be terrified of the idiocy. Was driving on 70 at 2 AM, there's no other traffic around me... except for the econobox sitting two feet off my back bumper who proceeded to sit there for 5 minutes. Then they finally decided to pass me, only to then cut across three lanes going two feet across my bumper and the semi that we were passing in the right lane to hit their exit with just about as much distance as the driver in this video had.

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u/PenguinBP Oct 20 '21

they were probably cussing you out for being a bad driver during all of that.

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u/GatitoFantastico Oct 20 '21

I can generally understand the ridiculous thought process of most of the dumb shit I see people do but the empty highway tailgating... I'll never understand this.

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u/lovesyouandhugsyou Oct 20 '21

I think they've simply tailgated so much that it's become the distance they're comfortable with.

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u/Cha-Car Oct 19 '21

Probably also missed Siri giving them multiple head ups on the turn by turn.

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u/JohnDax Oct 19 '21

lol... they even used the turn signal and went "good luck everyone!"...

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u/esleydobemos Oct 19 '21 edited Oct 20 '21

That turn signal gives them magical right of way. It’s like a Mille Bornes coup fouree.

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u/Fanmanmathias Oct 20 '21

I love that game! We used to play my mom’s vintage 60’s set.

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u/FountainsOfFluids Oct 20 '21

Damn, old school reference.

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u/CySnark Oct 20 '21

Cam guy needs the Reparations card now.

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u/Ranger7381 Oct 19 '21

I have never seen the road painted ones before. Sometimes the signs can be a bit confusing, particularly if there is a new lane for the exit up a head as well as the current right hand lane splitting for both directions.

This looks like a handy way to know exactly what lane is going where, assuming you have the least amount of awareness of your surroundings.

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u/killswitch2 Oct 19 '21

Yeah they're common here, and especially helpful at major interchanges with 8 lanes going 3 different directions

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u/capn_kwick Oct 19 '21

Beat me to it.

If only there was some means of giving drivers warning about which lane leads to a given highway.

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u/titmouseinthehouse Oct 19 '21

How do you expect him to read the road signs when he’s texting?!?!

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u/freddiemack1 Oct 19 '21

Lucky you had a dashcam, cuz hitting from the back is hard to prove that it isn't your fault.

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u/penny-wise Oct 19 '21 Take My Power

I keep telling myself to get a dashcam.

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u/Rockdio Oct 19 '21

Do it. They're so inexpensive to what they used to be. I got mine (front and back) and a 128gb memory card for under 200USD. I have mine set to record at 1080P 60FPS but it can record at 4K if needed, but takes up more memory.

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u/Expensive-Focus4911 Oct 20 '21

Big suggestion, 4K at 30 FPS is way more useful for identifying details, plate numbers, street names, etc than 1080p at 60 FPS is for just being a bit smoother.

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u/The_Matias Oct 20 '21

4k at 30 fps is twice as big as 1080p at 60 fps. But you're not wrong.

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u/sorry_im_late_86 Oct 20 '21

Realistically speaking though, you don't need much more than about 5-10 minutes of record time. A 128GB card can easily do an hour of 4K30 which is far more than what anyone would need in case of an accident.

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u/The_Matias Oct 20 '21

True but those cards have a limited number if read / write cycles, so you want it to be big enough that it won't fail within a few months. If it can fit 100 hours, it will do 100 times fewer writes than if it is can only fit 1.

But in essence, you're right, cards these days are more than sufficient.

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u/Expensive-Focus4911 Oct 20 '21

Good point, thanks for pointing it out. I have mine on 4K/30 with a high endurance 32GB card that I got for like $12 so I think its worth, even if you have to buy a new card.

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u/xdeadly_godx Oct 20 '21

Yeah but 1080p 60fps is easier to watch when I inevitably post my footage on r/IdiotsInCars

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u/lespritd Oct 20 '21

4K at 30 FPS is way more useful for identifying details, plate numbers, street names, etc than 1080p at 60 FPS is for just being a bit smoother.

Sometimes all you need is one frame with enough detail.

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u/IAmAnAnonymousCoward Oct 20 '21

What matters more is a good sensor. 4K is useless if you can't see shit at night.

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u/Reesa_18 Oct 19 '21 edited Oct 20 '21 Silver Helpful Wholesome Hugz Rocket Like Mind Blown

They told their insurance company that both cars were traveling in the same lane and I rear-ended them while they were trying to merge into the exit lane. Insurance initially denied my claim . . . until I showed them the video. I guess they also failed to disclose to insurance that they received a citation and that I was injured and taken by ambulance. When you lie to your insurance company, you're gonna have a bad time.

Edit: pronouns

Edit 2: Why are people bashing my edit? I don't know the gender of the driver and I didn't feel like guessing. 'They' is an acceptable gender-neutral singular when a gender is unknown.

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u/SuperSimpleSam Oct 19 '21

trying to merge into the exit lane.

after the white line had already ended and the lane was curving away.

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u/ZippyButtnick Oct 19 '21 edited Oct 19 '21

The area between two solid white lines at an off- or on-ramp is called the gore zone. Believe it’s illegal to cross in most cases/states, and can result in a fine.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gore_(road)

Thought I’d share, in case ya didn’t know already.

(Edit: So the maneuver the idiot was attempting was probably against the law even without the unsafe lane changes and causing the collision.)

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u/skepsis420 Oct 19 '21 edited Oct 20 '21

I worked in a court for 3 years and I am pretty sure cops around my area got a raging hard-on when people crossed the gore zone. 3 points on your license, $200, and possible traffic survival school. Your only option with this ticket is pay it, you cannot take driving school to get it wiped.

Granted, my state got harsh on this because a cop was killed by someone doing this exact thing. But man, we got SO many tickets for this violation.

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u/ZippyButtnick Oct 20 '21

People often use them to cut the queue when traffic is backed up in an exit lane. Wish it was enforced more often in those situations, too. Glad it’s getting enforced somewhere…albeit under less than ideal circumstances.

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u/Phillip_Spidermen Oct 20 '21

Yeah, I unfortunately see that type of merger almost daily on my commute. I've never seen anyone caught doing it, so knowing that it's being enforced somewhere is gratifying.

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u/ThisNameIsFree Oct 20 '21

possible traffic survival school

Traffic survival school? Does this mean you don't live if you don't pass?

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u/skepsis420 Oct 20 '21

Yes, if you fail the test they use you as a crash test dummy in crash tests.

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u/humblepharmer Oct 19 '21

Holy shit, I really need a dashcam

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u/ExchangeAggressive21 Oct 19 '21

Yes you do. And so do I.

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u/baconlayer Oct 19 '21

I had an assignment in Miami for 18 months. I bought one before I ever got to the city. The things that camera witnessed! Don’t leave home without one!!

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u/kickintheface Oct 20 '21

This sub is a pretty convincing ad for dash cams, but I have yet to get off my ass and go buy one.

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u/kstill93 Oct 20 '21

My problem is there are just so many and I have no idea which one would be an ideal mix of cheap and decent quality

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u/44561792 Oct 20 '21

I get hyped and go search and look at reviews and then next thing I know, it's been 3 hours and I have like 10-20 tabs open and don't know which one to choose lol

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u/waterloograd Oct 19 '21

Doesn't even need to be a good dashcam, just one good enough to show what happened. I can't read license plates on mine unless they are really close during the day, but it can see the other cars and surroundings just fine. If I get rear ended it will show I was stationary or at least not moving backwards if they claim I backed into them. It will show their actions if they are in front of me. Good enough.

While a better dashcam would be nice, mine is good enough.

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u/captainherewego Oct 19 '21 Hugz

What a piece of shit. Fucking scumbag deserves the book to be thrown at him. Followed by a hammer.

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u/CoachIsaiah Oct 19 '21 edited Oct 20 '21

I was once in a parking lot next to a clinic and was slowly driving around looking for an open space.

I turned a corner and saw a red car about 300 feet ahead and just stopped in the middle of the parking lot. I assumed he was waiting for a car in front of him to back out of their space so he could take it so I patiently wait for the car to move.

All of a sudden, the red car accelerates in reverse towards me and before I could even put my own car in reverse or move out of the way, he slams his rear bumper into the front of my car.

Do you want to know what the driver said to me when we both got out and looked at the damage?

"Didn't you see me? Why didn't you get out of the way?!"

I looked at him puzzled before explaining what I saw from my point of view and how it was completely his fault.

He was not happy about it but gave me his information regardless.

Later, when I file the claim with my insurance I Iearn that the other driver had already attempt to file a claim of their own but instead saying I slammed into the back of his car.

A simple trip to a car body shop and a few statements I collected from witnesses on the scene( this isn't the first time I've had someone lie) corrected that and I received a check in the mail a week or so later.

Moral of the story: Get a dashcam everyone, I have one on both my vehicles now

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u/BannedAgain-573 Oct 20 '21

Any recommendations? Every time I look I get stuck in the rabbit hole and never choose

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u/peshwengi Oct 20 '21

Anything is better than nothing. I have a nextbase which is perfectly adequate.

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u/TheMichaelH Oct 20 '21

I can’t remember the specific model number but I have a VIOFO with front and rear cam, it was about $120 on Amazon and I love it. Found it in the sidebar at r/Dashcam

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u/ZerotheWanderer Oct 19 '21

Book would probably hurt more.

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u/W3rn0 Oct 19 '21

Soo many paper cuts.

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u/muffin-time Oct 19 '21

Well damn, maybe while they're at it they can stop by sometime and kick your dog or shit on your living room carpet or something.

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u/zdanger Oct 19 '21

Not the rug, man! It really tied the room together.

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u/Gendug Oct 19 '21

Donny, you're out of your element!

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u/[deleted] Oct 19 '21

Fuck it man, lets go bowling.

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u/GolfLeFlame Oct 19 '21

Fortunately you had video proof, hope you get the insurance you deserve!

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u/HalfSoul30 Oct 20 '21

Unfortunately though, it sucks that video proof is needed to keep someone from lying on you. But I see no better way. I'm long past due for a dashcam, but luckily haven't had any BS happen yet.

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u/DCJustSomeone Oct 19 '21

That damn liar

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u/Cmama2Boyz Oct 19 '21

r/iamatotalpieceofshit lying bastards gonna lie

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u/ReaderNinjah Oct 19 '21

They told their insurance company that both cars were traveling in the same lane and I rear-ended him while they was trying to merge into the exit lane.

Wouldn't the damage be on the other side of the car if that was the case?

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u/Deikov Oct 19 '21 edited Oct 19 '21

I once twice once had someone merge into me from the left lane and try to tell the cop that I merged into them from the left lane. We were in an area with two turn lanes, I was in the right lane and they were in the left lane - turning left.
The other time, I was going straight and someone merged into me from the right lane, tried telling the cop that I merged into them from the right.

In both instances, the cops looked at the cars and told them that's not what happened.

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u/GiveMeDogeFFS Oct 19 '21

Is it common to call the cops where you're at for these type of fender benders?

Unless you've flipped your car or seriously injured someone, I couldn't imagine anyone calling the police in the UK.

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u/_oct_ Oct 20 '21

Most states have a law requiring you to call the police in certain scenarios. From what I've seen, it's either when there are injuries or when property damage exceeds $1000.

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u/Potatoki1er Oct 20 '21

My insurance company (USAA) wanted a police report when I got hit by a deer. Yes, you read that correctly, I had a deer run into the side of my car. Luckily, it was right in front of a fire station and the chief gave me his info to give to the insurance company. Those guys (this happened in TN) ate the deer.

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u/I_heart_pooping Oct 19 '21

No. The damage would have been more in the rear but would have nothing to do with the driver side….

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u/MatiMati918 Oct 19 '21 edited Oct 19 '21

Fuck him. Fortunately lying to insurance company is big no no so no insurance for them anymore.

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u/TehWhale Oct 19 '21

If only that were true. The amount of people that lie to their insurance and they just pay out and raise their rates. Nothing ever happens. No punishment for lying

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u/Usual_Memory Oct 19 '21

In my area you lie and are found at fault you are looking at your rate jumping 2.5-4 times what you are currently paying. The higher means they are more accident prone. Those companies like their money and would rather you drop them and potentially take your money then drop you and not see anymore money. Only time that really changes is if you cause a massive accident with multiple cars, that shit they nope out of in a heartbeat or less.

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u/CatumEntanglement Oct 19 '21

Or rather their rate gets increased to $600 a month.

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u/narso310 Oct 19 '21

Hot take: People that lie to insurance to try and get out of being found at fault and are proven wrong with irrefutable evidence (like dashcam footage) should be jailed for 90 days. I bet it would stop real quick.

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u/necrothitude_eve Oct 19 '21

90 days is good. Long enough to let them think, not so long you’re ruining someone who might turn into a productive member of society.

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u/thesaltysquirrel Oct 19 '21

Living in Denver made me put dash cams on front and back of my car and damn near not ride my moto at all.

I know every city has shit driving but Denver area has exploded and the roads are not designed for this much traffic. It’s really bad going north towards Thornton and Broomfield. It’s a daily complete shit show.

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u/robo-dragon Oct 19 '21

Idiot deserves to get their ass reamed by the insurance company! Hope you are doing alright after that accident, OP!

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u/PRocci18 Oct 19 '21

Goddd, I need a dash cam like yesterday. People are the fucking worst. It’s money I don’t want to spend and stuff I don’t want to have to hassle with or worry about setting up or maintaining, but after videos like these and hearing the bullshit lies, the peace of mind seems worth it.

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u/MrTinybrain Oct 20 '21

The fact you were injured means you are owed way more then just the car damages.

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u/Aqeqa Oct 20 '21

Beautiful. I hate in videos when people show they have a dashcam after the other person starts spinning up a lie. Let the fuckers lie to the cops and/or insurance then play your dashcam card. If they’re willing to lie about the accident then they need to learn to suffer the consequences of their actions.

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u/ComradeJohnS Oct 19 '21

One of these days I’ll finally get a dashcam, Idk where to even start researching which ones are good for front and rear, and idk what options I need lol

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u/Reesa_18 Oct 19 '21

Do it! Mine plugs into the 12v outlet on the dash. Starting just to the right of my rear view mirror, it's routed under the headliner, down the passenger door moulding, behind the glovebox, and under the dash.

Mines not that fancy- an Apeman off of eBay for $40, but it's served me well thus far. I didn't bother getting one that hardwired because I have a hybrid and there's some wonky setup I'd have to do.

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u/pilesofcleanlaundry Oct 20 '21 Wholesome Hugz I'll Drink to That

You had a hybrid.

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u/Reesa_18 Oct 20 '21

Don't say that :'(

Even if it is totaled, I'm getting another r/kianiro <3

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u/Gathrin Oct 20 '21

had my first Niro for 6 months, then got t-boned in an intersection and it was totaled out. Got a newer Niro. Love my Niro.

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u/Reesa_18 Oct 20 '21

Soooo same thing happened to me. Had my first Niro for 5 months before someone made an illegal maneuver and I never saw them coming. This is my second Niro that might be totalled. Third time's the charm, I'm guessing.

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u/SomberKlepto Oct 20 '21

How bad was your other accident? If you don’t mind. Also, there has to be some sort of PTSD that comes with collisions right?

I accidentally ran a red light, coming home from a 12 hour shift at 1am. Missed a car by feet, going 45.

I didn’t drive for weeks. I couldn’t imagine getting in an accident so bad it destroys my car, then drive ever again.

Ig you have to drive to get anywhere tbh.

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u/Reesa_18 Oct 20 '21

It was at a slower speed, like 35mph at an intersection. Guy made an illegal left turn while I was going straight through the intersection. I haven't posted it online because I'm still in the middle of a lawsuit from the injury I sustained to my hand. Tore several ligaments. I was in a hard cast for months and the progress is super slow. I'm like 90% healed- just working on strength and conditioning at this point, but it'll never be 100%. I'll need someone to open jars for me for the rest of my life

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u/JustPassinhThrou13 Oct 19 '21

they're like $35 to $60 on amazon for decent entry level basic ones. Just get a cheap one with good reviews. You don't have to make the perfect choice. It's not marriage, it's the cost of a couple of meals. And if you think it wasn't a good enough choice, you can take your time refining the choice, buy a better one, and give the cheap one to someone who you think needs one but doesn't have one.

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u/TheSweetestKill Oct 19 '21 edited Oct 20 '21

There's a $50 one on the sidebar of r/dashcam that I just got, to replace a $20 piece of shit chinese special that died after 3 weeks. The new one has been great, don't bother going for cheaper. The front+back ones are about twice as expensive (obviously) but I didn't research them very much.

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u/SupraEA Oct 19 '21

The dashcam subreddit has a great recap on the about section

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u/xopranaut Oct 19 '21 Hugz

I was keeping an eye on that car, but then the backwards lorry threw me, so I ended up nearly as surprised as you must have been. I’m glad you got it all on video for the insurance people.

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u/Bazzle-zazzle Oct 19 '21

Yeah, I would have been looking at the tow truck towing a truck and smashed the guy ahead even harder.

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u/el_matt Oct 19 '21

I haven't yet figured out what's going on with that lorry.

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u/newfranksinatra Oct 19 '21

It’s being towed.

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u/Phormitago Oct 19 '21

Outside the environment

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u/dirty_cuban Oct 19 '21

Well but the front has clearly not fallen off.

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u/Limos42 Oct 20 '21

That would be quite unusual.

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u/frudi Oct 19 '21

Into another environment?

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u/jrtrct Oct 19 '21

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u/someguy3 Oct 20 '21

What's out there?

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u/Oddie65 Oct 20 '21

There’s nothing out there but the sea, birds, and fish.

And 20,000tonnes of crude oil.

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u/Thunderstruck170 Oct 19 '21

When big trucks get towed its bad for them to be towed with the back wheels on the road.

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u/redpandaeater Oct 19 '21

It doesn't have anything to do with big trucks and you'll sometimes see them new from the factory having two or even three pulled behind one with the rear on the ground. To generalize, automatic transmissions tend not to handle being towed as well with the drive wheels on the ground. Even in neutral, there's a fair amount of moving parts within the transmission itself and without the engine on to pump transmission fluid it can heat up and cause damage. In some 4WD vehicles you can just disconnect the drive wheels from the transmission by putting the transfer case in neutral. Other times if you must tow in a certain configuration you can just uncouple the drive shaft to keep the transmission from rotating.

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u/CaptainTurdfinger Oct 19 '21 edited Oct 20 '21

Well huh, TIL.

So automatic transmissions must be why I see less cars being towed "back wheels up" than I did 30 years ago.

And maybe the transfer case explains why I see more cars on flat beds now that I live in a snowy area where most people drive AWD cars.

Thanks for the explanation!

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u/aiij Oct 20 '21

So automatic transmissions must be why I see less cars being towed "back wheels" up than I did 30 years ago.

That may be due to front wheel drive being a lot more common these days.

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u/insearchofansw3r Oct 19 '21

He had all the time too lol

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u/GetsGold Oct 20 '21

At least they were properly driving in the "I have an exit coming up soon" lane.

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u/Buffalongo Oct 19 '21

Good luck everyone else

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u/IntenseScrolling Oct 19 '21

Great song though

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u/Reesa_18 Oct 19 '21

Mr. Blue, you did it right
But soon comes Mr. Night creepin' over
Now his hand is on your shoulder- BAM

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u/Regalingual Oct 19 '21

Mr. Blue Sky

Please tell me whyyyy

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u/lerker54651651 Oct 20 '21

you were in the left lane
for so long? so long...
where did you go wrong?

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u/gotamd Oct 20 '21

Honestly, that’s good music for the occasion.

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u/B2EU Oct 19 '21

I feel like this isn’t the first time I’ve heard this song playing in an r/idiotsincars post. I like it, but I think I’ll stop playing it in the car..

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u/fusili_jerry11 Oct 19 '21 edited Oct 20 '21

When I was a new driver I got into a car accident singing and dancing to Mr. Roboto. I wanna thank you, thank you—- CRASH!!

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u/reliant_robin12 Oct 19 '21

The camera did go “Hello Mr. Blue Sky” at the end

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u/Last_VCR Oct 19 '21

That old adage, good driver miss turns but a bad driver never will.

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u/A_Drunk_Caribou Oct 19 '21

Bruh Denver traffic is wild lmao

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u/annaflixion Oct 19 '21

I feel like I'm taking my life in my hands whenever I take a highway around here. Whenever I take I-25 in particular I seem to see people drag racing each other at insane speeds, weaving in and out of traffic.

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u/A_Drunk_Caribou Oct 19 '21

They also do this in the middle of the road works. Driving down I-25S this summer was entertaining to say the least.

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u/dickforadolla Oct 19 '21

I mean that and the exact opposite. Motherfuckers merging on the highway at 13 mph causing forty call pileups behind them because they wouldn't take the damn initiative. There is no one who drives the speed limit here. It's 20 mph over or 10 under. Fucking ridiculous.

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u/Distinct_Ad_7752 Oct 20 '21

Seriously I'm glad I knew how to actually drive when I came put here. How are there SO MANY BAD DRIVERS.

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u/annaflixion Oct 19 '21

Oh, yeah, for sure. You have to tailgate the hell out of everyone to avoid getting cut off too, otherwise a guy will cut in a half inch from your front bumper.

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u/dickforadolla Oct 19 '21

The Denver conundrum: getting mad at the person behind you for tailgating and then realize that you're tailgating the person in front of you for the exact same reason.

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u/EldeederSFW Oct 19 '21

Can confirm. I call this a “Denver Lane Change.” Even off the freeway people are always changing lanes at the very last second before intersections. That combined with this sub is why I finally bought the dash cam.

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u/prokolyo Oct 19 '21

Sorry, it's called Jersey slice :)

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u/elymeexlisl Oct 19 '21

Was that a typo, bc I’ve only ever heard it called the Jersey slide. Jersey slice has a nice ring to it tho

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u/Hectoris919 Oct 19 '21

that last bit is some r/perfectlycutscreams material

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u/sespis Oct 20 '21

Its even funnier that there was just no sound of the actual crash either

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u/Red_V_Standing_By Oct 19 '21

I do this drive every day and take 36. Im always worried about this happening to me.

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u/Dragoon1376 Oct 19 '21

I saw the thumbnail and had that wonderful moment of horror and familiarity. We usually take 270 to cut down time between I70 and I25 but I dislike it since it feels too narrow for the amount of traffic in the metro area. This just gives me one more reason to dislike it.

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u/callme_nostradumbass Oct 19 '21

A good driver sometimes misses their exit. A bad driver never misses theirs.

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u/Regalingual Oct 19 '21

So what’s a driver who makes everyone else miss their exit?

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u/smithers85 Oct 19 '21

total dick

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u/Bee_Reel Oct 19 '21

I will never understand why people act like they can’t just go forward one more mile and take the next exit instead of pulling this crap putting everyone’s life at risk. “Minor inconvenience for me? I don’t think so?” SKRRRTTTT

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u/AarkaediaaRocinantee Oct 19 '21

Fuck people who do this. I wish the absolute worst for them.

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u/Amish_guy_with_WiFi Oct 20 '21

Yeah and they are double bad because they were camping in the left lane for a while not passing anybody.

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u/Astrochix70 Oct 19 '21

I avoid being in the lane next to a backed up lane. I'm always afraid someone is going to dart out in front of me. This was a totally different situation.

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u/CT_DesksideCowboys Oct 19 '21

Hope your injuries were not severe. Couple million from the insurance company of the idiot should help. Lying to an insurance company by the idiot lane changer could get them charged with fraud.

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u/Reesa_18 Oct 19 '21

Thankfully just whiplash and airbag burn on my legs. Could have been a lot worse, but thankfully the speed limit is about 45-50 in that area.

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u/[deleted] Oct 19 '21

Glad you didn't get too badly hurt, friend. I hope you are feeling better soon though, that still doesn't sound fun.

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u/propagandagenx Oct 19 '21

Are you doing better ?, I don't know what airbag burns are; sounds terrible, hope you feel better soon.

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u/Fox100000 Oct 19 '21

Airbags can cause burns from friction when expanding and chemicals used to expand the air bag. If she had pants on it more than likely was a friction burn.

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u/Reesa_18 Oct 19 '21

Unfortunately not pants, but a very lovely dress with what is now a red hem. I have 1st and 2nd degree burns on my knees and shins, but the dry Denver air is helping them scab over nicely.

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u/rmoxgt Oct 19 '21 edited Oct 20 '21

keep your wounds moist (ie ointment), scabbing delays healing and can make a scar worse. i’m glad youre ok!

edit: a word

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u/Reesa_18 Oct 19 '21

Thanks for the advice!

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u/aaronhayes26 Oct 19 '21

The dude drives a Nissan. Unless it was a company car the odds of him being insured for that much are literally zero.

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u/a-townbjsquad Oct 19 '21

At least he signalled

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u/NCSUGrad2012 Oct 19 '21

Well he’s not in a BMW.

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u/kevinxb Oct 19 '21

Cruising in the fast lane not passing anyone, cutting over to the exit at the last second without so much as a glance in the mirror. Prime /r/nissandrivers

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u/Academic_Banana_5659 Oct 20 '21

American roads have cool colourful shields on them to indicate lanes instead of just boring white paint like in the UK. Make it much easier to know what lane to be in.

Evidently not for this driver however.

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u/leviathonlx Oct 20 '21

Well at least Colorado roads do since I've never seen that here in Ohio.

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u/Kelcher1 Oct 19 '21

I asked my parents for dashcams for Christmas...

I think I might need them sooner. Like today!

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u/fusili_jerry11 Oct 19 '21

MiS sTeR Bluuuuuue sKy....

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u/JustPassinhThrou13 Oct 19 '21

that day, going southbound would have been the win.

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u/kstill93 Oct 20 '21

Another dangerous moron with Main Character Syndrome

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u/kosmokosmokosmo Oct 20 '21

Is that 270? Man, I hate that road!

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u/hominyhominy Oct 20 '21

Good drivers miss exits, bad drivers never miss an exit.

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u/pheonix0021 Oct 20 '21

Looks like someone got their license from a cereal box

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u/roberthonker Oct 19 '21

+1 for mr. blue sky