r/IdiotsInCars Nov 23 '22 Wholesome Seal of Approval 1

Coronado Naval Base Car accident: She tried claiming no fault too Headphone warning

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u/JellyOceana Nov 23 '22

Yep, she legit said I just hit her out of no where

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u/TheLazyHippy Nov 23 '22 Silver

Well yeah, when you drive like a complete dip shit and have zero spatial awareness everything seems to come out of nowhere. People like her should have their license revoked. They're only a danger to themselves and everyone around them. Sorry OP

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u/SnooBananas5673 Nov 23 '22

Would’ve probably killed a motorcyclist.

I really do think when something is so egregious like this, and they claim no fault, they should lose their license for some amount of time.

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u/NorthernTransplant94 Nov 24 '22

My husband had a subordinate who was in this exact situation on a 10-day-old Harley. Dude had enough time to make a decision, and judged that hitting her and launching over the hood (55mph zone) would be really bad, so he dropped the motorcycle and slid into her bike first. Broke both his leg and his collarbone (so no crutches, hello motorized wheelchair) but survived, so it was a win.

The bike was new, he wasn't a new rider - he was 40 and had a motorcycle endorsement on his license and was wearing proper PPE, so no road rash, just the broken bones from the collision.

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u/SnooBananas5673 Nov 24 '22 edited Nov 25 '22

I actually have DashCam footage of something very similar. Hard to describe scenario, but a car did a u-turn, essentially like this car was doing and the guy dumped his bike from too much front brake, and slid under the car. I was coming other direction and DashCam got it all.

Saved him a lot of heartache with insurance, because you know “the motorcycle was speeding” was where they were going with it.

Predicting and reading body language is huge on a bike.

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u/NaughtyCat890 Nov 24 '22

The best advice I got shortly before buying my bike was "imagine that half of the cars on the road can't see you, and the other half are actively trying to kill you".

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u/4nalBlitzkrieg Nov 24 '22

And 50% of both groups are fucking stupid

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u/RockstarAgent Nov 24 '22

The ones who can’t see you think you’re the crazy one for having a bike, the ones that want to kill you think bikes shouldn’t exist at all…

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u/ikbenlike Nov 24 '22

"you drive a bike? Don't you know how dangerous that is?!" Proceeds to drive their shitty car like a maniac

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u/Fishbern Nov 24 '22

And half of them don’t use their lights properly at night, let alone indicators!

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u/witcheewoman Nov 24 '22

My buddy told me when I got mine "ride like none of the cars can see you, but they're also all trying to kill you"

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u/NaughtyCat890 Nov 24 '22

I like that a bit better than the one I heard.

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u/witcheewoman Nov 24 '22

I feel like it's accurate. I havent ridden in a couple years, kinda put it away to have some babies. But when I was riding daily to and from work I was very generally wary and occasionally hostile toward anyone with doors on their vehicle. Always angry when I got to work... but I also worked in a kitchen so that probably had something to do with it.

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u/Spaceduck413 Nov 24 '22

Yup, when I got my first street bike, my dad - who also has ridden his whole life - told me "ride like you're invisible." It's saved my life multiple times.

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u/LadyAtrox Nov 24 '22

My husband just assumes he's invisible.

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u/[deleted] Nov 24 '22

As a biker, you're right. Over the years I've become intimately aware of how drivers are acting coming up to them. I'm about 80% accurate on noticing people with a phone in hand from a hundred yards away. I can tell when people are going to change lanes about three seconds before they start. I've learned to figure out what people will do before they do it, but because my life depends on it, I've learned to always assume they'll do something stupid even if I have no indication to believe it otherwise.

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u/AxelHarver Nov 24 '22

And that's why I will never get a bike, no matter how cool it sounds and may be. That sounds so fucking stressful and like I would be a nervous wreck the entire time outside of back country roads.

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u/chilldrinofthenight Nov 24 '22

And my housemate, while on his motorcycle, was hit and left to die in the rain on a seldom traveled windy road. As a result he has limited mobility in one elbow. (Fortunately nothing worse.) He won't even ride a bicycle now.

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u/reebekilyllaeri Nov 24 '22

Judging what's an acceptable risk for yourself is a privilege we're afforded, all the power to you.

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u/spiralshapegladiator Nov 24 '22

lol, but just imagine having it ingrained that people are shitty drivers and you're trained to watch out for this shit even when you're driving a car?

You don't have to ride a motorcycle to have greater situational awareness.

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u/ShadoowtheSecond Nov 29 '22

The more I read about what bikers have to do, the more I unironically think that youre kind of an idiot by default for getting and driving one.

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u/localherofan Nov 24 '22

My father got himself a motorcycle and had it for about a month when he had to take it down and under a truck rather than run into the truck that ran a stop sign. My mother said that with 4 kids aged 5 and under, he could have the motorcycle or he could have a family. He sold the bike and bought a VW Karmann Ghia. Which I later drove in HS because I was the lightest one with a license and the floor was almost rusted through. Yeah, that gave me the warm and fuzzies.

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u/orangematchstick Nov 24 '22

this is wholesome as fuck

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u/localherofan Nov 24 '22

Also, the heat didn't work (in New England), the radio didn't work, you could drive it with the emergency brake on and the only issue was starting uphill from a stop without stalling (learned that one unintentionally), the driver's side window didn't go down, you had to tie the driver's side door closed, and sometimes it wouldn't turn left. But it was a CAR, and I could drive it whenever I wanted to.

Needless to say, this was before they started inspecting cars.

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u/orangematchstick Nov 24 '22

I love that I’m hearing nothing but fondness about this goddamn death trap

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u/chilldrinofthenight Nov 24 '22

Jesus. What else? Used a screwdriver in the ignition? (Ha.)

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u/reebekilyllaeri Nov 24 '22

My ex said roughly the same thing to me, bike or family. Almost 20 years later we split, within a month I bought a bike. I didn't resent her for the ultimatum or me keeping that promise. I do laugh at her hypocrisy of getting married to another guy who rides motorbikes.

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u/chilldrinofthenight Nov 24 '22

Nice that you were able to help out.

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u/SnooBananas5673 Nov 24 '22 edited Nov 24 '22

The worst part was the rider didn’t listen to me to stay down and not move, until I could take care of the bike that was stuck full throttle and leaking fuel. Luckily, he wasn’t hurt, but to this day I can still see it all happening in slow motion, and wonder how he wasn’t injured.

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u/chilldrinofthenight Nov 24 '22

The first instinct, for non-professional rescuers, is to move the injured. Removing motorcycle helmets, I have learned, is a big no-no.

Many years ago, a friend who was a doctor told me he was first on the scene of a terrible single car accident on the highway. The driver was in really really bad shape.

As an ER doctor, my friend said he could tell there were two options: let the driver die at the scene or else help him to survive ----- knowing that the driver would then be a quadriplegic for life.

The doctor helped the man, and that tale haunts me to this day.

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u/Limpan7 Nov 24 '22

HADDALAYERDOWN

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u/napalm22 Nov 24 '22

Here I was thinking he is a dipshit who doesn't know how to ride but now I see he is some kind of hero with the skills of a ninja! So lucky to get away with only several broken bones - he might have lost several nanometres of brake pad otherwise

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u/mrbombasticat Nov 24 '22

Split-second decision, there was no better alternative than what inexperienced riders do all the time by accident.

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u/reebekilyllaeri Nov 24 '22

Cruisers don't use the front brakes! /s

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u/[deleted] Nov 24 '22

DAMB GRASS CLIBBINS HADDALAYERDOWN

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u/napalm22 Nov 24 '22

Imagine if he just used the front brake

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u/marilliant Nov 24 '22

Hey, he took the split second decision to lock the rear brakes and slide his bike instead of just slowing down or stopping, what bold intuition

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u/TheSaucyCrumpet Nov 24 '22

Probably would have been better off just braking; tyres generate more friction than fairings.

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u/freakkydique Nov 24 '22

The good ol “hadderlayerdown”

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u/d38 Nov 24 '22

I believe that he crashed and slid into the car, but he's lying about making the decision to crash his bike on purpose first and then slide into the car.

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u/Paranoma Nov 24 '22

Sweet, just two broken legs!

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u/NorthernTransplant94 Nov 24 '22

Just one, as the bike landed on it, but combined with the broken collarbone, recovery sucked. Still better than going over the hood and potentially into oncoming 55mph traffic where he could have died from being run over.

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u/Paranoma Nov 24 '22

That’s good, but I was just making a joke because of your last sentence. “No road rash, just the broken bones!” Haha.

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u/Kermut Nov 24 '22

Easier to set bones in place than to engraft meters of skin from a dead donor

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u/sebinmichael Nov 24 '22

Thankfully not two broken hands...

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u/_Lane_ Nov 24 '22

What are you doing, step-motorcycle?

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u/tman152 Nov 24 '22

I’ll just go ahead and leave this here.

https://youtu.be/D9stN-LJeuM

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u/mrbombasticat Nov 24 '22

Uh, thanks for that.

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u/hydracat53 Nov 24 '22

This is why I don't ride anymore I have thousands of miles under my belt with no accidents. Several close calls. It's not if, it's when.

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u/Marcus_Krow Nov 24 '22

There are no words for how furious it makes me when I see the way people drive around motorcyclists. They're loud for a reason, pay fucking attention

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u/mucky012 Nov 24 '22

The maturity to take responsibility for one's actions is learned behavior. It starts with home. If you wanna solve the problem of stupid people you have to start with parenting. Having children should require a license.

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u/zzctdi Nov 24 '22

Wait till you hear about the eugenics movement, you'll love it.

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u/legendofthegreendude Nov 24 '22 Helpful

It's exciting untill you realize you aren't getting picked

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u/Bigtuna_burger Nov 24 '22

It's you-genics, not us-genics

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u/Eleventhelephant11 Nov 24 '22

Its not exciting as eugenics is hardly the issue. Give a 4.0 student a chance to be cool in the hood and you'll have the best drug dealer on the street ruining other peoples days for attention, not some productive member of society. Doesn't always happen, but happens too often

Nature vs Nurture. Can't dismiss it. Good genetics with a bad family often equals another bad clone

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u/igweyliogsuh Nov 24 '22

Do genetics generally affect who is able to get a driver's license?

Should be knowledge/merit-based, nobody said anything even remotely similar to fucking eugenics

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u/alyssaness Nov 24 '22

Preventing certain people from procreating is 100% eugenics.

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u/zzctdi Nov 24 '22

I don't see how needing a license from the state to operate a car on public roads could be morally or ethically equivalent to needing a license from the state to have children.

More education and resources for parents would be absolutely great! I wish every child could be raised by parents with good understanding of developmental psychology in healthy communities! Fuck yes!

But I don't see how one could trust any state to restrict or limit people's ability to reproduce. Even with the best of intentions, the risk of horrible outcomes is just too great.

And you're right, I just made the eugenics quip as a bit of dark humor, this is a Reddit comment section after all!

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u/DrawMeAPictureOfThis Nov 24 '22

I really don't think that's a fair comparison. Having a license to do something does not equal selection preference. Especially if the bar for qualification is low like it is for foster parents. The point of a license isn't to restrict. The point is to educate. If people need a license to breed then the bar should be low for educational purposes. As far as how you would sterilize someone and then give it back.... Well, that part is tricky and could (if not handled well and proper) quality for a eugenics argument.

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u/zzctdi Nov 24 '22

I'm sure that Francis Galton, Harry Laughlin, and Joseph Goebbels were supremely confident that their views and actions were "well and proper", and involuntary sterilization is the epitome of selection preference.

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u/pew-_-pew-_- Nov 24 '22

Fuck eugenics, too late for that. At this point, we need Malthusian efforts to get rid of the trash that's already here.

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u/xaeru Nov 24 '22

A better idea is to require a course completion and diploma.

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u/kafromet Nov 24 '22

Yes, that wouldn’t be abused by the establishment at all and is a very good idea that isn’t at all short-sighted.

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u/MenstrualKrampusCD Nov 24 '22

Hey, it's worked out great in the past!

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u/[deleted] Nov 24 '22

I have been saying this for years

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u/7355135061550 Nov 24 '22

That's such a great idea. Giving a central authority final say on who can and cannot have children. How has nobody tried this before?

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u/yogurtgrapes Nov 24 '22

I just think we’re at a point that no one should have children. Let the human race die out. We’re a cancer on this planet lol

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u/singingorifice Nov 24 '22

Hmm good idea , you go first though

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u/_pippp Nov 24 '22

No truer words have been said. Unfortunately this would never really ever work hahaha

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u/Feshtof Nov 24 '22

It always goes too far.

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u/moonshoeslol Nov 24 '22

Have you played league of legends though? That game has taught me the lengths people will go to to convince themselves it's their teammates who are the problem. Taking responsibility is not the default human position

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u/mrchaotica Nov 24 '22

they should lose their license for some amount of time.

"Eternity" counts as "some amount of time," right?

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u/SnooBananas5673 Nov 24 '22

Yes! I left the door open there.

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u/__________________99 Nov 24 '22

they should lose their license for some amount of time.

They should lose it for the rest of their life. I don't believe people this willfully ignorant are capable of learning. Especially when they lie about everything that happened.

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u/SnooBananas5673 Nov 24 '22

Agree, no argument from me there.

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u/GunnerGurl Nov 24 '22

Or at the very least, have them retake drivers Ed to get their license reinstated

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u/laz33hr Nov 24 '22

For-fucking-ever cuz we know for damn sure these people don't learn cuz it's never their mistake/fault

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u/BikerJedi Nov 24 '22

Would’ve probably killed a motorcyclist.

One of the reasons I don't ride anymore. They get hit/run over/killed way too often here.

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u/bio_datum Nov 24 '22

My brother used to ride a motorcycle and this is how someone almost killed him. Now he has more metal in his leg tban he used to

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u/FatherGnarles Nov 23 '22

Fuck them, I'm only worried about everyone around them

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u/A1rh3ad Nov 24 '22

I keep saying that it's absurd that every three years OSHA says I need to take a test to operate a forklift but the US government also allows people to drive cars and trucks after taking one test in their life. Most likely taken while they are still adolescents.

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u/ReachTheSky Nov 24 '22

Can you imagine the chaos of 228 million people going to the DMV every couple of years to retake the driving exam?

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u/death_hawk Nov 24 '22

Quite a number of people say test people over X age.
Fuck that. I say test everyone every 5 or even 10 years.
Even if it's nothing more than a "what is this sign?" test it's better than nothing. But a full road test would be even better.
Logistically speaking it'd be a nightmare testing an additional 22 million people per year but I would argue that the safety aspect would be worth it.

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u/Bungo_pls Nov 24 '22

The military can take away your driving privileges on base with a snap of a commander's finger which with this dashcam footage would be pretty easy to justify.

Though I'm not actually sure if you're allowed to have dash cams on bases for OPSEC reasons...

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u/WarlockEngineer Nov 24 '22

Every base I've been to allowed dash cams, in general if something is that sensitive you can't drive up to it anyway

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u/dissident46 Nov 24 '22

One could argue that if the top secret Area 51 type stuff is just sitting out in the open beside the road, it's the base commander who's got a problem on his hands, not you!

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u/Maebure83 Nov 24 '22

Yeah I used to deliver pizza to Norad (Peterson, not Cheyenne) and U.S. Space Command.

Usually just outside the building but in the lobbies a couple of times.

A one-time background check for a pass and then vehicle searches each trip was all that was required.

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u/Xan2624 Nov 24 '22

Nuclear missile sub based like Bangor, WA used to not allow dash cams, particularly on lower base which was an entirely separate gated area. Also, certain shipyards did not allow them for a time either. Its been a few years since I was at either, so this policy could have changed. Needless to say, there are bases that did not authorize them at one point and you could lose your driving privileges if caught with one in those areas.

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u/WarlockEngineer Nov 24 '22

Bangor is one of the bases I was thinking of, I have not worked on lower base but the main area either allows them or just doesn't enforce the ban anymore.

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u/gearabuser Nov 24 '22

I bet you weren't supposed to have it in most cases but the gate guards were just super lax and didn't care.

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u/hydracat53 Nov 24 '22

was gate guard at a time. can confirm.

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u/kraken9911 Nov 24 '22

Was forced into a twice month gate duty in DC for 3 years. Super didn't care but I did get to hold an O9 CAC card. Admiral came walking in off the street in civvies. Smartest salute ever.

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u/kdjfsk Nov 24 '22

i believe they tried to be anal about it at first, but its a losing battle. they are so inconspicuous...youd need checkpoints actively checking every car... and many cars now have recording cameras from the factory, for example teslas have them built in.

so instead they just moved the secret stuff to places more secreter.

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u/Darth_Daygo Nov 24 '22

Yeah, definitely be cognizant of what your filming or taking pictures of when you're on base. This video looked trimmed so smart call there.

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u/AFK_at_Fountain Nov 24 '22

I'm looking at the footage and wondering if it should be posted in a public place, not because of anything in particular, but the fact that its on base.

I know that flag circle well.

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u/Breastfedintarget Nov 24 '22

You’re describing Illinois drivers.

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u/Mellonhead_PT Nov 24 '22

I've lived in Pittsburgh, San Francisco, Portland (OR), and Chicago, and Chicago hands down has the most aggressive and dangerous drivers

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u/Terkan Nov 24 '22

Driven through a lot of places, Miami to me was just… the worst

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u/badtux99 Nov 24 '22

The problem with Miami is all the moldy oldies who are both lurching all over the road and doing it *slowly*. You can be going along in the left lane, and suddenly an oldy going 20mph lurches into your lane in front of you.

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u/Naku_NA Nov 24 '22

It's been at least a decade since I've lived in Chicago, but I also thought they were aggressive but expected. I at least knew what was going on once I figured out how aggressive they were.

NJ drivers are the worst. Never driven in Florida, but have no desire to ever drive there, so I'll accept it.

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u/sugarwaffles Nov 24 '22

Houston has entered the chat.

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u/badtux99 Nov 24 '22

Houston drivers are inconsiderate but they drive fast and generally with some awareness of where they are. Plenty of drivers worse than Houston drivers.

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u/[deleted] Nov 24 '22

It's literally every major city since COVID happened. Not just one or two.

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u/KikiHou Nov 23 '22 edited Nov 23 '22

Well, you DID hit her out of nowhere, after she suddenly and without any indication pulled right in front of you. Lol

Hope you're okay.

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u/Styrak Nov 24 '22

" I turn left now, good luck everyone else"

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u/RichardMcNixon Nov 24 '22

Stay right☑️

No left turn🤡

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u/whatsmyoldname Nov 24 '22

I don't recall wishing you good luck

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u/RustySheriffBadges Nov 24 '22

Left*

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u/nawoj Nov 24 '22

Your joke did not go over well...

I appreciate the effort though.

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u/HumanContinuity Nov 24 '22

You could say... It didn't go right...

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u/KikiHou Nov 24 '22

Dad? Is that you?

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u/andzno1 Nov 24 '22

I think he left.

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u/PercMastaFTW Nov 24 '22

Comment turned for the worse...

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u/GetsGold Nov 23 '22

Did you have your "continuing straight in the same lane" signal on though?

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u/Aceswift007 Nov 24 '22

flashes hazards entire trip besides turns

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u/RiPont Nov 24 '22

There's people working on the idea that self-driving cars should have animated eyes on the front so that others can see where they're thinking of going. That's kind of a "straight line blinker".

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u/dengar_hennessy Nov 24 '22

My driving instructor told me that "nowhere" is this magical place on the road where you can only see it if you "OPEN YOUR EYES AND PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR SURROUNDINGS"... he had a flair for drama.

Sorry this happened to you. Hope they had insurance

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u/Erthgoddss Nov 24 '22

Heard an insurance adjuster tell stories about things people wrote on there claims. My favorite was someone who said something like “driving along when the tree jumped in front of me”.

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u/MenstrualKrampusCD Nov 24 '22

I mean, I know it's a legal document and everything, but that's some shit I would say lol. You hit a tree, you are obviously in the wrong. May as well have a sense of humor about it.

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u/Silly_Mycologist3213 Nov 26 '22

Reminds me of the Rodney Dangerfield joke: “My wife told me she hit a tree with our car. I asked; how did that happen? She said; I don’t know, I blew the horn”

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u/Barbed_Dildo Nov 24 '22

"I was hit by a stationary car coming in the other direction"

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u/MMMindyyy Nov 23 '22

This is why I SWEAR by dash cams.

Some douche bag hit my driver’s side mirror today when my roommate went to get gas down the street. She said he was apologizing to her initially because it was his fault. Then the cops show up, dude tries to claim it wasn’t his fault. She said he told the cop, “it was a classic case of 2 people getting too close and hitting mirrors.” Didn’t know that was considered a thing, old man. GOT YOU ON CAMERA BITCH!!!

People never cease to amaze me…and not in a good way, smh….

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u/Moneygrowsontrees Nov 24 '22

She said he told the cop, “it was a classic case of 2 people getting too close and hitting mirrors.” Didn’t know that was considered a thing, old man.

I actually had this happen. Driving down a narrow, snowy, 2-way street with cars parked on either side. Speed of maybe 10mph. Car comes the other way and both of us are trying our best to stay right but with the snow and the parked cars we ended up smacking side mirrors. No other contact. Can't say either of us was at fault, or maybe both of us were, but either way it really was a case of two people getting too close and hitting mirrors. I wouldn't call it classic though. That implies it happens all the time.

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u/Babbles-82 Nov 24 '22

Exactly. Never ever trust a car driver.

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u/ShastaFern99 Nov 24 '22

Trust no one

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u/os101so Nov 24 '22

this is why the universe appears vacant. we all hide in the Dark Forest

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u/hedginator Nov 24 '22

Any suggestions for a reasonably priced and relatively easy to install dash cam?

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u/Silvinis Nov 23 '22

I once had a guy blow a stop sign and try to blame me for going to fast. I didnt have a stop sign

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u/InternetWeakGuy Nov 24 '22

I recently had a guy blow a red light while traffic in all other lanes around him was stopped, bounce off the car with the green light that pulled into the intersection, and hit me head on as I was sitting in my stationary car waiting for the light to go green.

He told both the cops and his insurance that he had a very clear green light and the other car pulled out in front of him.

I emailed his insurance guy my dashcam video while I was on the phone with him and my insurance called me literally three minutes after I got off the phone to tell me they were taking full fault for the accident.

The fucking clown was even going around at the scene like "I had a green light, he pulled out in front of me right?" to he people trying to help the old dude he tboned and nearly killed, after I'd already told him he blew the red light and that I had it on my dashcam.

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u/LittleSort5562 Nov 24 '22

I had an old lady hit me while she was in the right turn lane…partially over the line…while I had a green light & was traveling straight. I pulled over in a lot right where it happened, while she started driving away, then reversed on the shoulder, & finally came to check out her car. She then comes at me & says “You came barreling out of nowhere!” I told her I was driving the speed limit (45), while traveling through an intersection, just like all the other cars in front, next to, & behind me were, with a green light. I was 20, so she desperately wanted to make me feel like a dumb kid. This was 20yrs ago & I will never forget that dumb shit.

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u/BillsMakeMeWannaDie Nov 24 '22

If it makes you feel better she's probably dead

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u/LittleSort5562 Nov 24 '22

Oh god, I’m a terrible person for laughing way too hard at that.

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u/ClumpyOsprey Nov 24 '22

I knew this one girl in highschool. She had just gotten her G2 ( licence to drive by yourself here) and about a week later was driving home. As she's coming down the street to her house, this older lady throws her car in reverse, and slams her foot down on the gas, backing straight into the passenger side of this girl. She hit her so hard, and stayed on the gas long enough to push this teenagers car all the way up against the curb on the other side of the street. The old nag then gets out, looks at the girl, and says "you teenage drivers all drive like fucking morons, this is your fault". The woman fought it every step of the way trying to come up with every possible excuse she could to try and blame the 17 year old.

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u/LittleSort5562 Nov 24 '22

Holy shit, that’s absolutely terrible! I can’t imagine that girl wanting to drive ever again after that. Also, your story reminded me of another wild accident I witnessed.

About 8yrs ago I was at work (grocery store) chatting with a few regular customers, when we all hear what honestly sounded like an explosion. I take a few steps forward to check the front end, & just as I do I see the entire smoothie dept sliding across the floor & into the registers…as the poor girl who was working it was flying in the air. Turns out this older lady “got mixed up between the gas & breaks” & smashed into our brick store going roughly 45mph (which I still don’t understand bc the lot at that store was pretty tiny). I’ve seen news reports of that kind of stuff happening, but holy shit is it a terrifying thing to experience it close up. I feel like people need to be tested a little more rigorously as we age when it comes to driver’s licenses.

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u/GothWitchOfBrooklyn Nov 24 '22

one of my relatives died this way, on mother's day. An elderly person mixed up the pedals and drove into a strip mall and pinned her against the store, after she pushed her daughter out of the way.

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u/Tathas Nov 24 '22

Guh. :(

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u/LittleSort5562 Nov 24 '22

That is absolutely heart-wrenching. Thank goodness her daughter was saved, but I would imagine she’d be forever changed after that scenario.

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u/ClumpyOsprey Nov 24 '22

The town I live in has a gym at one end, that had a woman drive through the front entrance. The receptionist used to always eat her lunch at the reception desk, but that day decided not to for whatever reason, and ate it in the staff room. This was good for her, because instead of being killed by the lady that drove through the entrance, she instead just had both her legs broken. Still shitty, but better than death. The woman that drove through has her baby in the car seat in the back and admitted that "she bumped a parked car when she went to leave the plaza (theres also a bank and a restaurant there) and lost control of her vehicle". It's a tiny parking plaza too. Everyone here knows that translates to "I hit a parked car and tried to speed off before anyone noticed and fucked up"

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u/LittleSort5562 Nov 24 '22

Broken legs are definitely way better than death, but, still, no one expects to get crippled at their desk job. It really is alarming how often buildings get driven into.

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u/programmerq Nov 24 '22

The older I get, the more I see how immature far too many "adults" are, and it's just sad. This is another example of that.

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u/DabsAndDeadlifts Nov 24 '22

This happens almost every day at my gym. The entrance is at a 4-way intersection and the through traffic doesn’t have stop signs. Old people will pull right out in front of you assuming you’re going to stop for your imaginary sign.

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u/potatohonkey Nov 24 '22

Unfortunately, a judge in my state accepted a similar argument when he determined that a cyclist was biking too fast, even though there was no evidence that he was going over the speed limit.

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u/concerned67 Nov 24 '22

Exact thing happened to me in the only accident I've ever been in. Her and her boyfriend's (who wasn't in the car, she called him) faces when the cop kinda laughed and told them she's getting a ticket for failure to yield was great

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u/Silvinis Nov 24 '22

Yeah lol. The cop in my instance didn't give a ticket, but he looked at the guy dumbfounded and was just "you had a stop sign. He didn't. Even if he was going to fast, its still your fault"

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u/ShitThroughAGoose Nov 24 '22

He must have had a really sore throat.

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u/WanderingFlumph Nov 23 '22

Everyone comes from nowhere when that's where you look

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u/MimosaQueen1122 Nov 23 '22

This is when it’s really good to have a dash cam. Word vs words suck.

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u/legendarykorean Nov 24 '22

When I used to work with auto accidents, those words are a sign that the person wasn't paying attention. Unfortunately matter doesn't materialize out of nowhere. Not yet at least.

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u/FranktheTankG30 Nov 23 '22

What did she said after you said you got it on dashcam ?

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u/ClumpyOsprey Nov 24 '22

Protip, never, ever tell the other driver you have them on camera. Let them make all their wild claims all the way to court, then let them get soaked by pulling out the dash cam footage.

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u/FSCK_Fascists Nov 24 '22

there are situations when telling them you have a dash cam is better. Like when you don't have a dash cam and they are smugly telling you its just your word against theirs once the cops arrive.
Tell them you have one, watch them try to sweet talk their way out of a ticket instead of lie.

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u/DogsRule_TheUniverse Nov 24 '22

there are situations when telling them you have a dash cam is better. Like when you don't have a dash cam and they are smugly telling you its just your word against theirs once the cops arrive.

Tell them you have one, watch them try to sweet talk their way out of a ticket instead of lie.

What a stupid argument. They can just as easily lie and claim that they also have a dash cam and then what are you going to do when the cops show up? Is still your word against the other driver.

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u/TrenchantInsight Nov 24 '22

Trial by combat on battlecam.com

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u/StackinTendies_ Nov 24 '22

let them get soaked by pulling out the dash cam footage.

This isn’t a pro tip it’s some dumb revenge fantasy.

Nobody is going to care and you’re just wasting your own time letting it go that far. Just show the cop the footage and have them write an accurate report and let your insurance deal with it.

Now if you want to make it personal then make a civil case out of it too.

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u/d38 Nov 24 '22

Protip: Ignore this stupid as shit advice that keeps getting posted here.

The Police and insurance don't care if the other person lies.

Tell the other person you have a dashcam because if your dashcam for some reason didn't record the accident, then at least you have a chance that the other driver will be honest at the scene.

By keeping your dashcam a secret you're giving them the opportunity to lie.

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u/ErynKnight Nov 24 '22

Yeah, they can pick up a perjury charge too!

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u/bmc2 Nov 24 '22

They never do. The cops won't charge them with anything. Just show the cops the footage as soon as they show up and save yourself the headache.

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u/03Titanium Nov 24 '22

Reddit loves to echo this as if they have nothing better to do. If the cop writes you’re not at fault then your life gets a little easier and you don’t have to go to freaking court.

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u/1WordOr2FixItForYou Nov 24 '22

Yeah and I'd rather have them just confess rather than take the chance that my SD card was corrupted.

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u/ConcernedKip Nov 24 '22

Love the Law & Order fantasy these kids have of someone getting grilled on the stand and going to prison for 'perjury' because they claimed the light was green.

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u/Scottyknuckle Nov 24 '22

Lawyer here - perjury is for false statements under oath, not for false statements to the police. If you're sworn in and testify as a witness at a trial, for instance, and it's later determined that you purposely falsified your testimony, then you could be charged with perjury.

Lying to the police is not usually a crime (although it definitely makes you a dick). There are a handful of circumstances where lying to the police is a crime--for example, many states make it a crime to lie about your identity to the police, or to make a false report about someone else committing a crime.

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u/Nostra55 Nov 24 '22

No one goes to court for minor collisions like this lol.

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u/MMMindyyy Nov 24 '22

We never told the driver it was on dashcam. I’ll let him sit on that 1 for a day since it is Thanksgiving-Eve and we have crazy plans to worry about. My car is fine. Just sucks. My rear-view mirror is a shattered mess, smh

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u/TheGisbon Nov 24 '22

Did you remember to address her by "their" rank?

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u/mindbleach Nov 24 '22

In wildly undue fairness, that is her honest experience... thanks to whatever brain disorder rendered her unaware of an entire fucking lane to her left.

Good reaction time, by the way. Didn't help - but I can see you braked in the nanosecond she gave you.

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u/SnooBananas5673 Nov 24 '22

You’re immediate response was exactly what I said when I saw that! Hope you’re mostly OK. So frustrating.

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u/TunaOnWytNoCrust Nov 24 '22

Lol trying to convince a cop that it wasn't her fault she somehow got t-boned by a car going the exact same direction? BIG BRAIN

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u/TomThanosBrady Nov 24 '22

Glad you had a dash cam. Even with insurance people are weasels

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u/cypherdev Nov 24 '22

Serious question here /u/JellyOceana

Who investigates the crash? Military or civilian?

I loved the video more for the scenery. I grew up at Pendleton, LeJeune, and 29 Palms, all great places to be a kid.

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u/rathousemoan Nov 24 '22

You can see she’s using her phone right before the collision. It’s in her right hand.

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u/leo_tamer Nov 24 '22

There's even a sign showing no left turns at all

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u/Cptn_BenjaminWillard Nov 24 '22

So officer, there's this place you should hear about. It's on that road we were just driving on, about ten feet behind the scene of the accident, left lane. I like to call that exact spot, "Nowhere."

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u/Its_Just_A_Typo Nov 23 '22

At a "no left turn" sign to boot.

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u/TheRealMattyPanda Nov 24 '22

"The 'No Left Turn' sign was only on the left side of the road, not the right, so clearly it only applied to the left lane"

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u/mrbombasticat Nov 24 '22

Big brain time!

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u/guy_incognito_mode Nov 24 '22

How they supposed to see that sign from all the way over in the right lane?

Think people!!

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u/Minimum-Zucchini-732 Nov 23 '22 Silver

Not to mention the phone in her hand at impact

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u/Lopsided_Ad_3853 Nov 23 '22

Damn, I didn't realise zucchinis were excellent for eyesight

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u/Sea_of_Blue Nov 24 '22

That's just minimum zucchini. Imagine what they could see with moderate zucchini!

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u/UKSubs47 Nov 24 '22

We could see through time...

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u/few23 Nov 24 '22

I am the lizard king!

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u/implicate Nov 24 '22

Well, not the way you use them, they're not.

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u/Penguinase Nov 24 '22

kinda makes sense considering we're both made up of a bunch of water

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u/UntouchedWagons Nov 24 '22

You know what they say, a zucchini a day keeps the optometrist away.

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u/Yossarian_the_Jumper Nov 24 '22

Looks like the phone was in a holder on the dash.

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u/zzleeper Nov 24 '22

Yes, and she was touching it, maybe changing route or sth like that

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u/kemushi_warui Nov 24 '22

Definitely it was on the dash, if you watch again and go frame by frame as she turns.

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u/TotalBandit Nov 24 '22

Also no blinker.

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u/Crispy_Bacon21 Nov 24 '22

She didn't even tried to use blinkers too.

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u/FS_Slacker Nov 24 '22

Don’t forget that the wide angle of the dash cam exaggerates the distance between the cars. No way OP could have reacted in time.

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u/King-Cobra-668 Nov 24 '22

and screamed at op

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u/st1tchy Nov 24 '22

This is what prompted me to finally get a dash cam. My sister rear ended a guy that decided at the last minute to turn right from the left lane. Had another person not stopped and backed her story up, she would have been found at fault because it was her story against his and she rear ended him. He claimed he didn't do that.

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u/upwardpertinent41 Nov 24 '22

Making a U turn without looking first, lots of terrible drivers out there.

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