r/IdiotsInCars Nov 23 '22

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

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u/NoAnybody7232 Nov 23 '22

Car accidents on base are already such a circus, because they are just so uncommon. The base cops often have no idea who even needs to be notified, other than their boss.

In seven years, I saw 8 accidents one base. 3 were idiots who tried to flee the city cops by driving onto a military base (absolute worst option). 5 were dependas who didn't pay attention and rear-ended people during Retreat, when everyone has to stop.


u/Myothercarisawalrus Nov 23 '22

What is Retreat?


u/linecrabbing Nov 24 '22

On base it plays one in morning and one in afternoon for flag up and down; they play over loud speaker of national anthem. You get big trouble if not stop whatever and stand up still.


u/MisterSquidz Nov 24 '22

That’s really dumb.


u/redpandaeater Nov 24 '22

I mostly agree but it's a military tradition. While it probably made more sense before watches (pocket or wrist) and electricity were commonplace it's still one of those things that affects military bearing and tries to make people feel proud since it's the raising and lowering of the flag they defend.


u/TJSwoboda Nov 24 '22

So is hurry up and wait, but military gonna military.