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[–] Gringojones 0 points 33 points (+33|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Probably not. When someone locks the brakes up in front of you at highway speeds, good luck. Not to mention a distraction that takes your eyes off of them for a fraction of a second.

Although it looks like the driver only brakes at the last second.

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[–] billyvvinz 1 points 46 points (+47|-1) ago 

If you can't stop in time you're following too close or, like this driver, not paying attention to what's in front of you. He had ample time since he left plenty of distance, unfortunately his eyes were following the bouncing tire.

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[–] sakuramboo 0 points 13 points (+13|-0) ago 

Not to mention, plenty of space to turn left onto the shoulder to avoid the car.

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[–] Laurentius_the_pyro 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Even if he couldn't have stopped (doubtful) we would've been able to reduce his speed significantly had he been paying attention to the road.

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[–] birds_sing [S] 1 points 18 points (+19|-1) ago 

The guy in front (while they shouldn't have stopped in the middle of the road) didn't slam on the brakes. And according to the clock on the dashcam, between when their brake lights came on and the accident, there was a full 6 seconds.

Personally, I wouldn't have stopped in time. I was too busy watching the tire.

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[–] MinorLeakage 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

I was watching the tire as well, but you set me up. I knew it was going to happen, so I was watching the tire for the accident. Not sure what my genuine reaction would have been without the prior info.

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[–] Gringojones 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

You watched harder than I did then. The second time I was watching the lines go by, trying to judge if his speed changed. But the first time I never saw the car until the impact.

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[–] NoBS 2 points -2 points (+0|-2) ago 

That was at least 60 miles an hour. The insurance scammer was almost stopped at impact. If they were not an insurance scammer before the opportunity, then they sure are now by a legitimate attempt.

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[–] boggle247 0 points 13 points (+13|-0) ago 

As soon as I saw that tire rolling from the semi I would have started slowing down. Guys a dipshit

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[–] Gringojones 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

At least take your foot off the gas

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[–] HillBoulder 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

That's thinking ahead.

shits going down in front of me proceed with caution

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[–] funvideouser 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Depends how fast he was going. Not sure why he couldn't have at least drove in another lane or side of the rode.

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[–] YoHomie 0 points 21 points (+21|-0) ago  (edited ago)

As a motorcyclist, I can say many of us on two wheels would have avoided that accident. We look for shit like that all the time. We also typically don't look directly at the flashing lights of police cars when there is some activity on the side of the road, we watch the other cars whose drivers do; we usually expect car drivers to not pay attention, we do this because a motorcyclist will always lose... and we know the odds.

That said, not all bikers are observant, careful riders. There are plenty of asshole bikers out there, but generally speaking, we fear getting smoked by some idiot so we tend to be fully alert.

I actually had a guy lock-up his brakes in front of me once, right in the middle of a six-lane freeway - I still have no idea why he did it. I was able to change lanes quickly and turn the event into nothing more than a passing memory. It was the god damndest thing.

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[–] the_sharpest_knife 0 points 20 points (+20|-0) ago  (edited ago)

You gotta pay attention b/c mfers in cars DO NOT. They're on their phones, texting, eating french fries, jacking off, rubber necking, live streaming, who knows. It's unbelievable how many accidents I would have been in on my bike had I not been operating under the assumption that everyone is retarded.

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[–] YoHomie 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Me too, brother. The stories we could share... lots of them would probably be very similar.

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[–] Cat-hax 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I take that same assumption well driving a car, When I see you guys on motorcycles I always try to leave extra room because my father rides a bike so I have heard the stories.

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[–] fuckyourownface 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

theyre driving ironically

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[–] Samuel_Latik 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

That is where the term cager comes from, they feel protected so they let their guard down. Humans are mostly dumb so when they are in a 5 star car they don't seem to recognize it might not be them who dies, and sometimes that would only be a minor inconvenience depending on how much money they have.

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[–] sakuramboo 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

This sounds like a perfect analogy for gun owners, too.

It's almost like when ones life is at stake, people are more responsible, generally speaking.

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[–] firedak 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

as a gun owner who also likes to ride, fully agree. Life is at stake far more when using these tools, be it yours or others if you act like a fucking retard. Need to pay attention.

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[–] YoHomie 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I like the frame you put around it. Makes sense.

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[–] TheWorstImaginable 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

you wear a camera? I always would, even just for the potential pay off. Buddy got 30k from a bicycle accident that was 100% his fault. The other person was stoopid and said they didn't see him, putting them at fault. If they said "he darted in front of my car suddenly" which is what happened, it would have easily been in their favour.

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[–] YoHomie 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I do wear a camera; GoPro 5 Black. I'm thinking about getting a second one to also capture the view from behind.

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[–] patriot_biz 3 points -2 points (+1|-3) ago 

Camera are gay

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[–] GoBackToReddit 0 points 17 points (+17|-0) ago 

A good start would be not driving in the passing lane.

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[–] fdjsakl 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Not all states require you to stay in the right lane https://jalopnik.com/5501615/left-lane-passing-laws-a-state-by-state-map

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[–] B166-ER 1 points 14 points (+15|-1) ago 

If you ask me the driver of the car in front that stopped should lose his license on the spot and have to pay for all repairs. There is no reason to come to a sudden stop in a traffic lane like that UNLESS something actually happens and even then you pull over if possible. I'm absolutely fascist about people like this because THEY are the ones that create accidents and yet RARELY are held accountable because of the stupid way the traffic courts are biased.

And I drive on the freeway a lot and from what I see I feel most drivers would have no reservations about coming to a complete stop in traffic like that simply because their bagel fell on the floor of their car. So they just stop right then and there like there's nobody else on the road. And then when a person rear-ends them the judicial system and everyone else quickly sides with the culprit and claims that anyone rear-ending the asshole was either driving too fast or too close. Seriously makes an argument for roadside lynchings if you ask me.

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[–] BLOODandHONOUR 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

The idiot behind him could have changed lanes or veered left around the car to avoid him by driving onto the spacious shoulder of the road. Did you see all that space on the left for him? It’s huge

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[–] Cat-hax 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

I have had to do that once, only I had to hop a curb and go into grass, all because this dumb motherfucker stopped far right in the only lane to make an illegal left turn well in a blind curve, I only looked down for a fraction of a second to check my speed when I looked back up there he is.

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[–] B166-ER 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

The only idiot in a situation like this is the person who caused it... The driver in the back is simply trying to react to a functional retard with a license to operate a 3,000lb murder machine.

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[–] goblin_ghost 4 points -2 points (+2|-4) ago  (edited ago)

You're a moron. The driver in front was smart to stop, because he has no idea what that semi is going to do after losing the tire. You wanna be driving parallel to a tractor trailer that loses control?

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[–] SO_TRIGGERED 1 points 3 points (+4|-1) ago  (edited ago)

It is ALWAYS stupid and dangerous to stop in the middle of what you have to assume is moving traffic, if you're stopped you have no ability to find an exit around a dangerous situation because you have no acceleration, and as we saw, you have no idea if the people behind you are paying attention. The safest place to be relative to a potential disaster is past it.

There's a reason why they put those signs on bridges saying that it's illegal to stop in the middle of the road, and it's because you maximize the potential for accidents when you're stopped. Guy in the front was an idiot and made a bad situation considerably worse.

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[–] B166-ER 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Well no you wouldnt want to be next to a truck losing control, but that also doesnt entitle you to create an even worse accident thereby risking even more lives.

Also long haul truck drivers are some of the best trained drivers, so its due to skill and how a big truck drives that means a truck will never spaz out on the steering wheel just because a rear axel losses a tire. The truck driver probably didnt even notice.

And FYI, the trailers on those trucks usually always have shitty retreds on because their cheap and a trailer doesnt need new tires as it can lose them all and the driver coupd still maintain control. The tractor, usually has quality tires because it makes a huge difference there.

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[–] Dkeere 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago 

I wouldn't have been cruising in the passing lane, so yeah.

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[–] tippyc 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Lol, have you ever driven in America? Everybody just gets in the left lane and goes the limit. The "passing lane" is usually on the right by necessity.

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[–] slwsnowman40 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Found the coastal driver!

The only places where the passing lane isn't the left lane is near major cities and the 5 and 95 corridors towards the coasts. Other than the areas mentioned, the left lane is the passing lane. I've visited and driven in the following states - Maryland, Kentucky, California, Texas, and Colorado. I've visited the following and the left lane was passing lane when away from major cities - Arizona, California, Maryland, Kentucky, Texas, Georgia, Virginia, West Virginia, Tennessee, both Carolinas, Florida, Louisiana, New Jersey, New York (not outside the city), Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. Your blanket assessment is very wrong.

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[–] Dkeere 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Yeah, but I don't go over the speed limit. I'd rather take a few extra minutes than deal with a fucking cop.

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[–] Cat-hax 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Come to jew jersey, every one hangs out in the passing lane, its actually refereed to as the fast lane where one can go up to 90mph depending on time of day and the cops wont bother, most of the time tho every one thinks they are going faster so they tailgate each other in huge lines in the far left lane often only inches away from the car in-front of them well going 50mph well I pass them all in the middle or right lane lol.

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[–] kinneys 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

Keep driving folks.

Keep your eyes on the road. This always makes me mad. Rubber neckers.

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[–] Wonder_Boy 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Idiot in front continued slowing down even after the tire passed. It was unnatural. A normal driver would have re-accelerated. The trailing car was not expecting that and by the time here realized, it was too late.

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[–] Cat-hax 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

the fucker in the dodge was watching where the tire was going after it well passed him.

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[–] Cat-hax 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I wish phones would be jammed when a car is in motion, it seems just about every driver where I live is playing with the fucking phone well driving.

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[–] Rabidfish88 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago  (edited ago)

The car that literally stopped is a rubbernecking asshole. I hope he died in the accident

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[–] birds_sing [S] 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Technically (and legally) you are required to be alert and stay back far enough so that if a driver slams on their brakes you don't run into them. Even if they're in the wrong for doing it.

They broke the law by stopping in the middle of the road, and/or for slamming on their brakes. But technically you are the cause of the accident. Because there would be no accident if you didn't break the law by not being alert and following at a safe distance.

Just because someone else breaks the law, that doesn't make you exempt from breaking the law.

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[–] FuckR3ddit 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Freeways have a max and min limit. In this circumstance, it would prob be a no fault. Driver in front was a complete dipshit though, im sure his whiplash reminds him of that.

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[–] mcdowell_ag 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Here lies the body of Julian Grey, Who died defending his right-of-way. He was right, dead right, as he droned along, But he's just as dead as if he was wrong.

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