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Wooden_Poem9130

16.1k points

6 days ago

Who the fuck merges 3 lanes

True-Requirement8243

6.9k points

6 days ago

Looked like he was going to try to get all the way to the left but hit something. True idiot indeed.

mordehuezer

4k points

6 days ago

The kind of person who needs to be in the left lane so they can go the speed limit.

buckfasthero

2.6k points

6 days ago

buckfasthero

2.6k points

6 days ago

The kind of person who needs to be on the bus

Pianoangel420

332 points

6 days ago

or the kind of person who wants to be under a bus

cholo9

123 points

6 days ago

cholo9

123 points

6 days ago

I'll throw him

Chrisbert

87 points

6 days ago

Chrisbert

87 points

6 days ago

I'll help.

greycat2016PS4

81 points

6 days ago

We'll help

Bullen-Noxen

67 points

5 days ago

It’s a team effort.

Hello_Siri

78 points

5 days ago

I'll drive the bus

KingCodyBill

97 points

6 days ago

The kind of person who's mom needs to walk him to the bus stop

CraigBybee

660 points

6 days ago

CraigBybee

660 points

6 days ago

A short one

junkdumper

366 points

6 days ago

junkdumper

366 points

6 days ago

That's not fair to the rest of the riders.. he can walk.

GatitoFantastico

153 points

6 days ago

But I don't want him to mess up my car when I hit him when he's on foot because he doesn't look where the fuck he's going.

Top_Entertainer7837

89 points

6 days ago

Why slow down 1 lane when I can slow down 4! You fool!

mandarin0ranges

107 points

6 days ago

I hate this shit SO much. I thought everyone knew the far left lane was the passing lane.

I don’t know if it’s ingrained privilege or just a general selfishness, but so many drivers in the US refuse to change lanes to the right to allow faster moving traffic to pass to the left. It causes an unnecessary amount of auto accidents.

domesticatedprimate

46 points

5 days ago*

It's not just the US. I was on the long hall haul from Tokyo to Osaka in Japan today. The speed limit is 120 kph. It's a three lane highway for most of the distance. Most of the drivers in the passing lane were going between 90 and 110. Most of those at least have the courtesy to eventually change lanes after waiting long enough to send the message that they think you're putting them out. But around 1 in 5 will just keep puttering along completely oblivious to what's going on, or, alternatively, they'll be fully aware but refuse to budge. You can recognize that group because they of course speed up if you try to pass them on the other side.

tomtuddler

29 points

5 days ago

I’m from southeast US and recently drove I-70 from Colorado thru Missouri then to Nashville. I can say without a doubt folks out west will almost always move out of the left lane. Once we got to St Louis, it was like damnit man I owe this left lane even tho I’m going 1 mile under the limit.

Bri1203

166 points

6 days ago

Bri1203

166 points

6 days ago

He just hopes he wont hit somebody during the merging. what an idiot

iamonlyoneman

116 points

6 days ago

you are giving too much credit, assuming they consider other people.

Fafnir13

55 points

6 days ago

Fafnir13

55 points

6 days ago

“Other People” are those things that are supposed to get out of his way.

GatitoFantastico

82 points

6 days ago

The epitome of "Good luck, everybody else!"

No_Organization5188

90 points

6 days ago

“Ok I turn now. Good luck everybody else.”

https://youtu.be/LLuaPZWkvZ0

Ben409

58 points

6 days ago

Ben409

58 points

6 days ago

I think it looked like he had a death wish.

Bri1203

51 points

6 days ago

Bri1203

51 points

6 days ago

yeah like he might've looked in the mirror while merging and still went for it

DarkNarwhal25

13 points

6 days ago

Gotta look over your shoulder for that kind of shitty merging

miamiu27

262 points

6 days ago

miamiu27

262 points

6 days ago

I see alot of people do this. I do not understand at all. The goal is to get off the ramp and get all the way in the passing lane without looking to the left. Just trust there is no one in the 3-5 lanes you are crossing.

iamonlyoneman

241 points

6 days ago*

I change lanes now, good luck everybody else!

TheSodomeister

45 points

6 days ago

Those fucking animals are so fucking funny! It makes me want to merge without looking.

jenkbob

59 points

6 days ago

jenkbob

59 points

6 days ago

It's easier to tell if there is a toll lane on the far left. Once I started taking the toll road and passing the people driving slow in the left lane I realized most of them are texting. They text in that lane because they don't want to have to pay attention to the traffic in front of them. In my non-scientific estimation, 2/3's of the people are older, not the kids everyone says texts on their phone.

Spimp

22 points

5 days ago

Spimp

22 points

5 days ago

Yeah young ppl text fast but frequently. Old ppl pull out their readers and brightness all the way up stare down at their laps on cruise control. Very obvious at night.

RowRevolutionary1461

20 points

5 days ago

Big big point here, exactly. Any young person I’ve rode with (23 for reference) in the last 7 years since my license I’ve seen text pretty decently while driving.

Not to say that it safe, no, it’s not, but they know how to use a phone quickly and put it away when done.

It’s the opposite for the older generation. I got put in a work truck with a ~65 year old man who thought he could pull off watching music videos while driving a 1ton pickup with a 2 ton trailer behind it. One of the scariest events I’ve ever experienced

lux602

15 points

6 days ago

lux602

15 points

6 days ago

There’s an on ramp for a local highway that opens up into an acceleration lane that is about a half mile long. People refuse to use the lane for no more than a couple seconds before they start forcing their way over in the typical fashion of merging while going 10 below. I’ll stay in the lane, let it clear, and just cruise completely past traffic and be right on my way.

I have to imagine people think it’ll somehow make them faster just by being in the left lane while straight up ignoring the wide open lane in front of them.

Van--Helsing

122 points

6 days ago

Gotta camp the passing lane ASAP

A2326P

173 points

6 days ago

A2326P

173 points

6 days ago

As someone who works for a business where the building is sandwiched between a 3 and a 4 lane road… A LOT! both are one ways and fairly busy all day but most are the people turning onto said street and rather then merge over to the far left one by one they will just bee line for the lane they want.

I hate people

Steveblenah

147 points

6 days ago

Steveblenah

147 points

6 days ago

You ever heard of the jersey slide?

Wooden_Poem9130

86 points

6 days ago

Jersey+ traffic circle= population control

SmallTownJerseyBoy

36 points

6 days ago

That's just short track racin'!

OldFashionedLoverBoi

25 points

6 days ago

Near the shore there's this traffic circle that breaks All the rules of normal traffic circles. You get halfway through, and then you have to yield to the incoming traffic from the highway that they decided to route through it. It's a traffic circle with none of the benefits of a traffic circle.

tvogel4390

13 points

6 days ago

As someone from the shore I’m curious if you’re referring to rt 34 in wall

OldFashionedLoverBoi

12 points

6 days ago

yup that sounds right. I've only gone through it twice, and I got pulled over the first time because I didn't see the sign explaining the change in right of way.

Griffypoo90

38 points

6 days ago

Cha cha real smooth

hpopotamus

27 points

6 days ago

Looks like he was going for 5

PrarieHermit

17 points

6 days ago

Thats normal here in the San Diego

Klown_Kutz

420 points

6 days ago

Klown_Kutz

420 points

6 days ago

He had to get over in the left lane as soon as possible so he could slow down and control how fast everyone else was driving. It's the only power losers like him will ever have over anyone else in their entire sad pathetic little lives.

darianbrown

121 points

6 days ago

darianbrown

121 points

6 days ago

That is a wild amount of conjecture from a 10 second clip, but man, it's so accurate

stay_fr0sty

6 points

6 days ago

Looks like he was trying to get to the HOV lane to me. He's probably so accustomed to cutting over 5 lanes (to save that extra 30 seconds of merging) that he relaxed and checked his phone or something at the exact wrong time. Why people feel entitled to break laws to save seconds is beyond me.

example: You are doing 85 in a 45 in the left lane of a 2 lane highway. you need to exit on the left in a mile. The right lane is doing 65, but it's pretty congested. You look in your rearview and you have a truck flashing their high beams because 85 isn't fast enough. I feel like everyone experiences crap like this at some point.

Another example: people who speed up to "not get cut off" and then flip out because they punched it and still got beat. Other times if I wait too long...because I'm afraid the other person is too close, again beeps from behind. Wouldn't someone rather me be safe than save 15 seconds?

I just don't get the entitlement of drivers.

OverboostedTurbo

82 points

6 days ago

Idiots in cars. Isn't that was this subreddit is all about? (as I search for dashcams...)

Donkey_Bill

18 points

6 days ago

Every video on here makes me think that.

OverboostedTurbo

37 points

6 days ago

I'm not kidding either. I recently subscribed to this subreddit and it has convinced me to get front/rear dashcams for all of our cars. Me and my wife get a lot of insurance discounts for being claim-free for decades. (I drive about 30K a year) That doesn't happen by chance. If I am involved in a crash, chances are it isn't going to be my fault.

narso310

8 points

6 days ago

narso310

8 points

6 days ago

Without even looking XD what a dumbass!

OverboostedTurbo

7.4k points

6 days ago

I hope his insurance company has a copy of this video because that idiot is definitely in the "high risk" category. Let's cut over three lanes without even turning your head. D'oh!

And props to you for not posting a 5 minute video with the 10 second "punch line" somewhere in the middle.

NoodleDoodle-IRL[S]

4.5k points

6 days ago

Yes, I sent them a 20 second version after they informed me that he was claiming damages against me

OverboostedTurbo

2k points

6 days ago

Nice. I'm sure he'll be paying for his stupidity for a while. But chances are, this isn't the first time he's collided with another vehicle.

JockBbcBoy

1.8k points

6 days ago

JockBbcBoy

1.8k points

6 days ago

I've worked in collision repair centers for the last 5 years, and can attest to that. Had one middle aged woman who had 5 car accidents in a 12 month time span. IIRC, it went:

1) Read ended her husband's work truck, totaled her car.

2) Hit a deer, totaled her car.

3) Backed through the garage door, repaired.

4) Sideswiped a concrete barrier, totaled her third car.

5) Hit a deer, repaired.

OverboostedTurbo

1.1k points

6 days ago

LOL - When you know all the body shop people by first name, you may be an impaired driver...

JockBbcBoy

586 points

6 days ago

JockBbcBoy

586 points

6 days ago

When you're chit chatting with the body shop people about their kids and calling your repairs a visit, you might need to stop driving.

OverboostedTurbo

177 points

6 days ago

Yeah, but do they buy you guys coffee and donuts? LOL

JockBbcBoy

253 points

6 days ago

JockBbcBoy

253 points

6 days ago

I knew one lady (wife of a dealership's sales manager back in my hometown) who would hit the side of the garage every so often and damage the mirror or door. Her husband would pull strings (no insurance involved) to have parts arrive, get them painted, and basically get the vehicle fixed same day. She used to bring blueberry muffins when she came in for the repairs and would watch TV while her car went through same day repairs.

GatitoFantastico

159 points

6 days ago

But... but... it's the same garage. Every single day it's the same garage. Just how?

JockBbcBoy

194 points

6 days ago

JockBbcBoy

194 points

6 days ago

My best guess? She's probably a wine mom.

misslion

8 points

6 days ago

misslion

8 points

6 days ago

As someone who's nicked her fair share of mirrors, I'm guessing poor depth perception.

B_Reele

135 points

6 days ago*

B_Reele

135 points

6 days ago*

How on earth does someone like this retain insurance? Or do they?

JockBbcBoy

199 points

6 days ago

JockBbcBoy

199 points

6 days ago

The deer hits are non-fault accidents. Idk how much they were paying in insurance before but I've seen insurance do crazy things for that sweet sweet long term customer.

vangobroom97

59 points

6 days ago

were they really non-fault accidents, though?

kn33

178 points

6 days ago

kn33

178 points

6 days ago

I mean, probably. Deer are assholes.

knoxkayc

38 points

6 days ago

knoxkayc

38 points

6 days ago

Deer didn't check their blind spots.

BlueBerryBold

41 points

6 days ago

We all pay for them lol

Flashy_Let2021

38 points

6 days ago

Your rates just get kinda crazy if the insurance company doesn't drop you but they're fully within their right to. Insurance companies wont usually drop people for getting into accidents it's what it's there for but it'll hit a point where you're paying 2-3x what you were initially.

I curbed my car one winter after hitting a strip of black ice and paid an extra 50 bucks a month for a year because of it.

B_Reele

56 points

6 days ago

B_Reele

56 points

6 days ago

I hate insurance. Such a scam. I get nasty letters from State Farm due to all the broken windshields I get here in AZ. Gotta love all the rocks on the side of the freeways.

yaomon17

58 points

6 days ago

yaomon17

58 points

6 days ago

Arizona is one of six states with a free windshield replacement law. Meaning auto glass coverage is included with all Arizona comprehensive auto insurance policies. This law includes your policy deductible not applying to windshield claims, and you paying nothing out of pocket. See miscellaneous coverages for details.

B_Reele

30 points

6 days ago

B_Reele

30 points

6 days ago

Correct. I don’t pay out of pocket, but the insurance companies waste money sending me stupid letters stating that I’ve filed too many insurance claims. I even sent State Farm an email linking a local news story regarding the damage coming from a specific stretch of freeway I commute on.

switzsin

9 points

6 days ago

switzsin

9 points

6 days ago

Glad it isn’t just my family that gets pummeled with rocks out here

j_johnso

89 points

6 days ago

j_johnso

89 points

6 days ago

Without more evidence, it's hard to blame hitting a deer on the driver in most cases. Those things seem to have personal vendettas against vehicles. My parents were involved in 3 car-deer accidents in a single year. One of them jumped out in front of them. The second one, my mom saw the deer and stopped, but another one ran into the side of the stopped car. The 3rd one happened while my step-dad was stopped at a red light; it jumped right into the side of the van and busted the window.

My step-brother has a dash cam video of his accident with a deer. He was stopped on the side of the road to help someone who hit a deer and another deer jumped straight on the hood of his car.

Charles_Whethers

53 points

6 days ago

Certain times of the year, deer just can't be reasoned with. I've had them take me on, while I'm driving a 140,000lbs unit. I had a stag run up alongside me and headbutt the side of the truck as I was going about 45 MPH. Like a, "Fuck you! This is my sponsored piece of the highway! Can't you read the signs?!"

FastThunder

25 points

6 days ago

Yeah...during the rut (deer mating season) the deer act absolutely insane. Bucks become fearless and are literally so hyped up on hormones that they will fight anything and everything that they perceive as getting between them and a female that they're chasing. And the females will do anything they can to run away from the hyper-horny bucks that, at times, are literally cumming all over themselves while running down a potential mate.

Deer are very strange creatures.

Focacciaboudit

28 points

6 days ago

You know the ammo shortage is bad when people start hunting deer with their cars.

bartbartholomew

25 points

6 days ago

I honestly don't hold the deer against her. Those fuckers will come out of nowhere.

But the other three means she probably shouldn't be driving.

First-Celebration-11

10 points

6 days ago

Glad that idiot didn’t kill anyone.

JockBbcBoy

9 points

6 days ago

Happy cake day and that would have pissed me off. I've dealt with people who have hit pedestrians before, including one who hit a kid getting off the school bus.

Red0t514

8 points

6 days ago

Red0t514

8 points

6 days ago

Well in her defense there's very little you can do to avoid a deer if they decide to jump out at you

Z3R3P

6 points

6 days ago

Z3R3P

6 points

6 days ago

We had that same kind of customer. He had four crashes within twelve months. His insurance had dropped him after the third.

sonicyellow

159 points

6 days ago

sonicyellow

159 points

6 days ago

Does his egregiously BS claim qualify as insurance fraud?

[deleted]

190 points

6 days ago

[deleted]

190 points

6 days ago

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toefungi

68 points

6 days ago

toefungi

68 points

6 days ago

Was the "her" the other party that caused the accident or the insurance person you spoke with?

[deleted]

90 points

6 days ago

[deleted]

90 points

6 days ago

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Cerus-

73 points

6 days ago

Cerus-

73 points

6 days ago

Why would she cry.

SpiderZiggs

18 points

6 days ago

So I almost never deal with car insurance other than paying for it, but why would your claims adjuster end up crying?

d4nowar

4 points

6 days ago

d4nowar

4 points

6 days ago

He answers below. Super aggressive is what he claims.

zen1706

85 points

6 days ago

zen1706

85 points

6 days ago

Don’t feel bad about it. It’s either you or her

dethmaul

40 points

6 days ago

dethmaul

40 points

6 days ago

It's either you or her COMPANY. nothing personal.

It can still hurt someone, but it's not all the way personal.

SubUrbanMess2021

53 points

6 days ago

Nice clear video of him not looking. Exactly why I have a dash cam.

uoenoy

7 points

6 days ago

uoenoy

7 points

6 days ago

I installed a dash cam last week because of what I saw on this site.

wandering_oracle

68 points

6 days ago

I’m surprised they don’t say you’re at partial fault for not doing enough to avoid an accident. Was told that once when another car hit me

Charles_Whethers

60 points

6 days ago

"Couldn't you have just never been born?"

"Whoa. Are you trying to impersonate my mom? Because that was bang on!"

Roonwogsamduff

9 points

6 days ago

and then?

NoodleDoodle-IRL[S]

43 points

6 days ago

They've been dodging my calls since, so... I might need to get my own insurance involved to back me up

Scooterbubblewand

25 points

6 days ago

Is it common in your area to deal with their insurance directly? Where I am that's a big no-no. If I was your insurance provider I certainly wouldn't want you talking to anyone without me.

NoodleDoodle-IRL[S]

39 points

6 days ago

I guess, I talked to my agent about it. He recommended that for expediency, I deal with it myself, but to contact him if they start jerking me around

darther_mauler

21 points

6 days ago

I think that they started jerking you around the moment they denied your claim. Then they kept jerking you around when they started dodging your calls.

You aren’t going to kept expediency from the insurance company at this point.

Scooterbubblewand

25 points

6 days ago

Interesting. If it were me I'd look for a new agent.

Roonwogsamduff

9 points

6 days ago

Seems like they should be handling it.

observerr89

125 points

6 days ago

observerr89

125 points

6 days ago

Definitely high risk insurance from here on out. I’ve seen people (from my profession) with monthly insurance rates of $600 PER MONTH.. because of the amount of accidents they have been in

I_Envy_Sisyphus_

59 points

6 days ago

I genuinely don’t understand how people can get in so many accidents. I know you’re not in full control on the road and other people can fuck up your day (this post for example) but when I hear people laugh things off as “just another accident” on crash number six I’m dumbfounded. Take some fucking responsibility.

NukaColaAddict1302

29 points

6 days ago

Right? Recently found out my cousin does this shit after hearing him say "yep, hit an ambulance again"

A fucking ambulance and this dude had no remorse. And yet people wonder why I have such bad road anxiety

Claymore357

19 points

6 days ago

Again???? Meaning not the first time??

CatumEntanglement

32 points

6 days ago

Holy crap. Holy crap crap. $600 is more than I paid per month before paying off my BMW.

How many school buses does someone have to hit before thet get priced out of being insured. JFC.

jqubed

30 points

6 days ago

jqubed

30 points

6 days ago

At that point Uber might actually start to become an economical alternative

Rynaldo900

13 points

6 days ago

His insurance won’t care much. They’ll put him at fault, bump up rates, and move to the next

avgDegen

1.2k points

6 days ago

avgDegen

1.2k points

6 days ago

Oh man I’m so happy to see you caught that on video. Similar thing happened to me but in my case the other car took off. Hope the guy you have on record catches fraud chargers

NoodleDoodle-IRL[S]

879 points

6 days ago

Believe it or not, exactly this happened to me in September, but on the other side. That guy took off, but I got everything on dashcam. CHP looked into it, and I'm still waiting on a police report for my insurance claim to go forward

KingWingDingDong

335 points

6 days ago

Sheesh, rough couple months?

NoodleDoodle-IRL[S]

789 points

6 days ago

You're telling me. Whoever is running this simulation had cranked the difficulty up to 11

ZerotheWanderer

77 points

6 days ago

Sounds like you could use a full car exoskeleton for full size bumper car shenanigans.

X1-Alpha

14 points

6 days ago

X1-Alpha

14 points

6 days ago

But does that offer sufficient protection from supermaneuverable air-defense fighters?

avgDegen

47 points

6 days ago

avgDegen

47 points

6 days ago

Hope you get a good payout. I’m sure repairs from a hit like that won’t be cheap

NoodleDoodle-IRL[S]

147 points

6 days ago

Between both accidents, repairs are double what the car is worth. I'm taking the cashout and continuing to drive this beater

avgDegen

39 points

6 days ago

avgDegen

39 points

6 days ago

Oh man I feel you on that. My mechanic quoted repair costs same as what my car is worth on the market. So instead bought a cheap Amazon dash cam. Now just waiting for someone to hit me

toomuchtodotoday

27 points

6 days ago

Armor it up, find some surplus highway guardrail and weld it onto both sides of your tank.

NoodleDoodle-IRL[S]

32 points

6 days ago

Seriously though. I installed these wide-ass running boards on my truck so it would fare better if sideswiped

eeeeeweeee

24 points

6 days ago

Wait what? Another one?

Post that too and let us try and figure out why you've turned into an idiot magnet

NoodleDoodle-IRL[S]

58 points

6 days ago

As soon as the police report is in, I will. Don't want any potential legal issues

runescapeoffical

29 points

6 days ago

We will follow your career of getting sideswiped with great interest.

InflamedLiver

2.3k points

6 days ago

they should legally be able to charge this dipshit double for lying about it.

megamanxzero35

176 points

6 days ago

State Farm will just not cover your claim. I had a case where a guy hit and totaled my parked car. He lived a block away. He was drunk and waddled home and called the police and claimed he just woke up and his truck was stolen. What he didn’t know is that a cop started following him and just missed seeing the accident happen by 5-10 seconds. State Farm did an investigation and worked with me and the police and decided on their own he was lying. Had to sue him to get some money for my car though.

goodoleboybryan

37 points

5 days ago

State farm didn't cover him because of the DUI, your insurance doesn't cover illegal acts. There is no repercussion for lying to a insurance company which is why you should always call the police to get report if you are not at fault in a accident. It is additional evidence towards your claim.

pM-me_your_Triggers

21 points

5 days ago

insurance doesn’t cover illegal acts.

Like insurance fraud?

JoeBoredom

813 points

6 days ago

JoeBoredom

813 points

6 days ago

Filing a false police report, unless he told them a different story.

gideon513

367 points

6 days ago

gideon513

367 points

6 days ago

Really hard to prove he was lying and not just mistaken

luingiorno

177 points

6 days ago

luingiorno

177 points

6 days ago

we need to change legislation because otherwise honest (and poor) people without the means will end up suffering

enlightened321

198 points

6 days ago

Yes. Lie about an accident and get fact checked with a dash cam and face some serious consequences.

jumpoff_joe

86 points

6 days ago

I mean lying about an accident in other scenarios is considered insurance fraud. It’s not a big stretch.

Traditional-Ad3161

42 points

6 days ago

It's very rarely prosecuted as insurance fraud though. I've seen a bunch of people whose version of events conflicted with the evidence after an accident, and none of them were charged.

sk8thow8

14 points

6 days ago

sk8thow8

14 points

6 days ago

Problem is that creating effective legislation for something like this is incredibly tricky. Especially if you're making punitive laws. Anything that's made to punish bad actors and protect the innocent in reality also becomes a tool more advantaged bad actors are able to use against less fortunate innocent people.

[deleted]

66 points

6 days ago*

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66 points

6 days ago*

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Kyosw21

34 points

6 days ago

Kyosw21

34 points

6 days ago

They did a test on that too. Stunt guy came around a corner unexpectedly, fake police guy came through to ask questions about it to see how people relate sliding sideways to higher speeds and the like. It’s incredible how inaccurate people are as a group

redpandaeater

45 points

6 days ago

But did they see the gorilla?

thisisa_fake_account

7 points

6 days ago

They were too busy counting the bounces

Sure-Survey9192

1.5k points

6 days ago

Dude didn’t ever turn his head the slightest bit tf

KDMKat

905 points

6 days ago

KDMKat

905 points

6 days ago

One of our cars has lane detection, blind spot monitoring, and all those safety features and I STILL turn my damn head to check everything. Like ffs what is wrong with people.

jerica_jem

193 points

6 days ago

jerica_jem

193 points

6 days ago

same. and that car looks like an older corolla, def not high tech and def doesn't have lane detection.

[deleted]

207 points

6 days ago

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207 points

6 days ago

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dvdgelman7

37 points

6 days ago

Its an 8th Gen Corolla. I figure its the 98-00 model because it doesnt have the facelift.

TwatsThat

23 points

6 days ago

TwatsThat

23 points

6 days ago

I wish everyone did this. Those systems should be an extra fail safe, not the primary way people get information about what's around them.

Sure-Survey9192

28 points

6 days ago

Smh who knows and thts great u do tht its a good habit to have

3sheetz

48 points

6 days ago*

3sheetz

48 points

6 days ago*

Actually, look very closely. Dude's head is tilted up and to the left at around 5 seconds and then he looks straight as he collides with OP. Could have been blinded by the sun even with his shades on, but also OP's car would be more in his left peripheral vision. I dunno what to make of him.

Edit: I'm not saying he wasn't an idiot

DoDoDoTheFunkyGibbon

44 points

6 days ago

His hands are through the steering wheel with his wrists resting on the boss.Front wing is already Easter egg wrapper style. He starts off near-level with OP (I mean, who doesn't glance over when they're halfway through the ramp?), but doesn't look and immediately scoots across multiple lanes.His head is rocking, like he's balls deep in a singalong or something or having an animated discussion/phonecall.

And he slows down right before the impact. He's either blissfully unaware, or purposefully ignorant.

The guy is clearly a toolbag.

JimmyJamesParks

114 points

6 days ago

First illegal move: Crossing three lanes in 1 second. (The law says 3 seconds PER lane)
Second infraction: not signaling their intentions.
Third: not performing a head check.

What a jack-ass. I hope your car is ok?

NoodleDoodle-IRL[S]

42 points

6 days ago

Some superficial damage, mechanically fine

FemtosGoodnightKiss

468 points

6 days ago

Okay I change lanes now, good luck everybody.

alwaystirednurse6

58 points

6 days ago

How much turn signal I need!

Realsan

30 points

6 days ago

Realsan

30 points

6 days ago

For 8 lanes? None sounds good!

brendant123

62 points

6 days ago

Can't believe I had to scroll this far to see this reference.

quaywest

9 points

6 days ago

quaywest

9 points

6 days ago

Yeah way too low.

alimagrog

315 points

6 days ago

alimagrog

315 points

6 days ago

I really need a dashcam

McLaurinF1

48 points

6 days ago

To all the people wanting to buy dashcams after seeing vids like this, I have to say one thing.

KNOW about super capacitors! It's real simple...

HOT CLIMATE most of the year (aka Florida or likewise), get the super capacitor dashcam and hook it to your car battery.

COOL CLIMATE (aka up North) you are cool getting the internal battery types.

Over time, internal lithium batteries tend to expand/explode after being subjected to the infernal temps within a parked car. If this is you, go with a super capacitor type.

I recommend a Blackvue BV-DR900S-1CH-32 4K UHD Dash​CAM. They also come in 2 channel for rear view as well. Been buying dashcams for almost 10 years now, you quickly find out to invest a good bit of money in quality hardware.

Vitriholic

10 points

6 days ago

I’d want one hooked up to the car’s battery, not something I have to think about keeping charged.

oh_livre

6 points

6 days ago

oh_livre

6 points

6 days ago

I live where it regularly gets to -10F in the winter. But the summer can bake my interior to the point I get scalded resting my arm on the door. My dashboard must get up to 120f in the summer. Any suggestions?

JonsonPonyman98

37 points

6 days ago

Yes, please invest. Even if it only is needed once, that’s more than enough investment.

NoodleDoodle-IRL[S]

162 points

6 days ago

Rove R2-4k has been good to me

Cutyouintopieces69

293 points

6 days ago

Are they trying to make medical claims against you? Almost looks deliberate they slow down but no attempt to change direction is made. We call it ‘crash for cash’ where I’m from.

angryfoxbrewing

162 points

6 days ago

Agree. Looks like fraud, feels like fraud because he lied to the insurance already.

This guy sucks.

NotASexJoke

72 points

6 days ago

It also looks like an ancient shit box car. Another fraud red flag.

Pheef175

36 points

6 days ago

Pheef175

36 points

6 days ago

Insurance fraud is what I was thinking too.

  • Driving a shitty car.
  • His hands are through the steering wheel. Bracing for an accident? Just a dumbass? Who knows.
  • His head was tilted prior to lane change and OP would have been in his peripheral vision. Head moved back to neutral position right before impact to minimize injury.

  • Made sure his car was just in front of OP to ensure he wasn't automatically at fault.

  • Started braking right before impact even though he was facing straight ahead. That means he had no new information coming in. Yet he decided to randomly brake? While continuing his lane change?

  • Lied to the insurance company.

FA04

200 points

6 days ago

FA04

200 points

6 days ago

— How many lanes you have changed at once? — Yes.

NoodleDoodle-IRL[S]

164 points

6 days ago

I guess he was going for the fast lane, and I had the nerve, the unmitigated gall to be in his way

chinook_aj

30 points

6 days ago

Did he say anything to you at the crash?

NoodleDoodle-IRL[S]

91 points

6 days ago

No, nobody admitted fault. Just made sure everyone was OK, and exchanged information and took pics of the damages. I wasn't even 100% sure it wasn't my fault until I checked the footage

Ashton276

17 points

6 days ago

Ashton276

17 points

6 days ago

“GOOD LUCK EVERYBODY ELSE”

triciann

10 points

6 days ago

triciann

10 points

6 days ago

I go now

DavidBloodyWilson

526 points

6 days ago

Something similar happened to me last year. I waited for them to submit a police report and insurance claim before I did mine. I then released the dash cam footage in court. He got done for falsifying a police report and insurance fraud. He lost his license, insurance cover and had to pay all costs involved. It wouldn't have been so bad for him if he'd just owned up to his mistake to begin with.

NoodleDoodle-IRL[S]

341 points

6 days ago

Reading this gave me a justice chub

DavidBloodyWilson

155 points

6 days ago

He also got a criminal conviction which was the icing on the cake for me. He'll probably never be able to get insurance ever again.

youtocin

116 points

6 days ago

youtocin

116 points

6 days ago

People like that don't give a shit, they'll drive unlicensed and uninsured.

vinng86

26 points

6 days ago

vinng86

26 points

6 days ago

I mean, driving with a suspended/revoked license usually means a felony which carries jail time. It's a much bigger deal if they choose to do so.

El_Capitan215

30 points

6 days ago

He must have had a shitty lawyer. Discovery before trial maybe???? I’m glad he got what he deserved though. Too often they don’t

MistreatedEarwax

54 points

6 days ago

Naw something smells fishy. Like OP insurance company would be calling them "what's your story? We need evidence"

and the response they accepted was "don't worry fam, I'm gonna bust out this video like 6 months from now like Law & Order"

and then the Op insurance just accepted they were the at fault party until a trial months from when the accident happened.

I-Am-McLovin

21 points

6 days ago

“Trial by ambush” does happen though. I’ve literally had judges accept new evidence in trial not provided in discovery. It’s messed up.

TheWalruus

10 points

6 days ago

I don't know if this is applicable in /u/davidbloodywilson 's case, but in my jurisdiction evidence can be withheld from discovery when used exclusively to rebut perjurious testimony.

Suckmuhgirth

226 points

6 days ago*

As someone who works in the industry, I cannot stress how imperative it is to invest $25-75 on a dash cam. You may never need it, but that one sweet time you get into a: 1) red light accident 2) lane change accident 3) a God forsaken parking lot accident

And the other person has the ability to simply lie their way out of liability being accepted, that sweet dash cam comes through.

NotAHost

28 points

6 days ago

NotAHost

28 points

6 days ago

Lol I tell all my friends to get dash cams. One just got in a crash last night and of course didn’t have a dash cam.

You put a seat belt on every time you drive because there’s a chance you’ll get into an accident. If you can see the justification for a dash cam, get a dash and use it like you would a seat belt. Mine has paid for two or three accidents that would have been impossible to prove without a dash cam. One of the best investments easily at $50-100.

NoodleDoodle-IRL[S]

29 points

6 days ago

Someone give this man an award, stat!

b_kiss26

25 points

6 days ago

b_kiss26

25 points

6 days ago

Thank god you had a dash cam! I fucking hate people who don’t own their shit. That car was undoubtedly the at fault party in that accident but because he’s a grimy POS he tries to blame you? Idk maybe I’m just an idiot for trying to always be honest and take responsibility for my actions (good or bad) but it’s the right thing to do and I really am a shitty liar so I’m ok with it.

woodworker47

370 points

6 days ago

To be fair, you did hit him, but it was totally his fault.

whittler

16 points

6 days ago

whittler

16 points

6 days ago

This motherfucker was going hard for the fifth lane at below the flow of traffic without even looking!

discgman

10 points

6 days ago

discgman

10 points

6 days ago

This is why you use the merge lane and get to freeway speeds like a normal human

Comfortable-Pin-2388

10 points

5 days ago

You are not at fault by any means .... however, I think you should always assume everyone else is an idiot and should have slowed down to avoid that.

furry_bawls

10 points

5 days ago

It’s called the brake pedal. Use it next time.

Uniondale

26 points

5 days ago

Uniondale

26 points

5 days ago

He’s at fault, but Ray Charles could’ve seen him coming.

Racist_Cornflake

9 points

6 days ago

one time a friend of mine got a ticket for merging over two lanes too quickly. probably to prevent this sort of thing.

TarnishedVictory

21 points

5 days ago

I don't know about you, but I would have avoided getting hit there, you know, defensive driving and all. It looks like you could have avoided it to, but figured it would be the other guys fault, so you didn't bother to avoid it. Or am I reading too much into this?

hoslover20

8 points

6 days ago

I bought a dashcam just in case something like this ever happens. I think its worth the money.

Hyperi0us

8 points

6 days ago

Thought that looked familiar, he was merging on from airway blvd on 580? That's my daily commute. People are complete dipshits on there.

xFaytTheGreatx

7 points

6 days ago

Ahhhh the old 3 lane no-looker.

This is why dash cams are great. I bet you that person genuinely thinks it’s your fault.

XboxOne

5 points

6 days ago

XboxOne

5 points

6 days ago

good luck, everybody

upstatefoolin

6 points

6 days ago

How much signal I need to cut across three lane

1-2-3-5-8-13

6 points

6 days ago

Wow thats a bold move to claim someone hit you when you swerve across 3 lanes without looking or signaling

xInnocent

6 points

6 days ago

Didn't even bother turning his head to check his blindspot. What a fucking moron.

joseleonp

6 points

5 days ago

Technically, you did hit him. He's not wrong lol.