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This is why we don’t shutdown highways.

This is why we don’t shutdown highways.

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Blu_Zer0

I like how they sound so surprised, like somehow they didn't know the highway is where cars do car things, like drive.


veedubfreak

I'm still amazed I haven't heard of any one losing their shit and going on a shooting spree because of these asshats.


littlegreenapples

Some assclown in Houston just killed 3 teenage valets because of this shit. They shut down an intersection for this crap, and then when the cops showed up they tried to run and plowed into people outside a club. Three kids dead because these fucks can't just get out a ruler to see who has the biggest dick.


redtimmy

>Houston just killed 3 teenage valets [True](https://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/nation-world/national/article254727092.html).


littlegreenapples

Ah thank you - it was a restaurant and not a club as I'd heard previously.


Randomname31415

Fuck it , it’s Texas , give him the needle


ChesterMcGonigle

Again? There was that incident a few months ago where that jackass in the Camaro killed two brothers and another guy who were spectating. Are you referencing that or is this a new one?


littlegreenapples

New one, unfortunately. The one I was referencing was last Friday night.


Quentin0352

smallest\*


Tipnin

Isn’t it only a matter of time before it happens?Lately it seems like there are more and more people barely holding it together and one wrong incident will set them off.


Snoo24823

IMDb falling down, a movie


9998000

The roads are where trucks live...


CoachLoLoOTF

I understand the reference. LOL


9998000

Last night was hecka memes start to finish.


Aussie-of-Skellige

SNL right? That line fucking killed me


9998000

Yup


Sprussel_Brouts

Let's not guess, all right?


74orangebeetle

You'd be surprised how stupid and entitled people are. I was banned from one of the default subs for suggesting that blocking public roads is stupid. Some people feel entitled to do this and don't care about how their actions impact others.


omnipotent87

To be fair they didnt do a very good job shutting down the highway.


StunningAd2763

Got that right.


Johnyysmith

I guess this title and vid make sense for someone who lives there


axethebarbarian

Yeah I'm a little confused too about what's going on here.


return2ozma

Idiots that watched Fast and Furious too many times thinking they're Vin Diesel.


TechStoreZombie

This bunch of stupid hicks are using their cars to block this highway so that them and their stupid friends can do races and burnouts and shit on the highway.


Groinsmash

Jesus this is a real thing that happens?


EllisHughTiger

Yes, but its usually not "hicks" doing this.


HeartsPlayer721

The correct word is "pricks"


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colbat45

They should lose their license and have their car impounded. Fuck these people.


thinkdeep

In Dallas, it's such a problem that just watching these will get you arrested.


Confirmative

Really? You guys are actually doing something about these? Our plan in the SF Bay Area is to do nothing and hope it goes away.


lvav68

Ive heard of cops enforcing more stricter rules, I have yet to see it, but ever so often I see the skid marks of the donuts. In Dallas more than Plano/Richardson. Times like that I wish I had a 1950-80s beater tank of a truck to block these guys


Confirmative

> Times like that I wish I had a 1950-80s beater tank of a truck to block these guys At least here in SF that's likely to get you dragged out of your truck and beaten half to death. These assholes are just like the motorcycle swarms, if you don't sit silent and allow them to do what they want they'll use violence to enforce compliance.


Charlie1210USAF

If they try that in DFW that’ll be a good way to get shot.


Confirmative

Sure, but in DFW the people dragging you out of your truck are also armed.


BasicallyAQueer

I’ve heard many of these cars are stolen, I noticed that most of the time it’s Dodge Chargers or Challengers, which are relatively easy to steal. So they do this until they total the car, then bail and hoof it to the next one. But yeah, everyone in Texas is carrying, even the felons that aren’t supposed to be able to own a weapon. So don’t mess with them. I drive on my commute assuming everyone is armed. I hear of local road rage shootings all the time, and I live in a rural part of northeast Texas to boot. I can’t imagine how bad it is in the city.


Confirmative

Guns solve a lot of problems that words can't!


blue-mooner

Eh, both Santa Rosa and Oakland have put forward plans to [legalise sideshows](https://www.ktvu.com/news/district-in-santa-rosa-proposing-legal-sideshows).


Cum-souffle

Not in the sense that they can shutdown highways. Just that they have an area to do their thing.


plinthpeak

I’m sorry, I didn’t live in a particularly urbanized area in the us… and we don’t do much of this in Europe but is this actually a major concern? Like who is shutting down these highways? Gangs of illegal racers? It feels like it would be easy to track them down and put a stop to it, but maybe I don’t understand the situation fully…


Cum-souffle

Yeah kind of. And their fans. Its not a concern in 99% of the country. I think it’s basically like a flash mob but instead of dancing or freezing they block off highways with their cars and do donuts.


lvav68

Correct, "gangs" of illegal racers!


BioluminescentCrotch

I live close to Roseland and I'd be absolutely ok with a specific place for them to do this.


Decidedly-Undecided

In Flint we decided to get a police helicopter…. Then something about there being delays and not we won’t use it until next year. Sooo


BASK_IN_MY_FART

>Our plan in the SF Bay Area is to do nothing and hope it goes away. Well that's the same plan for other stuff too. At least they're planning


NinjaCaviar

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Leoheart88

Jailtime and car they have are taken and sold off. They should also not be allowed to buy a car without a license. If they use someone else's then same punishment. Other person gets a suspended license, charged and cars forfeited.


Dash8833

I was hit on my Harley by a 16 y/o with no license. Her punishment? Unable to get a drivers license until she turns 21. Like that stopped the b!tch the first time? Now I can’t get milk off the top shelf of the fridge with my left arm, she just goes on with her life.


janet_colgate

I'm sorry that happened! Also glad you're still with us to tell about it.


Dash8833

Thank you 😊


veedubfreak

And can't even sue because I'm guessing she's judgement proof.


Dash8833

No license means dad’s insurance wouldn’t pay a thing. I got money from my insurance to cover medical care, $8,000 for rebuilding my shoulder. Fortunately my health insurance was top notch. But 8k for a $77k surgery. I’m sorry for sounding bitter.


huhIguess

Her family had no assets to pursue? I feel like that level of entitlement usually means parents have enough money to pay off her bad behavior.


Clevernonsense1

hell i would sue them beyond measure even if they can’t pay. it’s hard to expunge a judgement from your debts


Cantothulhu

Exactly. Make it follow her around the rest of life with garnishments and never getting tax refunds and disqualification for many types of benefits.


Ouch_i_fell_down

Fuck being sorry, I'm bitter for you. Way too much of the population are self important asshats. Between /r/idiotsincars and seeing the world through a covid lens I now hate most people. Too many irresponsible assholes with no shame and no accountability.


Leoheart88

That's my point. She should have been put into jail for it.


BigOleJellyDonut

Not sold but crushed in front if the asshole driver.


Qs9bxNKZ

Not enough. There are tons of people driving without insurance and a license. I've met two of them. To state it another way, their vehicles met mine. Cost them nothing and they simply vanished the CA public w/o the cops giving a damn. I don't blame the cops, it's the dysfunctional Government which won't punish those who break the law and want to keep it all a "civil" matter. Well, when your car is toasted and you have no other available transportation, sucks to be you in CA.


BigOleJellyDonut

In 2001 I got T-BONED by a drunk driver without any license or insurance. She got 2 years house arrest and I missed a year if work recovering.


ReeceM86

Are you able to sue them for lost wages or anything?


biggertallfella

Chances are you wouldn't get anything if you won cause chances are they have nothing to take.


veedubfreak

This is the reason I carry the lowest possible deductibles. I got tboned in a car with 6800 miles, the kid that hit me was uninsured.


Clevernonsense1

how does having a lower deductible matter? i’ve kept mine at 1k for decades and probably have saved more than $1k by doing so.


pleukrockz

If it make you feel a bit better, those people will never have a life. They will never move forward, simply work dead end job. Never go on a decent vacation see the world or even America. They live day by day waiting on their death. A meaning less life, which is pretty much a resources for other people.


thirdsin

We just brought back our attack helicopters from the Middle East. Time to enlist their services once more.


MomentOfZehn

Fuck these people.


AlexToske

True, how dumb.


thinkdeep

*Don't fuck these people. We don't want them to reproduce.


The_White_Light

Idiocracy was a prescient documentary.


Aggravating-Hair7931

and fuck those subs that condone these type of behaviors.


Pillsbury37

Anyone caught doing donuts on the highway should be forced to drive a 84’ Yugo for a year


flamebroiledhodor

Would it even last a year?


SteveGribbin

Well if it’s an 84 Yugo then it already lasted 37. So they should be good.


Kabc

Logic checks out.


BiggestFlower

That’s the best part: no.


ranhalt

> 84’ 84 feet? Why do you think that the apostrophe goes on that side? It indicates omitting the 19 from 1984, so it's '84.


hitemlow

I would pay to watch someone try to drive a Yugo that was stretched longer than a semi with trailer...


LeviathanGoesToSleep

He means year 8419


Faqutooahole

For life...Yugo life. 🤙


kryppla

Somebody tell me what’s going on here? Why are all the cars stopped?


Future_Adhesiveness7

Jerks blocking the road so their jerk friends can do nonsense on the empty road. Of course, they did a bad job blocking the road, so this happened.


Sarcosmonaut

A gang of street racers shut down the highway so their friend could do donuts on the highway itself The cars in front of the traffic are his buddies The car that got hit is just the only one that managed to squeeze through the blockade


alldaycray

Calling these idiots street racers is giving them too much credit.


Sarcosmonaut

“Self styled” lol


OfficiallyRelevant

I find the description 'assholes who deserve prison' more appropriate.


Rough-Riderr

Thanks, I was wondering too. Almost everyone else in the comments is acting like this (minus the crash) is an everyday occurrence. Maybe it is. Maybe I'm just too fuckin' old. Oh, shit, It's 9:05! Goodnight Reddit; Time for bed.


Feeling-Beach-7435

I’ve said it before. It’s always a charger.


colbat45

Or challenger. Or mustang


Hydlyde

Mentally Challengered.


Donkey-Dong-Doge

For me it’s altimas.


RaabsIn513

Or a Nissan or Infinity or Impala or Malibu. We know who we're talking about


farmallnoobies

Or ram 2500


thinkdeep

[Dodge Ram 2500 drivers have twice the average number of DWI's. ](https://www.thedrive.com/news/38238/ram-2500-drivers-have-the-most-duis-more-than-twice-the-national-average-report)


dmitrysgarage

But on the upside they get twice as much head from their cousins. So they have that going for them.


SirDarknessTheFirst

They don't sell the 2500 here, but it's fun watching people with the 1500 try and get into parking spots.


itsokayimhandsome

charger, nissans, limo tinted sub 30k sedans. If you see a ton of these in your neighborhood you are in a shitty area.


reaverdude

As a rule, I never fuck with Nissan Altimas. Seems like it's the car of choice for poor criminals who don't give a shit. Altima cuts me off, starts tailgating or otherwise driving like a jack ass? I let them pass.


EllisHughTiger

Nissan and Dodge survive by financing damn near everyone. That's how so many shitty people wind up driving them. Other brands are a bit more selective in their financing.


mr_gerald_sathior

Always charging insurance, huh? I’ll see myself out.


Darklance

You mean "Always Changing Insurance", right?


Future_Adhesiveness7

Except when it’s a mustang


All_Thread

Nah, no crowd or powerpoll to flip into.


toguedrifter

Never mind the people trying to get to the hospital, trapped in traffic behind these clowns.


Qs9bxNKZ

A few weeks ago, there was a caller to LBC who told the people on the radio station about how the "Insulate UK" (which was a movement to block the roadways by gluing their hands to the tarmac) affected them. I can't convey the feeling or emotion the caller stated with my synopsis, but let me try. The caller was an elderly gentleman, about 50 years of age telling the callers about how he got stuck on the roadway when this happened. He first related how his mother of 70+ years of age was having a problem and he couldn't get an ambulance so decided to try to drive her the 15-20 minutes down the road down the highway. Turns out she was having as stroke, and he was stuck in traffic with her for 4-6 hours. He saw her deteriorating and the worst part (I felt) was when she reached over to him, touching his hand to ask if she were going to be okay. Ultimately, when he got to the hospital, the medical staff told him that if he got there within 90 minutes, there would be very damage and they could work through rehab. But after the hours of being stuck, the stroke was full blown and she's not only paralyzed on her entire side, but suffers speech and other ailments. One of the saddest stories I heard. Okay, spent a minute to dig up the link : https://www.lbc.co.uk/radio/presenters/andrew-pierce/insulate-britain-m25-eco-protest-delays-left-callers-mum-paralysed/ Listen to it if you dare. Totally and 100% heart breaking.


Coffeedemon

That is horrible but 50 isn't elderly.


kraken9911

If 50 is elderly then 25 is middle aged.


skerryvoreontario

Lol why is this getting downvoted? "Elderly" is pretty commonly 65 and up


UpsetMarsupial

Yeah. Fuck off am I less than 7 years from "Elderly".


RedditMemeZone75655

Did the people who "protested" at least get arrested with several years in prison?


Chaardvark11

Not the ones on that day, but due to intense backlash and pressure on the government the powers that be confirmed to the police that the protesters can be arrested and will be charged in a meaningful way, up until that point he police were hesitant because of potential backlash and the fact that they weren't sure if any meaningful charges would stick. Since then arrests have occurred, including the twit who went on GMB and stormed off in a temper tantrum. To the insulate Britain people, I look forward to the day that I can say good riddance.


Sword117

so whats the point of the insulate britain shit?


NoMamesMijito

I panic that when I go into labour, something like this will be happening


The_Quackening

Labour isn't like it is in the movies, most of the time you generally have lots of time. When my wife went into labour at 3am, I raced to the hospital. She gave birth at 7:14**pm**


Impressive_Ad_8618

I had my first contraction at 1045, was told to wait 45 minutes because 'it doesn't go that quick' at 1130 I was sure I couldn't wait. Baby born at 1153. Lucky the hospital was a 2 minute drive and people don't protest around here haha.


Randomname31415

Felony stupid. When one of these results in a shooting, I’m not gonna cry .


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In Atlanta these have resulted in numerous shootings (and deaths).


AnimalEater65

LA too. One case became news worthy because a 17 year old girl got shot in the head when two assholes where fighting at one of these street takeovers in Hollywood.


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That’s so terrible to hear. It’s way out of hand. Yeah, last July 4th here, it came out a shooting was because of an alteration involving a known street racer who was pulling donuts. Something went down with one of the people watching and 2 people were killed and 14 shot. It was basically outside by condo steps. It was weird that the media kept reporting it at first as a fireworks watching celebration until the videos came out showing what was going on.


pedroah

Unfortunately this kind of things happens in residential neighborhoods in my area. Shootings sometimes happen and it's not always the participants that are shot because bullets can go through walls.


Chivaxsienpre209

there was 1 idiot that did it down the street from my house, when me and a few friends were walking to the beer store cuz we don't like driving when were drunk, none of us turned around nobody acknowledged him just kept walking hope dude felt like an idiot


dmitrysgarage

Unfortunately the one here in Houston that resulted in a shooting was these fucktards shooting at a couple trying to get past their barricade. They also harassed their dog. The shooter did get arrested though. Unsurprisingly already out on bond for a weapons charge. Was funny watching him try to ask the judge to lower his bail with a straight face.


Wuz314159

Do people really not expect this? I'm always expecting people to try to kill me out there. If I trust someone else, I die.


RobbieQuarantino

Permanent loss of driving privileges, full liability for any and all damages, and $250,000 victim restitution payable via automatic wage garnishment. It needs to be so financial painful to do shit like this that the consequences basically follow the perpetrator around forever.


BigOleJellyDonut

Vehicle Crushed before their eyes.


broomaktamer117

“Nooo my custom drag racing charger! You can’t do this!”


BigOleJellyDonut

Me pulling hydraulic valve listening to glass popping!


ijavedm

How did the hazard lights come on so quick. Must be automatic?


Randomname31415

Most new cars put the hazards on when the bags deploy


DoctorPepster

Also if you slam on the brakes.


GregnantMan

It's true, don't downvote them, my 2012 Punto does this when I slam the brakes, the hazards blink at a faster pace too !


Ok-Potential-8543

BMW - and other European manufacturers - are forced to remove this feature due to antiquated US federal 'safety' laws. Instead of indicators all flashing under high braking, the rear brake lights come on brighter. Seriously. Thankfully it can all be over-ridden in Bimmercode. https://youtu.be/1QXvLE5gM8c?t=232


PaulVerlaine88

It's automatic, the hazard lights come on also when you brake really hard to a stop if I'm right


ijavedm

Thats neat. That's a pretty good function. Very useful in fog related weather.


V65Pilot

I forget what car it was, but if you panic braked, it shifted to neutral automatically. Scared the crap out of me when I braked and then hit the gas to scoot out of the way.


Ok-Potential-8543

>I forget what car it was, but if you panic braked, it shifted to neutral automatically. That is not only fucking _idiotic_ but it's also highly dangerous as cars brake better in gear than in neutral.


AztecTwoStep

Yeah, I don't really want the car reacting in unexpected ways in an emergency. Going into neutral automatically in the event of a collision is a great idea. As the result of sudden hard braking? Kinda bad news if the hard braking causes oversteer, or if you want to follow up with an avoidance manoeuvre.


V65Pilot

Clarification: Automatic transmission.


Ok-Potential-8543

Yes. That’s still incredibly dangerous.


V65Pilot

Agreed. I wish I could remember what vehicle it was. Part of me understood it, another part of me was saying "well, that's just freaking stupid".


ReadyToHarvest

I had that happen with a Chrysler Concorde


According-Court

I think if I was stopped by these idiots, I'd remind everyone around me that we all have lug wrenches in our trunks


StunningAd2763

YEET!


FANTOMphoenix

BEAT!


Mister_Carter99

I’m glad he hit that other car. I can’t stand morons that do shit like this


Chevydude002

They got an easy insurance claim


StunningAd2763

Yuppp


C4L3B_C00LM4N

Nice, they are having a demolition derby at the wrong place.


theblarg83

How dare they interrupt their donut.


StunningAd2763

Hahahaha


siegure9

Do the hazard lights turn on automatically after a crash? Or did the driver just have frame 1 accuy


SirDarknessTheFirst

Most modern vehicles will turn on the hazards, apply the brakes and unlock the vehicle after a crash. On many European vehicles, heavy braking will also cause the hazard lights to turn on or the brake lights to flash (depends both on vehicle and local laws).


siegure9

Oh really? hope that carries over to the states as well that’s a good idea.


Rough-Riderr

That's really cool


SpittinCzingers

And then those gangs beat up the innocent person they hit they are all useless.


FuzzelFox

It's almost as-if you should check your mirrors before being a dumbass.


vix_aries

I'm a new-ish driver (I'm 17 and have been driving just shy of a year now) and I don't know what a donut is in terms of driving. Who is at fault here? Not finding a clear explanation... all I know is there's a butt load of traffic behind the cars in the video.


AliRippy

Car in the left: trying to get home. Car on the right: being a massive bellend. Cars behind: being held back by the bellend’s friends I expect, to allow him to be the biggest bellend he can be.


vix_aries

Wow.


SniperFrogDX

I don't know why you're getting downvotes. The video isn't clear as to what is going on. But to sum it up: a bunch of street racing douche bags blocked off the highway to do stupid things like donuts. A donut is when a driver burns their tires and spins in a tight circle. Someone gets frustrated and passes the road block, right as the black car is doing a donut, and they collide.


TheMagus84

I'm 36 & I didn't understand what was going on either. I've never heard of street racers blocking highways.


dm_cocktails

You're lucky. I get caught up in these at least once a week on my commute.


Jake_77

For real? I’ve never heard of this. Where do you live?


dm_cocktails

Detroit. During the first few months of the lockdowns it was even worse and basically turned into Mad Max lol.


GubbenJonson

Oh thx I didn’t get it either (also 17)


Solibear1

I’ve been driving for 18 years and I also didn’t understand what was happening here. Just kept scrolling until I found an explanation, which was in response to your question, so thanks!!


MtnDream

where i used to live was at a large intersection, in a surburban neighbourhood, and as such, gathered idiots to do burnouts and donuts. Used a massive spotlight once and the left, didn't come back for a month or so, but when they did, i found a better way. From a hidden location, i bounced a rock, up into the engine bay, no damage, but to the driver, they would have heard a loud bang, they stopped, and slowly drove away trying to figure out what broke, they never came back after that.


Qaz_The_Spaz

This reminds me of seattle last year when protesters went onto I-5. Well surprise surprise when a driver went around some blocking cars and killed a protestor. It's unfortunate but pedestrians don't belong on the freeway.


Elected_Dictator

Honest question if the person who got crashed into got out and shot the asshole in the charger. What’s the likelihood of a jury convicting him/her? Or have we reached a point where these idiots don’t get any sympathy from all the shit they do?


popeye311420

That one could go either way in court


Elected_Dictator

If I were a defense, trial attorney, I’d take those odds. Edited


totesmcgotes31

Depends on the state


StunningAd2763

This was in Florida.


Elected_Dictator

Not guilty then


StunningAd2763

Annnnd that’s why this keeps happening down here


Elected_Dictator

Shootings?


StunningAd2763

Car takeovers, highway shutdowns. Dangerous car meets.


Abend801

Play stupid games…. …win stupid prizes


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medicb

The "true car guys" who leave skidmarks all over my familys store parking lot can get fucked. Go to a track.


Dementat_Deus

We do set up a track, on a parking lot (or old runway) we have permission to be at. It's called the SCCA, and it's a very cheap and safe way of doing the sorts of car stuff that shouldn't be done on the road in a legal and non-nuisance manner.


KymbboSlice

True car guys don’t damage other people’s parking lots. I hope you mean your own parking lot.


Gertraic

I can not tell what's going on when the camera pans over and shows whatevers there for a thousandth of a second and the video stops playing so reddit shows the first frame of it again. Someone please explain what's there.


Witty_Front_2543

Street racers had the highway blocked off to show off their cars and do shit and the dude you got hit just drove thru the road block ig and tried to pass and yea


Gertraic

I couldn't tell if it was traffic, police there or what. If people were purposefully blocking traffic, or if that was just a highway of cars waiting to pass them. All I could tell was some sort of vehicle is there


Witty_Front_2543

Yea I first thought it was cops too cuz it does look red and blue but nope just some illegal blockage


vagabond139

Fuck Mopar guys.


Some-Ad-3757

“Hey guys look at me I’m cool”


Clearskies37

Very polite of him to use his blinker


StunningAd2763

Well said


raouf_hasan

How did he get the Emergancy lights on so fast? Do they automatically come on in some cars after a collision?


MJ349

Yes. Most newer cars have this feature.


stevenw84

*Nelson Laugh*


mrnailed

Fuck these dumbasses.


Peaceful_Phoenix90

I blame vin diesel