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Imbalancedone

Aaaaand your record is still intact. Your suspension on the other hand.... not so much.


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ilkikuinthadik

Check your rims for hairline cracks as well.


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meltbox

Nothing like cold weather maintenance to make you think. Mistakes happen. Glad to hear it wasn't too bad!


LurkersGoneLurk

I ran over something on a highway exit in Georgia during the summer. I had cars zooming past me at 75 on the left and 45-55 on the right (exit ramp). It was 95 degrees and I was in shirt and tie. Probably 120+ on the asphalt. Probably still better than doing so in the Chicago winter, though.


AlaskaSnowJade

Good on you not trying to turn with the road and just barreling on. Probably saved you rolling.


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ReadMaterial

Why do Americans always call wheels tires?


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ReadMaterial

Those are different names for things. We both use wheel and tyre(tire) but Americans always say changing tyres,when they mean wheels. What do you call the things that hold the wheel on? Tire nuts?


t44t

Because people change their tires all the time in America? I did it last week. I didn't change my wheels, we don't have any money lol.


thriftedtidbits

we do have a song called "the wheels on the bus" which u might be a fan of :-)


ReadMaterial

Do Americans sing "the tires on the bus"


Fauropitotto

We had a lot of cars and motorcycles growing up, and we ended up buying a tire mount system. So much cheaper and convenient to mount and balance tires at home. The kit was around $500 IIRC, which paid for itself in no time.


The8ballimpaler

No. No its not. I blame ur shitty music.


IceWallow97

It could have been worse. Edit: Aight I get it, my bad chill now.


rickyman20

Chill, OPs aware that they fucked up and could have killed someone. Let them learn, it's clear they did that by posting here


10art1

Posting your fuckups here is like going to confession


patek-addict

I got fucking torn to pieces when I posted a video of me hitting a deer in a rented camaro going in the neighborhood of 100MPH


Spe37Pla

Rightly so.


patek-addict

Right but clearly I knew it was stupid since I posted it to r/IdiotsInCars, plus it was back when I was 19. These motherfuckers were acting like I did it yesterday and was defending it lmao


Spe37Pla

Doesn’t really matter how old you are. 100 mph in a freaking neighborhood is just dangerous and negligent. There’s nothing to defend about. You could have killed a kid.


patek-addict

It wasn’t in a neighborhood sir. The only building nearby was the high school and this was in the middle of the night during the summer. But nice assumption


Spe37Pla

It’s not assumption when you say neighborhood in your comment. But nice, it was in a school zone, wayyyy better.


rickyman20

Look man, all I can tell you is this guy started off the title saying they're aware they fucked up and in all their comments they've responded with pretty clear awareness of the fact that what they did is wrong. I'm sorry you got torn to pieces over a post where you were being self-aware. I don't control other people on the sub, and yes, if you were self-aware the anger doesn't sound justified. All I can say for sure though is that you're probably the only person mad at OP here, no need to get angry.


i_fix_trucks

What?


IceWallow97

What's wrong with my question?


i_fix_trucks

It’s more so you saying, you could have killed someone or died there. It came off as rude. Obviously op knows that he/she messed up that’s why it’s posted on this sub. It’s a minor learning experience that no one got hurt at.


IceWallow97

I see, my bad. I've seen a few accidents from people that do what op did. I didn't want to offend.


Owenros

It's a bit extreme. He wasn't going that fast.


comicidiot

It’s usually a fair question, but he’s going a bit faster than folks who would be in that right lane AND they’d be slowing down for that turn, so even if there was someone in the right turn lane he wouldn’t have hit them.


alittlesliceofhell2

Unless the other car was also going too fast for the exit, which would have made them both the idiot, there's no actual risk to cars which were already passed and going a slower rate of speed. Use your noggin.


TommyBoyFL

Seems there would be much more risk to someone Infront of him. Anyone behind would have been going much slower.


tenshii326

You're hilarious.


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tenshii326

It's called tailgating. That would be another idiotincar


tenshii326

Don't edit your posts without leaving original comment either. Enjoy the downvotes newbie.


IceWallow97

I meant to delete it, as I saw the video for the 2nd time and since the roads are icy then I could believe people would be going slowly, but so what if there were 2 idiots? it still could have happened. Enjoy your day/night too.


tenshii326

Each driver should be driving at a safe speed in order to stop properly in case of anything happening in front of them. Just because OP wasn't paying attention doesn't mean someone behind them should hit them. In most states a driver that rear ends another driver is responsible for the accident.


Choice_Preparation98

Smooth move


J4R3D_

Glad you didn’t hurt anyone


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Ok_Bat4262

Dude, don't lose hope. You're gonna knock someone down tomorrow!


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SeSuSo

Well not with that attitude you won't.


greenKerbal

Everyone makes mistakes now and then. Glad you are ok and wish you learn from it and drive more carefully.


TheExaltedNoob

When you have negative thoughts, try to frame it as "Oh, that's just the reminder to drive more carefully", since beating yourself up will help noone, but driving carefully will.


GratefulDread222

The fact you’re beating yourself up about it shows it was just a mistake :)


hardy_and_free

Hey, this was a cheap lesson. Remember it. We've all done really thoughtless things while driving...


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BootyFirst

No worries I’m glad no one was hurt. I bet you woke up after this and wasn’t tired anymore 😂


RampantAndroid

Adrenaline is one hell of a drug.


gnarkilleptic

I dozed off for a second one time on a long drive and snapped to in the next lane. I pulled over to take a nap but after that I had never felt more awake in my life


Beautiful-Musk-Ox

should worry a little bit and learn how corners work, they wouldn't have made that even in the dry


Victorysmells

You got through it and learned. I am gonna go with you are a god. Thanks for being good.


carpcrucible

Wow you weren't even close to making it! But glad you and the car are ok.


coveyleader

Anything fucked up underneath? Oil pan might be hurting.


RampantAndroid

Wheels might be in trouble too - depending on how sharp of a curb that was and how much snow helped act like a ramp. Edit: OP replied below they lost two tires.


coveyleader

Sucks for them I suppose.


kraz36

Not good music to listen to tired. You need something loud and obnoxious. Doesn’t matter if you don’t like it, it’s better than hurting yourself or someone else.


OneSomething

I remember driving down a gravel road faster than I should have and hitting a pothole, bouncing up, and coming down on another pothole on the same wheel. Yea that tire was B L O W N. Moral of the story is buy the tire insurance at the shop. Oh and don't drive fast down yee yee gravel roads or that new tire replacement will get mounted on a bent rim.


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Pure luck. You hadn’t a snowball’s chance in hell of checking your wing mirrors with that crazy lane change.


19Denali

I love people that admit to their mistakes publicly like this. Kudos to you sir, hope the damage wasn't too bad


GregWithTheLegs

In OPs defence. I can 100% understand how this happened. The road is poorly lit and reflective with the rain. The turn in the road is obstructed by that mound of earth and very abrupt for what looks like a turn off a main road. I'd be surprised if this hasn't happened before.


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Short cut.


UnRichieUnRich21

I can see why you’re tired, that music would get me sleepy too


BenitoCamelas1790

Something i've learned: say that it was you who did the stupid thing and people will even admit to doing the same and that it's not a big deal. Upload it without that info and you'll have people people tell you that you could've killed someone.


gari381ns

Which makes sense. If he doesn't admit all those things, we have to teach him a lesson - by a crucifixion in the comments. :)


nokiarave

😂😂😂


Jedi_Outcast

Accidents happen and no one got hurt. I'd call that a win.


BootyFirst

Well it worked. You might need 2 new tires but it worked. Well done.


MondayNightRawr

We encourage self-reporting. We give you a pass, but only because nobody was hurt. No harm; no foul. But you were close on this one.


Gaspacho_ben

To be fair the exit doesn't seem to be signaled very properly and the turn is quite sharp. Good thing no one was injured


Nords

True, but in reality he jumped lanes last minute, and drove as if he was on summer tires in an autocross, instead of icy conditions :x Glad OP can admit their mistake, but that driving style was NOT safe at all (especially for the conditions). But he knows that now.


Krillsipa

No ones saying OPs not an idiot. Just that that exit isn't designed very well.


Nords

Meh, he still jumped 2 lanes to turn, and at a very high speed for the conditions.


SecretaryBird_

There can be multiple reasons for an accident.


Flat896

Yeah something that turns off that sharply from a roadway like that should have some type of physical object blocking people from turning in this late. Not making roadways idiot-proof is asking for accidents.


ivapesyrup

Where I live there is a similar exit but off of a 75 mph highway. Except its a straight up hairpin turn and very tight. You need to get over and slow down very quickly because there isn't a lot of lane to do so with. Slowing down on the actual highway a bit works if there is nobody there but most people are doing 80/85 already. Shit is a nightmare that I just avoid and take other exits. Sometimes I wonder how many people have crashed there. Mostly locals would take that exact exit so maybe not as many as I expect.


Zaxthran

Thank you for not posting 40 seconds of meaningless highway driving before the action.


kushkatya

r/usernamechecksout


Oates897

You still made the exit, in a way.


ShackintheWood

No, you missed an exit...


s0undvision

Great road design


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With that music, I would have missed the exit too.


mrcydonia

Well, you didn't miss it; you hit that thing straight on.


OffInMyHead

Thank you for owning up to your idiocy.


J_I_S_B

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Aniki1990

For what it's worth: beautiful recovery


KingCodyBill

How to get Christmas cards from your local alignment shop step 1


pinkwblue

Great recovery.


BedContent9320

It's a light second thing, but next time if you are turning like that and you know there is no possible way you are going to make it. Turn your wheels back straight on to the curb vs at an angle. It's a lot less dmg to the vehicle. Icy conditions suck.


Holiday-Historian140

Nailed it.


Sethdarkus

I actually missed my exit today took the next exit ended up taking the next exit and than that exit took me to the exit my previous exit would of taken me to it was like exitception. It was like a loop lol a weird loop that makes no sense in my head but it worked prob only added 1 extra minute to my drive. What happened was I wasn’t thinking because I was thinking about the car I saw crashes in a interception and than I was thinking about the dude who nearly crashed into me earlier today lol.


RepresentativeOwl136

Guess your not out of time


dogedude81

Why would you even attempt that?


Djabarca

Driver parents: sometimes you just to make your own path Timmy.


-GRAVEYARD-_

No I think he missed


AlexIn4K

Coming in hot!


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Route 59 in Naperville?


hankhalfhead

A bad driver never misses a turn, but good drivers sometimes do


MrRuck1

My buddy told me one time to turn here. So I did I ended up in a front yard. Granted it was foggy out. I was just glad I didn’t hit the phone poll.


jamie_o15

dang I’m sorry this happened, lesson learned


TrenchcoatFullOfDogs

Jesus. Were you listening to the club mix of Everywhere at the End of Time? No wonder you were in a stupor. Glad you're safe and nobody was injured.


exekutive

I saw this coming from a mile away. You suck!


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Yotumiii

Fast travel irl


Ren_OG

Shortcut


cutthroatlemming

Gran Turismo style.


fatherhood1

Yup, I'd say you hit it alright.


Inside_Ice_6175

Made it


ChristmasCretin

Nah that’s just a speed run strat


SmudgeGien

You took a BITE out of that curb my friend !


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I hate the winter rains! Almost as much as the summer snows!


ZombiesAreChasingHim

Next time, just pass it and turn around.


Western_Shoulder_942

Dude i did roughly the same thing Got off a double and a half shift at work it was i think 12am or so heavy snowfall and i totally misjudged my stopping distance for my exit which is at a traffic light turning right.....i slide right up the hill by it onto the parking lot of the store there lol Thankfully no one was around and my truck survived it but hey mistakes happen as long as you got home safe and no one was hurt you learn from it and move on....granted you move on with a little more caution for the weather lol


SaltySnowman8

nice little shortcut right there


Cream-Reasonable

Tires and alignment cost after?


HappinesSource

Been there done that. Glad you didn't hit anything during that lesson! My car didn't have that same luck :(:


ABoomerIAmNot

Could've been way worse! Lucky it appears your driving something with at least a little clearance and not a slammed vehicle.


dakrphoenix316

And you still haven't!


whippymcdumbass

8 for the entry but a4 for the exit overall in gonna have to give it a 6 Jim


W_06

Parkour!


citznfish

Sweet shortcut Schumacher


Clemski_68

It was a close call but I’m sure there are bigger idiots out there telling you to hold their beer. You came out safe so it’s water under the bridge now 👊🏼


Fancuku

That'd be $1200 in new suspension parts sir.


fidgeter

Nailed it!


Car_loapher

Assuming you were going that way you just took a short cut


Justjewit94

Probably would have made it had it not been icy


Aquazealot

Missed, no you are Batman and had pressing business. Nice short cut :)


No-Device6461

Damn pretty useless huh


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HE WENT ZOOOOOOOOMMMM VROOM VROOM ZOOM VROOM ZOOM ZOOM WOOSH BOOM VROOM BOOM ZOOM ZOOM ZOOOOOOOOOOOMMM


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longjohnsmith69

It was really hard to see that exit coming on, but nobody got hurt. Slow down when in the exiting lane.


LowenherzThread

My guess is when it's dry that approach works fine. Idk in Jersey there are driveways off 55mph highways, so it's not uncommon to have a very short deceleration lane.


BUFFARILLA_HUNTER

shortcut


mdave52

Looks like a super abrupt exit.


XClamX

Dope shortcut


Haganu

If you were able to drive on I would've believed you took a shortcut on an icy road and drove on.


Mysterious-Level7595

He knew a shortcut, so??


ReasonableDraft4501

There's something about the music in the background and the slow driving forward after the accident that makes me giggle


sh4d0wm4n2018

Never met a sign that didn't have an impact.


epicinstall

AAA isn't just a company that cleans up crashed and broken down cars. They also run professional drivers ed classes. They taught me to drive, and a I'm far better driver than every idiot on reddit.


International_Cat927

NICE SAVE! Nobody saw a thing.


Kurokoma

Hahaha bro I almost did that in the same spot my aunt lives in that little neighborhood right there lol


Lofocerealis

Why you drivin so fast


_Mooseli_

Wow that turn looks very unmarked and at night I could see how it could be easy to miss. Good thing nobody was around for you to hit, or to witness the embarrassment lol


caleeky

Yea it's weird in the USA there are a lot of sharp exits like this where the exit is almost a 90deg turn off of a high speed roadway. They are much more rare in Canada and I have personally been surprised (dangerously) when I've encountered them unexpectedly in the USA. .


rexcannon

There is a turn lane and a bright yellow sign telling that there is a 90 degree turn approaching.


dimirikis

Since when did cars stop being able to do 90 degree turns at 40mph on icy roads?


SpunkyJenn

Maybe… slow down in the SNOW!


Wise_Ad_253

It’s the hypnotic music too…


Used-League-9286

Dude I actually don’t mean to a dick and I hope you’re okay but…… what happened?


CMDR_Supagoat

They didn't slow down enough


futz_

I'm really confused by the music selection. It sounds like music from a classic western saloon.


A_S_O_C_B

I’d be rushing if i had to listen to whatever you had coming out of the radio


GoukiBalboa

I thought I heard my wife. Usually it's her that makes me never miss an exit.


DC_vector

Missed opportunity to use Mario kart music after hitting the median.


Curious-Welder-6304

Good God, even in rain that was too fast


mor707

+5 seconds penalty


Mixishering

Whoops!


WinterGlory

I live in Canada and one year we had early snow, the friend that was driving me had not yet instaled their winter tires. In an exit, he lost control of the car. The rear tires got caught in ice and the car spun around the front wheels and made a 360. Driver regained control and kept his cool but I was clutching the backseat like my life depended on it. So winter times are unpredictable. Glad you were safe.


Borntolose1128

Well, you can't blame the music. That doesn't sound too bad. Maybe you just wanted to take a shortcut??


Longjumping-Ad9269

Ouch!


afootshorter

Just curious… is that Boomtown in Verdi Nevada?


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🤷🏽‍♂️ i feel like ur one of the poeple that complained a while back as to why people turn the volume of the music down and u made fun of them by saying, “so they can see better”. It was actually so the excess noise from the radio didnt cloud their immediate judgement by adding distortion to their thought process….


LambdaLikeAnyone

Shortcut!


3000KRUNKER

Username checks out


Admirable-Bus5693

is there a 19th century saloon in your car?


meddleman

At this point, why even shoot for the exit. Just go around again.


SecretDistribution39

I hope you fucked your car up. You get what you deserve and now you pay the price idiot


CarsReallySuck

Drive into a wall before you kill someone.


THE404Mercy

Over a solid white. Hard into the exit. Over frozen slush. What other outcome was possibly expected? This shit doesnt go well for people who do it on sunny dry days. That median insult your mother or do you just hate your rims?


shadowmib

Yeah you were going way too fast for those conditions.


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why did you think you could hit it at that speed 😂😂😂


FearlessFerret6872

Sound warning please, jesus. Glad you're okay. Thankfully it was a cheap lesson.


jtulick

Man..... what's that white shit on the ground? Looks slick.