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The success of a solution usually depends upon your point of view
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About 10 cars back from the overturned car blocking both lanes and I am watching the rubberneckers in the oncoming lanes coming to a complete stop while traffic backs up behind them as far as i can see. Assholes.

At least the view from here is pretty nice.



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Posts: 3183 | Location: Jacksonville, FL | Registered: September 10, 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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As long as the rubberneckers are completely stopping traffic in an otherwise un-affected lane......they should be pulled to the side and publically flogged.



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Posts: 1477 | Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL - its a dry heat....... | Registered: January 26, 2001Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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This used to happen to me:
Wrecked vehicles scattered about. Ambulances, (occasionally a cool helicopter) fire trucks, tow trucks, flares and my patrol car with many flashy lights going full blast parked blocking the street.
People would pull up to me and ask: "Is there an accident up there"?


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Posts: 8981 | Location: Marquette MI | Registered: July 08, 2014Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Originally posted by YooperSigs:
This used to happen to me:
Wrecked vehicles scattered about. Ambulances, (occasionally a cool helicopter) fire trucks, tow trucks, flares and my patrol car with many flashy lights going full blast parked blocking the street.
People would pull up to me and ask: "Is there an accident up there"?


Should have told them one of two things,

We are having a first responders convention

or:

We are showing the taxpayers all the nice shiny toys they bought for us

"Loved" gawkers though. It was always funny when things got real though. Like the night we pulled a car off a gas meter/pipe loop that crashed into a barber shop. Once they figured out that we could not shut off the gas until we got the car off of it, that we were going to spray water on it in hope of keeping sparks from igniting the gas while winching it off, then they all got back waaaaay waaaaay away! No sense of adventure I tell you.


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Originally posted by YooperSigs:
This used to happen to me:
Wrecked vehicles scattered about. Ambulances, (occasionally a cool helicopter) fire trucks, tow trucks, flares and my patrol car with many flashy lights going full blast parked blocking the street.
People would pull up to me and ask: "Is there an accident up there"?


Should have told them one of two things,

We are having a first responders convention

or:

We are showing the taxpayers all the nice shiny toys they bought for us
"Nope, someone radioed in there was a doughnut truck turned over...here's your sign." [With regards to Bill Engvall]

People who write their own comedy are the best to deal with.


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Even more fucked up is the second accident caused by dimbulbs gawking at the first accident.


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Posts: 5016 | Location: Central Texas | Registered: September 14, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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We are having a first responders convention


Ohh I'm gonna remember that one...




 
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Rubbernecking delays. Hate them.

Hard to think of anything more purely a pointless waste of other people's time than rubbernecking.
 
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my go to was always “submarine surfaced in the wrong place” or “train derailed” where there are no tracks.
 
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