When driving, do not get out of your car and watch it roll into oncoming traffic

6 Sep

Sometimes it doesn’t matter what the explanation is. The how and why become irrelevant when the potential outcome of your behaviour is so severe. Here’s one such situation:

Yep. She slammed on her brakes in the middle of traffic, then hopped out of the car and casually walked away as the car she had just been driving propelled itself directly into oncoming traffic.

It is obvious to anyone who watches the video that the woman who was driving the car and then abandoned it put lives at risk. The initial heavy breaking very nearly caused a nose to tail accident, which often results in a concertina effect where several vehicles collide as a result of the initial accident/accident avoidance. That’s bad enough, but then the uncontrolled vehicle heads straight into oncoming traffic and collides with an SUV. Considering how ridiculously dangerous that situation was, one bent car is an extraordinarily good outcome.

That car could have hit a pedestrian, bicyclist, motorcyclist, or tagged an oncoming car in the wrong spot and killed someone.

Maybe she thought it was autonomous google car and it’d be alright on its own. Maybe she was having a rough day. Maybe she’d just had a huge fight with a loved one, or her newborn had died that morning, or she was just told she has cancer, or… the worst possible thing you can come up with in your head to make this a remotely conceivable situation to be in.  It doesn’t fucking matter what she was going through. There is no excuse.

Anyway, I think it’s a safe bet to assume that anyone who saw this happen had a pretty loud version of “what a crazy bitch!” run through their heads.

Crazy bitch tip: consider the impact of your actions on other people.

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