This 30-Car Pile Too Place On December 27 In A Blizzard In Muskegon, Michigan

Submitted by: daegog 5 months ago in Weird


Sometimes, you just gotta call in sick to work.
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Male 2,211
Why are they going so fast?
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Male 3,764
I learned to drive in the midwest, and currently live in western NC. We are having a cold snap here - temps in the teens and 20's - but it's a dry chill. No rain or sleet, or snow, so most of the city surface streets are fine and the highways clear. And many open a couple of hours later than usual, just because it's a tad chilly. Now we may - or may not have some freezing rain Monday mid morning - and you just know folks will want to go home early.
It's been hell with employees whose children attend daycare centers on delayed opening - but hey, ya gotta take care of family first.
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Male 1,940
There is a common comnent by locals in snow belt states: "those people from California, Arizona, etc dont know how to drive in the snow". Yet every time there is a pile up it's all in-state license plates.  I guess everyone moved here from the West coast just before the storm.
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Male 531
woodyville06 That's because the people from the west coast couldn't figure out how to get down their driveways.
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Female 110
that's the advantage to where i live--when there is any snow, no one goes anywhere.  and i mean, anywhere.  louisiana doesn't have snow equipment, so if there's even a dusting, everyone freaks.  the only thing i'd do if there was that much snow here would be to walk to chemo/radiation.  i want this demon inside me dead ASAP.
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Male 4,853
Here is the thing with highways in the snow, your vehicle will go straight just fine, but stopping...you are fucked.  I don't understand why people, especially if you live in Michigan, can't understand basic physics.  Hazardous conditions = reduced speed limit.

This is one reason why I look forward to self driving interconnected cars.  Immediate warning that traffic ahead is stopped.

In that part of Michigan, having a heavy duty truck is standard for winter, but going 60 MPH in those conditions is just stupid.  You don't need to be anywhere that important to go that fast.
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Male 548
kalron27 As a resident in Michigan, most people do drive under the speed limit when it's snowing. Sometimes shit just happens, though. 
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Male 4,853
mrsnowmeiser I agree, "most" people do...but "some" are complete idiots...it only takes one of those idiots to create this pile up, then all the other idiots show up :)
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Male 548
kalron27 Lol, point taken, good sir. 
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Male 1,940
kalron27 a heavy duty truck is nice but snow tires and a brain is better:)
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Male 4,853
woodyville06 Agreed!
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Male 4,117
I was traveling on Friday to do work at a client. I took the highway up, because it's the fastest/easiest. Some idiot was cruising in my blindspot for about a quarter mile before she finally decided to actually pass me and the car in front of me (we were doing the speed limit). Once in front of us, she decided to slow down...
Whatever, I'm in no hurry. I get paid regardless of how long it takes.
We were coming around this bend when she decided to hit her breaks ON the bend. She lost control and off the road, up the embankment of the mountainside. She also turned OUT of the slide instead of into the slide. She ran over a metal pole, but in my rearview, I could see that she was fine.
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Male 877
Wow...  If you're #3, there is no way you're not getting screwed, no matter how slow you're going. 
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Male 558
Car ads are partly to  blame for this.  They constantly show vehicles driving at high speeds in dicey conditions to elevate their products as the safest.  One I saw not too long ago actually drove up a snow covered mountain (not road) to shuttle snowboarders up the hill like it's a fucking Snowcat.  Most of this seemed preventable by slowing down to a reasonable braking distance.
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915
Far too many people going far too fast for the conditions. many of the drivers are as much at fault as the weather :/
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Male 548
layla_wilson True. I live in Michigan and it's quite hard to drive slow in these conditions when it's so easy to just give the accelerator a bit more gas. Ah, the limitations of short term focused human nature...
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Male 42,997
He had ONE job! Hold The Phone Still
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Male 2,171
Gerry1of1 2 jobs. Hold it still and hold it horizontal. The windshield is fucking horizontal. Your vision is wider than high. Turn your cocksucking phone the way it should be you motherfucking morons !!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Female 5,557
Gerry1of1  I was going to ask if YOU could be still while someone was repeatedly plowing into you...  nm  ;)
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Male 2,022
melcervini Only in Gerry's dreams. The plowing that is. He's an old married man.
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Female 5,557
scheckydamon Doesn't mean he retired the starfish
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Male 2,022
melcervini But that starfish, like Gerry’s heart, belongs to one man now. His slutty days are over or they better be. If not he better start sleeping with one eye open like I do.
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