Why does traffic back up so much even when the accident has cleared?

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  1. Lucky Pierre

    Lucky Pierre Well-Known Member

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    It can't all just be rubbernecking

    I was on the interstate, cruising along when everything just grinds to a complete stop, barely moving along for miles. When we finally get to the accident, it was two cars involved in a very minor fender bender, completely moved to the side of the road - not blocking jack shit.

    Once we pass them, then we all suddenly take off again back up to 80mph.

    WTF?!?
     
  2. LonghornJ

    LonghornJ VIP Extreme Gold

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    Chaos theory :c

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  3. Scott

    Scott Masshole Staff Member

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    In general I find that most people are stupid fucking cunts.
     
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    Avery Well-Known Member Banned User

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    what if i told you that it's only because of rubbernecking.
     
  5. gwartney

    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    Bloodlust
     
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    People are looking for loose change and dollar bills.

    srs
     
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    Popeye Saavedra Well-Known Member

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    This thread did not deliver. It went downhill with the Jeff Goldblum pic.
     
  9. Phil McKrakin

    Phil McKrakin AKA Howie POTY The Bar VIP

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    You have to be fucking kidding me?
     
  10. Popeye Saavedra

    Popeye Saavedra Well-Known Member

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    This is a statement not a question so you don't need the question mark.
     
  11. A Succulent Chinese Meal

    A Succulent Chinese Meal Oh, that's a nice headlock, sir. VIP

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    They patented it they packaged it and now they're gonna sell it, they're gonna sell it!
     
  12. nazdrowie

    nazdrowie Sultan of Sweat Gold

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    the fuck kinda stupid question is this?
     
  13. zhukov

    zhukov Time traveler Gold

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    calm down faggit
     
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    accordian effect :coffee: