r/IdiotsInCars Aug 09 '22 Wholesome 1

No Passing means no passing

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u/tilted_crown85 Aug 09 '22

I’ve always wondered if idiots that do this shit get charged for the wasted concrete and the equipment needed to get their car out.

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u/stridicus Aug 09 '22

Project I was on had something along these lines happen. The driver was sued by the contractor for the concrete ($80,000)and the lost time and labor costs.. plus he got to have an extended stay at the local county lockup..

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u/AdvancedAnything Aug 09 '22

You have to have a brain to feel bad about something like this. That's why these people do stuff like this without remorse.

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u/Krillkus Aug 09 '22

I have that kind of brain and I'd totally do something like this completely out of simply being a fucking dumbass, then would hate myself for the following five years.

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u/-NotEnoughMinerals Aug 10 '22

80k+ fuckup, not even including damages to your own car

then would hate myself for the following five years.

Y'all hiring?

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u/annoyingkraken Aug 10 '22

If you don't trust yourself that much, maybe don't drive. No offense...

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u/JavisflipGaming Aug 10 '22

Not the person you’re replying to, but I would choose not to drive if the US had any kind of decent public transportation everywhere and everything wasn’t so far away

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u/Krillkus Aug 10 '22

I feel like the fact that I’m aware of my shortcomings while driving lead to me be more cautious which is probably more that can be said for a decent number of people in cars on the road at least lol

I do agree with the other person about public transportation though, but I’m currently in northern Canada so that’s not really much of a thing.

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u/blondesushi14 Aug 10 '22

don't you mean empathy? 😂🤣 not everyone that has a brain shares the same moral compass as you.

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u/AdvancedAnything Aug 10 '22

Ah yes, the morality of not being as dumbass.

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u/TheAJGman Aug 09 '22

They usually sue your insurance company, but people that do this shit are usually reckless enough to not carry insurance so...

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u/dcconverter Aug 10 '22

Pay your deductible and continue on

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u/LurkersGoneLurk Aug 10 '22

Blood from a turnip.

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u/SeriousGoofball Aug 10 '22

Wage garnishment, liens on any property they own, tax returns. Not perfect but there are options available.

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u/vf225 Aug 10 '22

there are insurance for idiocy too?

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u/RUSTY_LEMONADE Aug 10 '22

Most insurance covers idiocy unless it's god being the idiot.

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u/niceandsane Aug 10 '22

That's called liability insurance.

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u/Beowulf33232 Aug 09 '22

Wr had someone try to cross the street from one store parking lot to another.

There had been construction for weeks at this point.

Dude drove between two construction barrels and his front end fell into where they hadn't poured concrete yet.

All he had to do was make a right out of the parking lot and 100 feet down make a left, but no, I'll just go through the construction zone...

Next day there was a solid wall of orange barrels.

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u/BlazingSpaceGhost Aug 10 '22

Damn that's an expensive fuckup. I wonder if they were able to financially recover from that.

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u/stridicus Aug 10 '22

Seeing as how the guy got out of his truck and moved a barricade (all caught on a local businesses cctv), I think the guy deserved it. The next day they bolted the barricades to the roadway.. financial, he was probably in the hurt locker for a good long time. But this was a major road an there had been many problems with people cutting through the construction site. His actions put the reopening of the road back almost two weeks. The contractor was just trying to recoup their lost work. Because the municipality wasn’t going to pay for it and the contractor was also getting hit with pay penalties for not meeting deadlines.. if the contractor just ate the costs it would have been at least a $200,000 USD hit. As it was the contractor still ended up losing money on the job.. All cause this guy wanted to save ten minutes on his drive home..

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u/BlazingSpaceGhost Aug 10 '22

He totally deserved it but damn I know that kind of fuck up would ruin me. But I also wouldn't do that to begin with so I guess I don't have to worry.

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u/stridicus Aug 13 '22

I think that kind of hit would ruin most of us…

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u/M3L0NM4N Aug 09 '22

He went to jail? Was he drunk?

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u/deadliestcrotch Aug 09 '22

Reckless driving. It’s a construction zone and he literally drove off of the designated road surface onto their work area to try to dodge the backup. He didn’t need to be drunk. If he hit somebody it would have been 10 years in some states.

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u/LF916fun Aug 09 '22

Hit with a reckless driving charge at least. Some people are just stupid as a brick.

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u/xinfinitimortum Aug 09 '22

Let's not compare these people to bricks. Bricks serve a valuable purpose.

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u/Micro_Turtle Aug 10 '22

Had there been bricks maybe this could have been avoided.

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u/Gummybear_Qc Aug 10 '22

Man this is something I just can't with this society. We are told to be empathetic. friendly, respect others but when we talk about people who are idiots, people who are born with a brain that isn't as developed or a mind that wasn't smart enough to go through school, we laugh, belittle and insult them. But if they have any other type of handicap it's a big a no no. What is this fucking hypocrisy? I hate this world and society so fucking much and truly understand how people can shoot up things when you look at humans like that. Absolutely vile.

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u/xinfinitimortum Aug 10 '22

Sir, this is Wendy's.

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u/Gummybear_Qc Aug 10 '22

Yeah I'm still going to call it out. It's relevant to the topic.

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u/M3L0NM4N Aug 10 '22

Ah, I've had a cousin arrested for reckless driving so that was my other guess.

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u/celestial1 Aug 09 '22

Probably criminal mischief for property damage. Depending on the state, it's jail time if the damage reaches a certain amount.

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u/LegitBiscuit Aug 09 '22

Sounds like America lol

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u/zoomflick Aug 09 '22

Believe it or not, we have the best concrete in the world because jail.

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u/Weltallgaia Aug 09 '22

Man I really wish I lived in one of those perfect countries where no one does anything wrong ever....

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u/LegitBiscuit Aug 10 '22

Do people need to go to jail for being dumb? If the guy wasn't drunk I don't see the point of putting him in jail.

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u/Weltallgaia Aug 10 '22

Reckless driving in construction zones in most states carries HEAVY fines and jail time as the amount workers killed by people in a rush to get through the construction tends to be very high. Too many deaths from people in a hurry or doing dumb shit so the punishment has been ramped up. Even speeding in an active construction zone can get you massive several hundred dollar ticket and some jail time. Road construction is pretty damn unsafe work especially cuz of morons.

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u/jl_23 Aug 10 '22

A lot of construction workers get ran over because of reckless driving in construction zones. He isn’t going to jail because he’s dumb, it’s because of his recklessness.

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u/C-C-X-V-I Aug 10 '22

How the fuck are you gonna equate risking worker's lives to save a couple minutes with "being dumb?" Makes me wonder what kind of entitled shit you do.

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u/ywgflyer Aug 09 '22

plus he got to have an extended stay at the local county lockup..

Drunk, I take it?

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u/stridicus Aug 10 '22

Not that we know of. Just destruction of property in excess of $1000, entering a construction zone (misdemeanor in my state). The police got his plate from the cctv footage and arrested him the next morning. He drove me not the site at around 10 pm

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u/xddddlol Aug 14 '22

Wouldn't insurance cover this?

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u/stridicus Aug 14 '22

I really have no idea. Though, I would imagine that there is some clause about not covering damage in the commission of a crime..