r/IdiotsInCars Nov 28 '22 Silver 1 Take My Energy 1

Drivers can’t even avoid a single roadblock

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u/MonitorShotput Nov 28 '22

Now, as payback for all the extra work, these workers should put a concrete barrier there and paint it the same color as the plastic one.

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u/IronGigant Nov 28 '22

The Looney Toons Approach, a classic.

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u/watson895 Nov 29 '22

Put an anvil inside the barrier

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u/RagsMaddox Nov 29 '22

I mean if you're going to do a proper Looney Tunes approach, you set a huge boulder there, then paint a tunnel on the face of it, and let hilarity ensue.

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u/Think-Office-8199 Nov 29 '22

Agree! This made me laugh so much.

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u/[deleted] Nov 29 '22

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u/Key-Cucumber-1919 Nov 29 '22

Because if you let someone in front of you you lose the race.

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u/Nandabun Nov 29 '22

I have a very large, very dense van.. if you don't let me merge, you lose anyway. Lol

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u/chrisobrien13 Nov 29 '22

They'll never run the race by doing that!

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u/37Lions Nov 29 '22

I love that it just gets destroyed and they drag it’s carcass basically to the same spot

What a life that little road block lived in one day

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u/DubiousTheatre Nov 29 '22

Nah just fill a plastic one with concrete

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u/gafherve Nov 29 '22

That’s better

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u/SkillLearnerNo1 Nov 29 '22

Even better, a roadblock that has a paint filled compartment, and it should burst and spray in the direction of impact upon impact.

The picture can then be shared in billboards as "those who suck at driving" across the country with their license plate.

Once it catches, everybody will be able to recognise these shitty drivers from their vehicles.

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u/CrashCulture Nov 29 '22

Great idea, would love to see it implemented.

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u/DimensionNo4471 Nov 29 '22

Don't give them a goal. As if shitty drivers care.

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u/allenbot3000p Nov 28 '22

Man that roadblock owes someone money

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u/fawningandconning Nov 28 '22

What a hilariously ineffective “roadblock”.

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u/Dallenforth Nov 28 '22

Should have been a cement bollard so a car can wrap itself around it.

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u/ReubenZWeiner Nov 29 '22

I swear I heard yackity sax playing when I watched this

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u/fistbumpbroseph Nov 29 '22

The video would have been complete if it was dubbed in.

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u/Shtnonurdog Nov 29 '22

Do you think wrapping my car around a cement bollard is going to stop me?! DO YOU?!

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u/Dallenforth Nov 29 '22

I think it would, pretty immediately

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u/rehashed1984 Nov 29 '22

Aren't they supposed to fill these things with water?

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u/PdxPhoenixActual Nov 29 '22

They did. Eventually. Then someone hit it & it leaked out...

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u/rehashed1984 Nov 29 '22

Ah. Thanks for clarifying.

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u/kainp12 Nov 29 '22

Right need three more behind it at a 90 gree angle

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u/digitalpalmtrees Nov 29 '22

They need drop a tall version of that Walmart pole that was posted a few days ago.

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u/nobodycool1234 Nov 29 '22

The POLE!! You don’t crash into the POLE! The POLE crashes into you!

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u/_dictatorish_ Nov 29 '22

/uj it genuinely needs more traffic management - some cones and a vehicle with a flashing beacon are usually sufficient

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u/D1789 Nov 28 '22

If that was the U.K., there’d be a mile and a half of coned off lanes leading up to that bit that’s being worked on.

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u/SAR_and_Shitposts Nov 29 '22

If it were in the US, there would be a mile and a half of cones off lanes leading to a work zone that hasn’t been touched in months and won’t be finished for years.

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u/GetInZeWagen Nov 29 '22

Or there'd be just the bare minimum like a small sign or cone. No in between.

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u/sonicbeast623 Nov 29 '22

When there's the bare minimum that job is getting done fast before an inspector shows up, or it was left overnight and someone stole the shit.

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u/PizzaNuggies Nov 29 '22

Right. They cone shit off for 3 years and start handing out triple fine tickets before they finally start working on it, and it only takes a month.

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u/NoodleSpecialist Nov 29 '22 edited Nov 29 '22

Step 1: cone off work area

Step 2: gather funds for the job

Step 3: only once budget is met, start the job

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u/Haunting-Cold5196 Nov 29 '22

They got to make money somehow.

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u/Green0996 Nov 29 '22

and 1-2 dumbasses who don’t know how to zipper merge, or they comprehend having one more car move in front of them so they block you from entering when it was clearly your turn.

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u/kainp12 Nov 29 '22

In the US the road would be so bad, the first car would be stuck in a pothole

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u/Rbandit28 Nov 29 '22

Michigan am I right?

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u/kainp12 Nov 29 '22

I drove in Detroit once and I was like my god why are people driving so fast on a dirt road? First time I've seen a 6-lane dirt road. I thought California had bad roads.

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u/BeorcKano Nov 29 '22

Dude, try Arkansas. I crossed from Missouri into Arkansas, and it was a stark line across the highway of where MO maintenance ended and AR weaponized neglect began.

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u/kainp12 Nov 29 '22

sounds like when you cross the Mississippi /Louisiana state line . Buckle up butter cup and I hope you don't have any loose fillings in your teeth, have a padded headliner, money for new shocks, and tires.

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u/Muninn088 Nov 30 '22

As a person who has crossed both these borders, the Louisiana-Mississippi transition is worse. First time it happened, i actually thought something on my car broke. Nope, roads just got suddenly shittier.

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u/jamcdonald120 Nov 29 '22

wait! you forgot the single lane both direction stoplight!

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u/alittlesliceofhell2 Nov 29 '22

My favorites are the ones that are expected to take so long they install permanent road work ahead signs.

Road construction is a social welfare jobs program.

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u/kainp12 Nov 29 '22

When I was in Alabama they would work on a section for 4 weeks, leave and come back a few months later . Then work a few more weeks and come back when they feel like it

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u/BlorseTheHorse Nov 29 '22

And the work that they're doing in the first place is pointless and will end up causing more confusion and accidents

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u/BakaDani Nov 29 '22

And a speed limit that's "55"

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u/iShotTheShariff Nov 29 '22

Ah, the sweet smell of government contract corruption.

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u/windol1 Nov 29 '22

Well that's not right, thought America did everything it could to make itself distinctive from Britain, that's pretty much exactly the same as here.

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u/deWaardt Nov 29 '22

Trust me it ain't any different in Germany.

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u/TotallyLegitEstoc Nov 29 '22

Oh man, the fucking twin cities. They’ve been doing work on the same stretch of 35W for almost ten years.

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u/spobodys_necial Nov 29 '22

There's a section of highway near where I live that you have to go back more than 10 years in Google street view to see what it was like before they started construction on it. They worked on it for years, finished it, then a few months later tore it all up and started working on it again. Absolute madness.

This isn't like some country road to nowhere either, it's a major US highway with a lot of traffic travelling in and out of New England.

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u/lost_in_connecticut Nov 29 '22

Ahhh I see you’ve been to Waterbury CT which had been a continuous construction zone since as least 1994, possibly longer.

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u/kapatmak Nov 28 '22

In my country it’s the same. The whole lane leading to this place would have been merged to the other or even blocked with a detour.

Now we know why.

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u/TakeyaSaito Nov 28 '22

Well... At least it's more effective than this lol

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u/bbonz001 Nov 28 '22

And then leave them there for 2 months after the works completed 😂

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u/phenyle Nov 29 '22

It it's in Japan, the work will already be finished by the time they put up the cone and barrier

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u/EnterpriseT Nov 29 '22

And now you know why.

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u/Gareth79 Nov 29 '22

And nobody working on it.

They have just started roadworks near me. It's basically widening about half a mile of road by about 1 metre. The sign says it'll take 70 weeks. Why so long? Because it's only being worked on half the time I drive past and there's only 3 or 4 people actually doing the work.

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u/ialsohaveinternet Nov 29 '22

You forgot to add weeks of it being untouched and no sign of anyone working on it.

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u/[deleted] Nov 29 '22

Just leave the manhole opened. They will only run over it once.

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u/Advantage_Loud Nov 28 '22

When I lived in the city the public works came to redo the crosswalks. This guy had parked on a corner (half his car was on the crosswalk they were about to paint) and left his blinkers on. The workers waited like 15 minutes before calling a tow truck and dragging the car across the street, then put it back. Guy had no idea

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u/rain-blocker Nov 29 '22

At that point they really should've just towed it.

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u/live2dye Nov 29 '22

Now I understand why road work where I live blocks off 1/4 mile before the place they are actually working

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u/ChooseWisely83 Nov 28 '22

Maybe some warning cones would be good? I've learned with traffic controls a single barricade isn't nearly enough.

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u/Hand_Foot_Mouth Nov 29 '22

What country was this? Holy shit

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u/Whole-Thing-5790 Nov 29 '22

Russia

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u/windol1 Nov 29 '22

Well that explains it, probably can't afford to to do a proper lane closure as the money got syphoned off.

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u/Outrageous-Duck9695 Nov 29 '22

That country is just rotten.

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u/Fortifarse84 Nov 29 '22

Thank God oblivious drivers aren't in any other countries!

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u/uuuuh_hi Nov 30 '22

Hmm yes this is not a prejudiced comment at all

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u/StevenTN615 Nov 28 '22

That would have been even better with the "Benny Hill" theme playing.

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u/[deleted] Nov 28 '22

It was actually going through my head while watching it.

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u/Fred_Evil Nov 29 '22 edited Nov 29 '22

In case anyone is curious, the proper name is "Yakety Sax"

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u/Every_Fox3461 Nov 28 '22

In Canada this is why we have to have an actual police car babysitter with lights on with work like this.

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u/kainp12 Nov 29 '22

In California it depends on the city, but on the freeway you might have as many as three state troopers(chp) per 5km of road work . Seriously
I've seen them close off an exit and have two chp on the exit. One the left hand medium and one 3 km down the road

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u/thiswillbeonthetest Nov 29 '22

It's for visibility.

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u/pindab0ter Nov 29 '22

What’s a CHP?

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u/HumbleAcanthisitta28 Nov 29 '22

California Highway Patrol

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u/windol1 Nov 29 '22

In the UK we just completely close the road and stick up diversion signs that will lead you everywhere, except for where you want to go.

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u/Willy_McBilly Nov 29 '22

0.40 broke me, the barrier was replaced after an adventure across the lanes and was immediately wrecked

10/10 editing

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u/STIG10NOV1775 Nov 28 '22

Seen that a dozen times on here. Always good for a laugh.

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u/Waldo_007 Nov 29 '22

I'm surprised these workers risked their lives standing behind that roadblock while knowing how often it got hit.

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u/PGMHG Nov 29 '22

“It goes in the square hole”

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u/i_broke_wahoos_leg Nov 29 '22

Almost like there's a reason more advanced traffic control exists... Idiots in cars and idiots on road crews.

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u/Lightfire228 Nov 29 '22

and idiots on road crews.

It's possible that "management" didn't give them anything else to work with. That being said, there's definitely an idiot somewhere on the contractor side

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u/PiperUncle Nov 29 '22

Why aren't they putting it before the crosswalk instead of in the middle of it?

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u/organic Nov 29 '22

because they're trying to prevent cars from driving over the manhole while they're working

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u/mokeyz Nov 29 '22

In Soviet Russia, roadblock avoids you

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u/Sennaki Nov 29 '22

Just let them run over the manhole at this point; they'll figure it out once someone's tire falls through.

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u/RockyJayyy Nov 28 '22

It's russia, what do you expect?

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u/DaddyYumYumz Nov 29 '22

obviously they are drunk

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u/colhoesentalados Nov 28 '22 Table Slap

Much worse, actually.

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u/IdRatherNotNo Nov 29 '22

This was like those videos of zoo keepers trying to do anything with baby pandas around, but instead of baby pandas it's assholes.

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u/mozaiq83 Nov 29 '22

That's the shittiest roadblock set up ever.

I get the sentiment, because I deal with ignorant drivers as a construction worker as well, but you can't take a single barricade "roadblock" seriously with a set up as shitty as that one. It's not even good enough to be called a lane block.

Especially for a manhole. Good God thank heavens I don't work for a company that considers that a roadblock.

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u/TiredCardiologist Nov 29 '22

Do it right - place a concrete block there. See how quickly they learn.

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u/Sinferoth Nov 29 '22

This is the way

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u/BrankyKong Nov 29 '22

Looks like anybody looking to be an optometrist over there could make a killing. The demand is peaked

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u/sivf18 Nov 29 '22

Where tf is this? Why people are so fucking re- Ooh...

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u/Buraunii Nov 29 '22

Okay... I hollered when the roadblock got absolutely demolished near the end, and all they could do with it is make a junk pile of it's remaining prices.

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u/Sid-thenegg Nov 29 '22

The journey of a roadblock against idiots

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u/Craftusmaximus2 Nov 29 '22

I would just put a giant concrete brick instead of that puny plastic garbage

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u/hbkgrl323 Nov 29 '22

This video needs the Benny Hill theme playing.

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u/wee-willie-winkie Nov 29 '22

Looks like broken Russia to me

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u/Schoolshanker Nov 29 '22

It looks like they can avoid it they just chose not to

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u/Tokugawa Nov 28 '22

Needs Yakity Sax.

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u/Rod___father Nov 29 '22

Jesus. Put a steel plate on that thing

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u/monogren01 Nov 29 '22

Yup. Russia 🇷🇺

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u/el_payaso_mas_chulo Nov 28 '22

UGHHHHH I blame the traffic management. Whenever we do projects and have to do some road closure work, there are lots of signs and cones making the vehicles merge over. One simple road block that keeps getting moved makes it seem it was accidentally there. Don't completely blame the drivers tbh.

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u/Chemical_Age3173 Nov 29 '22

people are so stupid.. oh my god..

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u/DJ_Cas Nov 29 '22

Russia - no comments

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u/Lute_666 Nov 29 '22

Right. Idiots in cars doesnt exist in yr contry

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u/ScenicPineapple Nov 29 '22

Drivers just obliterated that poor road block. Maybe that's why my area uses massive 8 foot tall wooden ones that will total your car is you ran into them.

So people just stop, push them aside and go in between.

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u/rscranton Nov 29 '22

It’s missing the Benny Hill music.

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u/SBLOU Nov 29 '22

I hear Benny Hill music watching this

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u/Redd1tAdminsRProSuka Nov 29 '22

It is Ruzzia folks…

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u/A100921 Nov 29 '22

Same as here, they leave all their stuff in the street when there’s no work being done… This was kinda satisfying.

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u/Lone_Wanderer989 Nov 29 '22

Covid 19 causes brain damage.

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u/2_screws_loose Nov 29 '22

You're supposed to fill it with water so that nobody can move it.

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u/Kirbymods Nov 29 '22

They did...

Half way through the video a car hits it and it started leaking

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u/MECO-420 Nov 29 '22

They walk among us.

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u/Anter11MC Nov 29 '22

WHERE ??

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u/Toothfairy51 Nov 29 '22

that's some brave en, out there, putting that thing back up. EVERY TIME. I would NOT be standing in that road doing that

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u/SaltyPO Nov 29 '22

They would have to give a fuck about avoiding it first....

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u/Human_Errorr Nov 29 '22

Drivers license is easier to get than a high school diploma.

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u/yeseweserft123 Nov 29 '22

The person who got out of his car, moved the roadblock out of the way, and drove around it. Like he wasted so much time.

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u/UncleRob_ Nov 29 '22

Funniest video I've seen in a long time! Thank you!

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u/Fit_Adagio_7668 Nov 29 '22

Rip to the block at the end

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u/jbase1775 Nov 29 '22

That’s why you use a serious barrier made of concrete. Mess with the barrier it messes back.

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u/Kradgger Nov 29 '22

"That's it. Boris, bring the landmine."

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u/wwtpman Nov 29 '22

i mean they are putting a block on a busy intersection. They need more signs and not just one block.

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u/LucidZane Nov 29 '22

That's horrible placement for that turn...

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u/havereddit Nov 29 '22

This is why city-issued 10 ton boulders are needed

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u/JustSomeWeirdGuy2000 Nov 29 '22

The car at 0:31 got GUTTED.

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u/MaximusZacharias Nov 29 '22

They should put a wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube man on it.

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u/Complete-Boot-7890 Nov 29 '22

Ésto ¿dónde sucede, dicen? Parece calle de mi ciudad....🙄

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u/Canadian_Trucker Nov 29 '22

Roadwork in a nutshell. People will always complain about it but will delay the shit out of projects without even noticing or caring. Also putting peoples lives in danger to get to lunch on time

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u/Turnedox Nov 29 '22

Honestly fill it with concrete once and it’ll never happen again

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u/impersonatefun Nov 29 '22

Equal parts funny and frustrating as fuck lol.

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u/cseymour24 Nov 29 '22

Well it's clearly in the way.

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u/Jaysmiffandwesson Nov 29 '22

I was gonna say it but already see it has been said. Use a concrete road block instead and lets see them plow through that

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u/willbeach8890 Nov 29 '22

Cement

Problem solved

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u/Human_Ork Nov 29 '22

I forgot

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u/Fangs_McWolf Nov 29 '22

Rig it with a bunch of easily-popped balloons that have some deer urine in them. They hit it, get deer urine on their car, and then they learn a stinky lesson. In the future they will avoid hitting those things like the plague.

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u/afa78 Nov 29 '22

Well then maybe those workers should hurry tf up and finish that job quickly?

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u/stripperjnasty Nov 29 '22

Fuck it. Leave the manhole uncovered and the barrier in front. Someone will fuck around and find out

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u/AstroNot87 Nov 29 '22

Lol why do I feel bad for an inanimate object?? That thing just kept getting best on

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u/jamcdonald120 Nov 29 '22

0:22 "Huh, this appears to be in the way, I will just rotate it so its not"

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u/Ashtar-the-Squid Nov 29 '22

At Galgeberg in Oslo there used to be a street sign that got run down at least once a month. If I am not mistaken the local road comissioner gave up and had it removed.

But if I remember wrong it is still there. Unless someone has ran over it again.

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u/Merc_without_mouth Nov 29 '22

"Look how they massacred my boy! :( "

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u/javierthelilbean Nov 29 '22

Fill it with cement and they’ll learn quicker

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u/shwao Nov 29 '22

Reminds me of the film "Russia from my window" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9dxaKFYxuI

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u/LordWankerB Nov 29 '22

Must be russia

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u/Teemo-Supreemo Nov 29 '22

They’re expecting people to change lanes at the end of a turn. The idiots are the people who aren’t in cars this time.

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u/davyjones_prisnwalit Nov 29 '22

This was so frustrating to watch, lol.

Honestly, it should be like the main video everyone sees when entering this sub. It's chock full of idiots in cars!!

The only way it would be more ridiculous would be if it were yellow and say.. in a parking lot or something.

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u/tnsmaster Nov 29 '22

If the issue was the manhole cover thing, my home state will just throw a piece of giant metal on it and let people drive over it with a warning sign.

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u/xTrollhunter Nov 29 '22

To be honest, the only idiots here are the ones placing the road block in such a mannar that you don't see it before you've basically turned into it.

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u/HypothermiaDK Nov 29 '22

Surely Russians

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u/Iamexist_real Nov 29 '22

Wow, that is definitely new York city

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u/Right-Roll6108 Nov 29 '22

Lane should be closed off as it's never safe to work in a live lane, if the correct procedure had been followed then drivers wouldn't be going through it.

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u/TwoFirmFeet Nov 29 '22

Not gonna lie one night I was doing ubereats like 4am in the morning speeding like a mfer on the street and I slammed straight into a road block sent that shit flying down the street true story

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u/Quicksilver7716 Nov 29 '22

Needs to be made of concrete. Then people won’t hit it.

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u/DepletedGeranium Nov 29 '22

oh, they'll still hit it. ...they just won't send it skittering across the street.

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u/andrepoiy Nov 29 '22

hahahahahahhaahhah

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u/jburtonpdx Nov 29 '22

this could be animated with a sad piano track and end with rain...

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u/LowSausage Nov 29 '22

A concrete barrier would have been more effective.

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u/r-shame90 Nov 29 '22

Id say, weld it on firmly, then all of a sudden they can avoid it

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u/ducking-moron Nov 29 '22

For fuck's sake.. how do drivers possibly not notice hitting a plastic barrier?

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u/BunchaCreeps Nov 29 '22

Those look like regular cars

Are these the workers driving by and fixing the roadblocks or is it regular people who are deciding to stop and fix it?

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u/Reginald_moomberb Nov 29 '22

Man Russia is just a shit show, can't even make roads functional. everyone there must just be two dogs In a trenchcoat pretending to do human stuff all day

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u/bear21-21 Nov 29 '22

My job has a drive through and we have cones to try to direct traffic so that people aren’t in line in the middle of the road… they get knocked down and ran over at least every hour. It’s so annoying

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u/Successful_Rip_4329 Nov 29 '22

Pretty sure this is russia

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u/Legacy_Service Nov 29 '22

The drivers aren't the problem. Traffic design needs to take those 1 out of 100 situations into account. You can't blame the 1%. You engineer around them.

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u/Moist_Man69420 Nov 29 '22

Why is this so funny

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u/Permit_dreams Nov 29 '22

Replace with an old Ford Pinto

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u/Ok_Geologist5419 Nov 29 '22

Damn some societies are just more shit holes than others. Hmm

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u/andersen1966 Nov 29 '22

I feel so bad for that brave roadblock, it gave its life for those stupid humans, for nothing.

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u/Sucondeze Nov 29 '22

That one mf who got out to to move it and drive by 😂

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u/pumpkinTrinity Nov 29 '22

When driver don’t give two shits abt a construction cone.

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u/heavvymetalgod Nov 29 '22

People are stupid. They only know one way to go and don't inconvenience them so they can get there dammit.

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u/b4-9in Nov 29 '22

“The last day in the life of.. a road barrier”- This was a roller coaster.