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Old 10-19-2010, 12:01 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY $$$
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are the highways in l.a this wild?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kruD3DOUzYc
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Old 10-19-2010, 12:24 AM
 
Location: Declezville, CA
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It happens.

There are better lit freeways than the ones in much of L.A. Couple that with someone breaking down in traffic, the growing inattention of moronic drivers distracted by texting and whatever else they do and you get what you saw in that video.

For huge chain-reaction accidents, L.A. can't hold a candle to the Central Valley and its tule fog induced pile ups.
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Old 10-19-2010, 02:02 AM
 
Location: Coachella Valley, California
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Yes, this happens sometimes. People driving too fast and not paying attention to what's in the road ahead of them.

I was on my way home just a little while ago. I was on the 60 east through Moreno Valley in the carpool lane (with a friend) and all of a sudden there's a dark brown car in my lane that hit the center divider. I had to swerve out of the carpool lane to avoid hitting it. It was turned sideways, so I didn't see any lights. I didn't see the car until I was right on top of it. Luckily there was nobody in the fast lane, so I didn't swerve into anybody.
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Old 10-19-2010, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Columbia, California
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Traffic flows from 85 mph to a complete stop and back up to 85. This will happen a few times on any commute.
If you can not keep up with traffic, stay out of the fast lane. A sure way to incur road rage.
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Old 10-19-2010, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Yikes, that video is pretty scary. Reinforces why I drive a 5300 pound truck and the wife and kids are in a 6000 pound SUV with six airbags.

We're in a vanpool in the carpool lane and there are many times our driver is whipping by at 60, stopped traffic in the number 1 lane. All it takes is one person to cut to their left.
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