What are your feelings about "Rubber Neckers?"

@teeaye98 (287)
United States
May 5, 2008 10:10pm CST
So here's the deal. You've been sitting in stop and go traffic on a Saturday afternoon. You've listened to about 1 hours worth of music, commercials or talk radio and you are simply tired of sitting in traffic. You finally get to where you see the light only to find out that there had been an accident that had been moved to the shoulder of the road. The only hold up for the last hour was the other drivers slowly driving by at 3 MPH in order to stare at the accident that they are passing. What is your initial reaction? Why do you feel this way? DO you think things will ever change? My answers to these answers is this: I am sick and tired of sitting in traffic because of "Rubber Neckers." Rubber Neckers are those people who cant help but stare at the site of an accident causing even more traffic behind them. I understand that when there is an accident on the highway, you have to slow down in order for the vehicle to get moved off the road and the emergency vehicles have to pass, but come on. Can people just drive past the site without slowing to a complete stop? You may say that I have a bit of road rage, but I just say that people need not come to a complete stop in order to see the wreck. What do you think?
3 responses
@DonnaLawson (4032)
• United States
6 May 08
I agree with you especially with the price of gas being what it is.. It is a waste of my time and my money paying for the extra gas that is run out while your car is just sitting idly in traffic.. I also agree that you have to slow down and maybe most of the drivers are just slowing down, but too many like to make sure they see what is going on before they go on past the wreck.. It is irritating..
@teeaye98 (287)
• United States
6 May 08
Someone who agrees with me. For a minute there while I was typing, I thought maybe I was being a little over the top on this subject. Gas is definitely too high to waste it in traffic. I live in Atlanta and traffic here is terrible. There is an accident on the highway daily here, thus leading to heavy traffic. Thanks for your response.
• United States
6 May 08
I hate to go through Atlanta, it is so nerve wracking with all of the lanes of traffic, how many lanes through downtown Atlants, 20, lol.. It really does scare me enough with all of the traffic and everyone zig-zagging through and around each other, so I do prefer that everyone keep their eyes on the road, be conscious of everything going on around you but also be thoughtful of everyone else trying to get through the mess.. Have a good day..
• United States
11 May 08
I know how aggravating it can be, but dont we all do it? I gripe as well but have caught myself looking. I am usually not driving though.
@teeaye98 (287)
• United States
11 May 08
I agree. My husband usually does all the driving, so I do the looking to make sure it's not anyone I know. And I always pray that the people involved are ok. It still drives me crazy. Thanks for responding.
@anawar (2406)
• United States
6 May 08
I know if I'm the person on the side of the road, I don't want people rubber-necking to see me. I check once to make sure I don't recognize any of the cars and drive on. If fifteen cars are backed up, each person wastes approximatley seven seconds to look on the side of the road. Multiply that by 15 cars and then add in the cars behind you. We're all guilty of the same transgressions, but maybe discussing it will remind us to concentrate on the road ahead and not the sidelines.
@teeaye98 (287)
• United States
11 May 08
I agree, I do slow down out of respect for the emergency workers and the crash victims, but I do keep my eyes on the road. I just get very frustrated here in Atlanta becasue there is an accident almost every day here. And the traffic is bad as is because there are so many people here.