Rubbernecking

by nkluz

This article is slightly old, but it talks about giant “incident screens” they’ve tested in England to relieve rubbernecking congestion on highways that always happens surrounding the scenes of car accidents. I hope this system gets exported – imagine if right after the cops and the fire department get there, the AV team has to show up so that everyone can see the crash better!

Dutch firm Wilchem, which makes the screens, insists roads will be safer if they are used extensively. The company claims: “Most drivers have a natural compulsion to look at other people’s misery and dangerous situations are frequently the consequence.” This company also sells an expensive selection of Rock and Roll Art

I got locked out of my car at the scene of this warehouse fire on 787, which is probably the right punishment for actually getting out of the car to get an eyeful.

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