There is an extremely sudden traffic slowdown on a freeway. The slowdown happens so quickly that it causes a pileup involving eight vehicles.
Check out what causes the pileup in this dashcam video posted by TikTok user @jayspanks.
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There is a lot of chatter in the comments about who is at fault. It's worth taking a look at the ongoing conversation.
"If only people didn't tail gate," writes a reader.
"I don't understand why people don't slow down," another says. "You can clearly see cars stopped and stopping. Nah, let's follow the car in front full speed."
A commenter agrees: "That's why you drive a safe distance and don't speed. The red car had its brake lights on. Why did the person with the dash cam not slow down?"
"Bruh, you aren’t leaving enough room for you to make a decision if the car in front of you has to slam on their brakes for any reason," says a viewer of the video.
"Someone get the lawyer guy in here," someone writes. "I wanna know who’s at fault."
"Who is liable!?" another asks.
One commenter has an opinion about that: "Everyone behind the black car is at fault for not maintaining a safe distance."
"Most of those cars should have avoided the crash if they just followed the simple driving rule of one car length per 10 mph," another video watcher says.
One user asks, "Do people not brake as soon as they see the car in front of them brake?"
"This why I we get upset when people tailgate! My god," exclaims a reader.
So there seems to be a near-consensus that cars following too closely are a major factor in this incident. We post these types of videos as part of our coverage because we hope there are specific behaviors drivers can learn and implement to help make our roads safer for all of us.
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