By Gemma - 03/11/2010 11:23 - United Kingdom

Today, I saw a portable speed camera on the highway and braked hard. I caused a 4 car pile-up and my car is totaled. It wasn't a speed camera. FML
I agree, your life sucks 8 146
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You ought to lose your license. From personal experience with a jackass who did the same thing to me, I can tell you that your insurance isn't going to compensate your victims the true value of their vehicles. They will be out several thousand dollars and loads of time dealing with the mess because of what you did.

therevolution 0

wow that's so stupid...I don't think anything else needs to be said.

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therevolution 0

wow that's so stupid...I don't think anything else needs to be said.

chances are, if it was a speed camera, it already got ur speed when u saw it. also persons fault behind you not giving themself enough space to stop if needed. thats why radar detectors are the best (well in NY at least cuz they r legal)

FMLinCA 12

"not enough space?" it's the damn freeway...

anymore questions mum?

I KNOW , right?

somehow missed the highway part, def is ur fault for braking hard on the highway with no hazard in front of u

rbkhockey33 0

Honestly, at the very least you should have your license suspended.

Slappyzezima 0

$100 that op is a- no, there's no point in even betting on it. there is absolutly no way that op is a man.

I meant *46

reminds me of the time ted danson and i were driving to las vegas, it was a wonderful journey and we didnt crash. i did however lose my house and children in a bet but thats a story for another day

TurboTalon 0

I thought in the UK all the cameras had their locations posted? Also if you slowed to the speed limit and that caused the THREE cars behind you to crash into you they had to have been speeding as well and also following pretty closely. People need to learn to drive!!

ozkalukaas 0

46 your comment would mean more if you didint get your name off of runescape fagasarus rex

Everyone here seems to act like they have NEVER went over the speed limit. But unfortunately OP just got the bad end of it.

this will work in OPs favor-they hit him from behind, so automatically it's the other drivers' fault. OP, sit back and let the insurance money pour on in :)

149's right. You're responsible if you rear-end the driver in front of you. I'm still waiting for my settlement.

149 and 151 - if the other drivers can provide witnesses (and as OP was on the motorway im sure there were plenty of witnesses) that OP stopped suddenly with no reason to then it is not the other driver's fault. And also if it wasn't a speed camera it could have been just a normal motorway camera to keep an eye on traffic and collisions etc. so there will be video evidence of OP's careless driving causing an accident. These days there isn't really a stretch of motorway unfilmed.

rainbowsherbet 0

why would you brake hard? camera woulda already seen you first

hobojo11 0

why in the fukken hell would you slam on tha breaks on the frikken highway what the hell is wrong with you

Why were you speeding in the first place?

Bees_fml 0

Probably because everyone else was. Speeding is not nearly as dangerous as heterogeneity of traffic density (which the OP quickly caused by braking hard). OP, you're stupid. YDI for being an idiot driver. Still, the people behind you shouldn't've been following so close either.

MrsLender_fml 3

^ haha but I'm sure they weren't expecting an idiot to slam on the brakes in front of them.

YDI for speeding. It's pointless.

chogle 8

Believe it or not, there is a point to speeding. The point being that you arrive at your destination quicker.

yes and could kill someone in the process

skanksonaplane 0

you can kill someone at ANY speed in an automobile.

Any speed? I don't think so

Kay. I'm gonna run you over at 2mph. Not bump into you. Run your ass over. Let's see if you live or not ;D

You ought to lose your license. From personal experience with a jackass who did the same thing to me, I can tell you that your insurance isn't going to compensate your victims the true value of their vehicles. They will be out several thousand dollars and loads of time dealing with the mess because of what you did.

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Hard braking on a highway without a real emergency is an idiot move. OP's fault, entirely.

I think legally the car that hits the one in front is at fault. In this case the one's that crashed into the back of the OP. Personally I think in this case it's the OP's fault for braking hard without any real need. Though I suppose the other cars must have been speeding too to have been at a distance to be able to hit him. But still, it's called an 'emergency brake' for a reason, which is the only braking that requires 'hard braking'.

rallets 22

why would you keep your account unvalidated? :/

Because the comments here (used to?) end up in trolling fests?

it's braking* not breaking.

#30 -- Really? You don't get how someone arbritrarily hard braking on the highway could create victims of the drivers behind him?

It's partially their fault for following so close, but in(presumably) clear weather on the highway, suddenly slamming on your brakes is bound to cause an accident.

don't speed if you aren't observant AND have fast reflexes

^ I totally fucking agree with you

Graawr 7

Totally YDI. it was pointless to lessen your speed anyway.

YDI for speeding so fast and not paying attention to the road. Even going a ton you should have been able to spot and break safely in time to not cause a pileup. Oh, and get out of the fast lane. Thats for overtaking, not cruising jackass!

Brake hard on a highway? Unbelievable. Were you high and/or receiving road-head?