This driver explicitly ignored a sign saying no left turns are allowed during certain hours.
Presumed Pittsburgh resident and Redditor /u/lildobe shared dashcam footage to the /r/IdiotsInCars subreddit showing the moment a driver in a lifted F-150 does not stop in time, rear ending another F-150 violating a no left turn sign.
/u/lildobe’s thread is linked here, with a copy of their video posted below.
The incident occurred in the 1800 block of Saw Mill Road (aka Highway 51) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, right next to the Amoco gas station (exact location on Google Maps linked here.)”
As the video shows, this is a highly trafficked area.
To ease congestion, traffic engineers put up signs prohibiting left turns during the morning and afternoon rush hours.
It goes without saying but left turns cause delays as traffic stops to accommodate said turners.
OP’s dashcam shows 7:21 A.M.
The video starts out with a rear POV, showing a lifted Ford F-150 traveling and beginning to overtake OP in lane #1.
Distracted for some reason, the driver in the F-150 does not notice another F-150 stopped, attempting to turn left in his lane.
A few feet in front of the stopped F-150 is this sign informing drivers that left turns are prohibited during that time.
The driver in the lifted F-150 stops too late and slams into the rear of the driver waiting to make an illegal left turn.
As OP’s thread title says, “Two idiots meet…”
“They’re both idiots, but the bigger idiot award goes to the one who drove STRAIGHT into the back of a stopped truck that was visible for ages. They could have just eased off the gas and gotten behind OP if they were paying attention,” /u/LS-CRX comments.
“At least the ladder was well secured,” /u/spiked-coffee quips.
OP points out further in the comments,
“The next traffic light is 800 feet further down the road, and allows left turns.”
This was easily a preventable accident from both parties.
Hopefully, both will learn from this unfortunate morning accident to pay attention at all times and to heed traffic signs accordingly.