We’re all guilty of it: ‘rubbernecking’


TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – You may have heard the term ‘rubbernecking’ surrounding conversation about traffic accidents.

The actual term refers to the physical act of craning one’s neck which is something that may be hard to avoid when passing the site of a crash.

“It becomes a problem when those are not reading the signs, they’re not slowing down, they’re not paying attention. And ultimately they’re crashing.” Sergeant Joe Watts from the Indiana State Police said.

Now, taking pictures or videos from your vehicle is technically not illegal. But as you can imagine, doing that…or simply slowing down.. can do more harm than good.

Sergeant Watts says summer time is a common time for construction, and construction accidents.

Watts recommends following traffic signals, and of course paying attention at all times to avoid the possibility of these situations.

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