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(NBC Washington)   Just a quick FYI: If road crews have completely blocked off a road in order to repair a massive, water-filled sinkhole, you probably shouldn't try to drive through it. Even if you *are* driving an SUV. And even if that SUV *is* a Cadillac   (nbcwashington.com) divider line
    More: Dumbass, Maryland, Cadillac SUV, Upper Marlboro, Maryland, Prince George's County, Maryland, Upper Marlboro, huge sinkhole, broken 30-inch water main, WSSC Water officials  
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2021-08-11 2:09:00 PM  
It's just the same bravado people have as driving through a snow storm at the speed limit because 4WD will keep the vehicle from spinning or something.
 
2021-08-11 2:17:45 PM  
But the driver of the SUV drove around the cones and barriers and plunged into the gaping pit, according to WSSC.

"You're not the boss of me! Freedoms! Personal choice! OH SH*T!!!!"
 
2021-08-11 2:20:18 PM  

Walker: But the driver of the SUV drove around the cones and barriers and plunged into the gaping pit, according to WSSC.

"You're not the boss of me! Freedoms! Personal choice! OH SH*T!!!!"


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2021-08-11 2:21:45 PM  
I wonder if his insurance will pay.
 
2021-08-11 2:24:04 PM  
But the driver of the SUV drove around the cones and barriers and plunged into the gaping pit, according to WSSC. It wasn't immediately clear whether the driver had seen the barriers.

It would be quite a feat to drive around them without ever seeing them.
 
2021-08-11 2:24:30 PM  
A Cadillac SUV is fully immersed in a huge sinkhole in Upper Marlboro, Maryland,

Oh, it's Maryland. The only surprise here is that no one died.
 
2021-08-11 2:24:39 PM  

harleyquinnical: It's just the same bravado people have as driving through a snow storm at the speed limit because 4WD will keep the vehicle from spinning or something.


Obviously you've never been behind the wheel of one of these:

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Wait, actually, maybe you have. They're terrible. And the 4wd never works because they used some stupid computer that never worked.
 
2021-08-11 2:24:39 PM  
I'm going to say that this person's
Senile and insisted on going this way because if they change their routine that's when they get lost
 
2021-08-11 2:24:51 PM  
On the bright side, free filler material for the hole.
 
2021-08-11 2:25:05 PM  

logieal: harleyquinnical: It's just the same bravado people have as driving through a snow storm at the speed limit because 4WD will keep the vehicle from spinning or something.

Obviously you've never been behind the wheel of one of these:

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Wait, actually, maybe you have. They're terrible. And the 4wd never works because they used some stupid computer that never worked.


Must have been Windows millennium
 
2021-08-11 2:26:14 PM  
I suppose entombing the SUV in the new concrete would compromise the integrity of the new road.
 
2021-08-11 2:27:08 PM  
I may be getting a little too jaded and cynical, but my only reaction to this story can be summed up with an image of Nelson Muntz.
 
2021-08-11 2:27:48 PM  
Dude... it's not a humvee, that engine WILL take on water /facepalm
 
2021-08-11 2:28:48 PM  
Last weekend, they blocked northbound I-70 with all traffic being forced to exit.   Saw a truck hauling asphalt go around the barrier followed by a white SUV.  Maybe he was an worker.   Maybe he just thought the rules didn't apply to him.  I want to think that when he got to the construction area, he drove through the median at 80 mph tearing up his suspension, tires, etc.  Everyone knows replacing the ect on an SUV is EXPensive.
 
2021-08-11 2:30:41 PM  
Hey, Police can do that trick too.

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2021-08-11 2:31:49 PM  
Not going to let the Tyrannical Guvment tell me what I can't do.
 
2021-08-11 2:32:30 PM  
Been driving for a little over twenty years. I've seen the absolute worst driving of my entire life on a daily basis over the last six months. Overturned cars, near misses, wildly reckless speeding....etc.

I don't know what is going on, but the epidemic of people completely losing their minds on planes come to mind as well.

Anybody got any insight?
 
TWX [TotalFark]
2021-08-11 2:32:47 PM  
That doesn't look like an SUV, it has a trunk behind the C-pillar, not a wagon-body.  Some kind of sedan.  not a CTS, the center part of the hood is wider than that.
 
2021-08-11 2:33:21 PM  
is subby's headline implying that someone at one point in history took a cadillac suv off a paved surface?
 
2021-08-11 2:33:31 PM  
Someone build a park around that pond.
 
2021-08-11 2:33:56 PM  
I disagree, I think it's a perfect thing for these asshats to do, and hopefully they'll die in the process.  Thin out the stupidity please.
 
2021-08-11 2:34:09 PM  

WillJM8528: Been driving for a little over twenty years. I've seen the absolute worst driving of my entire life on a daily basis over the last six months. Overturned cars, near misses, wildly reckless speeding....etc.

I don't know what is going on, but the epidemic of people completely losing their minds on planes come to mind as well.

Anybody got any insight?


People got their vaccines/faking they got them and now are going about?  Lot's of things were closed for a while.
 
2021-08-11 2:34:20 PM  

Walker: But the driver of the SUV drove around the cones and barriers and plunged into the gaping pit, according to WSSC.

"You're not the boss of me! Freedoms! Personal choice! OH SH*T!!!!"


Once saw a guy in NYC get out of his car, move traffic cones placed to closed off lane, get back in his car and proceed to drive down the closed lane.
 
TWX [TotalFark]
2021-08-11 2:36:15 PM  

WillJM8528: Been driving for a little over twenty years. I've seen the absolute worst driving of my entire life on a daily basis over the last six months. Overturned cars, near misses, wildly reckless speeding....etc.

I don't know what is going on, but the epidemic of people completely losing their minds on planes come to mind as well.

Anybody got any insight?


I suspect it's a combination of lackluster drivers losing their skills or confidence during lockdown, and skilled drivers becoming even more frustrated by the worse driving leading to their own bad driving out of borderline roadrage.
 
2021-08-11 2:38:07 PM  

harleyquinnical: It's just the same bravado people have as driving through a snow storm at the speed limit because 4WD will keep the vehicle from spinning or something.


I take my beat up old Jeep Cherokee out on the dunes where permissible in New England. I take the tires down to 5psi. Never been stuck. A cop on Nantucket once told me that by far the brand that gets stuck the most are Range Rovers. Because their owners don't believe it's necessary to take air out of their tires. Because Range Rover.
 
2021-08-11 2:38:19 PM  

WillJM8528: Been driving for a little over twenty years. I've seen the absolute worst driving of my entire life on a daily basis over the last six months. Overturned cars, near misses, wildly reckless speeding....etc.

I don't know what is going on, but the epidemic of people completely losing their minds on planes come to mind as well.

Anybody got any insight?


C19 is actually parasitic, and controlling its victims.
 
2021-08-11 2:41:34 PM  

harleyquinnical: It's just the same bravado people have as driving through a snow storm at the speed limit because 4WD will keep the vehicle from spinning or something.


When we lived in Illinois, I used to tell people vehicles may come equipped with four-wheel drive, but none have 4-wheel stop. I've been in 5 accidents, none my fault, 1 in Spain and the other 4 all in Rockford, IL, and every time my vehicle was not moving: twice hit in parking lots and twice hit from behind when stopped at red lights (once in Winter, once in a Summer light rain).
 
2021-08-11 2:42:14 PM  

Walker: But the driver of the SUV drove around the cones and barriers and plunged into the gaping pit, according to WSSC.

"You're not the boss of me! Freedoms! Personal choice! OH SH*T!!!!"


I think his insurance company is going to have something to say about passing those barriers...
 
2021-08-11 2:42:16 PM  
Owning a Cadillac says "I have money, but zero taste."
 
2021-08-11 2:42:28 PM  

logieal: harleyquinnical: It's just the same bravado people have as driving through a snow storm at the speed limit because 4WD will keep the vehicle from spinning or something.

Obviously you've never been behind the wheel of one of these:

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Wait, actually, maybe you have. They're terrible. And the 4wd never works because they used some stupid computer that never worked.


Had a 2001 chevy blazer in that bodystyle. Same truck really. 4wd did NOT work reliably. And nobody could fix it. I finally sussed it though. There was a module that sat behind the glove box that was just no good from the factory. Bought one on ebay for like $100, and had my guy put it in. Never had another problem (well, with the 4wd at any rate) for the next 18 years, until the frame rusted off the chassis. That thing was like a bear cat in the snow.
 
2021-08-11 2:43:37 PM  

TWX: WillJM8528: Been driving for a little over twenty years. I've seen the absolute worst driving of my entire life on a daily basis over the last six months. Overturned cars, near misses, wildly reckless speeding....etc.

I don't know what is going on, but the epidemic of people completely losing their minds on planes come to mind as well.

Anybody got any insight?

I suspect it's a combination of lackluster drivers losing their skills or confidence during lockdown, and skilled drivers becoming even more frustrated by the worse driving leading to their own bad driving out of borderline roadrage.



It's the same kind of stupid that causes this.  And only Darwin can fix it.

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2021-08-11 2:44:31 PM  

TWX: That doesn't look like an SUV, it has a trunk behind the C-pillar, not a wagon-body.  Some kind of sedan.  not a CTS, the center part of the hood is wider than that.


Would guess Escalade pickup (EXT), with a cargo area cover.
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Not how it's angled behind the rear window (as opposed to perpendicular)
 
2021-08-11 2:45:01 PM  

Walker: But the driver of the SUV drove around the cones and barriers and plunged into the gaping pit, according to WSSC.

"You're not the boss of me! Freedoms! Personal choice! OH SH*T!!!!"


"Do you know who I am?!"
 
2021-08-11 2:45:08 PM  

uberalice: Owning a Cadillac says "I have money, but zero taste."


😠
 
2021-08-11 2:45:31 PM  

WillJM8528: Been driving for a little over twenty years. I've seen the absolute worst driving of my entire life on a daily basis over the last six months. Overturned cars, near misses, wildly reckless speeding....etc.

I don't know what is going on, but the epidemic of people completely losing their minds on planes come to mind as well.

Anybody got any insight?


I've been watching the deterioration in driving skills prior to COVID.   It seems that people have been getting dependent on GPS and Waze for some time now.   Despite all the PSAs, everybody...and I mean everybody is fooling with the phone when behind the wheel.   Throw in the stress from COVID and it appears that quite a few motorists have lost their last clue.
 
2021-08-11 2:45:31 PM  
But the driver of the SUV drove around the cones and barriers and plunged into the gaping pit, according to WSSC. It wasn't immediately clear whether the driver had seen the barriers.

If the driver managed to drive around them, even though they presented a clear obstacle and the driver would've collided with them had he not changed his path to avoid them, it's pretty safe to say the driver saw them. This isn't "Bird Box."
 
TWX [TotalFark]
2021-08-11 2:45:59 PM  

August11: harleyquinnical: It's just the same bravado people have as driving through a snow storm at the speed limit because 4WD will keep the vehicle from spinning or something.

I take my beat up old Jeep Cherokee out on the dunes where permissible in New England. I take the tires down to 5psi. Never been stuck. A cop on Nantucket once told me that by far the brand that gets stuck the most are Range Rovers. Because their owners don't believe it's necessary to take air out of their tires. Because Range Rover.


That's because Land Rovers / Range Rovers have low-profile tires now.  Can't air them down, they'll unseat the tire from the bead or will break a wheel.

the TFL folks have been trying to test-out a new Defender, based on the all-new design.  Land Rover messed up the first two trucks, they've finally got a third one that isn't somehow broken, and on their first head-to-head against a low-end Wrangler Sport and a new Bronco, the Defender had to be left behind because it lost two tires in the course of a single moderate obstacle, one with a damaged wheel to boot.

This is obviously quite disappointing.  They're selling SUVs now that aren't field-repairable and need the support of the service center, and can't handle basic obstacles not weathered rocks.  In contrast an SUV at around a third the cost makes it through places that defeated the Defender.
 
2021-08-11 2:46:00 PM  

WillJM8528: Been driving for a little over twenty years. I've seen the absolute worst driving of my entire life on a daily basis over the last six months. Overturned cars, near misses, wildly reckless speeding....etc.

I don't know what is going on, but the epidemic of people completely losing their minds on planes come to mind as well.

Anybody got any insight?


stuffy: Not going to let the Tyrannical Guvment tell me what I can't do.

There it is.
 
2021-08-11 2:46:49 PM  

HotWingConspiracy: But the driver of the SUV drove around the cones and barriers and plunged into the gaping pit, according to WSSC. It wasn't immediately clear whether the driver had seen the barriers.

It would be quite a feat to drive around them without ever seeing them.


My guess is he got on the road from a place that might have plausible deniability (or the road crew forgot to close off a side road that's next to the cones)
 
2021-08-11 2:48:39 PM  

WillJM8528: Been driving for a little over twenty years. I've seen the absolute worst driving of my entire life on a daily basis over the last six months. Overturned cars, near misses, wildly reckless speeding....etc.

I don't know what is going on, but the epidemic of people completely losing their minds on planes come to mind as well.

Anybody got any insight?


Companded stress in the neo liberal economic pandemic society? How can anyone focus?
 
2021-08-11 2:48:44 PM  
"Even Especially if that SUV is a Cadillac."

They barely hold together sitting in the garage.
 
2021-08-11 2:49:48 PM  

WillJM8528: Been driving for a little over twenty years. I've seen the absolute worst driving of my entire life on a daily basis over the last six months. Overturned cars, near misses, wildly reckless speeding....etc.

I don't know what is going on, but the epidemic of people completely losing their minds on planes come to mind as well.

Anybody got any insight?


Vaccines are destroying the spatial awareness center of the brain. Check my youtube channel for details, they just unbanned me after a week.
 
2021-08-11 2:49:56 PM  
I have reached the stage where I believe it's a good day when idiots and assholes immediately get what they have earned.
 
2021-08-11 2:50:40 PM  

WillJM8528: Been driving for a little over twenty years. I've seen the absolute worst driving of my entire life on a daily basis over the last six months. Overturned cars, near misses, wildly reckless speeding....etc.

I don't know what is going on, but the epidemic of people completely losing their minds on planes come to mind as well.

Anybody got any insight?


IMHO the mental weight of feeling like being locked in your house for a year has taken a toll on much of society. many have been pushed to the edge, too many straws on the camels back. There was almost no traffic on a lot of highways for quite some time and people found they could speed at will because few cars were around them. In 'murica we need a safe driving ad campaign to snap people back to reality.
 
TWX [TotalFark]
2021-08-11 2:51:38 PM  

Resident Muslim: TWX: That doesn't look like an SUV, it has a trunk behind the C-pillar, not a wagon-body.  Some kind of sedan.  not a CTS, the center part of the hood is wider than that.

Would guess Escalade pickup (EXT), with a cargo area cover.
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Not how it's angled behind the rear window (as opposed to perpendicular)


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is not an escalade.
 
2021-08-11 2:52:10 PM  
uberalice: Owning a Cadillac says "I have money, but zero taste.and 0 brains"

FTFU
 
2021-08-11 2:53:42 PM  

RaptorLC: I may be getting a little too jaded and cynical, but my only reaction to this story can be summed up with an image of Nelson Muntz.


I think we've all just reached our limits of idiot fatigue.
 
2021-08-11 2:55:03 PM  
Were they... were they draining the swamp?
 
2021-08-11 2:55:22 PM  
Actually, if you're driving a Cadillac SUV, I WANT you to drive it into a sinkhole...save everybody from your douchebaggery and just end it all, please.
 
2021-08-11 2:55:42 PM  

ImpendingCynic: On the bright side, free filler material for the hole.


Really, it's a pretty good use for a GM product.
 
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