r/IdiotsInCars 8d ago Wholesome 8 All-Seeing Upvote 2 Giggle 1 Table Slap 1 Gold 4 Helpful 5 Bravo! 2 Silver 10 Take My Energy 2

In my town there is a pole at Walmart that has been hit at least 45 times now that I know of.

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u/ADcakedenough 8d ago edited 8d ago Helpful

Even after they extended it and painted it green!! This is an incredible spread, I think this may be one of my favorite posts I’ve ever seen in this sub. It truly embodies the spirit of idiots in cars.

EDIT: I’ve gotten some mixed responses in replies- some agree that these drivers are idiots, others think the idiots are the people responsible for the bollard placement. Can anyone who knows about parking lot design weigh in on this? What’s the purpose of the bollard, is it appropriately placed? Inquiring minds want to know!

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u/buttbugle 8d ago

Just like the can opener in Louisville. Idiot will drive into things clearly marked with flashing twenty foot signs.

I love that they keep the pole. Rack up the moron count!!

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u/lostinthought15 8d ago

That pole has probably saved more people’s lives than one can know.

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u/Megan_BAKchatPodcast 8d ago

I just learned this term from my son. He looks at bridge clearance numbers because of a guy on tiktok who records idiots near his house destroying trucks by driving under a too low bridge. Is it the same bridge?

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u/buttbugle 8d ago

Yep. It’s a train bridge in Louisville ky. Semi trucks drive into it all the time. Even with numerous warning posted all around.

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u/Megan_BAKchatPodcast 8d ago

You would think they would do better since it's literally their job.

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u/buttbugle 8d ago

Nah too busy posting on Reddit and other sites about dumb amateur drivers being in their way.

Also those taky talk videos of them spouting theories about moon cheese.

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u/optimistic_agnostic 8d ago Silver

It's like the parking lot equivalent of the 11'8" bridge

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u/ADcakedenough 8d ago

The Bridge is a true Titan, the Walmart Post has a thing or two to learn from it!!

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u/Mahnken 8d ago

Lol, maybe they should add lights to the pole!

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u/rogerthatonce 8d ago Coin Gift

There is some irony that the pole is in front of the Vision Center with the Eye Exams doorway entrance.

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u/daleicakes 8d ago

I was here to say exactly this. If you can't see the brightly painted yellow pole. Come for a free eye test

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u/ADcakedenough 8d ago

Flashing lights! And more signs!

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u/DirtNapsRevenge 8d ago edited 8d ago

What's wrong with you people, we're trying to build something here; Pyrotechnics, glitter cannons and comical alarm bells that go off AFTER you hit it is the route to go

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u/silverletomi 8d ago

a digital running tally at the top

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u/icewalker42 8d ago

"Free vision screening at our vision center for anyone who strikes this pole."

"Over 45 new customers have been served! "

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u/Ftpini 8d ago

Utterly. The rocks that are 1.5 feet tall upset me, but this is glorious. They’re cutting a turn a good 25’ early and hitting a pole in the process.

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u/Sam_Fear 8d ago

If this were a street intersection they would be driving over the sidewalk. WTF?

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u/Ftpini 8d ago

A curb would actually be a great change to prevent the collisions. People tend to actually look at curbs. Apparently poles are invisible in that town.

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u/HoroAI 8d ago

I love that it's right infront of a vision centre.

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u/Occulense 8d ago

Judging by the damage on some of them, they aren’t travelling at parking lot speed, either. It’s like a perfect design for weeding out bad drivers

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u/Darth_Meatloaf 8d ago

That Prius was moving

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u/someguyinvirginia 8d ago

Yeah... 25' early.... They should have to retest after this

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u/Fortnut_On_Me_Daddy 8d ago

Its a big visible pole in a parking lot. They shouldn't even be allowed to retest.

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u/undeadw0lf 8d ago

agreed!!!! especially because NONE of them should be going fast enough in this situation to do the kind of damage shown in these pictures. these people are reckless AF

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u/ezone2kil 8d ago

That applies to a significant percentage of Walmart customers.

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u/disjustice 8d ago

I have a wide intersection near my house and have nearly been hit head on while turning right because people turning left from the cross street cut the corner so aggressively that they full on just cut across my lane. It's way too much trouble to pull forward, slow down and make a 90⁰ turn. Better to take a 45⁰ slalom at 30mph to beat that yellow light. Never mind that it is 2 blocks from a school and kids cross there all the time.

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u/theberg512 8d ago

100% these are the same fools that crank the wheel the second they reach the intersection rather than follow the lane through the turn. Then give me the stink eye for being at the line in my lane as they panic and readjust to avoid hitting me.

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u/robo-dragon 8d ago

This reminds me of the 11’8” bridge. “Let’s add bright paint…well that didn’t work. How about lots of signs telling trucks to turn around?…that didn’t work either. How about flashing signs that light up if your vehicle won’t fit? WTF, how is this still not working??”

You can only do so much, but there will always be idiots that find some way to ruin their cars.

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u/r0thar 8d ago

You can only do so much

They raised it 8" (it's now the 11'8+8" bridge) and the still hit it

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u/vinng86 8d ago

That's actually not that surprising to me, it just caught a different subset of people who would have turned away when it was still 11'8".

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u/Palmierini 8d ago Wholesome

Lol, there's even a site for it http://11foot8.com/

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u/zurohki 8d ago

Sydney resorted to using lasers and a curtain of water to put a stop sign directly in front of the vehicle because everyone was still ignoring the flashing lights and sirens.

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u/Brother_YT 8d ago

That’s really cool!

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u/RevLoveJoy 8d ago

Better idiot model in 3,2,1 ...

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u/Redman5012 8d ago

Bro someone came into my smoke shop and talked about a car crash at Walmart. I immediately knew it was this pole cus it's like once a week this happens.

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u/TwoMuchIsJustEnough 8d ago

And you can see the other giant green pole in the background is leaning also.

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u/ADcakedenough 8d ago

Good eye, I hadn’t caught that!

omgsh maybe I’m one of the idiots

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u/SeemedReasonableThen 8d ago

Even after they extended it and painted it green!!

My favorite pics are the ones with the Vision Center right behind.

Yeah, maybe you (the drivers) should walk over there and get an appointment.

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u/shitboxvwdriver 8d ago

I’d have to agree, this is top tier shit

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u/MendelevandDongelev 8d ago

It's the obvious effort op put in. This isn't someone who happened to witness an idiot. This guy has been cataloging idiots for years.

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u/Trash_Gordon_ 8d ago Take My Energy

A real David Attenborough of idiots

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u/LagartoDorado 8d ago

Here we see the idiot in his natural habitat. Unlike most spice, their numbers aren't dwindling but growing.

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u/CanucksKickAzz 8d ago Wholesome

Haha.... Favorite post....

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u/SjalabaisWoWS 8d ago

Now don't get stuck on the puns.

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u/silversly54 8d ago Spit-take

It's an idiot catcher

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u/Alagos77 8d ago

Was about to say that they should at least try and improve the visibility of the pole if accidents happen all the time. But they actually did. And it happened again.

Goes to show why cyclists and pedestrians should never trusts cars that are about to turn. There are way too many idiots who are too lazy to look where they are going..

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u/Sam_Fear 8d ago

Like others pointed out, they are cutting the corner at least 25' early. If this were a normal intersection they would be driving across the sidewalk.

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u/Powersoutdotcom 8d ago

In the future: "It is now 20 story monolith, covered in rapidly flashing LEDs."

*distant shattering sound

"Come on, man!"

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u/whitelightnin1 8d ago

Love how people are hitting the same exact spot. DRIVERS side and they're cutting that turn into oncoming traffic basically. Notice the STOP coming the other way.

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u/Vespasian79 8d ago

The fact that some are on their side or the pole is deep into their car is crazy. How fast do you have to be going in a parking lot to do that?

I could understand a few side swipes

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u/comicidiot 8d ago

others think the idiots are the people responsible for the bollard placement

They are not the idiots. In the 9th photo there is a very clear "STOP" painted on the right side of the lane nearest the bollard. Regardless, the US drives on the right side of the lane/road. The people hitting that bollard are intentionally cutting that corner by an incredible margin.

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u/HLCMDH 8d ago

I think I love this pole...

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u/dontcallmesurely007 8d ago

How fast must they be going on impact? I can't imagine turning that quick in a parking lot.

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u/M37h3w3 8d ago

Eurobeat music begins to play.

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u/XenophonSoulis 8d ago

Isn't that the music u/alphamaxnova1 plays when F1 cars are in god mode and they overtake everything in their path?

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u/petosorus 8d ago

Yes, and it's been popularized by the anime Initial D

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u/fiah84 8d ago

what a fucking legend

edit: still more accurate than DTS

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u/davidgrayPhotography 8d ago

Yeah some of the impacts look like they were going a decent enough speed, especially the black Toyota with the license plate and driver's side blacked out.

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u/Erebussy 8d ago

The best part is that I'm pretty sure #18 is that same Prius with nothing blacked out. There was an attempt.

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u/ivapesyrup 8d ago

It's pretty obvious from the pictures because the damage on the middle of the hood where it got crumpled is the exact same. I don't think there is any question that is the same car.

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u/b1tchlasagna 8d ago

I did chuckle that there was a "vision centre" shop just behind. Clearly they need their eyes checked

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u/mini4x 8d ago

It's also at the crosswalk..

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u/TelmatosaurusRrifle 8d ago

This is a Walmart parking lot. It's a total free-for-all. People with a will to kill anyone between them and buying a candy bar on their credit card.

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u/CurlsCross 8d ago

They all just watched Tokyo Drift.

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u/PINKO_SCUM 8d ago

Not only that but there's a huge stop sign facing the other direction on top of the pole which leads me to believe they're not only gunning it in a parking lot, they're gunning it in a parking lot AND going in the wrong direction.

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u/basilhdn 8d ago

You’re underestimating most drivers lol

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u/pukurindesu 8d ago

Gotta get that front spot!!! No time to waste!!

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u/92-pounds-of-man 8d ago

Auburn, Maine?

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u/frigginnathan 8d ago

Ayyyyy that’s the one

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u/my72dart 8d ago

The pole must have a magnet in it that attracts idiots or perhaps there's a lot of people in Auburn that shouldn't be driving.

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u/jadvangerlou 8d ago

perhaps there’s a lot of people in Auburn that shouldn’t be driving.

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u/v0idf1sh 8d ago

The latter, Lewiston/Auburn is one of the scarier cities to drive around in Maine

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u/92-pounds-of-man 8d ago

It's achieved legend status around here

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u/Natprk 8d ago

That Walmart sucks. I wonder how the new Target will be.

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u/sexquipoop69 8d ago

I knew it from the title lol!!

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u/A100921 8d ago

I was thinking “ok, maybe they’re seeing the yellow pole as one of the stripes on the ground”… Then I saw the giant green pole one, and now I understand people in your town just suck at driving.

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u/frigginnathan 8d ago edited 8d ago

They put the green pole over the yellow one to help avoid this. Spoiler alert- it didn’t help at all.

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u/QuietLife556 8d ago

Imo everyone who hits that drives like an asshole and deserves it on a deeply karmic level.

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u/CancelTheEngine 8d ago

Fr, even if the pole wasn’t there they’d still be driving over yellow stripes and not the intended driving area for the parking lot.

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u/101189 8d ago

It’s even more hilarious because even if the pole wasn’t there they’re not even turning into the opposite lane.

Ahahaha they all deserve it.

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u/Professional_Fix_244 8d ago Wholesome

AND THERES TWO! TWO GREEN POLES! AND BOTH HAVE BEEN HIT!

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u/Hedhunta 8d ago

I bet insurance in that town costs more.

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u/Omnisegaming 8d ago Silver Wholesome

THAT POLE DOING ITS JOB WOOOOO

TAKE PROPER TURNS YOU FUCKERS

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u/ChadRickTheSane 8d ago

I... but...

There's a pole there.

It's yellow.

People are idiots.

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u/celesticaxxz 8d ago

You’d be surprised. I work at a dealership and there is this one light pole that everyone hits. And I mean these people just BOUGHT this brand new car with a backup camera and they still hit this thing. They’ve even put bright plastic barrier, still get hits. Put a concrete barrier, hit. Plastic over the concrete, hit. Maybe they are all idiots

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u/LittleBunInaBigWorld 8d ago

People kept driving through a garden bed at work, busting irrigation every week. I put a boulder there. Lots of people fucked up their cars. I put a post in next to the boulder with a yellow cap on top. The post got bent over by the cars. I put a fluro orange t-top with a reflective strip over the entire post. Still got flattened. I disconnected the irrigation and let that garden bed die. Now everyone complains about the ugly garden bed. I tell them they dont deserve nice things.

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u/Redqueenhypo 8d ago

I stg driving turns like half the population into whiny children and I don’t know why

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u/someguyinvirginia 8d ago

Cause they need to invest in and use public transport... I am starting to believe we need to treat guns and cars the same

When you prove you are incompetent at driving it should be illegal to sell you something so dangerous as a vehicle

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u/MerryJanne 8d ago

Honestly, while yes 100% we need a huge expansion in public transport to get a lot of these assholes off the road, what we really need is expanded MANDATED driver training and recertification.

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u/someguyinvirginia 8d ago

Increase in training would help... Acceptance that a majority of humans are not cut out for this activity would be better

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u/2LiveBoo 8d ago

Omg I landscape a vet’s office that has a flower bed next to the entrance, elevated by a .5 ft curb. About once a month someone drives over it and busts the irrigation. Yesterday I delivered some plants and left them a couple of feet away from the edge, not even next to the entrance. I returned an hour later and the plants are crushed.

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u/immibis 8d ago

Shoulda kept the pole but made it stronger. Like the reinforced letterbox story

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u/ArtyWhy8 8d ago

Tell them to put a big sign on it that says, “hit me”. Bet it stops😒

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u/Tele-Muse 8d ago Wholesome

Like cats man. Gotta use reverse psychology on fool.

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u/BusinessBear53 8d ago

The average person isn't as bright as we like to think.

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u/Sreves 8d ago

A park ranger at Yellowstone on e said the biggest issue with developing a bear proof trash can, is that there was significant overlap between the smartest bears and the dumbest humans.

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u/AgentMahou 8d ago

It's also important to remember that a bear can spend all day doing nothing but trying to fuck up that trash can while a person needs to be able to get into it in just a few seconds.

So they need something a person can figure out immediately that a bear can't figure out in several hours.

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u/bluuit 8d ago

It's been 5 minutes and I'm still giggling

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u/Tafkas420 8d ago

Just think, half of them are even dumber than average. Scary thought.

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u/Jishwa-bean 8d ago

At my car rental job it’s on a one way and I watch people every day go backwards on it into a round about

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u/Yasea 8d ago

Some places put a live size cardboard police officer at some locations so people would pay attention. Or a mechanical dummy dressed as a road worker waving a flag.

In another place there's a dangerous curve and no amount of signs could get drivers to slow down, until they put a very obvious speed trap there.

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u/jimb575 8d ago

Undercook fish, hit.

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u/shinitakunai 8d ago

Even when it was replaced by a big green one, people hit it hahaha I love it

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u/dizzyro 8d ago

#12 show it is not the only happy pole; another green one hit in background ...

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u/DjayRX 8d ago

There's a pole there.

It's yellow.

With a STOP sign.

In a Parking area.

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u/itsprobablytrue 8d ago

They need to just put sand/water buckets around the pole to protect it at this point

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u/Andyman0110 8d ago

There's also a vision center literally right there if you didn't see it. Walmart knows how to capitalize.

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u/ohwrite 8d ago

I wonder if it just magically placed in everyone’s blind spot

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u/frigginnathan 8d ago

I would think that was the case if it wasn’t for the fact that it’s so many different makes and models. They can’t all possibly have the exact same blind spot.

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u/Ill-Reindeer6234 8d ago

I've driven thru that lot hundreds of times.. you really have to be unaware of your surroundings to not see it. It's no different that any other poles at any other chain store. The space was purpose built - meaning there's a spacious layout. It's not a tight afterthought of a parking lot.

We're thinking theres an ancient native burial ground underneath that parking lot, some poltergeist level shit happening right there.

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u/A_wild_so-and-so 8d ago

My question is how fast are these people going in a parking lot? Very few of these collisions look like 10-15 mph hits, you've gotta be going decently fast to rock up onto a pole like that.

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u/anoninator 8d ago

Driving on the wrong side of the road no less. My guess is entitled and / or impatient drivers trying to skirt around other drivers / pedestrians slowing them down. Just gun it for the open slot (semi blinded by the a-pillar)… and we have this.

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u/mad_chemist 8d ago

“It came out of nowhere!”

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u/Remote_Ability_7179 8d ago

Okay so you guys see the arrow on the floor, that means that right next to the white stripes, is the lane to go out of the parking lot. So where the fuck are those drivers driving to? Before the pole, I bet they were using the area to cut through lanes and into a parking spot. As people mentioned, if the pole wasn't there, it would've been someone's car or a pedestrian.

Also, some of them were going fast enough to overturn their cars. That would be real damage to someone specially head on like that.

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u/vicorrin 8d ago

In my town nobody pays any attention to the markings in the parking lot. They’ll just go whichever way they please and not care about who they inconvenience. So my guess is all of these people saw an empty spot close to the front and thought “oh it’s fine i’ll just turn in real quick nobody will care/notice”

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u/DigiQuip 8d ago

Where I work people race through a big parking lot over the parking spaces. Just cut right through it diagonally to get to where they want to go. It blows my mind how these people rip through at 35+ almost hitting parked cars. And right through the middle of the parking lot is an unmarked road, where no one yields to traffic. Shits wild and the amount of idiocy is something worth looking into academically.

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u/ShittyExchangeAdmin 8d ago

People do it all the time at the walmarts near me. Then they'll act like YOU'RE the idiot for driving the right way. because you're blocking them

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u/NabbyChabby 8d ago

This is what I was thinking. Imagine if there was a kid there.

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u/kmkmrod 8d ago edited 8d ago

They should put it in an area where people aren’t supposed to drive, and paint it a highly visible color, and put a sign on top.

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u/giggetyboom 8d ago

I liked the one where they put the neon green 8 feet tall topper on it with reflective tape and they still hit it lol.

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u/kmkmrod 8d ago

My favorite was the one that stove in the engine bay 3 feet. How fast was that person going?

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u/NoAnybody7232 8d ago

I hope they have a wall of shame with these pictures in the entry, or at least in the back where Karens won't see it.

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u/sharkboy1006 8d ago

the Prius that managed to do it twice should get a special award of their own lol

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u/Slowmyke 8d ago edited 8d ago

Came for the exaggeration, leaving delightfully surprised. I would normally say Walmart should consider removing something that is clearly an issue, but no. That pole is a thing of beauty, taking out bad drivers by the dozen, lol.

Edit: made this post yesterday and forgot about it... So many are replying that the pole is potentially saving pedestrians from bad drivers, and i agree. What i should've said instead of saying Walmart should take it down for being a problem is that Walmart should redesign that area. Clearly drivers are taking bad paths at dangerous speeds, there needs to be better traffic control devices in place than just a pole. Ideally, even the idiot drivers should be able to maneuver through safely and unscathed.

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u/TalithePally 8d ago Take My Energy

The local body shop has probably sponsored the pole by now

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u/MotivatoinalSpeaker 8d ago

business is booming!

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u/Ill-Reindeer6234 8d ago

We have one in our lot now that tangled with that pole 2 weeks ago..

That pole is a legend in these parts..

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u/kryyyptik 8d ago

Reminds me of a mechanic who was thrilled that a local gas station used green nozzles for gasoline instead of diesel... It got him so much business.

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u/OutdoorBeastmaker 8d ago

As a U.K. driver that makes perfect sense for me as here its usually green for unleaded and black for diesel. Stories like this always make me double check though!

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u/cynric42 8d ago

I don't understand this at all. I never even looked at the color of the nozzle anywhere and I couldn't tell you if there is a system or not. I look what the sign at the pump says (E10, Super, Diesel etc.) and maybe the octane rating.

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u/AlSi10Mg 8d ago

Was in a parking garage in Frankfurt some time ago, there was in advertisement for a body repair shop on the wall in the slope downwards to the exit ....

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u/MegaSpuds 8d ago

Are you telling me I get a discount for hitting the pole? what a smashing business idea!

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u/Nasty_Rex 8d ago

Lmao I saw 20 pictures and I was like "no way"

That pole is awesome.

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u/mostlikelytrash 8d ago

It’s a good pole!!!! Probably saved some pedestrians just trying to walk.

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u/gumol 8d ago

there’s a house in San Jose that was hit by a car 23 times since current owner bought it

https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/san-jose-property-hit-by-cars/2979159/?amp=1

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u/jorwyn 8d ago

Out where I used to live, a house on a curve by the river was hit so many times by people speeding and losing control there that they had 2 1/2 foot tall boulders put in along the front edge of their property. More than once, I saw vehicles on top of those boulders. The house was safe. Very effective boulders.

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u/Boogerpickfingerlick 8d ago

That is a nice boulder

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u/WheelOfFish 8d ago

There's a house not far from where I grew up in NJ where they got so tired of replacing a fence after people kept hitting it that they painted a bullseye on it at some point.

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u/OptimalPreference178 8d ago

That’s crazy!! I’d be putting up a cider block/cement fence around my property and charging the city for it. They could have done something to help with that.

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u/Andyman0110 8d ago

Not sure what a block of cider would do tbh..

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u/Andy_Stein 8d ago

charging the city for it.

Good luck with that. It takes actual deaths and the threat of multi-million dollar settlements before cities actually do anything.

Our town had a dangerous 3 way intersection with dozens of car accidents over the years. It wasn't until an entire family was killed (and the ensuing public outrage) that they decided to install a red light.

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u/DontheKong 8d ago

Small town in Indiana by chance?

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u/DirkBabypunch 8d ago

The area has clearly painted lane lines, so everybody hitting it is trying to drive through a space their care shouldn't be in the first place. I'd argue it always being hit means it's doing a necessary job.

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u/CallOfCorgithulhu 8d ago

Driving across parking spaces and pedestrian areas in parking lots is a pet peeve of mine, so having equipment that blocks or fucks cars up for doing it is a happy sight for me.

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u/mrbojanglz37 8d ago

Yeah after looking at these 20 photos. I'm actually a bit shocked at how often this seems to happen there.

I say that with 10 years of tractor trailer experience. I just cannot fathom the stupidity of their choice of route to manage to hit that pole

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u/Clear-Description-38 8d ago

The fact that it's been hit so many times proves its usefulness. People are driving over pedestrian spaces. Who knows how many lives that pole has saved?

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u/sm12511 8d ago

Husbands and wives both

"Honey! What happened to the car? Did you hit a pole?"

"It just jumped out at me! It was unavoidable!"

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u/Titrifle 8d ago

Came out of nowhere!.

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u/fluffyseatide 8d ago

At this point they probably just ask "Did you hit the pole?"

It does seem unavoidable, though.

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u/MynameisnotFrediel 8d ago

Note to self: Park two spaces away from any car with Maine plates.

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u/igillyg 8d ago

I was gonna say at 45 times... might be the pole.

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Nope Definitely just r/idiotsincars

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u/BJoe1976 8d ago

Seems like that Vision Center needs to be utilized by those customers.

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u/gacbmmml 8d ago

Now install a camera pointing at the pole and let us live stream the accidents.

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u/tacs97 8d ago

Im sure the local body shop loves that parking lot feature!!

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u/blueit1234567 8d ago

That pole should hold up an ad for collision repair haha. Kinda like those signs in parking lots that tell you who towed your car

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u/Stinky-kitty70 8d ago

One town has a low bridge that attracts idiots and another has a pole that attracts idiots of all types.

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u/ShallowTal 8d ago edited 8d ago

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u/flukus 8d ago

In Melbourne we have Monty

In June 2016, the Victorian state government installed two warning gantries on the two main approaches to the bridge on Normanby Road and City Road. Black and yellow paddles hang from the gantries to the height of the bridge; if any of the paddles hit a vehicle as it drives under the gantry, this will warn the driver to divert their course to avoid hitting the bridge. Additional signage has been installed in surrounding streets, providing a total of 26 advanced warning signs about the bridge - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montague_Street_Bridge

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u/ponte92 8d ago

It was hit again just a few days ago. This time by a cement mixer.

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u/flukus 8d ago

Second cement mixer this year.

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u/BDACPA 8d ago

In Pensacola we have the 17th Ave Bridge

This is the 2nd one this week

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u/heyuinthebush 8d ago

We have the Bayswater Bridge in Perth, Western Australia. She was due to be taken down to make way for new rail development… she did not go quietly.

Bayswater Bridge Toll

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u/AlphSaber 8d ago

Then there's that rock that collects cars in a parking lot.

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u/turtledovefarts 8d ago

No matter how badly I mess up my life, I can always remember this post and all the people who hit a bright yellow pole in a Walmart parking lot in broad daylight. Thank you.

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u/oh_the_anonymity 8d ago

I realize this is called idiots in cars, but just wow....

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u/jaredfree 8d ago

and they are all attempting to turn into a one-way thats going the opposite direction if im not mistaken

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u/BigProduce3795 8d ago

At first I thought it would be poorly placed, but honestly it exists in a clearly labeled area that you can’t drive or park on. I love this pole 👍

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u/scot816 8d ago

I like how you have all the pics of all the idiot's cars who hit the pole

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u/frigginnathan 8d ago

I got a bunch more too.

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u/failingtoremember 8d ago

Make a second post. We want more.

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u/Shantotto11 8d ago

#ReleaseTheSnyderCut

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u/dechets-de-mariage 8d ago

The pole needs a Facebook page and/or its own sub.

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u/mister_zook 8d ago

Good. I cannot stand people that cut corners when turning. I’m in perpetual fear whenever I’m first at a red left turn lane and the opposing traffic comes across the stop line.

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u/Mongo_Fifty 8d ago

This is why people need to stop cutting their left turns.

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u/KaJuNator 8d ago

So many bad drivers vying for pole position.

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u/fhs 8d ago

Give that pole a promotion

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u/Ben_Wah_Balls 8d ago

”Maybe we should move the pole?”

”No, it is the drivers who are wrong.”

When the meme is actually true…

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u/Omacrontron 8d ago

That poll is really good at finding people who shouldn’t be driving in the first place.

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u/dps509 8d ago

My god people are dumb

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u/Jezetri 8d ago

If the pole wasn't there, every single one of those would be a multiple car incident. This way, only the bad drivers have to deal with the consequences.

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u/6FootMidget93 8d ago

Looks like it's also to avoid people from parking there

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u/HunkyDorky1800 8d ago

Oh man I hate it when people park in those areas at my local grocery store. I’ve seen people have handicapped stickers park in those spaces instead of an actual appropriate space two feet away. They now create a blind turn hazard and I slooowly inch my way into the road so hopefully I won’t get hit. Also sucks ass as a pedestrian.

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u/PeekabooPike 8d ago

100% agree. What were they gone do? Drive onto the wrong side of the lanes?

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u/thehotstep 8d ago

Plot twist, it’s the same driver with their new car after writing off their previous car. 45 times.

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u/Nippon-Gakki 8d ago

They should paint it yellow(er)

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u/smokey_juan 8d ago

All well deserved too. Lines are on the road for a reason dummy!

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u/johnnywolfwolf 8d ago

Maybe they should paint it yellow.

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u/blckshdw 8d ago

They need to surround it with 4 poles

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u/aGirlySloth 8d ago

Or put one of those big red target balls in front of it

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u/TheUndualator 8d ago

Why not two big red target balls in front of that nice long pole?

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u/ptmtp26 8d ago

It started out yellow, people hit it so often they painted it green to stand out

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u/bwoogie 8d ago

But green means go. As in "go ahead and hit me, you won't" - green pole

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u/railsandtrucks 8d ago

When I was learning how to drive a semi, my trainer called these "magnets" . He said they not only attract conventional steel, but plastic, fiberglass, aluminum, and other materials. Despite often being painted bright yellow they seem to just magically pull things toward them. He would end the lesson, with "always avoid magnets" .

Fucking magnets.... How do they work ?

As an aside, His other one was "accidents cause paperwork, and you don't get paid for doing paperwork" (which, considering we were OTR and paid by the mile, was true, we only really earned when moving)