How Covid Broke Our Roads

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The global pandemic has wreaked havoc on our way of life - but one unforeseen effect has made driving in US cities way more fun... but also way more dangerous. Join Nolan as he explores exactly how shutdowns, curfews and layoffs have made our roads and highways treacherous playgrounds.
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Nicholas Ward
Nicholas Ward 25 րոպե առաջ
If funny how the EPA blames the bad air quality on big truck with this pandemic we have proven then wrong there has been less cars on the road and more big trucks on the road then ever before in the history and the air still cleaned its self up . You should do a story on that topic
Jackson Pendleton
Jackson Pendleton Օր առաջ
well there is no speeding on the autobaun (im sry if I spelled it wrong)
Torpito_fire _
Torpito_fire _ Օր առաջ
I fuckin love this video sure it talks about something we all know Alr but you sprinkle knowledge over it painting a picture about the roads cause you can’t lie pandemic roads were so fuckin fun literally apocalypse type vibe
DroneXFun Օր առաջ
I miss going to the gate to pick people up. I don't miss the smoking section in the rear of the plane.
John Buck
John Buck 2 օր առաջ
For covid being a global PANDEMIC, I haven't met but a couple of people that say they have had it... Suspicious if you ask me. Not even a handful of people I've met, and i meet alot, have caught this global pandemic.
John Buck
John Buck 3 ժամ առաջ
@CrispyNacho, yeah, considering there's billions of people. I suppose i can apply this same logic to BLM. If they can believe they're being killed just because of their skin color, i can believe this, buttercup.
CrispyNacho 6 ժամ առաջ
yeah cause just your experience stays true for millions of others
Ceara Goodnow
Ceara Goodnow 2 օր առաջ
Important to make the differentiation between the fatalities which involved multi vs single car accidents empty roads + decreased will to live = more accidents
S B 2 օր առաջ
love how factory workers are left out of essential workers all the time, not like they make the stuff all those listed here use on a daily bases, just kinda tired of us getting the short stick, we get paid less for doing more work, we get shit on for not being "educated" and were dismissed as "essential workers" by a vast majority who view factory work as not necessary, when infact, its the most necessary job in america, because without it, your doctors dont have equipment, your food staff doesnt have proper cookware, and grocery stores wouldnt be able to keep your food cool without us making those fridges and cooled trucks, but we get looked at in such a, demeaning way, like were the ones who have failed at life so were stuck where we are, even tho without us, no one can do anything in this modern world, factories literally run everything, from power plants, to tissue paper, to gasoline, to cars, to cell phones, everything starts, or ends, at a factory. you see what happened when car factories went down, imagine if something really essential went down, plenty of cars, medical equipment on the other hand, or food, or pharma.... imagine if all factories were told to shut down....
S B 2 օր առաջ
if this tells me anything, we need an american autobahn from coast to coast, it would give people somewhere to speed, safely of course, and people who arent comfortable with it can take interstates or something else slower.
Joel F
Joel F 3 օր առաջ
I have to admit I didn't get pulled over doing 137 the day before my birthday during a beer run, got off with a stern warning from a State Trooper after a cool conversation.
Emanuel Quintero
Emanuel Quintero 4 օր առաջ
Statistics say all this was unnecessary
Salem Jungwirth
Salem Jungwirth 6 օր առաջ
Love how everyone says essential workers, don't say mechanics though even though we in the same group...
Thecityguy 21
Thecityguy 21 8 օր առաջ
Yeah so I live in Sonoma county and they now have drones that follow people hole from car meets and then the cops show up
Theta Undertone
Theta Undertone 8 օր առաջ
California traffic is back to being ass down in San Diego
Isaiah Henderson
Isaiah Henderson 9 օր առաջ
I not going to lie, i have enjoyed the 15mph boost i have used everyday to and from work.
Peppita Chips
Peppita Chips 12 օր առաջ
Wait there is a pandemic? I been road tripping through the South American jungle with just me and my dog for like a year and half this is all crazy what I miss
Edwin Bonilla
Edwin Bonilla 14 օր առաջ
A little bit like Russian roads.
Nick G
Nick G 15 օր առաջ
Lmao that race between the 240sx and Supra the 240sx lost and started a fight with the Supra crew
Jay Chaudhary
Jay Chaudhary 20 օր առաջ
On one hand Americans are going on a road trip, Indians 🇮🇳are busy marrying each other. Seriously number of weddings are much higher than pre COVID era.
Jay Chaudhary
Jay Chaudhary 20 օր առաջ
I learnt driving during Covid. I literally perfected my driving. Now I’m the best driver among my friends.
REVERSE CARD 21 օր առաջ
My mom when 150 mph down hill coming back from work and I was scared for her
exFAT James
exFAT James 21 օր առաջ
That first couple of weeks with pandemic and starting at the hospital at 6am at times I made my best ever times from home to work. Even took some toll roads and let my MK7.5R stretch it's legs. Shit is almost back to normal now, still hate covid and this shutdown is stupid.
Matt 22 օր առաջ
Speed cameras don't save anyone. They are extortion and revenue machines.
Al Green
Al Green 22 օր առաջ
Graham Talsma
Graham Talsma 23 օր առաջ
Mechanics are an essential service
Tyler Hansen
Tyler Hansen 23 օր առաջ
I don’t see how people get tickets during covid. This is for la people lol I drive from Torrance on the 405 doing 120 all the way to the 710 a month or so at 4pm lmao I’m sorry people are getting sick but I’ve got to really enjoy the freeway lately
Randy Torelli
Randy Torelli 25 օր առաջ
Man liberals ruin everything
ZxRipped 26 օր առաջ
memba george floyd?
Joshman Vegasman
Joshman Vegasman 27 օր առաջ
you had money for a roadtrip? must be nice
Cannibal Nectar
Cannibal Nectar 27 օր առաջ
The traffic is still a little better than before because I don’t have to use the side streets instead of the freeway to get back home after work but it’s damn close to before.
DareToBeDeviant 29 օր առաջ
Road rage became more prominent in my area about 15 years ago. Driving used to be a "whatever" or maybe even fun at times but suddenly cocky, pissed off, reckless, slow-asses, and confused folk began to become more plentiful on the same road simultaneously. Tack on the pretentiousness people get with SUVs and more powerful engines and that's a recipe for disaster. For the past decade I've only clocked 800 miles a year, and mostly at night for work. During the day, it's doors locked and 9mm on my side.
BigAlFiGala 29 օր առաջ
Covid has broke nothing. The government has fucked everything
The Penglamingo
The Penglamingo 29 օր առաջ
Tacoma was completely fuckin empty at the start, miss that shit
MastaKeahi Ամիս առաջ
Yeah I found my self cruising at a steady 120 down the highway.
goalmaker88 Ամիս առաջ
The wild animal things isn’t actually true
goalmaker88 Ամիս առաջ
We are still going SO FAST in Orlando FL. BUT our roads are super safe and easy to drive.
Fernando Barajas
Fernando Barajas Ամիս առաջ
How is it I get a ticket for expired tags at 7:00 pm and they expired at 5:00 but everyother car has no plates or expired temps???
Andrew Castillo
Andrew Castillo Ամիս առաջ
Time stamp 5:23 you're welcome
Andrew Castillo
Andrew Castillo Ամիս առաջ
All gas no brakes should've voted the president of dodge into the white house and we'd all have hellcats #hellcattheworld
Luxur Review
Luxur Review Ամիս առաջ
And Pornhub usage is way up. Not that I would know personally...but.
Ryan Baron
Ryan Baron Ամիս առաջ
I've been working sense the first day of the lock down. Lol no stopping traffic control
NutandBoltGuy Ամիս առաջ
The roads in Dallas, TX during the week between Christmas and New Years can be compared to Covid roads. My truck was totaled as I was driving home from work right after Christmas thanks to a girl on her phone. The on-ramp that I drove on each day normally had a line of cars that slowed to a crawl. During the holidays, everyone was at home so there was no slowing down, right up to the point of merging on. That’s when I had to stand on my brakes but the girl behind me didn’t. My little truck ended up with a bent frame and crushed bed and tailgate. She got towed and I was able to wobble home. Insurance gave me a crappy payout and I learned to give yourself more distance in traffic, not for your stopping distance, but for the phone distracted driver behind you.
Sean Riley
Sean Riley Ամիս առաջ
The Cannonball Run record was broken like 3 times during lockdown because traffic was awesome.
TheCarMan Ամիս առաջ
3:40 There is only one major reason for speed limits getting reduced ... to increase revenue. With fewer cars on the roads the precincts will see a drop in traffic fines as a result. Hence, to keep the $$$$ coming in let's make everyone who obeyed the former speed limits an offender. Soviet tactics 101.
Swift's Tech Talks
Swift's Tech Talks Ամիս առաջ
>get an ad during the video ad
Francis Marino
Francis Marino Ամիս առաջ
We went into the Mad Max driving mentality quite fast. Driving full speed was awesome! I regret nothing!
Skrufys Ամիս առաջ
Gonna use this video for my essay, thanks Nolan!
Tenzack YOGI
Tenzack YOGI Ամիս առաջ
Covid makes world savage.. be safe out there. Be defensive driver..
Brennan MacKinnon
Brennan MacKinnon Ամիս առաջ
Raycons hella break
Robert Christian
Robert Christian Ամիս առաջ
jUST LIKE NEED FOR SPEED'S UNIVERSE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Miro Notchev
Miro Notchev Ամիս առաջ
i was one of the lucky few to keep my in-person job throughout the pandemic..i remember in march and April cutting my 45 minute commute down to a personal best of 22 minutes by going an average of 125mph the whole time(highway lol)...and since it was at the beginning of the pandemic there wasn't a cop around to do anything...ah yes one of the few silver linings of the virus that will be missed lmao
Ashwin Kale
Ashwin Kale Ամիս առաջ
Sounds so boring
LogBoy the Shitpost
LogBoy the Shitpost Ամիս առաջ
You mean to tell me all these slow jackasses in front me aren't going ANYWHERE
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420247365 00001 Ամիս առաջ
I got road rage at a young age. Mostly drivers that cant drive but what grinds my gears is people doing 20 on a 30mph road. People going 65 on the fast lane on a 75mph highway and wouldn't move for no one. People not putting the blinkers but the worst of the worst... Dumb hormone infested teens and Karen like moms that drive like shit and give you the middle finger at it. One lady stop at a highway ramp. Mexicans with trucks dropping furniture/tools on the highway and not picking it up. People who speed after you passed them. SMH
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Sean Ամիս առաջ
American's don't know how to drive! They only know how to sit in rush hour!
Terry Rodbourn
Terry Rodbourn Ամիս առաջ
This why I live in semi country area and less than 8 miles from my job! Life can workout in Life sometimes!
Tyler Whitted
Tyler Whitted Ամիս առաջ
The SF Bay Area has been on the sideshow hype
Jim B
Jim B Ամիս առաջ
This was well done 👍🏼
ThatKidPierce Ամիս առաջ
Fab Ամիս առաջ
I think the problem is that the US population experiences speeds that they're just not ready for. in most other countries driving education is much more extensive, so now they're all thrown into an environment they are not used to, nor can properly handle.
Tom Forde
Tom Forde Ամիս առաջ
Well during the pandemic I never stopped going to office during lockdown. Wasn’t able to work from home. The NJ turnpike was the autobahn it was amazing
Billy G
Billy G Ամիս առաջ
no, Democrats used Covid 19 to shut things down....from that, everything went to hell
Marty Borror
Marty Borror Ամիս առաջ
Covid literally had 0 effect on driving here; I guess only city driving applies to this video.
Andrew D
Andrew D Ամիս առաջ
h1 n1
Jackson Smith
Jackson Smith Ամիս առաջ
Oh my god street racers guess what street racers are the people on the track
AL EX Ամիս առաջ
Yup I got a ticket in March
PB42189 Ամիս առաջ
no respect for detroit sunday funday? we was the ones really made donuts lit again, the market most definitely was not a sellers market for all of quarantine, it was in the pits until late april, i saw constant deals online and in person in march and all of april
Cpt_Butterworth Ամիս առաջ
There's funk in that video. Can't seem to stop bobbing my head.
Fozzy Guy
Fozzy Guy Ամիս առաջ
In the UK, loads of car enthusiasts are itching to go out for a drive or to a car meet, but we just get fined by the police instead. If you organize an event at the minute, you can get fined £10,000, it's a mess.
DeusKDuo Ամիս առաջ
I am glad i bought my C6 corvette in February now they are going for about 5-7k more. I am tempted to sell but right after i bought it i immediately did heads, cams, and exhaust building it exactly the way i wanted it.
Mike K4ISR
Mike K4ISR Ամիս առաջ
Where is this happening? What do they all have in common? Blue cities/counties. Nuff said. Red areas saw the initial drop, but by May they were close to normal again and are not having these problems.... The biggest problems is people driving from blue areas infecting the people in the red areas, then pointing at the red area saying "see how bad the virus is there?"
Yeni Guevara
Yeni Guevara Ամիս առաջ
Me and my bsf were 14 during the early part of COVID and let’s say we were apart of the people the would say let’s go for a drive and the speeding 😂
Timothy Daglow
Timothy Daglow Ամիս առաջ
The road trip life is keeping some tourist communities alive. Although, it was amazing here in Sedona for those few weeks everything shut down. 1. Please be peaceful to the communities you visit 2. Leave no trace 3. Exceptions include, laying rubber on black top in the switchbacks 4. No your limitations so you don’t drive off a cliff
Howard Hammermann
Howard Hammermann Ամիս առաջ
Yeah. Lot's of people that appear to truly not have much of a grasp of Physics are loose on the road in fast (but not necessarily capable) automobiles... Around here, crashes on the freeways have increased radically, and it appears that most of them are caused by excessive speed. I mean, it takes quite a lot of kinetic energy to get an SUV or other car to stand upside-down on it's roof, on a totally smooth layer of asphalt! 🤣
Andrew Ամիս առաջ
"Shut down the freeway and have a side show!" -Mac Dre
Ian Petrie
Ian Petrie Ամիս առաջ
I remember the traffic just after lockdown. I left my job in London to work from home in Glasgow, Scotland. Even at rush hour, it was like driving home at 2am, just bizarre! I got home two hours faster than usual.
SirFryStirFry Ամիս առաջ
So funny thing I actually found driving in phase one amazing.
Thomas Owen Mazzetti
Thomas Owen Mazzetti Ամիս առաջ
since there are no large events for police to be there keeping the peace, they turn to traffic surveillance to keep from getting bored.
B4D-W0LF Ամիս առաջ
I have a new appreciation for driving. I actually got a steering wheel and I play Forza Horizion 4 now, to learn how to drive. I kinda suck right now but I am going to practice till I get all the mannerisms down and I can hold my own legally on the streets. I won't be buying a car, though :(
Shadow Fall
Shadow Fall Ամիս առաջ
Well this is what happens when you put everyone in solitary confinement house arrest and shut down 70% of all businesses and their jobs. They road rage. All that aggression has to go somewhere. People don't like being kicked when they're down.
Ralph Lazio
Ralph Lazio Ամիս առաջ
Gas mileage increase as well. Pre-pandemic: I was averaging 298 miles on a full tank of gas in my 2005 LS.... POST-Pandemic: I’m now averaging 470 MILES😃 on a full tank of gas! “That’s Huge”
Jalen Frederick
Jalen Frederick Ամիս առաջ
This video is going to be shown in 2060 about the coronavirus
Bradford J
Bradford J Ամիս առաջ
Speed cameras should be illegal. How do you face your accuser in court if it's a camera? How do you know if it's calibrated properly? It's against the bill of rights.
matiss hansens
matiss hansens Ամիս առաջ
I love the ads of donut media. I accually watch them from beginning to the end. I enjoy them
unknow user
unknow user Ամիս առաջ
Sacramento made it on the map lol
Brycen Blair
Brycen Blair Ամիս առաջ
What till the road turns into mad max
T H E J D M Ամիս առաջ
What the f is james voiec broooo what yhe f 0:58
Matt Misanthropy
Matt Misanthropy Ամիս առաջ
Covid is the best thing to ever happen to us
Ithmiths Ամիս առաջ
Me sad because you didnt mention the massive minnesota car scene right now. Its about twice as big as oregon at the moment this shits really blowing up and theres less noise, polution, and car saftey laws in generall too so theres some badass cars up here Im talking last week we filled a 6,000 car parking garage and a 1,000 car parking lot at ONE meet. Plus theres almost no snow this year
Legs McGee
Legs McGee Ամիս առաջ
I didn’t know accidents had doubled, but I’d believe it. I was hit the other two weeks ago and broke like everything, both my ankles, my left knee, my left arm, and my left collar bone. It’s kinda sucked honestly, I’ve been in the hospital two weeks, I shouldn’t have survived (my daily, Kia Optima, vs a 95 Ford F-150, which its grill was in my engine bay). Sorry just my insane story, and kinda felt like sharing
Ainz Ooal Gown
Ainz Ooal Gown Ամիս առաջ
Cruise nights made a comeback
Anthony Asuncion
Anthony Asuncion Ամիս առաջ
My college roommate and I celebrated the end of our college semester of staying in quarantine and studying a couple weeks ago by driving our cars through the hills and countryside outside of Charlottesville. Probably one of the best escapes and best feelings we’ve ever had during quarantine. Take a break, go out, and drive (safely!!)!
ウェッシュ Ամիս առաջ
I think this os true. In Arkansas most vehicles were trucks and SUVs. Now you can see a lot more sports cars.
Ame M
Ame M Ամիս առաջ
pretty sure that's Chris at 3:19
Jake Romanyak
Jake Romanyak Ամիս առաջ
I'm referencing this video in a final project in college, thank you Donut Media and Nolan for putting together a video that conveniently has all the information I need for this project about traffic and COVID. Not sure if it counts as a "reliable" source but oh well I trust 'em.
Aaron Noel
Aaron Noel Ամիս առաջ
In my country Malaysia is still normal. But it has roadblock and cant travel diffrent state. Unless you have a job approval doc able to pass.
Kaleckton Ամիս առաջ
6 hours. Psh 20 hours or no
Iceni Wargames
Iceni Wargames Ամիս առաջ
I love that Americans think 100 mph is some crazy high figure. Here in the UK any time I drive down a dual carriageway somebody will pass me doing more than that. (Never done it myself, honest)
Henry Potter
Henry Potter Ամիս առաջ
Most laws are stupid, reckless driving should be one of the only traffic law.
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