How Covid Broke Our Roads

23 nov 2020
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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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  • The outrageous call prognostically hover because dill accidentally zoom apud a subsequent myanmar. joyous, silent writer

    Laury LeclercLaury Leclerc5 minuti fa
  • Im from memphis and i hear cars around my house every night racing

    Gaming MKXGaming MKX5 ore fa
  • 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

    Nicholas WardNicholas WardGiorno fa
  • well there is no speeding on the autobaun (im sry if I spelled it wrong)

    Jackson PendletonJackson Pendleton2 giorni fa
  • 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

    Torpito_fire _Torpito_fire _2 giorni fa
  • I miss going to the gate to pick people up. I don't miss the smoking section in the rear of the plane.

    DroneXFunDroneXFun3 giorni fa
  • 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 BuckJohn Buck3 giorni fa
    • @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.

      John BuckJohn BuckGiorno fa
    • yeah cause just your experience stays true for millions of others

      CrispyNachoCrispyNachoGiorno fa
  • Important to make the differentiation between the fatalities which involved multi vs single car accidents empty roads + decreased will to live = more accidents

    Ceara GoodnowCeara Goodnow4 giorni fa
  • 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 BS B4 giorni fa
  • 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.

    S BS B4 giorni fa
  • 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.

    Joel FJoel F4 giorni fa
  • Statistics say all this was unnecessary

    Emanuel QuinteroEmanuel Quintero6 giorni fa
  • Love how everyone says essential workers, don't say mechanics though even though we in the same group...

    Salem JungwirthSalem Jungwirth7 giorni fa
  • 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

    Thecityguy 21Thecityguy 219 giorni fa
  • California traffic is back to being ass down in San Diego

    Theta UndertoneTheta Undertone10 giorni fa
  • I not going to lie, i have enjoyed the 15mph boost i have used everyday to and from work.

    Isaiah HendersonIsaiah Henderson10 giorni fa
  • 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

    Peppita ChipsPeppita Chips13 giorni fa
  • A little bit like Russian roads.

    Edwin BonillaEdwin Bonilla16 giorni fa
  • Lmao that race between the 240sx and Supra the 240sx lost and started a fight with the Supra crew

    Nick GNick G17 giorni fa
  • 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 ChaudharyJay Chaudhary21 giorno fa
  • I learnt driving during Covid. I literally perfected my driving. Now I’m the best driver among my friends.

    Jay ChaudharyJay Chaudhary21 giorno fa
  • My mom when 150 mph down hill coming back from work and I was scared for her

    REVERSE CARDREVERSE CARD22 giorni fa
  • 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.

    exFAT JamesexFAT James22 giorni fa
  • Speed cameras don't save anyone. They are extortion and revenue machines.

    MattMatt23 giorni fa
  • tHANK yOU FOR THIS ONE.

    Al GreenAl Green23 giorni fa
  • Mechanics are an essential service

    Graham TalsmaGraham Talsma24 giorni fa
  • 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

    Tyler HansenTyler Hansen25 giorni fa
  • Man liberals ruin everything

    Randy TorelliRandy Torelli27 giorni fa
  • memba george floyd?

    ZxRippedZxRipped27 giorni fa
  • you had money for a roadtrip? must be nice

    Joshman VegasmanJoshman Vegasman28 giorni fa
  • 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.

    Cannibal NectarCannibal Nectar29 giorni fa
  • 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.

    DareToBeDeviantDareToBeDeviantMese fa
  • Covid has broke nothing. The government has fucked everything

    BigAlFiGalaBigAlFiGalaMese fa
  • Tacoma was completely fuckin empty at the start, miss that shit

    The PenglamingoThe PenglamingoMese fa
  • Yeah I found my self cruising at a steady 120 down the highway.

    MastaKeahiMastaKeahiMese fa
  • The wild animal things isn’t actually true

    goalmaker88goalmaker88Mese fa
  • We are still going SO FAST in Orlando FL. BUT our roads are super safe and easy to drive.

    goalmaker88goalmaker88Mese fa
  • 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???

    Fernando BarajasFernando BarajasMese fa
  • Time stamp 5:23 you're welcome

    Andrew CastilloAndrew CastilloMese fa
  • All gas no brakes should've voted the president of dodge into the white house and we'd all have hellcats #hellcattheworld

    Andrew CastilloAndrew CastilloMese fa
  • And Pornhub usage is way up. Not that I would know personally...but.

    Luxur ReviewLuxur ReviewMese fa
  • I've been working sense the first day of the lock down. Lol no stopping traffic control

    Ryan BaronRyan BaronMese fa
  • 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.

    NutandBoltGuyNutandBoltGuyMese fa
  • The Cannonball Run record was broken like 3 times during lockdown because traffic was awesome.

    Sean RileySean RileyMese fa
  • 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.

    TheCarManTheCarManMese fa
  • >get an ad during the video ad

    Swift's Tech TalksSwift's Tech TalksMese fa
  • We went into the Mad Max driving mentality quite fast. Driving full speed was awesome! I regret nothing!

    Francis MarinoFrancis MarinoMese fa
  • Gonna use this video for my essay, thanks Nolan!

    SkrufysSkrufysMese fa
  • Covid makes world savage.. be safe out there. Be defensive driver..

    Tenzack YOGITenzack YOGIMese fa
  • Raycons hella break

    Brennan MacKinnonBrennan MacKinnonMese fa
  • jUST LIKE NEED FOR SPEED'S UNIVERSE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Robert ChristianRobert ChristianMese fa
  • 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

    Miro NotchevMiro NotchevMese fa
  • Sounds so boring

    Ashwin KaleAshwin KaleMese fa
  • You mean to tell me all these slow jackasses in front me aren't going ANYWHERE

    LogBoy the ShitpostLogBoy the ShitpostMese fa
  • 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

    420247365 00001420247365 00001Mese fa
  • Hey folks: Flightradar24 app

    criznittycriznittyMese fa
  • The “SUPERFAST” Act

    criznittycriznittyMese fa
  • American's don't know how to drive! They only know how to sit in rush hour!

    SeanSeanMese fa
  • This why I live in semi country area and less than 8 miles from my job! Life can workout in Life sometimes!

    Terry RodbournTerry RodbournMese fa
  • The SF Bay Area has been on the sideshow hype

    Tyler WhittedTyler WhittedMese fa
  • This was well done 👍🏼

    Jim BJim BMese fa
  • SOUTH SAC IRAQ

    ThatKidPierceThatKidPierceMese fa
  • 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.

    FabFabMese fa
  • 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

    Tom FordeTom FordeMese fa
  • no, Democrats used Covid 19 to shut things down....from that, everything went to hell

    Billy GBilly GMese fa
  • Covid literally had 0 effect on driving here; I guess only city driving applies to this video.

    Marty BorrorMarty BorrorMese fa
  • h1 n1

    Andrew DAndrew DMese fa
  • Oh my god street racers guess what street racers are the people on the track

    Jackson SmithJackson SmithMese fa
  • Yup I got a ticket in March

    AL EXAL EXMese fa
  • 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

    PB42189PB42189Mese fa
  • There's funk in that video. Can't seem to stop bobbing my head.

    Cpt_ButterworthCpt_ButterworthMese fa
  • 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.

    Fozzy GuyFozzy GuyMese fa
  • 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.

    DeusKDuoDeusKDuoMese fa
  • 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?"

    Mike K4ISRMike K4ISRMese fa
  • 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 😂

    Yeni GuevaraYeni GuevaraMese fa
  • 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

    Timothy DaglowTimothy DaglowMese fa
  • 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! 🤣

    Howard HammermannHoward HammermannMese fa
  • "Shut down the freeway and have a side show!" -Mac Dre

    AndrewAndrewMese fa
  • 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.

    Ian PetrieIan PetrieMese fa
  • So funny thing I actually found driving in phase one amazing.

    SirFryStirFrySirFryStirFryMese fa
  • since there are no large events for police to be there keeping the peace, they turn to traffic surveillance to keep from getting bored.

    Thomas Owen MazzettiThomas Owen MazzettiMese fa
  • 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 :(

    B4D-W0LFB4D-W0LFMese fa
  • 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.

    Shadow FallShadow FallMese fa
  • 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”

    Ralph LazioRalph LazioMese fa
  • This video is going to be shown in 2060 about the coronavirus

    Jalen FrederickJalen FrederickMese fa
  • 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.

    Bradford JBradford JMese fa
  • I love the ads of donut media. I accually watch them from beginning to the end. I enjoy them

    matiss hansensmatiss hansensMese fa
  • Sacramento made it on the map lol

    unknow userunknow userMese fa
  • What till the road turns into mad max

    Brycen BlairBrycen BlairMese fa
  • What the f is james voiec broooo what yhe f 0:58

    T H E J D MT H E J D MMese fa
  • Covid is the best thing to ever happen to us

    Matt MisanthropyMatt MisanthropyMese fa
  • 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

    IthmithsIthmithsMese fa
  • 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

    Legs McGeeLegs McGeeMese fa
  • Cruise nights made a comeback

    Ainz Ooal GownAinz Ooal GownMese fa
  • 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!!)!

    Anthony AsuncionAnthony AsuncionMese fa
  • I think this os true. In Arkansas most vehicles were trucks and SUVs. Now you can see a lot more sports cars.

    ウェッシュウェッシュMese fa
  • pretty sure that's Chris at 3:19

    Ame MAme MMese fa
  • 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.

    Jake RomanyakJake RomanyakMese fa
  • 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.

    Aaron NoelAaron NoelMese fa
  • 6 hours. Psh 20 hours or no

    KalecktonKalecktonMese fa
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