How Covid Broke Our Roads

2020 23 نوامبر
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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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  • I kinda wanna call bullshit tbh. I guess context. I run a gas station and the only difference in traffic weve experience is there arent any more events going on during the summer. No big tent events or anything. Other then that shits the same man fuck you talkin about why is youtube giving me this shit

    Super Kami TabyrSuper Kami Tabyrپیش 9 ساعت
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    Laury LeclercLaury Leclercپیش 22 ساعت
  • Im from memphis and i hear cars around my house every night racing

    Gaming MKXGaming MKXپیش روز
  • 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 Wardپیش 2 روز
  • well there is no speeding on the autobaun (im sry if I spelled it wrong)

    Jackson PendletonJackson Pendletonپیش 3 روز
  • 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 _پیش 3 روز
  • I miss going to the gate to pick people up. I don't miss the smoking section in the rear of the plane.

    DroneXFunDroneXFunپیش 3 روز
  • 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 Buckپیش 4 روز
    • @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 Buckپیش 2 روز
    • yeah cause just your experience stays true for millions of others

      CrispyNachoCrispyNachoپیش 2 روز
  • 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 Goodnowپیش 5 روز
  • 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 Bپیش 5 روز
  • 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 Bپیش 5 روز
  • 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 Fپیش 5 روز
  • Statistics say all this was unnecessary

    Emanuel QuinteroEmanuel Quinteroپیش 7 روز
  • Love how everyone says essential workers, don't say mechanics though even though we in the same group...

    Salem JungwirthSalem Jungwirthپیش 8 روز
  • 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 21پیش 10 روز
  • California traffic is back to being ass down in San Diego

    Theta UndertoneTheta Undertoneپیش 11 روز
  • I not going to lie, i have enjoyed the 15mph boost i have used everyday to and from work.

    Isaiah HendersonIsaiah Hendersonپیش 11 روز
  • 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 Chipsپیش 14 روز
  • A little bit like Russian roads.

    Edwin BonillaEdwin Bonillaپیش 17 روز
  • Lmao that race between the 240sx and Supra the 240sx lost and started a fight with the Supra crew

    Nick GNick Gپیش 18 روز
  • 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 Chaudharyپیش 22 روز
  • I learnt driving during Covid. I literally perfected my driving. Now I’m the best driver among my friends.

    Jay ChaudharyJay Chaudharyپیش 22 روز
  • My mom when 150 mph down hill coming back from work and I was scared for her

  • 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 Jamesپیش 23 روز
  • Speed cameras don't save anyone. They are extortion and revenue machines.

    MattMattپیش 24 روز

    Al GreenAl Greenپیش 24 روز
  • Mechanics are an essential service

    Graham TalsmaGraham Talsmaپیش 25 روز
  • 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 Hansenپیش 26 روز
  • Man liberals ruin everything

    Randy TorelliRandy Torelliپیش 28 روز
  • memba george floyd?

    ZxRippedZxRippedپیش 28 روز
  • you had money for a roadtrip? must be nice

    Joshman VegasmanJoshman Vegasmanپیش 29 روز
  • 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 Nectarپیش 29 روز
  • 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.

    DareToBeDeviantDareToBeDeviantپیش ماه
  • Covid has broke nothing. The government has fucked everything

    BigAlFiGalaBigAlFiGalaپیش ماه
  • Tacoma was completely fuckin empty at the start, miss that shit

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

    MastaKeahiMastaKeahiپیش ماه
  • The wild animal things isn’t actually true

    goalmaker88goalmaker88پیش ماه
  • We are still going SO FAST in Orlando FL. BUT our roads are super safe and easy to drive.

    goalmaker88goalmaker88پیش ماه
  • 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 Barajasپیش ماه
  • Time stamp 5:23 you're welcome

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

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

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

    Ryan BaronRyan Baronپیش ماه
  • 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.

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

    Sean RileySean Rileyپیش ماه
  • 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.

    TheCarManTheCarManپیش ماه
  • >get an ad during the video ad

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

    Francis MarinoFrancis Marinoپیش ماه
  • Gonna use this video for my essay, thanks Nolan!

    SkrufysSkrufysپیش ماه
  • Covid makes world savage.. be safe out there. Be defensive driver..

    Tenzack YOGITenzack YOGIپیش ماه
  • Raycons hella break

    Brennan MacKinnonBrennan MacKinnonپیش ماه
  • jUST LIKE NEED FOR SPEED'S UNIVERSE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Robert ChristianRobert Christianپیش ماه
  • 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 Notchevپیش ماه
  • Sounds so boring

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

    LogBoy the ShitpostLogBoy the Shitpostپیش ماه
  • 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 00001پیش ماه
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    criznittycriznittyپیش ماه
  • The “SUPERFAST” Act

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

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

    Terry RodbournTerry Rodbournپیش ماه
  • The SF Bay Area has been on the sideshow hype

    Tyler WhittedTyler Whittedپیش ماه
  • This was well done 👍🏼

    Jim BJim Bپیش ماه

    ThatKidPierceThatKidPierceپیش ماه
  • 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.

    FabFabپیش ماه
  • 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 Fordeپیش ماه
  • no, Democrats used Covid 19 to shut things down....from that, everything went to hell

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

    Marty BorrorMarty Borrorپیش ماه
  • h1 n1

    Andrew DAndrew Dپیش ماه
  • Oh my god street racers guess what street racers are the people on the track

    Jackson SmithJackson Smithپیش ماه
  • Yup I got a ticket in March

    AL EXAL EXپیش ماه
  • 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

    PB42189PB42189پیش ماه
  • There's funk in that video. Can't seem to stop bobbing my head.

    Cpt_ButterworthCpt_Butterworthپیش ماه
  • 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 Guyپیش ماه
  • 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.

    DeusKDuoDeusKDuoپیش ماه
  • 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 K4ISRپیش ماه
  • 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 Guevaraپیش ماه
  • 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 Daglowپیش ماه
  • 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 Hammermannپیش ماه
  • "Shut down the freeway and have a side show!" -Mac Dre

    AndrewAndrewپیش ماه
  • 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 Petrieپیش ماه
  • So funny thing I actually found driving in phase one amazing.

    SirFryStirFrySirFryStirFryپیش ماه
  • 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 Mazzettiپیش ماه
  • 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-W0LFپیش ماه
  • 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 Fallپیش ماه
  • 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 Lazioپیش ماه
  • This video is going to be shown in 2060 about the coronavirus

    Jalen FrederickJalen Frederickپیش ماه
  • 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 Jپیش ماه
  • I love the ads of donut media. I accually watch them from beginning to the end. I enjoy them

    matiss hansensmatiss hansensپیش ماه
  • Sacramento made it on the map lol

    unknow userunknow userپیش ماه
  • What till the road turns into mad max

    Brycen BlairBrycen Blairپیش ماه
  • What the f is james voiec broooo what yhe f 0:58

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

    Matt MisanthropyMatt Misanthropyپیش ماه
  • 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

    IthmithsIthmithsپیش ماه
  • 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 McGeeپیش ماه
  • Cruise nights made a comeback

    Ainz Ooal GownAinz Ooal Gownپیش ماه
  • 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 Asuncionپیش ماه
  • I think this os true. In Arkansas most vehicles were trucks and SUVs. Now you can see a lot more sports cars.

    Christopher ZoellerChristopher Zoellerپیش ماه
  • pretty sure that's Chris at 3:19

    Ame MAme Mپیش ماه
  • 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 Romanyakپیش ماه
  • 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 Noelپیش ماه