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Rubber-neck

DEFINITION

Distracted while driving to see an accident or a similar emergency. The illustration of ‘rubber neck’ portrays driving past a building fire and turning your head (neck) to look at the scene of the disaster. If you’ve noticed, in traffic, when someone is pulled over by the police, traffic slows down so drivers can observe the scene while driving sloweer, the same occurs during any emergency situation as well.

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