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rubberneck

1. n. one who stares at something or someone; a tourist. (see also gander.) At noon the sidewalks are crowded with rubbernecks.
2. in. to stare (at something or someone). Traffic is stalled because of all the drivers who are rubbernecking.
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In the first three months of this year, there were a total of 60,944 fines issued to people who were obstructing the flow of traffic in general and rubbernecks comprised a small percentage of those fined.
11, 1905, through to the Bosnian efforts at ethnic cleansing in the late '90s, stopping to rubberneck everything along the way -- the Armenian genocide by Turkey, World War I and II, the Cold War and so on.
If one driver pauses - for instance, to rubberneck - the touch on the brakes creates a two- or three-minute wait for the 50th car behind him.
Rubberneck front man Smoove will be delivering the Newcastle workshop with Jess Roberts.
Moreover, a self-driving car won't rubberneck or brake unpredictably.
The centre will also be featuring its own indie club, Rubberneck, showcasing local bands along with national and international names to watch.
Luckily being unfashionably early - an hour and a half - for Julien Macdonald's show it gave me a chance to rubberneck at a proper star and watch the paps in action.
You'll find dozens of open-air cafes along the cobbled streets and the best way to choose your lunch spot is to rubberneck at other people's plates and see what takes your fancy.
An array of other events will also be taking place over the two days, and there will be music on the main stage from Keiretsu, Psychedelic Breakfast, Becky Owen, Rubberneck and the Newcastle Jazz Orchestra.
Those words seem almost quaint in a world where Barbara Walters urges Monica Lewinsky to share details with 40 million viewers, or where so many of us rubberneck at the checkout stand to catch tabloid headlines about some final secret about Di or JFK Jr.
The Sports Guy reflects on Rubberneck Nation and its collective fascination with Todd Bertuzzi's fateful punch.
I don't rubberneck as I drive past road smashes, even though the journalist imp within is urging me to do so.
Ugly to see, but somehow you can't help but rubberneck.
For five days, Patrick Richardson's home has sat on the Ventura Freeway, causing thousands of motorists to rubberneck at the sight of the abandoned, green ranch-style house on the shoulder.