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Karen Calls The Cops On Driver She Crashed Into, Regrets It After They See The Surveillance Footage
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Karen Calls The Cops On Driver She Crashed Into, Regrets It After They See The Surveillance Footage

Getting into a car accident is one of the fastest ways to ruin your day. Whether it was your fault or not, the hassle of dealing with a stranger and just crossing your fingers that they will be reasonable, calling the cops, exchanging insurance information, and scheduling repairs for your car can take a lot of energy. In most situations, it is pretty straightforward who is at fault and responsible, but the beauty of car insurance is that when you happen to have a bad day and bump into someone else, you should be covered. 

And yet, there are always a few drivers who just don’t understand the rules of the road or the rules of social interactions. One man shared a story on the Entitled Parents subreddit detailing his nightmare experience with a Karen who could not take accountability for her actions. Below, you can read the full story that might make you want to rip your hair out, and then let us know in the comments what you think about it. And then if you’re looking for another Bored Panda piece featuring frustratingly entitled parents to read next, look no further than right here

One driver hopped online to detail his infuriating experience with a Karen after she plowed into his car

Image credits: Aaron Doucett (not the actual photo)

Image credits: Johannes Treier (not the actual photo)

Image credits: Ibrahim Rifath (not the actual photo)

He later posted an update explaining that the Karen was even more upset than before 

Car insurance is a beautiful thing. It may be expensive and a nuisance to pay each month, especially if you are a cautious driver, but it is always worth it to have. Not to mention that it is illegal not to have it. In the United States, for example, the penalties vary per state for being caught driving without insurance, but it always includes a fine, often includes a suspension of the driver’s license, and sometimes even includes jail time. Some states are stricter than others, with Delaware enforcing the heftiest fine, of $1,500, and a 6 month period of license suspension. In Connecticut, however, uninsured drivers can be met with up to 5 years in jail. Regardless of what state a driver is in, it is never worth it to avoid paying insurance. 

The driver also clarified some details in the comments

Yet somehow, there continues to be a handful of drivers who refuse to get insurance. I understand the burden of paying about $150 per month to an insurance company, but that is part of the responsibility of being a driver. Unfortunately, not having insurance is a huge risk that nobody should be taking. According to a 2021 study, however, about 12.6% of American drivers are uninsured. Some states are even worse, though, with 29.4% of drivers in Mississippi lacking coverage. Even if you think you are an excellent driver, it is impossible to predict what will happen on the road. Car insurance gives you peace of mind and prevents you from suddenly being saddled with exorbitant bills (not to mention the fines associated with driving uninsured).

In this particular situation, it is very clear that the woman was in the wrong and is responsible for all of the damage she caused. But having car insurance would not only help the driver of the Jeep, it would have helped her too. We would love to hear your thoughts on this situation in the comments. Have you ever had an encounter with an uninsured driver on the road? I hope you haven’t, but if you have, I hope you were not responsible for any damages. Be careful out there, keep your eyes on the road, and watch out for any crazy Karens trying to swindle you out of money.

Readers found the story amusing, with many bashing the Karen and some sharing their own similar experiences

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Java Addict
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I picture this woman as one of those types who spends all her money on fancy things for herself but her kids wear hand me downs and mom can never afford to buy them anything.

JL
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That reminds me of one time I was at a baseball game. A lady and her 5 year old seated in front of me. Mom has 3 or 4 light beers throughout the game at $10 a pop. When the kid asked for a $5 ice cream she said no because she felt the kid would make a mess and it would be a "waste of money".

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CatWoman312
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3 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I feel bad for her children. It must suck to have a mother so out of touch with reality

Megan Pippenger
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I’m always immediately skeptical whenever someone in a situation like this starts claiming starving kids. Like you somehow could afford a Mercedes but your kids are starving? Like in order to GET the Merc you either had to have good enough credit to buy/lease it (so probably kids aren’t starving) or you had enough cash in hand to buy it outright (so…probably also no starving kids). Like even if someone is really irresponsible with money, I’m betting she’s using her kids as a pity tactic more than anything else. Like, her kids are probably going to be fine, but Mommy isn’t going to be able to afford anymore toys for herself for a while. She’s still out of touch, and as someone else mentioned, probably prioritizes herself over her kids, but lbr, she’s mad because now she’s gonna have to prioritize her kids’ basic needs over fun stuff for her for a while.

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Jessica LanSpe
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So let me get this straight........Karen can "afford" a new Mercedes, but not car insurance or to feed her kids. Karen should give up the kids to a home that will be able to afford them and then she can afford car insurance for her precious Mercedes. If she can't afford both, then she needs to get rid of the car to feed her kids.

joop
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Karen can go bike now. Always these spoiled moms with cars. Go bike. That's healthy for you. One kid in the front, one on the back. My son always yelled, when I had a carriage bike and had to go up hill, with them cosily sitting there: hush hush, pedal with the leggies!

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Java Addict
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I picture this woman as one of those types who spends all her money on fancy things for herself but her kids wear hand me downs and mom can never afford to buy them anything.

JL
Community Member
3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That reminds me of one time I was at a baseball game. A lady and her 5 year old seated in front of me. Mom has 3 or 4 light beers throughout the game at $10 a pop. When the kid asked for a $5 ice cream she said no because she felt the kid would make a mess and it would be a "waste of money".

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CatWoman312
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3 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I feel bad for her children. It must suck to have a mother so out of touch with reality

Megan Pippenger
Community Member
3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I’m always immediately skeptical whenever someone in a situation like this starts claiming starving kids. Like you somehow could afford a Mercedes but your kids are starving? Like in order to GET the Merc you either had to have good enough credit to buy/lease it (so probably kids aren’t starving) or you had enough cash in hand to buy it outright (so…probably also no starving kids). Like even if someone is really irresponsible with money, I’m betting she’s using her kids as a pity tactic more than anything else. Like, her kids are probably going to be fine, but Mommy isn’t going to be able to afford anymore toys for herself for a while. She’s still out of touch, and as someone else mentioned, probably prioritizes herself over her kids, but lbr, she’s mad because now she’s gonna have to prioritize her kids’ basic needs over fun stuff for her for a while.

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Jessica LanSpe
Community Member
3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So let me get this straight........Karen can "afford" a new Mercedes, but not car insurance or to feed her kids. Karen should give up the kids to a home that will be able to afford them and then she can afford car insurance for her precious Mercedes. If she can't afford both, then she needs to get rid of the car to feed her kids.

joop
Community Member
3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Karen can go bike now. Always these spoiled moms with cars. Go bike. That's healthy for you. One kid in the front, one on the back. My son always yelled, when I had a carriage bike and had to go up hill, with them cosily sitting there: hush hush, pedal with the leggies!

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