Date: Fri, 22 Mar 1996 15:12:23 -0500

From: Undetermined origin c/o LISTSERV maintainer


Subject: Re: gapers' block

On Fri, 22 Mar 1996, Allan Metcalf wrote:

In Chicago, a traffic slowdown caused by drivers slowing to look at an

accident in the opposite lane, or some other sight (currently a portrait of

Dennis Rodman of the Chicago Bulls, changing hair color as Rodman does) - is

called a "gapers' block."

Is that term used elsewhere? If not, what?

Here in Washington they are refered to as "Rubber-neckers".

Greg Roberts

Georgetown University