Date: Mon, 25 Mar 1996 12:27:32 -0500 From: "J. Chambers" Subject: Re: gapers' block The Toronto rush-hour reporters use the term gawkers for those drivers who slow down or stop in hopes of seeing a severed head at an accident site. So far, there doesn't seem to be a set phrase for the phenomenon--not gawker's block, gawker's slowdown, etc. Just phrasal things like "slowdown in the collector lanes due to gawkers", or "a fender-bender on Finch is causing a backup because of gawkers". No one here has heard gapers used for this, at least not yet. --Jack