Shooting a YouTube video and intentionally holding up traffic isn’t cool

Driving too fast on a highway will almost certainly get you booked. But driving too slow? That actually happens, too, especially when the offending party, or parties, in this case, thinks it can just get away with shooting a video of sorts in the name of YouTube clicks. That’s exactly what happened to a group of drivers that were allegedly rolling down I-15 in Connecticut with their high-powered exotics, except that they weren’t going too fast with their cars, but because they were going too slow.

CSP in Bethany today received numerous phone calls re: several "racing type cars" driving very slowly today on Rt 15...

Posted by Connecticut State Police on Sunday, August 19, 2018

While it is strange to see ten performance cars, including one Chevrolet Corvette, get booked for driving too slow, the reason why the Connecticut State Police booked the drivers is perfectly legitimate. According to reports, the police received reports of “racing type cars” driving on I-15 very slowly, and in doing so, they were blocking both lanes of traffic and creating a frustrating situation for a lot of motorists.

As for the reason behind the whole mess? Turns out, the lead driver, presumably the one driving the Corvette, was shooting video of the other cars, telling police officers that he was recording for a new program on cars. Fortunately, the highway patrol wasn’t impressed by the situation and instead of asking for airtime on the show or autographs from the would-be filmmaker, they booked and fined all ten drivers for needlessly clogging up the highway.

According to reports, the police received reports of “racing type cars” driving on I-15 very slowly, and in doing so, they were blocking both lanes of traffic and creating a frustrating situation for a lot of motorists.

It’s unclear as to what show the “filmmaker” was alluding to, but considering that they were booked close to Heroes Tunnel, a long stretch of road that blasts through the mountains near the city of New Haven, Connecticut, there’s a bigger than probable chance that the film he was referring to is nothing more than a YouTube video. Besides, if this were a legitimate production, studios need to get permits from local authorities to shoot scenes that fall within somebody’s jurisdiction. Not only that but if there’s only one video camera capturing the shots, there’s a good chance that this film is either low-budget or no-budget.

It’s a shame considering the cars that were booked were of the “racing type cars” variety. If they were trying to shoot a YouTube video about it, one camera isn’t going to cut it. Better yet, do it someplace else where there’s no risk of pissing other motorists off. Hopefully, the fines were enough to get them to stand down. But if it doesn’t, I wouldn’t be opposed to seeing those cars get impounded to teach their owners a lesson.

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