That may not be the term you know for it, but I'm sure you've seen it. There's been an accident. Or maybe it's just somebody pulled over for speeding. Either way, there's pretty flashing lights. And chances are it's on the opposite side of the highway that you're on. So what do you do? Dear God man, SLOW DOWN AND SEE IF YOU CAN SEE WHAT'S GOING ON!
Now you know what I'm talking about? Knock it off. Unless you are literally the first person on the scene because the accident has just occurred, keep it moving. If it's on the other side of a divided highway, you don't even need to slow down. Just keep it moving.
True story : Years ago when I was driving to my parents for Thanksgiving, I noticed a bunch of people getting out of the middle highway lane. I, too, noticed something big and massive in the road. As I got closer I realized that it was a human body. Once that clicked I noticed the smashed up car at the side of the road. Then I noticed, about 50 yards away, a line of about 3-4 cars that had stopped and pulled over. People were getting out and you could tell by the ways hands were going to faces that whatever happened had quite literally just happened.
Know what I did? I kept moving. I even beeped and yelled at a bunch of other cars to do the same thing. It's not like by stopping our cars in the middle of the road that we were helping anybody. The guy was beyond helping. People had already stopped and pulled over. The most we were going to do by stopping in the middle of the street would be to cause another accident.