rubbernecking
a) The act of slowing down whilst driving a vehicle, so as to look at the scene of an accident.

"The resulting wreckage blocks the entire southbound side of the Interstate, while the inevitable rubbernecking slows traffic on the northbound side to little more than the speed of a brisk walk."

b) Generally, any act of observation in a manner considered unduly overt or otherwise unseemly.

The children had never been in such a large museum and their rubbernecking was rather amusing.


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