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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by fredball, Nov 27, 2012.
Be careful out there and stay off the icy roads!
Good lord many of those would be hard to survive if any
JESUS CHRIST! and some people wonder why they are getting flipped off while passing
Scary as hell. Never knew so many had dash cams
Things I learned from that video:
1) There are actually some good drivers who avoided accidents (or, they were just incredibly lucky)
2) I guess seat belts aren't mandatory? Lots of bodies thrown from vehicles. Maybe it doesn't matter if your vehicle is literally ripped apart by a semi-truck?
3) You could make a killing operating a tow truck company. Or, a body shop. Or, a junk yard. Or, a meat wagon.
It's amazing how fast your life can come to an end with one mistake in a car. Some of those crashes you barely had time to even react.
Agreed. Very disturbing videos.
I still can't tell whether these Russia videos are from lower driver standards and a disasterous driving culture or American's simply don't have dash cams. I stopped watching live leak vids from Russia because I started to get this feeling that I didn't want to get in my car. I love my car and its dutifully sacrificed itself for me on at least one occasion.
It seems like the uk and Russia and India have dash cams.
Wonder if its to cover their a$$ incase something does happen.
I'm thinking a lot of people over there do not carry insurance so some have cams to prove what really happened. I live in forest grove and I thought of getting a dash cam cause people out here with walk right out in front of you (not in a cross walk) And expect you to just stop on a dime. (J walking) I don't mean they step out in front of you a ways out they step out when your close enough you have to hammer the brakes and they look at you like you're a jerk for almost hitting them. Oh another good place for video like this is live leaks.
This scares the hershey squirts out of me. I'm moving to North Dakota at the end of next month. Hopefully people like to take it slow over there.
A large percentage of those would be teen male drivers.
I was one of the worst examples. Drove like a complete maniac. Never injured or killed anyone which was amazing. I once totaled six other cars driving 100mph+ down St Helens Road with almost no brakes. (I downshifted and used the emergency brake lol). Two of them were rare classics.
Didn't have to pay out a dime because it was ruled that my Blazer had an unforeseen brake failure.
Look around you everyday at the idiots you encounter and then picture them behind the wheel with your life in there hands.
The main reason I stopped riding motorcycles. Too many close calls with this kind of stuff. At least in a car you have a chance.
That is why I will never ride a motorcycle other drivers scare the he double hockey sticks outta me, and as you said at least with a car you have a little steel between you and them.
Did you say motorcycles?
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speaking of icy roads, here are some of my own pictures that were taken in northern arizona and along easbound i-90 in western montana.
eastbound i-80 in wyoming:
EB i-90 in montana:
super bowl eve 2008 - somewhere in alberta:
just east of boise:
I've watched a few of those Russian crash videos and there are a few common themes, but speed is certainly a big factor. Something that does strike me too is that there seems to be a scant lack of consideration for other road users over there. Road laws might seem like a pain somedays, but they are there for a reason. Can you imagine i5 in a complete free for all?
It's also scary to see bodies ejected from vehicles because they don't wear a seat belt. I used to ride motorbikes too, and having done a superman impression over the top of a car, I would not recommend leaving a moving object at speed. The road hurts when you hit it.
I'm also thinking a dash cam would be a good idea, for lots of reasons. However, I guess it could also be used against you
Worked for ODOT 33 years and you can't belive the stupid things I've seen or had to respone to. Winter time is the worst.
I wonder if that guy is still alive. He must have had like 12 guardian angels watching over him.
When he straddles the center line, with cars coming at him just inches away, I wanted to just look away, but couldn't.
And I don't think that takes balls of steel, just a deathwish.
That made me cringe. I will say that, IMHO, if you're a pedestrian and you step out into the street without looking both ways and being completely aware of traffic in both directions, you're genes will be subject to negative selection.
I have to admit the person is f-ing crazy, but to get the full effect of the clip put the full screen on and put a leaf blower in your face going full bore. makes it feel like you are the one filming the ride