How not to drive and other road mayhem !

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How not to drive and other road mayhem !

Post by Mandrake » 24 Jun 2013, 20:39

Probably not a good thing, but I can't help watching these kind of videos. :lol:

Apparently dashboard cameras are required for car insurance in certain former USSR states, leading to a huge number of car dash accident videos compiled on youtube.... :twisted:

Sometimes very scary, sometimes entertaining, always sobering and educational, it really is amazing the vast number of ways things can go wrong on the road, sometimes you're helpless and can't do anything to avoid trouble, sometimes people really have it coming to them due to terrible driving skills and complete absence of common sense.

It seems that running red lights is a major cause of accidents, as is driving too fast for the conditions, dangerous overtaking, not looking when turning or changing lanes etc... also I see a very strong lack of defensive driving skills in most of the accidents, of the "I see this person about to do something silly but I have right of way so I'm not going to slow down to avoid colliding with them". Many accidents the driver had plenty of time to react and did nothing, just ploughing into someone because they had right of way, even if the other person was coming at them on the wrong side of the road for several seconds! #-o

Also a lot of extremely reckless driving and road rage it seems...

Its particularly sobering how just a small bump or error in driving can lead to a car going completely out of control and even flipping over in situations where you wouldn't think it was possible...

These two youtube channels have loads of complications of clips, here are a few, enjoy and discuss :)






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Re: How not to drive and other road mayhem !

Post by Xaccers » 24 Jun 2013, 22:58

^^^Coming to a highstreet/motorway near you...

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Re: How not to drive and other road mayhem !

Post by KP » 25 Jun 2013, 14:29

Exactly why i spent £120 on a Blackvue DR400G and 32gb SDHC U card. Records even when parked so good for security of toe-rags about the place and had enough of people driving into me the last 2 years!

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Re: How not to drive and other road mayhem !

Post by Clogzz » 26 Jun 2013, 01:28

Those people should still be getting around on the back of stolen donkeys. :evil:

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How not to drive and other road mayhem !

Post by addo » 26 Jun 2013, 10:48

Aside from a few details, very much like driving in Sydney.

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Re: How not to drive and other road mayhem !

Post by waynedance » 26 Jun 2013, 21:53

Got a Blackvue HD myself, got nothing to good to show yet apart from killing my engine at Christmas.

I like watching them videos myself.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELtf87Pa5fo" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: How not to drive and other road mayhem !

Post by Mandrake » 30 Jun 2013, 19:12

A new video. Some really terrible driving in this one... :roll: