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Old 12-14-12, 11:42 AM   #1
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And you thought American drivers were bad?

Russia takes bad driving to a whole new level. Apparently dash cams are common to protect drivers from insurance fraud.

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Out of control! What's with all the wheels falling off? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdhxulLH5iI

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Loved the right hook at about minute 7.
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Old 12-14-12, 01:28 PM   #4
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I love Russian dash cams. I spend at least an hour a day watching them and there's a never ending supply of that stuff.

I like the pedestrian's revenge at 1:37.

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Old 12-14-12, 02:35 PM   #5
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Well at lest the horsey was using the cross walk, I imagine that pedestrians (equestrians?) have the right away too
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I don't understand the title. I saw a lot of car crashes, accidents and Chinese. There's absolutely no style in any of the driving and where's the Kung Fu???
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Russia takes bad driving to a whole new level. Apparently dash cams are common to protect drivers from insurance fraud.

This video, was like seeing the video arcade game 'Frogger', in real-time.

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Out of control! What's with all the wheels falling off? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdhxulLH5iI

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Especially, the large rear tire that came off construction equipment, while the operator was driving.

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Several local families, including mine, used to host an annual Spring visitor from Moscow (chess teacher). One day while I was chauffeuring him across town, he expressed his surprise that people were so lawful while driving; he just couldn't believe people would wait their turn and go in order at a four-way stop. After a brief discussion, I determined that I was not going to loan him a car to go sightseeing at the coast. As horrific as the local motorists are, I just couldn't unleash Sergei on them.
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Old 12-14-12, 08:58 PM   #10
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That was what struck me in the vids, the rampant unobservance of order. For that matter maintenance of vehicles, or concepts of speed vs control. Scary...
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Well, when you consider the massive rate of alcoholism some of these scenes aren't too surprising.
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The moving haystack had me laughing in near helplessness. Kidding aside, I see this as a personal lesson on developing a better sense of situational awareness.
Thinking out loud here; on a bicycle, you have to look out for what everybody else is doing, as well as yourself... I was riding the other day along a stretch of road with a 50 mph speed limit, and a decent sized bike lane on the shoulder. An SUV had pulled off the road in the opposite lane, causing people passing to go further into the middle of the road to give it space in case somebody stepped out of the stopped vehicle. Then I see a truck passing the stopped vehicle, and a truck coming up behind me, and there's no room for them both to pass by each other, so I just stopped and pulled over. It was one of those moments where you see it coming, and it's better to hang back, and wait. Sheesh.
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Being buzzed by the fighter jet would have scared me silly!
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Put dash cams on American cars, and you'd get the same results. Motorists are universal, the military aircraft might be a different story in the US today, but not 45+ years ago. I still have a vivid memory of being buzzed in a residential neighborhood by a wannabe Top Gun in a F4 at 3/4 Mach, then watched him hit the afterburner in a near vertical climb.
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Russia takes bad driving to a whole new level. Apparently dash cams are common to protect drivers from insurance fraud.

Vodka.....though a lot of that reminded me of driving in the ATL.
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Maybe they view life as one big bumper car arcade. Certainly need more maintenance between wheels coming off, trailer loads falling off, and things falling out of the sky on unsuspecting motorists. Regarding the military jets, they were falling standard "IFR" rules, as in "I follow roads." (For the non-flyers, IFR usually refers to Instrument Flight Rules).
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Old 12-16-12, 09:06 AM   #18
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Yay, 4 more years of Obama and that's what it will be like here
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This is why everyone has the dash cams

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I don't understand the title. I saw a lot of car crashes, accidents and Chinese. There's absolutely no style in any of the driving and where's the Kung Fu???
Kung Fu means a masters level of performance. This is more like the 3 Stooges.
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