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#1 charlie8575

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 06:50 AM

All I can say is...

 

1. Nobody had ever better complain about Boston drivers again!

2. Gvien the rate of alcoholism in Russia (very high), I wonder how many of those people were blitzed?

3. I noticed a lot of the pedestrians were none too smart, either. Were they also drunk?

4. Now I know why all the pretty Russian girls want to come here to find husbands- it's a matter of survival!

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#2 DrKerry

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 06:53 AM

LOL



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Posted 26 July 2013 - 07:10 AM

That last one, like a boss :lol:



#4 Zarana-X

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 07:24 AM

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=E-l4w-DIiXk



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Posted 26 July 2013 - 07:35 AM

From what I understand, the reason why there is so many dash cams in Russia is to prove fault in accidents. I guess this happens so much, the dash cam is your only "insurance" as to who did what or didn't do, at the time of these incredible accidents. I have watched dozens if not hundreds of these Russian dash cam YouTube videos. It amazes me as to the survival rate of the people involved. And the luck...

Amazing.



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Posted 26 July 2013 - 08:45 AM

Whenever you see a Lada in a Russian dash cam video, it will be wrecked seconds later.

 

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 09:00 AM

I've watched those videos and I just sit there shaking my head at the incredibly stupid things I see drivers doing over there! You couldn't pay me to get in a car and go anywhere if I were in Russia!!!!! China is really bad as well! Then you have the Arabs that are into drifting at 100 miles an hour with ten people in the car, two of them sitting on the window ledge and then the car loses control and flips!!! Either that or they lose control and take out fifty people standing right on the edge of the street?!?!?!



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Posted 26 July 2013 - 09:21 AM

That's a good one.

In either the first or second clip where a car hits an old man sitting at a bus stop, did anyone notice that it was a cop that got out of the car?

In February of this year, a meteor landed in the large Russian city of Chelyabinsk.  That too was captured by a dash cam.  Odd that they left that one out.



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Posted 26 July 2013 - 09:26 AM

The Russian dashcams are due to the rampant insurance fraud. Pedestrians throw themselves at cars. You can find videos of people diving on car hoods, etc.

 

I'm not sure how you decided that the majority of Russians are alcoholics. That's like saying the majority of Americans in the South are inbred retards.



#10 Tom Geiger

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 09:28 AM

For both Russia and China, these are countries where cars were scarce and nobody had drivers licenses. Suddenly they become prosperous and everyone gets a car.   The problem is that nobody there has any driving experience,  kinda like a country of 16 year olds!



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Posted 26 July 2013 - 10:39 AM

The Russian dashcams are due to the rampant insurance fraud. Pedestrians throw themselves at cars. You can find videos of people diving on car hoods, etc.

 

I'm not sure how you decided that the majority of Russians are alcoholics. That's like saying the majority of Americans in the South are inbred retards.

 

I think you will find that Russia and the former Soviet bloc countries and republics are at the top of world alcohol consumption rates. This does not include my house, or the US would rank higher.

 

http://en.wikipedia....hol_consumption


Edited by sjordan2, 26 July 2013 - 11:49 AM.


#12 MAGNUM4342

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 11:02 AM

That was scarier than anything Hollywood could dream up! :blink: 



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Posted 26 July 2013 - 12:36 PM

From what I understand, the reason why there is so many dash cams in Russia is to prove fault in accidents. I guess this happens so much, the dash cam is your only "insurance" as to who did what or didn't do, at the time of these incredible accidents. I have watched dozens if not hundreds of these Russian dash cam YouTube videos. It amazes me as to the survival rate of the people involved. And the luck...
Amazing.


I was thinking this exact thing while watching the first video...

So, I leaned two things, here: One; There are no tests or Drivers Ed requirements to be able to drive in Russia. Two, Russia has nothing like the DOT to inspect and keep Commercial Vehicles safe. Notice how many were missing wheels, soon to be missing wheels or had axle shaft sticking into the next lane?

I may never complain about Stupid Drivers again...

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 01:15 PM

WOW!! talk about lucky, some of those people should buy a lotto ticket!



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Posted 26 July 2013 - 01:43 PM

 

I'm not sure how you decided that the majority of Russians are alcoholics. That's like saying the majority of Americans in the South are inbred retards.

I have a lot of friends from Soviet Armenia and many friends in the Armenian community who grew up in or lived in Russia and the Ukraine. While alcohol consumption there is indeed quite high (I'm looked at very strangely as an Armenian who doesn't really drink- even for the ones born here like myself), and the reports I have heard of the rates of drunkenness over there is astounding. Alcoholism is a major problem there, as Skip noted, and people I know have seen first-hand.

 

Also, note that 9 of the top 10 countries in Skip's list are either ex-Soviet states or Eastern Bloc nations.

 

I rest my case based on emperical evidence.

 

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 02:41 PM

One upside of all the dashcams was the unprecedented video coverage of the recent meteorite event in Russia.

 

A recent PBS Nova program explains why the info gathered was so valuable. :o



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Posted 26 July 2013 - 04:57 PM

My wife says I watch the goofiest BLAH_BLAH_BLAH_BLAH. :)



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Posted 27 July 2013 - 06:55 AM

It's called "thinning of the heard" or cleansing of the "gene pool". But they are fun to watch.

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 06:56 AM

Pretty amazing how some of those cars and trucks folded up and the driver or passenger pops out of the vehicle unharmed. I guess vodka must be "nature's air bag".



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Posted 27 July 2013 - 07:44 AM

They may not have drivers ed but it looks like they have a class on bailing wrecked cars there.