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Blindly Changing Lanes At Speed Is Always A Bad Idea 11
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Accidents, Dashcam, Offbeat News, Opel Astra, video on 12 11th, 2017

Regardless of how good or bad of a driver you are, one factor is always key in determining your next decision on the road, and that’s visibility.

This guy had none. Coming in from the third lane and cutting across to the first with that large semi in the way was a horrible decision, even if his motivation was to not miss an exit or perhaps to pull into a nearby gas station.

The fact remains that if you can’t see where you’re going, you’re opening yourself up to all sorts of risks that might cause you as well as other people harm.

As far as we can tell, a total of three cars were damaged, not including the second-generation Opel Astra that caused the accident in the first place.

Here’s to hoping people weren’t seriously injured. Also, it’s probably a good thing that the driver of the Astra managed to avoid running in the back of the first vehicle impacted. By maneuvering between the car and the semi, the driver at fault managed to cut down on his speed before the inevitable happened.


96-Year-Old Driver Somehow Survived This Horrendous Accident 3
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Accidents, Australia, Dashcam, Offbeat News, video on 12 3rd, 2017

We don’t know why the 96-year old driver of this black sedan lost control of his car, but he should still consider himself lucky, despite suffering leg and spinal injuries, as he wasn’t killed in this terrifying accident.

The incident occurred earlier this month in Melbourne, Australia, and according to the owner of the dashcam car, the damage sustained by his vehicle as well as the one beside it, was quite severe.

He also assumes that what happened prior to the crash was that the elderly man “mixed up the accelerator and brake.” Aside from the driver’s previously-mentioned injuries, nobody else was harmed, even though there were people in the vicinity.

The dashcam owner mentions how he arrived to find a scary scene unfolding right where his car was parked:

“An announcement came over the PA asking for the drivers of two cars, one with my registration number, to come to the reception area immediately. I saw police cars, fire trucks, and ambulances everywhere. Luckily nobody was killed.”

He also said that both damaged vehicles were taken away on tow trucks and so, we presume, was the elderly man’s black sedan that, ironically, ended its wild ride into a local hospital…


Warning: You Might Fall Asleep Watching This Texas Highway Chase 1
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Dashcam, Offbeat News, Police, video on 12 1st, 2017

When you think about a highway chase, you’re probably imagining the suspect weaving through traffic dangerously, as police try to reel him in.

Apparently, that’s not always the case. This incident occurred in Denton, Texas, where a man driving a dark sedan was being chased down by a large number of law enforcement vehicles.

The man who caught the action on camera and was also trapped in the middle of it, had this to say: “I entered the highway not realizing I was getting on in the middle of a high speed chase. I was surrounded by cops and highway patrol.”

He goes on to say that he had no choice but to continue driving until the chase, which was anything but “high-speed”, came to an end.

Apparently, everybody was doing around 26 mph (42 km/h), and the man in the dashcam car was wondering how come the cops were having such a hard time immobilizing the suspect’s vehicle – which is a fair question.

In the end, after a brief standoff, the officers managed to take down the suspect without firing their guns, which is definitely a win.


Bikini-Clad Girl Runs Out Of Car Following Collision 23
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Accidents, Australia, Dashcam, Offbeat News, video on 11 23rd, 2017

What we have here is a clear-cut case of somebody running a red light and smashing into another car.

In fact, the title of the video gives everything away. The driver of the blue Toyota Corolla sedan t-boned that white Honda Accord after failing to stop at the light.

However, that’s not the whole story, because if you keep watching, you just might just notice all the girls that jump out of that Corolla, one of whom is turning on the burners so as to cover up her bikini bottoms as quickly as possible.

The impact wasn’t too hard, thankfully, and everybody involved seemed to be in good health, at least from a distance. As for where this occurred, the description of the video states “the highway exit to Picton”, which is in New South Wales, Australia, just south of Sydney.

From the looks of it, these ladies may have been coming back from the beach, or perhaps the pool, and the one behind the wheel might have been a little distracted as she approached the intersection.


Police Dashcam Catches A Plane Crash In Florida 21
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Airplane, Dashcam, Florida, Offbeat News, Police, video on 11 21st, 2017

A deputy from the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office came incredibly close to being involved in a plane crash on Sunday as the officer was on North Keene Road when a single engine aircraft used the roadway to make an emergency landing.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, two deputies were in the area for unrelated service call when an airplane flew directly over them and crashed into the ground at approximately 10:23 a.m. Following the close call, the deputies raced to the scene and discovered both the pilot and his passenger were uninjured.

The pilot, Marc Benedict, told deputies he was returning to the Clearwater Airpark after refueling at the Zephyrhills Municipal Airport earlier in the day. As Benedict was flying over Clearwater, Florida he said the plane started to experience engine problems and didn’t believe he would be able to make it to the airport.

Benedict started looking for a safe place to land and that’s when he noticed the two police vehicles on North Keene Road. After waiting for an opening, Benedict brought the plane in for landing but it clipped a tree which caused to plane to spin and crash.


McLaren 720S Driver Who Allegedly Had A Few Drinks Leads Cops In 155MPH Chase 15
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Dashcam, mclaren, McLaren 720S, McLaren Videos, Offbeat News, Police, video on 11 15th, 2017

The driver of a McLaren 720S decided to turn the highway into his own test track, on Sunday morning, in Alpharetta, Georgia, USA.

The man was spotted by a police officer, who was patrolling the Georgia State Route 400, doing well over the 65mph (105km/h) legal limit, so she immediately activated the emergency lights and started to pursue the supercar.

After several miles, during which both vehicles achieved speeds of approximately 155mph (250km/h), the officer admitted that she was about to call off the chase, when the suspect pulled over, with “smoke coming from the brakes”, according to the Alpharetta Police spokesman, Jason Muenzer, quoted by WSBTV.

When the officer approached the supercar, she noticed that “the driver’s eyes appeared to be glassy”, and “a strong smell of alcohol” was coming from the cockpit. The suspect, who was identified as 46-year old Dwayne Sherwood Pope, Patch reports, said that he didn’t notice the blue lights, nor hear the siren, and admitted that he had a few drinks before hitting the road.

Pope was then subjected to a sobriety test, which he failed, and was taken into custody, charged with driving under the influence, speeding, and failing to maintain lane. Later on, officers discovered that his driving license was also expired.


Fast And Furious Bus Driver Has Close Call With Tram 11
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Dashcam, Offbeat News, Romania, video on 11 11th, 2017

It’s not the scene of a new Fast and Furious movie stunt, but a very risky maneuver pulled by a bus driver in Bucharest, Romania, earlier this week.

The reckless driver can be seen traveling on the tramlines, nearly missing a tram that was coming from the opposite way, while overtaking – you guessed it, another tram.

The alleged attempt to beat rush hour traffic could have led to some serious consequences, and what’s more surprising is that the bus is owned by the Romanian Ministry of Internal Affairs, being assigned to the constabulary.

Since the incident has caused a stir after it was presented by the local news bulletins, the driver has been identified, and the local media says that legal measures will be taken against him, for reckless driving, illegal overtaking, and jeopardizing the lives of bystanders. Additionally, he could also lose his job, besides his driving license.

This is the second incident reported this week involving a bus, with the previous showing a vehicle engulfed in flames, somewhere in Russia, driving down the road as if nothing had happened. Luckily, nobody was injured in either case.


Reckless Overtaking Maneuver Ends In Pain 11
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Accidents, Dashcam, Offbeat News, video on 11 11th, 2017

It’s bad enough to risk passing another vehicle when the coast is not clear, but making things worse by not halting your attempt and forcing the overtake is inexcusable.

This incident was captured on dashcam last week, and shows a station wagon going off-road in order to complete overtaking a bunch of slower semi trucks.

That’s when the driver lost control of the car and ended up underneath the trailer of one of those semis. It was also a close call for the dashcam car, which had to leave the road in order to avoid a collision with the skidding wagon.

The driver of an old Peugeot 3008 wasn’t as lucky, as he got clipped by the out of control car. Thankfully the Peugeot didn’t hit anything else, and simply spun before coming to a halt.

While we hope that nobody was harmed, and this includes whoever was inside of that rogue station wagon, we still need to condemn the person behind the wheel for their reckless actions.


Aussie Girl Treats Car Like Dance Pole Outside Nightclub 4
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Australia, Dashcam, Offbeat News, video on 11 4th, 2017

Suffice to say, this woman’s friends should have done a better job of making sure she didn’t do anything silly during their night out.

Having a pedestrian walk in front of your car, let alone someone who may have had a few too many to drink, can be pretty irritating, especially if they all of a sudden start dancing.

Of course, there’s dancing, and then there’s “dancing”. At least the lads in the car were nice enough to thank her for her efforts at the end.

Well, it’s better to see lighthearted dashcam video every once in a while, since not all car-related incidents end in tears.

Next time, though, she should really save those moves for the dance floor, or at least somewhere more private where there’s no traffic…


Traffic Looked Way Different 100 Years Ago In One Of The First Ever Dashcam Videos 2
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Dashcam, Offbeat News, video on 11 2nd, 2017

Sitting in our cars, completely isolated from the environment, while listening to our favorite radio stations, seems natural these days.

However, things were very different at the beginning of the last century, when nobody associated words such as airbags and safety tech with vehicles.

It may seem like a technology and innovation lesson, to raise awareness over all sorts of things, but that’s not the case, as what we have here is a glimpse into the past, in what’s believed to be one of the first ever dashcam recordings.

Shot on the streets of San Francisco in 1906, it shows the daily routine as seen through the eyes of a tram driver. And, oh, what a different environment that was – from the first cars to horse-pulled carts, pedestrians crossing the street at every step of the way, and a general appearance of indifference for personal safety.

Still, despite what appear to be constant threats that our minds may not be used to nowadays, life continues at a slow pace, and everybody gets to live another day.

Makes you appreciate the modern road safety standards, doesn’t it?


Ambulances Still Get Hit In Pre-Autonomous Present Day Traffic 24
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Accidents, Dashcam, Offbeat News, Russia, video on 10 24th, 2017

While something like this is more likely to happen in countries where lots of people still drive old cars with no ABS, the problem is that humans remain prone to making mistakes.
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Red Pickup Loses Control On The Highway, Hits Concrete Barrier 23
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Accidents, Dashcam, Offbeat News, Trucks, video on 10 23rd, 2017

Whatever it was that caused the driver of this pickup truck to lose control, we can acknowledge that it could have had potentially fatal consequences.
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Dashcam Captures Angry Aussie Driver Making A Fool Of Himself 23
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Accidents, Australia, Dashcam, Offbeat News, video on 10 23rd, 2017

If you're going to get out of your car to yell at another motorist, the one thing you don't want to do is nearly run yourself over. It kind of makes you seem less tough.
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Dashcam Captures Angry Aussie Driver Making A Fool Of Himself 23
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Accidents, Australia, Dashcam, Offbeat News, video on 10 23rd, 2017

If you're going to get out of your car to yell at another motorist, the one thing you don't want to do is nearly run yourself over. It kind of makes you seem less tough.
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Russian Gals Have A Brush With Death 20
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Accidents, Dashcam, Offbeat News, Russia, video on 10 20th, 2017

If you're wondering why on earth somebody would cross the road and start looking the other way before even checking the only remaining lane, it probably means this sort of thing won't ever happen to you.
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