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Old December 31st, 2010, 12:25 PM   #141
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxfnst3Niqw

The commentary is what makes this video.
All I can see is just 2 morons, one in the red truck, and one who was filming it instead of helping this guy in the truck...
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Old December 31st, 2010, 02:35 PM   #142
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I must be honest and say that I would never have tought about this solution for a missing wheel:

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Old December 31st, 2010, 04:23 PM   #143
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Old January 1st, 2011, 12:08 PM   #144
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yet another set of class A morons against an icy hill
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Old January 3rd, 2011, 10:05 PM   #145
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History of one crossroad in Moscow:



Moscow accidents (not funny):
Seriously, what the **** is wrong with those people?
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Old January 4th, 2011, 12:37 PM   #146
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Yeah, it seems it's easier for them to find their horn than their brakes...

And the concept of a red light eludes them as well, it seems.

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Old January 4th, 2011, 12:56 PM   #147
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I'm amazed by the stupidity of people...
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Old January 4th, 2011, 01:10 PM   #148
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People seem to run the red light a lot at high speed. Maybe the clearance time of the intersection is not enough. People start driving at the moment the traffic light runs from red to orange (and then to green), while people from another direction try to cross a red light.

I think it's mainly mentality and inexperience, but some problems may be avoided by checking the traffic light phases and clearance time. Red light cameras can also reduce accidents. Intoxicated drivers may be another problem.

It is also a good idea to install Jersey barriers along major multilane highways. Some have more than 4 lanes per direction and no separation whatsoever. They don't stop accidents from happing, but will reduce them for oncoming traffic.
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Old January 4th, 2011, 01:23 PM   #149
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People seem to run the red light a lot at high speed. Maybe the clearance time of the intersection is not enough. People start driving at the moment the traffic light runs from red to orange (and then to green), while people from another direction try to cross a red light.

I think it's mainly mentality and inexperience, but some problems may be avoided by checking the traffic light phases and clearance time.
Also in Germany people starts from the traffic lights when they turn orange from red, but there are much fewer accidents like these. I don't think clearance time is key here.

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The main problem, I bet.
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Old January 4th, 2011, 05:19 PM   #150
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I must be honest and say that I would never have tought about this solution for a missing wheel:

Such thing is possible only in Russia!
Такое возможно только в России!

A wheel lost probably because trailer was old. It had Soviet trailer plate of the Moscow city, issued in the end of 80s.
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Old January 4th, 2011, 06:22 PM   #151
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Seriously, what the **** is wrong with those people?
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Yeah, it seems it's easier for them to find their horn than their brakes...

And the concept of a red light eludes them as well, it seems.
A: Moscow is in Russia. Russians have a taste for all things alcoholic, though this is SLOWLY, starting to change. Therefore, most, if not all the drivers were under the influence. The orange dump truck is the apparent exception. It appeared to have no brakes.

As for the pedestrians. I have no sympathy for their stupidity. They deserved what they got.
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Old January 4th, 2011, 09:01 PM   #152
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Yeah, it seems it's easier for them to find their horn than their brakes...
i think the audio was fake/added to the video, because a lot of the audio sounded the same to each incident.

nonetheless it seemed those incidents in Moscow would be something we would see in a police chase in America.
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Old January 4th, 2011, 09:51 PM   #153
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i think the audio was fake/added to the video, because a lot of the audio sounded the same to each incident.
It is, because traffic cameras don't have microphones (why would they?)
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did he hit the truck and then another truck hit him from behind? i don't get it, its too crushed to tell
Yes, of course. That's the kind of accident that scares me more, being crushed between two trucks. Even the safest car cannot protect you. Sh*t.
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People seem to run the red light a lot at high speed. Maybe the clearance time of the intersection is not enough. People start driving at the moment the traffic light runs from red to orange (and then to green), while people from another direction try to cross a red light.

I think it's mainly mentality and inexperience, but some problems may be avoided by checking the traffic light phases and clearance time. Red light cameras can also reduce accidents. Intoxicated drivers may be another problem.

It is also a good idea to install Jersey barriers along major multilane highways. Some have more than 4 lanes per direction and no separation whatsoever. They don't stop accidents from happing, but will reduce them for oncoming traffic.
What they do in America for such traffic light phasing is when the || direction turns from green>yellow>red, the == direction stays red for a moment to allow leadfoots to get by on the || direction, and then the == direction immediately turns green with no previous indication unless you can see the traffic light for the || direction, which you usually can since traffic lights are typically placed on the far side of the intersection from the traffic they're meant for.

And as far as those nasty videos of Russian car accidents, I'm pretty sure bad road design is a major factor there. Insufficient signage, no traffic light, not to mention bad drivers...
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Old January 5th, 2011, 01:19 PM   #156
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Seriously, what the **** is wrong with those people?
I have seen many (a lot) videos from youtube and other videos with crashes from Moscow streets day and night and i also wonder what's going on up there... why so many crashes (like in those 2 videos for examble)?
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Old January 5th, 2011, 04:03 PM   #157
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Vodka and drugs...
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Old January 6th, 2011, 11:46 AM   #159
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Too bad it's just true. Sure, bad road design will probably have something to do with it as well, but with these accidents it's obvious that the drivers were just plain stupid, probably due to, as I said, alcohol and drugs.

And for the pedestrians: I've seen a guy just crossing a street with cars coming and having to make emergency stop here in Tallinn as well. They just don't have their minds straight, either due to mental ilness, alcohol or drugs. I can't think of anything else.
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They just don't have their minds straight, either due to mental ilness, alcohol or drugs. I can't think of anything else.
Don't underestimate plain stupidity. The world is so full of stupids, more than one would think.
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