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Old December 6th, 2007, 02:02 PM   #161
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Innocent civilian gets hit by a Gumball rally participant. This happened in Morocco: scroll down to 6:34 to see the accident. If you look at the whole movie, you see how idiotic they drive and actually get busted by the police in the end.



More crazy gumballers on Moroccan national roads.
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Old December 6th, 2007, 02:02 PM   #162
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It looks like the driver of the car in the 1st pic killed at least 2 passengers of the car in the last 2 pics.
Vento entered wrong direction and was hit by BMW 5 (first pic) which was speeding. in Vento there were 4 adults and 2 kids (6 persons ), 2 adults and one kid dead, others heavy injured. BMW's driver injured (broken leg, unconciousness). his speeding didn't actually affect this because Vento has just entered wrong direction while BMW hit it.
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Old December 6th, 2007, 03:19 PM   #163
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Innocent civilian gets hit by a Gumball rally participant. This happened in Morocco: scroll down to 6:34 to see the accident. If you look at the whole movie, you see how idiotic they drive and actually get busted by the police in the end.

More crazy gumballers on Moroccan national roads.
There is a video about the same race in Hungary too. They drive like crazy. In the video,they're almost hit by a truck.
Maybe he was one of them too? He wasnt driving fast...


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Old December 6th, 2007, 03:34 PM   #164
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Whenever you hear about somebody driving the wrong way onto a motorway, it's always an old pensioner

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Wednesday, 27 March, 2002

Two die in 'wrong way' motorway crash

Traffic queued on the motorway for several hours

A pensioner has killed himself and another driver after travelling four miles in the wrong carriageway on the M4 motorway.
Oncoming drivers swerved to avoid his Nissan Micra as he sped along at up to 75 mph 1200 GMT on Wednesday.

The eastbound carriageway was closed for seven hours between Swindon and Hungerford, either side of the Wiltshire-Berkshire border following the pile-up.

Two other accidents between junctions 14 and 15 added to the chaos, with several people being flown to hospital.

The AA estimated that 10,000 vehicles were caught up in the congestion.

Police said they were carrying out a major investigation.

Six vehicles, including a lorry, were involved in a crash when the pensioner slammed head-on into another driver.

The second accident involved a single car that had to swerve off the motorway.

Alec Mackey was travelling west towards his home in Worcester when he saw the pensioner heading the same way in the eastbound "slow lane".

He told BBC News Online: "I glanced to my right and there was this guy in a blue saloon car, on his own.

I saw one poor guy bang on his brakes and there was a cloud of dust and he swerved

"He looked totally focused, as if he knew precisely what he was doing.

"He didn't have his headlights on but he had his sidelights on.

"Oncoming traffic was light at the time."

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Mr Mackey said he drove alongside the blue car for up to two miles before pulling ahead.

"Traffic coming behind me, travelling west, began to flash their lights at oncoming traffic to warn them.

"I saw one poor guy bang on his brakes and there was a cloud of dust and he swerved."

Mr Mackey tried to dial 999 but the emergency line was jammed.

He said he saw one silver car swerve wildly but did not witness the crash itself.

"It was one of those things you could see was going to happen and you couldn't do anything about it," he said.
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Old December 6th, 2007, 03:40 PM   #165
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More examples of old-age idiocy

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Friday, 27 December, 2002, 17:03 GMT
'Wrong way' M1 crash dead named

The crash was on the M1 near Watford Gap services

A crash on the M1 in which two drivers were killed was caused by a pensioner going the wrong way, police confirmed on Friday.

Officers believe he had earlier driven on the wrong side of another motorway.

Leonard Sandison, age 69, from Congresbury, near Bristol, left the Watford Gap motorway services in Northamptonshire on the wrong slip road.


He was killed in a head-on collision with a car travelling northbound on the M1.

The other motorist who died has been named as 50-year-old Safdar Ali of Chapeltown, Leeds.

The motorway was shut for several hours after the accident on Christmas Eve.

The two drivers were the only occupants of the cars.

The Northamptonshire coroner has been informed.

A police spokesman said officers believed Mr Sandison had earlier joined the M45 on the wrong side of the motorway.
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Pensioner drove wrong way on M8

A man who drove for three miles in the wrong direction on a busy motorway has been banned from driving for 12 months.
James Kennedy, 80, pleaded guilty at Paisley Sheriff Court to dangerous driving. He said had become confused while trying to exit Glasgow Airport.

Mr Kennedy, from Alloa, had been driving for more than 40 years without any previous blemish on his record.

But on returning from holiday in March he took the wrong sliproad and drove east on the M8's westbound carriageway.

The court was told that police in an unmarked car had to take evasive action to avoid a collision.

Mr Kennedy travelled for three miles in the fast lane before he managed to carry out a three-point turn and pull onto the hard shoulder.

Sheriff Bill Dunlop told the pensioner that he was due some credit for his previously clean driving record.

He banned Mr Kennedy from driving for 12 months and said he would have to sit the extended test of competence to drive if he wished to gain his licence back.
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Old December 6th, 2007, 03:40 PM   #166
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yet more

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Pensioner drives wrong way round M25

An 87-year-old drove 10 miles against the flow of traffic along the M25
The M25, which loops around London in a massive circle, is known as "the road to nowhere."

But even on a motorway with no direction there is still a wrong way.

Kent Police were alarmed when they started receiving calls saying a motorist was driving along the wrong side of M25.

By checking their observation cameras, police confirmed a white Ford Escort was travelling in the opposite direction of the flow of traffic in the slow lane.

Traffic meeting the 87-year-old driver and his female passenger were forced to take abrupt action to avoid crashing into them.

"People were having to swerve to get out of his way," said Inspector Krysia Keeley.

Police caught up with the driver after he had gone about 10 miles along the motorway.

A roadblock had to be set up to stop the car at the Swanley interchange in Kent.

The pensioner is unlikely to face prosecution.

"He is going to see a doctor," Inspector Keeley said.

"Prosecuting someone of that age is perhaps a bit unfair."

The doctor is likely to determine the man is unfit to be behind the wheel and force him to hand in his driving licence.

But even then, nobody can guarantee the roads are safe from traffic suddenly appearing in the wrong direction.

"It's not something that occurs on a frequent basis," Inspector Keeley said.

"But it does happen from time to time."
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Pensioner drives wrong way up M6

Drivers were forced to swerve out of the way when an 82-year-old woman drove the wrong way along an unlit section of the M6 on Sunday night.
Police said cars spun out of control and one crashed as it avoided the pensioner's silver Peugeot near Shap in Cumbria.

The woman, from Windermere, travelled for four miles in the outside lane before police patrol cars halted her.

A spokesman said she could face a charge of dangerous driving.

Sgt Paul Brown, of Cumbria Police, said the pensioner, who had stopped immediately on seeing the police cars' flashing lights, was taken to Penrith Police Station for questioning following the incident.

Remote area

He said: "She's quite confused about what happened.

"We've established that she was trying to travel between Carlisle and Windermere and has somehow managed to make a wrong turn and has ended up coming back up the motorway."

A police spokesman added that it was a "miracle" a serious collision had not occurred and thanked drivers who had alerted police by mobile phone.

He said: "We believe she was going the wrong way for up to four miles and she was travelling between 60 and 70 mph in the southbound fast lane.

"The motorway at this point is remote without street lighting and drivers travelling southbound would have only been aware of the approaching vehicle as it was almost upon them."

The driver of a Daewoo car was treated for whiplash at the scene after crashing into the central reservation to evade a head-on smash with the Peugeot.

Drivers began phoning police on seeing the woman near Shap Summit and she was stopped at Shap Beck.

The Crown Prosecution Service will now decide if she should be charged.
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Old December 15th, 2007, 12:50 PM   #167
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No-brain ride thru Prague
He will enter expresway around 1:00



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Old December 16th, 2007, 07:07 PM   #168
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Hahaha,,,woow Slovenia is realy weird Are people forgetting the exit every time
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Old January 5th, 2008, 12:23 AM   #169
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This isnt on a motorway but gets an idiocy award. This clip is in the traffic queue to get through Claregalway, on the N17 in Ireland. Its a horrific bottleneck thesedays, a motorway bypass is planned but wont be started until post 2010 until the politically desirable interurbans get finished. There was a queue of 10km to get through the town today.

So lets chalk this driving up as an example of 2 things -

1) How not to drive
2) How to be a plonker

http://www.rte.ie/news/2008/0104/6news_av.html

Thats todays Six One news. Fast forward to about 15mins to watch the clip. I find that sometimes when I load it I get sound but no picture, if that happens, press stop then play again. Then it seems to work.


What was he doing?
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Old May 23rd, 2008, 08:06 AM   #170
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More of chilean highways, this video focuses on bad truck drivers.

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=c04_1206640366
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Old May 29th, 2008, 10:41 PM   #171
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Some guy drove there with 70km/h almost under the traffic lights, when the lights jumped to orange. That guy makes some emergency brake, and the car behind him (the car in front of me) couldn't brake that fast, and had to make a move to the left not to crash into the other car. I could brake fast enough, but what if a truck was behind him?

Those damn red-light camera only makes it unsafer on the road...
If the car in front brakes sharply and you can't stop without hitting it or swerving round it, you're driving too close - it's as simple as that. You must always be prepared for the driver in front to stop suddenly. That's why we have the "two second rule", although sadly it does seem like only 2% of people follow it...
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Old May 29th, 2008, 11:25 PM   #172
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The two second rule simply doesn't work in busy city traffic. If gaps are getting too big other drivers will just fill it. If you see someone coming too close to you in your mirror(s), you need to be aware that you can't brake that hard... Just for your own safety. What if you've got kids in the backseat? At the end, the question who's wrong doesn't matter anymore, then...
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Old May 29th, 2008, 11:48 PM   #173
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If the car in front brakes sharply and you can't stop without hitting it or swerving round it, you're driving too close - it's as simple as that. You must always be prepared for the driver in front to stop suddenly. That's why we have the "two second rule", although sadly it does seem like only 2% of people follow it...
Yes, it's your own fault, if you're driving too close. Which also means it's your fault, if you'll smash the people in front of you. And that is of a very little help to them. These cameras should be banned, or allowed only where the green light pulses before turning yellow/orange.
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Old May 30th, 2008, 09:08 AM   #174
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If the car in front brakes sharply and you can't stop without hitting it or swerving round it, you're driving too close - it's as simple as that. You must always be prepared for the driver in front to stop suddenly. That's why we have the "two second rule", although sadly it does seem like only 2% of people follow it...
If everybody in the Netherlands followed the 2 second rule, our traffic jams would triple. You can see that when it rains, people tend to keep more distance, and there are a lot more traffic jams then.
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If everybody in the Netherlands followed the 2 second rule, our traffic jams would triple. You can see that when it rains, people tend to keep more distance, and there are a lot more traffic jams then.
So that's a good excuse for endangering yourself and everyone else?
"To finish first, first you have to finish". The ultimate goal of driving is to get to where you are going, and to get there safely. If you're driving in a way that makes that less likely, you take the consequences. There's no point in being fast for the first half of your journey if you can't get to the end because your car is smashed up.

You must be prepared for the car in front to stop suddenly. End of story. If you are approaching a set of traffic lights that are probably about to turn red, you must expect the car in front to stop suddenly.

In the UK, traffic is worse when it rains, but I think a lot of that is because when it's raining, people are more likely to drive than to cycle, motorcycle, walk, wait at bus stops, etc.
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This one is interesting, because it seems that it's partially the fault of the road engineering or signage (the trucks apparently cannot use this road). Nonetheless, pretty dangerous and crazy driving I think:

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Famous video It is said to be somewhere near Novi Sad in Serbia.
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Old July 2nd, 2008, 12:10 AM   #178
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yes, it's in Novi Sad. they hav eclosed all the bridges over Danube for lorries and they must go round to the motorway and cross Danube at Beška (motorway) bridge and do more than 50 extra km's. lorries in our company also have that problem. but i cannot belive this is hapening. and idiot at 0:21 is also really special kind
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I always blame the USA for bad drivers, but I have to admit that it is very rare here. I personally have never seen one in 7 years that I drive on American motorways, and I drive a lot.
Alex what planet are you on? Obviously you have never driven in New England. We have had " Geistfahrers" twice on I 84 here in the last few months. Both sadly with fatal results.

My pet peeve driving on an Interstate on the inside right lane with no way to ease left because of traffic are drivers who come up the access ramps and literally play chicken with you. Either brake to let them in or hit them !
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This is in Moroccco (City of Tetuan/Tetouan), its was actually before they open the highway to public!
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