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Author Topic: Russian road rage and accidents  (Read 747 times)

ban2

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Russian road rage and accidents
« on: May 14, 2013, 12:02:59 PM »
I'm amazed at some of these incidents...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bu0B3SoCIjA

ban2

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Re: Russian road rage and accidents
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2013, 03:09:10 PM »
Did i cry for the Ferrari driver at the beginning of this one...  nope  ;)


Sorry I deleted my link, there was some really bad language on this one, i posted before i watched it through sorry.
« Last Edit: May 14, 2013, 03:12:47 PM by ban2 »

Offline Infinity

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Re: Russian road rage and accidents
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2013, 11:48:53 AM »
Roid rage > road rage.

Offline swiftus27

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Re: Russian road rage and accidents
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2013, 11:55:13 AM »
There is so much fraud in Russia that insurance fraud is expected now.....   not to mention that the police are in on it too....

Offline Dasha

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Re: Russian road rage and accidents
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2013, 08:35:15 AM »
It's not the fraude that causes people to drive terribly. There has been a lot of insurance fraud, that's why you get a good discount on the contract if you install a dashcam.

Problem is that the driving tests in Russia are hardly up to par. People have money, buy a big car and suddenly think they can drive, which they can't. A red light doesn't mean anything for some people, neither does right of way.

Also the infrastructure is terrible. This is a good example of just how terrible it is.



The lack of driving skills and the lack of proper infrastructure is a recipe for crashes like that. Of course there is alcohol too. I had my brand new BMW Z4 wrecked when I was driving home from work at night. My light got green, accelerate and some drunk old fool in a Lada jumps the red light and crashed into the passenger side of my cute little car. Dashcam was my rescue.
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Offline swiftus27

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Re: Russian road rage and accidents
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2013, 12:25:19 PM »
in one of those videos someone jumps in front of a truck's tires.

While I agree with you that the skill and infrastructure are lacking, there is something extremely different in Russia when it comes to auto accidents.

ban2

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Re: Russian road rage and accidents
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2013, 04:16:07 PM »
in one of those videos someone jumps in front of a truck's tires.

I had a woman try and commit suicide by jumping in front of my bus in the UK, luckily i was going slow and managed to stop. She just walked off as if nothing had happened too.

Offline swiftus27

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Re: Russian road rage and accidents
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2013, 04:35:32 PM »
there are whole videos of people trying to scam insurance money in Russia from "being hit"....   

I don't think there is a massive number of suicidal Russians hellbent on using the grill of a truck as a means to end it all. 

 

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