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Driving in Russia (Video)
Youtube ^ | 11/12/2012 | Youtube

Posted on 11/13/2012 3:28:18 PM PST by Dallas59



Video Linky Here


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Computers/Internet; Miscellaneous; Society
KEYWORDS: driving; napl; russia
Amazing....
1 posted on 11/13/2012 3:28:23 PM PST by Dallas59
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To: Dallas59
Aint seen nuttin' yet!
2 posted on 11/13/2012 3:36:33 PM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: shibumi

I love that video. Rumor is he is now dead.


3 posted on 11/13/2012 3:39:27 PM PST by 21twelve (So I [God] gave them over to their stubborn hearts to follow their own devices. Psalm 81:12)
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To: 21twelve

Gee.

What are the odds?


4 posted on 11/13/2012 3:40:58 PM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: Dallas59; shibumi

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tbjy9yDf9Q0

Here is how Russian truck-drivers handle extortionists on the highway!


5 posted on 11/13/2012 3:41:18 PM PST by 21twelve (So I [God] gave them over to their stubborn hearts to follow their own devices. Psalm 81:12)
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To: Dallas59

About like south Florida.


6 posted on 11/13/2012 3:47:45 PM PST by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: Dallas59

that’s cuz they all got filled up w/ vodka before they got in their cars/trucks/tractors/construction vehicles!

I remember being there 14 years ago when we went to adopt our daughter, and how I just closed my eyes and prayed very hard while the driver swerved, darted, turned, braked, etc. Roads were awful, drivers worse. GTA is a perfect description IMHO.


7 posted on 11/13/2012 4:04:09 PM PST by sassy steel magnolia
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To: Dallas59

You sure that’s not Oklahoma?


8 posted on 11/13/2012 4:09:23 PM PST by Sporke (USS Iowa BB-61)
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To: Dallas59

Mexicans are famous in the Houston area for moving debris and objects in their trunks, on their roof tops and truck beds, totally unsecured. So you have to be careful to keep extra distance from them so as they unload their cargo on the highway, it won’t fly through your windshield.

We had one dump a huge lounge chair on the highway in front of us. My husband puts those Russian drivers to shame in his ability to dodge Mexican stuff in the highway. Before the lounge chair came flying out off the roof top my husband said, “that guy’s going to unload that chair!” Seconds later - boom! :)

They will also pull over and attempt to retrive their spilt cargo (unless it is trash) in the middle of high speed expressway traffic. It’s part of the thrill we have had in Texas life. The Northerners would have a heart attack. :)


9 posted on 11/13/2012 4:36:25 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: Dallas59

Vodka. That’s the only possible explanation for this level of stupidosity.


10 posted on 11/13/2012 4:58:51 PM PST by ottbmare (The OTTB Mare)
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To: 21twelve
Rumor is he is now dead.

Well, there's a surprise.

11 posted on 11/13/2012 5:02:08 PM PST by ottbmare (The OTTB Mare)
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To: Dallas59
 
 
 
For even more hair-raising asian auto adventures -
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipPFll-cgzE
 
I severely doubt there were any survivors in the black Chevy Suburban-looking thing at the 3:15 mark.
 

12 posted on 11/13/2012 5:11:31 PM PST by lapsus calami (What's that stink? Code Pink ! ! And their buddy Murtha, too!)
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To: Dallas59

Day-yam! Amazing!
What the h*ll is wrong with those people??
Drunk on vodka or what?

Loads falling off trucks, tree just falling over on the road..never seen anything like it.


13 posted on 11/13/2012 5:25:52 PM PST by patriot08 (Native Texas girl)
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To: 21twelve

coming to your area in your lifetime


14 posted on 11/13/2012 6:12:27 PM PST by Wuli
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To: Dallas59

Great videos...thanks!


15 posted on 11/13/2012 6:52:49 PM PST by moovova
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To: Dallas59
Apparently there is so much dashboard camera footage from Russia because there is more slip-n-fall insurance fraud over there than even John Edwards could dream about.

Those cameras do catch a whole lot of action though.

16 posted on 11/13/2012 8:01:58 PM PST by Dr.Deth
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To: Dallas59
Planning to use that one for a short course in defensive driving for my teenaged neice.

"What did they do wrong" and "what should you do if something like this happens in front of you" will be asked and answered.

I will not tell her what yob tvoyu mat' means.

17 posted on 11/13/2012 8:02:24 PM PST by ExGeeEye (I'll give y'all 90 days for the wounds to heal; then we start on 2014. Carpe GOP!)
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To: Dallas59

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXeNRwmbx7w

I love this one best:)


18 posted on 11/13/2012 8:15:02 PM PST by cunning_fish
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To: Slings and Arrows

Hold my vodka and watch this!


19 posted on 11/13/2012 8:38:05 PM PST by Clay Moore (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of a fool to the left. Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: Clay Moore; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
Hold my vodka and watch this!

I'd say those fellas were already holding too much vodka.


20 posted on 11/13/2012 9:17:48 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Clay Moore; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
Hold my vodka and watch this!

I'd say those fellas were already holding too much vodka.


21 posted on 11/13/2012 9:18:43 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Eaker

Later.


22 posted on 11/13/2012 9:57:22 PM PST by Eaker ( If a soldier demands that you carry his gear for a mile, carry it two miles.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
The horse seemed plenty sober, using the crosswalk. That's better than many sober Russians in NYC.
I think I figured out the problem. The Russkies are drinking their breakline fluid.
23 posted on 11/14/2012 12:32:39 AM PST by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: Wuli

“coming to your area in your lifetime”

Some folks think that prepping for a “Mad Max” scenario is foolish. While it IS difficult (in the ultimate), this type of activity also needs to be prepared for. And I imagine it will start off small, but escalate fairly quickly. Although perhaps it might be contained in some areas before it becomes over-reaching. Heck - this type of stuff already goes on I’m sure in certain parts of Detroit, Harlem, etc.


24 posted on 11/14/2012 1:21:44 AM PST by 21twelve (So I [God] gave them over to their stubborn hearts to follow their own devices. Psalm 81:12)
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To: 21twelve; shibumi

Ironically, when hubby built my trike, he asked what I wanted.

I said I wanted something “Mad Max”.

I can set the throttle screw, steer with my elbows and shoot a shotgun off of it.

I’m nothing if not prescient and practical.

:)

[but he still won’t mount a 50 cal. on the trunk deck, dammit]


25 posted on 11/14/2012 3:51:51 AM PST by Salamander (I must be dreaming....please stop screaming.)
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To: Salamander

26 posted on 11/14/2012 4:05:16 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Slings and Arrows

27 posted on 11/14/2012 4:10:20 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Dr.Deth
Apparently there is so much dashboard camera footage from Russia because there is more slip-n-fall insurance fraud over there than even John Edwards could dream about.

Okay thanks for clearing that up.

28 posted on 11/14/2012 4:24:44 AM PST by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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To: Dallas59

Things I’ve learned from Youtube:

- Almost every car in Russia has a dashcam.
- Russian drivers never slow down for anything...not night, not rain, not snow, not fog.
- Ladas are indestructible.
- The only thing more indestructible than Ladas are Russian pedestrians.
- Left turns may be made from any lane.
- The most dangerous place in the world to be is between a Russian driver and a gap in traffic.
- “Blyad” is an all-purpose Russian expletive.

}:-)4


29 posted on 11/14/2012 4:54:58 AM PST by Moose4 (...and walk away.)
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To: rmlew
The Russkies are drinking their breakline fluid.

I thought that was the Uzbeks. </sctv>

30 posted on 11/14/2012 6:06:50 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: lapsus calami
I severely doubt there were any survivors in the black Chevy Suburban-looking thing at the 3:15 mark.

Nor intact. Betcha body parts were scattered as far as the vehicle debris.

31 posted on 11/14/2012 7:16:36 AM PST by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: lapsus calami

It was actually a Nissan-Navara puck-up truck.


32 posted on 11/14/2012 8:36:52 AM PST by cunning_fish
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To: Dallas59; All

I’m curious about a cultural / legal facet of all this and I’m wondering if those who are perhaps more familiar with current Russian culture / law might be able to enlighten me...last I heard, there’s still open season on stoats /ermine there so I haven’t traveled to Russia ;-)

Like so many others, I’ve seen many of these ‘crazy Russian auto accidents’ videos and I’ve noticed that through most all of them the drivers who are nearby but otherwise unaffected by the accidents seem to just keep going. Is this a reflection of a fear of being held legally liable by the victim if they stop to help or do most Russians simply not give a damn about their fellow man?

I’m guessing that they don’t have anything as firmly cast in law as the Good Samaritan statutes that we have here in the USA, but is there NOTHING at all that will protect a decent person’s act of honest and pure kindness from being turned against them during a time of great and immediate need?

Is this a holdover from the Soviet era where everyone simply expected The State to take care of everything? Does it carry over from interactions on the highway to other parts of Russian life?

Or, have I gotten a completely wrong impression of things due to the way the videos have been edited?

All of the mayhem on the highways there is bad enough but it’s even more depressing if my perceptions about this utter callousness from these videos are true.


33 posted on 11/14/2012 2:08:45 PM PST by Stoat (If you want a vision of the future, imagine a Birkenstock stamping on a human face... forever)
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To: Stoat

****** Like so many others, I’ve seen many of these ‘crazy Russian auto accidents’ videos and I’ve noticed that through most all of them the drivers who are nearby but otherwise unaffected by the accidents seem to just keep going. Is this a reflection of a fear of being held legally liable by the victim if they stop to help or do most Russians simply not give a damn about their fellow man?

I’m guessing that they don’t have anything as firmly cast in law as the Good Samaritan statutes that we have here in the USA, but is there NOTHING at all that will protect a decent person’s act of honest and pure kindness from being turned against them during a time of great and immediate need?

Is this a holdover from the Soviet era where everyone simply expected The State to take care of everything? Does it carry over from interactions on the highway to other parts of Russian life?” *******

Best way I can answer is “Have you got your Obama Phone yet”

Next ... Those are some very tough Pedestrians

Next ... The cars you see on the road are not fenderbent hunks o junk .... those Auto-body guys must be doing pretty good business.

Next ... These folks lack basic Common Sense (and we are there now, because it seems that Common Sense is neither common or basic here or abroad)

TT


34 posted on 11/14/2012 4:41:38 PM PST by TexasTransplant (Radical islam is islam. Moderate islam is the Trojan Horse.)
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To: TexasTransplant
Best way I can answer is “Have you got your Obama Phone yet”

 

Ummmm, no.  As a conservative who works for every dime he gets and loathes taxpayer-funded handout programs, an Obamaphone is the last thing I'd want.

I have no idea how this relates in any way to my question.  Perhaps you might be so kind as to expand upon your meaning?

35 posted on 11/14/2012 4:46:08 PM PST by Stoat (If you want a vision of the future, imagine a Birkenstock stamping on a human face... forever)
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To: Stoat

Tongue in Cheek ... a joke that I did not pull off with you... please don’t shoot my dog

TT

PS If you shot my dog there would be a plastic bag in your future. jus sayin


36 posted on 11/14/2012 7:44:25 PM PST by TexasTransplant (Radical islam is islam. Moderate islam is the Trojan Horse.)
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To: Stoat

Under commies Russians were obliged to help each other in any possible way.
If one failed to be a Good Samatitan and ignored a person in trouble he could face charges under 1960 Criminal Code (Article 127 point 1 - “Ostavleniye v opasnosty” or “Leaving one helpless”).
Under current legislation you are only obliged to help people if they went in trouble by your actions or if they are are your dependents.
In short in 1960 you was obliged at least to call a doctor if you witnessed one with a heart attack or a car wreck.
Since 1996 you are obliged to help a pedestrian if you hit him on a crosswalk, mother has to help her children, commander has to help his soldiers etc.
In both cases a presence of real ability to help is essential. You has to help if it is not about to put yourself at risk.


37 posted on 11/15/2012 3:52:37 AM PST by cunning_fish
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To: cunning_fish

That’s very interesting! Thank you very much for your time and your insights :-)


38 posted on 11/18/2012 10:24:36 AM PST by Stoat (If you want a vision of the future, imagine a Birkenstock stamping on a human face... forever)
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