Skip to comments.Driving in Russia (Video)
Posted on 11/13/2012 3:28:18 PM PST by Dallas59
I love that video. Rumor is he is now dead.
What are the odds?
Here is how Russian truck-drivers handle extortionists on the highway!
About like south Florida.
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.
You sure that’s not Oklahoma?
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. :)
Vodka. That’s the only possible explanation for this level of stupidosity.
Well, there's a surprise.
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.
coming to your area in your lifetime
Those cameras do catch a whole lot of action though.
"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.
I love this one best:)
Hold my vodka and watch this!
I'd say those fellas were already holding too much vodka.
I'd say those fellas were already holding too much vodka.
“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.
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]
Okay thanks for clearing that up.
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.
I thought that was the Uzbeks. </sctv>
Nor intact. Betcha body parts were scattered as far as the vehicle debris.
It was actually a Nissan-Navara puck-up truck.
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.
****** Like so many others, Ive seen many of these crazy Russian auto accidents videos and Ive 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?
Im guessing that they dont 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 persons 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)
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?
Tongue in Cheek ... a joke that I did not pull off with you... please don’t shoot my dog
PS If you shot my dog there would be a plastic bag in your future. jus sayin
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.
That’s very interesting! Thank you very much for your time and your insights :-)
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