Often dashcam footage from Russia shows some of the worst driving imaginable, but this is an exception. The Volvo truck driver in this video definitely earned himself a drink or two at the end of the day after making it through this potentially horrific crash. As do the folks at Volvo that engineered those brakes.

The truck driver shows some fantastic reaction time as the silver hatchback suddenly pulls out of an intersection. It looks like he only has a few yards to bring the behemoth to a stop before demolishing the little car. While it's an impressive feat, the best part of the video has to be the driver's bow when he gets out of the truck. He looks like a maestro who just finished conducting a symphony asking for a round of applause.

Scroll down to check out this truck driver's skills and see if he earns his bow afterward.


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      jeremie
      • 7 Months Ago
      That was no bow, that was a WTF?! gesture.
        username
        • 7 Months Ago
        @jeremie
        You took the post right out of my keyboard...
        Human
        • 7 Months Ago
        @jeremie
        I think he was saying, " You're welcome for just saving your life!" (You stupid friggin idiot"
      Ken
      • 7 Months Ago
      I'd buy that trucker a drink and dinner. Over 99% of the time, truckers never give me crap. I give them space, don't change lanes ahead of them, signal extra time, etc. They have a difficult job, and I want to do my part to make their life a bit easier.
      Autoholics Anonymous
      • 7 Months Ago
      Bravo! I have never seen such a large vehicle stop so quickly such as this one. Simply amazing!
      Moosetang
      • 7 Months Ago
      Russian Dale Jr. fans exist. Who knew.
      That IT Guy
      • 7 Months Ago
      Hey, you scratched my anchor!
      Lastchance
      • 7 Months Ago
      In mother Russia truck stop for you... Sorry I couldn't resist. PS: I am surprised to see a North American model Volvo truck in Russia. I thought they would use the international/ euro spec models which are much different.
      Shaun Miller
      • 7 Months Ago
      The amazing part about this video is that he actually came to a complete stop without touching her. She on the other hand just couldn't resist herself and just touch the truck. Excellent driving skills!!!!
      Robert Ryan
      • 7 Months Ago
      Interesting it is the US Conventional Volvo rather than the more normal European Cabover version.
      jrivera107
      • 7 Months Ago
      Damn son
      charles
      • 7 Months Ago
      Another reason trucks in the USA years ago should have had mandatory antilock brakes like the same models in Europe.
      marv.shocker
      • 7 Months Ago
      That wasn't bow of pride. That was like, "are you happy, princess? You almost killed yourself and possibly someone else, idiot."
      Suzq044
      • 7 Months Ago
      That looked like a "you're welcome" bow with sarcasm fully intended; essentially a fk you @ the lil car driver.
        Suzq044
        • 7 Months Ago
        @Suzq044
        Also, I think this video probably sold a few volvo trucks. xD
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