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    Video: Watch a semi-truck go airborne and explode on impact
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    Dash cams have caught some pretty amazing events on camera, as the unforgettable sights of the meteor that exploded over Chelyabinsk, Russia proved in February. As another example, a trucker driving through Greensburg, Indiana, had his dash cam rolling when another semi truck caught major air ...

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    Report: Flying car falls from sky and crashes [w/video]
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    Flying cars aren't on their way, flying cars are here. If we're going to see more of them in the air above us, we're also going to see more images like the one above, in which a Maverick flying car has crash landed in a tree. We wrote about the Maverick in 2010 and the reverse-prop-driven buggy ...

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    Report: Main factor in distracted driving deaths not phones, it's getting lost in thought
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    It turns out electronic devices aren't the leading cause of distracted driving car crashes. Around 10 percent of all accidents that cause a death involve distracted driving, and Bloomberg reports that an Erie Insurance Group study has found that daydreaming and being lost in thought are ...

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    Video: Chinese bus driver barely cheats death by pole
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    We aren't entirely sure what happened here, but we do know this is one of the luckiest bus drivers we've ever seen. This guy's bus struck what looks to be a light pole while he was driving his passengers around in China. The pole came crashing through the windscreen, knocking him out of the ...

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    Video: Road-raging cop brake-checks driver and causes accident, caught on video
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    WARNING: NSFW language can be heard in the video. Road rage is definitely getting out of control these days, and, apparently, police officers aren't immune to the urges of aggressive, vindictive driving. In this situation, what we do know is that a North Carolina police officer – Onslow ...

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    Report: New Year's Day, not St. Patrick's, most deadly on US roads
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    Earlier this month, as part of its conclusions to an investigation into wrong-way driving crashes, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recommend ignition interlocks for all those convicted of a DUI. That means every first-time offender couldn't start his car until he had satisfied the ...

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    Video: Truck driver lucky to survive grisly deer swinging escapade
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    A rock or a brick dropped from a bridge onto highway traffic below can do a massive amount of damage to cars, not to mention a fatal amount of damage to the people inside them. So how much more dangerous might a falling deer be? The image above tells the tale: as a truck driver on Interstate 295 ...

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    High-tech seatbelt device wants to save you in a flood [w/video]
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    We imagine things get hectic pretty quickly if you happen to take a deep plunge while still in your car. As the water rushes in, things like patience and good sense can rush out, so doing something as reflexive and simple as getting out of your seatbelt can waste time you don't really have. If ...

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    Video: French motorcycle journalist hits pole, takes a plunge
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    The man in the image above is Laurent Cochet, a journalist with the French magazine Moto Journal. He's testing a Yamaha FJR 1300 in Saint Martin en Ré, France next to the quai, and he's about to tape what he probably thinks will be a beautiful shot along the water, boat masts in the ...

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    Video: Why you should never let a family member drive your Ariel Atom
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    Any time you have to hand off the keys to a valued car, it can be a little nerve racking – and with some justification. Just check out this video, which serves as a cautionary tale of sorts. According to its YouTube description, the user, named ShakenBakeRacin, lent his Ariel Atom to his ...

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    Video: Ford Focus hits downed trolley wire, spectacular accident ensues
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    In this month's installment of From Russia with OMG, dashcam footage reveals another reason why local drivers should receive hazard pay. The black Ford Focus in the picture above is just about to run over a street trolley wire that has come undone and fallen onto the road. Or rather, that's what ...

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    Video: If you're going to fake being run over, make sure a dashcam isn't on
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    If you live in certain parts of the world, it's probably best just to own a dashcam and leave it running at all times. Luckily, this Taiwanese driver had is camera rolling and was able to prevent himself from becoming a scam victim. He is not alone in this fight. In the video, a girl is seen ...

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    Video: 100-year-old driver jumps curb near elementary school, 9 children injured
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    It's never pleasant to run across a story of an elderly driver plowing through a group of innocent pedestrians, but here we are. This time 100-year-old Preston Carter lost control of his Cadillac Sedan de Ville, drove up on the sidewalk and injured 11 people across the street from Main Street ...

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    Video: Styrofoam takes out multiple motorcyclists on TX highway
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    A group of motorcyclists encountered one hell of an incident on a Texas highway, all of which was captured thanks to the magic of helmet cam. This time, however, it doesn't involve the authorities and more than just the riders' pride was hurt. According to one of the bikers on the weekly ride in ...

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    Video: Watch this Mercedes-Benz DTM pit crew's dramatic air line accident
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    During a DTM practice session in Zandvoort, Holland last weekend there was an accident in the pit lane that left four men injured. Ralf Schumacher had finished pitting his Mercedes-Benz racer and the pit crew in front of his had wheeled out and untied their air line, and a man in the adjacent ...

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    Video: Watch someone survive being ejected through a sunroof in a rollover
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    Every once in a while, we see a video that defies explanation, and this is definitely one of those times. Scroll down to watch security camera footage of a young man in England who might be the luckiest individual on earth. Los Angeles' KTLA5 reports that a man and his girlfriend were having a ...

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    Video: Kiwi ute drift goes all wrong, then all right
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    A New Zealand man, for reasons only clear to himself, decides to attempt a Starsky & Hutch drift around a corner in a ute that can only kindly be described as vintage. With that opening, you're no doubt expecting the obligatory "of course it all goes wrong and he crashes." And that, indeed, ...

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    Official: Allstate adds 'Watch For Motorcycles' signs in more than 30 cities
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    You might question whether a diamond-shaped yellow sign will make drivers keep an extra eye out for motorcyclists, but if it saves a life, who's to argue? Insurance company Allstate has added "Watch for Motorcycles" signs at intersections in over 30 cities this year after studying which road ...

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    Video: How not to put venison on the grille: Corvette Z06 hits deer at HyperFest
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    HyperFest, an annual event at the Summit Point Motorsports Park in West Virginia, is day seemingly packed with just about everything you can do in a car or watch a car do, from road racing to drifting, off-roading and karting, as well as Hot Import Nights, a Rice-Rice Challenge and a rollover ...

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    Video: Watch all the Russian dash-cam footage you can stand
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    One is never sure whether to call this the "the best of the worst of," or vice versa: someone has strung together nearly three minutes of impacts culled from Russian dash cams – and those impacts cover everything from car-on-car to truck-on-car tofist-on-face. This is, after all, a land ...

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