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    Video: This is why drag racers should stay on dragstrips
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    We've seen some dumb ideas before, but this one may take the cake. The post-jump video shows what happens when a dragster that should stick to the strip goes on a track that requires a mild left turn. Actually, this "track" looks more like the cart path at the local golf course, except most ...

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    Video: Patch of black ice terrorizes Ohio motorists
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    If you live in a warm weather state and haven't experienced icy roads before, we've got some video that will show you what your northern friends have been talking about. Actually, if you're a veteran of snow and ice, own a four-wheel-drive vehicle and don't slow down when it's slippery because ...

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    Video: Helicopter crashes in Arizona while filming segment for Korean Top Gear
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    The Top Gear production team from Korea averted a serious disaster after a helicopter used during filming crashed into the Arizona desert. Amazingly, both the pilot and the camera person escaped the incident relatively unharmed. CNN reports that the pair credit their survival to the thick ...

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    Video: 10 motorists dead after fog, smoke envelope Florida highway
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    Drivers on a stretch of Interstate 75 in Florida found themselves in the midst of a scene from a nightmare early Sunday morning. Fog and smoke from a nearby brush fire combined to significantly reduce visibility, which resulted in a massive pile up just south of Gainesville involving 12 cars and ...

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    Video: Why are snowy roads like these never closed?
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    Another winter naturally means more videos of snowy carnage, as Mother Nature teams up with an inclined road to befuddle even those drivers who are used to such conditions. This time the location is Bountiful, Utah on January 21, where a slick bit of downhill becomes an automotive ...

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    Video: Santa saves man from burning pickup, directs traffic
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    You better watch out, you better not cry. You better not pout, I'm telling you why: One day, Santa Claus himself might pull you from your burning Ford Explorer Sport Trac before you're engulfed in flames. Brad Luddeke was on his way to deliver gifts to needy children when he came upon an accident ...

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    Video: Is this the highest-flying Honda ever?
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    We know it doesn't look like the rallying Honda Civic hatchback above is doing anything special, but trust us, this is a case of "Oh, I wasn't expecting that at all." After barreling across the ridiculously long run-up to the crest, the pilot even lets off the gas before launch, yet still ...

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    Report: IIHS contends cell phone bans not effective for curbing accidents
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    It just makes sense. Cell phone usage causes accidents, so state governments and the National Transportation Safety Board should ban phone usage while driving, right? Not so, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. CNN Money reports that studies by IIHS show that phones may not ...

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    Video: Feds release latest drunk driving stats, launch new campaign
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    Drunk driving fatalities were on the decline in 2010, with 32 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico all reporting fewer deaths, according to new data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. But the feds are still concerned about the 10,228 people killed in alcohol-related ...

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    Study: BBC maps every accident in Great Britain in last 12 years
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    According to data acquired by the BBC, roads in Great Britain have played host to 2,396,750 crashes from 1999 to 2010. The Beeb then took that data and plotted every single one of them on a map, represented by a point of light. The resulting graphic looks like a picture from the Hubble Telescope, ...

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    Video: Car plows through restaurant after driver confuses pedals
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    Hitting the gas pedal instead of the brake is an altogether too common occurrence, one that often carries deadly consequences. Thankfully, that wasn't the case here. ABC News is reporting that three victims in a crash at a San Diego, CA, restaurant suffered only minor injuries after a woman drove ...

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    Video: Strangers lift overturned truck to save woman's life
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    Men and women are capable of amazing feats when life and death are on the line. The latest example proving this fact can be found in the video after the break, where you'll see a group of heroic strangers lifting an overturned pickup truck just enough to free a helpless passenger. The accident ...

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    Video: Turkey Day was terrible for these two Corvette owners
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    If you saw a C5 Corvette pulled up next to a C6 Corvette at a stop light, would you assume that a drag race would follow? And which vehicle would win? We'd have our money on the C6 Vette, but then again, the C5 owner may have a bit extra under the hood. While on his way home from picking up the ...

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    Video: The drag racing wreck that refuses to end
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    When's the last time you watched a wreck that took nearly two minutes to conclude? Driver Eric Peterson's XDR Firebird got out of shape almost immediately during a solo dragstrip run and crashed almost head-on into the wall. According to people in attendance, both tires on the car's driver's ...

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    Video: Three killed in 52-car autobahn crash
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    A minor two-car accident on a German autobahn turned into a 52-car pileup with three deaths and two dozen injuries on Friday night. On a stretch of A31 not far from the Dutch border, two sedans got into a "harmless fender bender" in heavy fog. A German newspaper report said traffic isn't normally ...

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    Report: PSA: Stray dogs on F1 tracks "not acceptable"
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    When an animal makes its way onto a freeway, the result could be a significant accident with the real possibility for casualties. But while your local Interstate could see speeds of 80 miles per hour, it's nothing like Formula 1. During testing at the Indian Grand Prix, a dog with a death wish ...

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    Video: Crane lifting a crane will need a crane of its own
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    If you've ever worked in the construction industry, you know there's a lot of experimentation and trial and error that goes into completing a job. Every site brings its own unique challenges to the table, requiring its workers to come up with ingenious solutions to problems most people simply ...

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    Flip-flop malfunction causes SUV to strike and kill three women [w/video]
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    Tragedy struck in New York on August 10, 2011, when a woman driving a Toyota Highlander lost control of her vehicle and struck three pedestrians, killing them. News 10 out of Albany, New York, reports that the driver, LuAnn Burgess, told police that her flip-flop somehow got jammed under the ...

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    Report: How distracting is that puppy in the window?
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    Americans love their dogs, but can our furry friends lead to distracted driving? A report in Consumer Reports says yes, as a study from AAA and Kurgo shows that 52 percent of dog owners pet their dog when they're in the car with them. Further, 19 percent use their hands to prevent the dog from ...

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    Video: Hairy t-bone crash leads to a most unlikely escape
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    It appears to be pretty simple: the classic t-bone incident at an intersection, only this one involves buses. But that's not the spectacular part. What's most eye-popping is what happens after the crash. We won't spoil the surprise tucked into the video after the jump, but just watch for the bolt ...

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