Russia.... (NWS cow carnage towards the end)

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It's become a strange past time for Mike and me to watch videos of Russian driving. What the FUCK is wrong with the people in that country?!

They all do 100 mph, no matter the road condition.

None of them know what either the brakes are, or their mirrors are.

Driving on the wrong side of the road seems to be normal.

Everyone listens to shitty techno music.
 

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I never want to go to Russia i think ill be killed even just by walking. Heaven forbid their Train Engineers or Airplane Pilots are the same way...
 

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Driving in Russia:

Too fast for conditions - check!
There is no wrong side of the road - check!
Basic courtesy discarded - check!
Life insurance paid up to date - check!

Seriously, these people are complete fucking assholes. Just about every one of these "accidents" is really just the predictable result of bad behavior....
 

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You know, this kinda goes along the same lines: A while back a buddy of mine and I were discussing the best way to teach people how to drive. He suggested that everyone gets an Enzo. When I asked him what he was thinking, he simply responded, "Darwinism at its best."

Looking back at some of the boneheaded maneuvers I've seen people pull... I can see what he was thinking. Russia isn't that far off from that level of chaos it seems.
 

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After watching more of that video, it's a wonder the whole country hasn't killed everyone in it. Following distances? Proper tires? Reasonable speeds for the conditions? Maybe something doesn't translate very well...

7:35 explains why we get JDM engines so cheap though. :p

Edit: After watching the whole thing, that cow thing was quite funny. Hell, I call cows I see on road trips, "future jerky", so no worries here. Couple questions spring to mind though, such as:
-Do they even HAVE driver education, or do they just let anyone drive whatever they want? I mean, I'm all for a free society, but I prefer my freedom with a side of self examination and responsibility. I mean I'm not afraid of them, but you wouldn't see me jumping in a tractor trailer on icy roads just for the fun of it...

-Is it possible that I've just witnessed a video even crazier than all the haglawah in the world? :p
 

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TE72; i dont think youll want to even look at that motor after that one..

will someone please tell me that no supras were EVER delivered to russia..
 

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will someone please tell me that no supras were EVER delivered to russia..
Not sure on originally, but there are some there for sure. We have had a few members on here form Russia actually. That, and as the link that radiod posted points out, Vladistok (I believe that was the city name?) is a lot like San Francisco, terrain wise, and there are a LOT of kids with easy access (being in eastern Russia) to high power, rwd Japanese cars. Hilarity ensues. :p

Its the music, they all think they're in a video game.
I'll admit, I tend to drive a bit fast if listening to certain types of music. Bullet For My Valentine, Initial D's soundtracks, Meatloaf, etc...
 

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I wonder how much auto insurance costs the average driver over there...
I would be surprised if it was all that expensive. From what I can tell, they don't often have to pay the driver anything...

However, I'm probably totally off base here. Interesting question for sure, they are a socialist state, or at least used to be, right? Are things like auto insurance state funded/subsidized there?
 

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Kinda funny we get a poster from Russia showing off his drifting skills (and someone's photography skills if I might add...) in the "what did you do with your Supra today" thread. :p
 

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Maybe JetJock knows?
Don't wander in here very often but I actually don't know. I have driven several places in Russia as well as all over Ukraine though. The only place I found truly nuts was Moscow. And I don't mind a little corruption from the cops as it has gotten me out of a few situations I'd have gone to jail for in the US. On the other hand I likely wouldn't have been doing those things back home and Russian cops tend to go easier on foreigners than they do the locals.
 

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Most those accidents look damn near intentional. Following too close and then instead of braking like the car in front, they just swerve around and into oncoming traffic. I'm perplexed. My mind can't comprehend how most of those happen and why the idiocy on Russian roads is not a national crisis...

I mean what the fuck?
 

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Some of those accidents happened in asian countries, you can see some roadsigns that aren't cyrillic. Im guessing that in alot of countries its a loss of face (literally) if you use the brakes from following too close. The cows are the highlight in the vid.
 

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Some of those accidents happened in asian countries, you can see some roadsigns that aren't cyrillic. Im guessing that in alot of countries its a loss of face (literally) if you use the brakes from following too close. The cows are the highlight in the vid.
So instead of braking for the car in front it's more honorable to swerve into oncoming traffic or bike/pedestrian sidewalks and kill innocent people? Lol, that's some impressive logic.

I read the article explaining the dash cam's necessity earlier in this thread. That's crazy their roads are that unsafe and that their government/police/citizens are THAT corrupt. Sad example of human civilization.
 

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So instead of braking for the car in front it's more honorable to swerve into oncoming traffic or bike/pedestrian sidewalks and kill innocent people? Lol, that's some impressive logic.
[video=youtube;EjUzyq23WnI]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjUzyq23WnI[/video]

I guess so. :p

I read the article explaining the dash cam's necessity earlier in this thread. That's crazy their roads are that unsafe and that their government/police/citizens are THAT corrupt. Sad example of human civilization.
Welcome to the future of the good ol' USA...
 

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Yeah driving in the middle east will make you hypertensive. lot of drivers here don't brake till you can't see their grill and as a revenge tactic swerve around, get in front of you and slow way down to teach you a lesson.
 

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Yeah driving in the middle east will make you hypertensive. lot of drivers here don't brake till you can't see their grill and as a revenge tactic swerve around, get in front of you and slow way down to teach you a lesson.
Even though I am not old enough to remember such a time, I miss the days when driving a vehicle was a pain in the ass. Convenience ruins a LOT of good things...