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jkottke:

This video is 13 minutes of traffic accidents in Russia and totally amazing.

  1. Show this to your teenagers before they take the wheel. If it doesn’t scare the p*ss out of them—or even worse, if it excites them—no more Grand Theft Auto and hide the car keys.
  2. Next time you complain about public services, boring orderliness and “safety first”, the desireability of risk, Panglossian everything-optimal economics, or forget how relatively safe you are on your German freeways, …. watch this.

    As someone else remarked (can’t remember the source), the difference between Somalia and the USA is the stuff everybody in the US completely forgets is even possible.
  3. Notice how many of the accidents are caused by people trying to zoom ahead of everyone else—off the side of the road, cutting down a tree without noticing it will land on somebody else, trying to pass on the left or on the right or across the lane. Is your time really that important relative to everyone else’s, people?
  4. Assumptions. You think you can make assumptions, like that someone won’t fell a tree on your head, or a military jet won’t fly over your head, that someone won’t spill military equipment near you, or that people from the other lane (or off the road) won’t drive completely orthogonal and attack your car. Sometimes those assumptions are wrong.
  5. How many of these people do you think actually accepted the blame on themselves for their reckless actions?

via @Alea_, @felixsalmon

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  1. kill-urine-bubbles reblogged this from isomorphismes
  2. demonikangel1037 reblogged this from isomorphismes and added:
    I’m only half way through the video and its insane. I just messed up a really long post. Anyways you basically should...
  3. bersamina79 reblogged this from isomorphismes
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  5. knapjack reblogged this from isomorphismes and added:
    Unfortunately, I can see Russia from here. #wasilla #drivers
  6. lizthelazylizard reblogged this from fudgesmonkey and added:
    ARE THEY TRYING TO DIE?
  7. fudgesmonkey reblogged this from isomorphismes and added:
    The thing is, that traffic accidents like these are not limited just to Russia. (There is just a trend in Russia to...
  8. isomorphismes reblogged this from jkottke and added:
    Show this to your teenagers before they take the wheel. If it doesn’t scare the p*ss out of them—or even worse, if it...
  9. hooloovooo reblogged this from pyrexia
  10. ionthepeek reblogged this from hughbris
  11. hughbris reblogged this from flaviia
  12. flaviia reblogged this from pyrexia and added:
    I love how completely unfazed everyone is when their cars are totalled. I would be screaming, to say the least.
  13. pertundo reblogged this from pyrexia and added:
    that felt like i was playing burnout or something, and i should not have fucking watched that when i have my driving...
  14. abgrunde reblogged this from jkottke
  15. littlesmuck reblogged this from pyrexia
  16. pyrexia reblogged this from somtum and added:
    Holy fuck????
  17. shawnb reblogged this from michellechilds and added:
    Logs? Lightning? Jet planes?
  18. matthewpalm reblogged this from jkottke and added:
    Yes, I watched all 13 minutes.
  19. somtum reblogged this from sirtessa
  20. sirtessa reblogged this from purrsikat
  21. thelategreats reblogged this from rickwebb and added:
    Memories… @koxvold @thirtytwofeet
  22. purrsikat reblogged this from jkottke and added:
    Seriously, WTF?!
  23. pezwerewolf reblogged this from jkottke and added:
    This is amazing.
  24. atomrobinson reblogged this from jkottke