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Have You Seen This? Heart-racing close call on Russian roads

By Martha Ostergar, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Nov 26th, 2017 @ 2:02pm


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THE TUNDRA — We should thank Russia every day for their dash cam habit.

The reasons many drivers in Russia install dash cams may not be ideal, but it sure adds a lot of great videos to the internet.

This video is brought to us by one such dash cam, and it’s an eye-popping watch that will make your adrenaline start pumping even though you’re watching from the safety of your own home.

The video shows a two-lane highway on a recent snowy day. One driver gets impatient behind a truck and tries to overtake the bigger vehicle in what is clearly a dicey situation at best. Of course, this leads to some defensive driving from oncoming traffic, which involves hard braking, which involves sliding on a slushy road into oncoming traffic.

The sliding car veers in front of the dash cam-appointed car, showing an intense near miss for at least the three cars that are in view of the dash cam. It is an incredibly close call all around, and it’s difficult to imagine how no one crashed or was seriously injured even when you see it repeatedly with your own eyes.

One of the most remarkable things about the video is the driver doesn’t make a sound during the ordeal, not even the whoosh of a sharp intake of breath. He’s seemingly as cool as a cucumber as is every other driver who immediately pops out of their vehicle.

As winter weather bears down upon us, I encourage us all to use this video as a cautionary tale. Changed road conditions require changed driving strategies. Because more often than not, a sliding situation on a busy road will lead to accident and injury instead of a nail-biting close call.

Stay safe out there, friends.


Martha Ostergar

About the Author: Martha Ostergar

Martha Ostergar is a writer who delights in the ridiculous that internet serves up, which means she's more than grateful that she gets to cruise the web for amazing videos to write about. Follow her on Twitter @monstergar.

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