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u/StayTuned2k Dec 01 '22 Vibing

Haha, he's like "you're welcome"

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u/Ned_Gutters Dec 01 '22

Lol exactly. “You almost killed yourself on my truck. You are welcome for me saving your life.”

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u/Osbios Dec 02 '22

"You didn't save my life, you ruined my death!"

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u/Arctic_Sunday Dec 02 '22

I understood that reference

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u/ih8GodSoMuch Dec 02 '22

I wanna understand 😞

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u/Arctic_Sunday Dec 02 '22

In the movie "The Incredibles" near the start of the movie Mr incredible saves a man from falling off a building, man gets pissed and says the line "you didn't save my life you ruined my death"

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u/byronbaybe Dec 02 '22

"Ruined my pants" is more to the point.

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u/danbob411 Dec 01 '22

Proceed, j’your majesty.

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u/millerphi Dec 02 '22

This is how I interpreted that little flourish at the end. Not necessarily to thank, but to recognize them as the “royalty” they thought they were.

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u/iamisandisnt Dec 02 '22

"After you"

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u/Ghune Dec 01 '22

He just saved a life...

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u/M_krabs Dec 01 '22

"Haha you're welcome 😀"

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u/jvrcb17 Dec 01 '22

More like "after you, your majesty"

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u/A_Drusas Dec 01 '22

I read it as more of a, "What the fuck?!"

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u/Equinox-XVI Dec 01 '22

I can literally hear this in the exact tone it was said

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u/Medinaian Dec 01 '22

What.... ARE YOU THINKING

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u/justjoujou9l Dec 01 '22

I don't know why it's not required to be in all cars like how backup cameras are

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u/Lavatis Dec 01 '22 edited Dec 01 '22

Wow, I didn't know backup cameras were required since 2018 in the usa. that's wild.

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u/justjoujou9l Dec 01 '22 edited Dec 01 '22

From a certain year onward (I think 2015 or 2018) the manufacturer needs to have them installed

Edit: I looked it up and in 2014 manufacturers were given 4 years to prepare for this change and in 2018 this requirement went into effect

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u/DeSpTG Dec 01 '22

I always thought it's funny that US cars even from german manufacturers have a higher equipment standard on the base version as the german model.

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u/MKleister Dec 01 '22

AFAIK it's coz there were several incidents in the US where people with big cars ran over their toddler when backing out of the driveway coz they couldn't see behind the car.

It was mentioned in this NPR podcast.

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u/Halogen32 Dec 01 '22

A child sacrifice is required to improve my automobile experience

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u/thingsIdidnotknow Dec 02 '22

i saw on another thread just the other day, that almost all safety regulations have an average of 8 deaths behind them.

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u/Ipodk9 Dec 02 '22

Safety rules are written in blood.

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u/bpknyc Dec 01 '22

That's because base model 3 series like 320 has cloth and manual adjustment seats and that's not "luxury" when you can get a damn Camry and be more comfortable.

So US versions get the nicer stuff to maintain the premium brand image.

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u/tropic420 Dec 01 '22

I don't get the hate for cloth seats. I have a low production vehicle and I can't wait to rip the fucking leather out and put some high performance fabric in.

For context, I'm in Texas and my vehicle is an R title so the value is already fucked, who cares about the seats at this point I just want to not be sticky.

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u/Aardvark318 Dec 01 '22

Absolutely hate leather! If you live in a place that gets super hot every summer you'll learn to hate it, lol. I'm not in Texas, but close enough. I totally get the leather hate.

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u/tropic420 Dec 01 '22

Uv blocking film is cheap and should be standard or a more common dealer installed option if a car comes with leather seats. It protects the value so much and increases the buyers comfort SO MUCH

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u/W0otang Dec 01 '22

With you on that. Leather is freezing in the winter and scorching in the summer. It's literally the worst material to make car seats from yet is considered a lxuury

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u/mrASSMAN Dec 01 '22

Cloth seats just don’t feel or look premium.. and personally I dislike them because they stain over time and collect a ton of dust.. harder to keep clean

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u/tropic420 Dec 01 '22

Leather gets hard, cracks, also collects dust and if you really have to clean it takes way more effort. Have you scrubbed a sedan with saddle soap and then rubbed it down with mink oil afterward? Because I have.

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u/fendermrc Dec 01 '22

They're required to aid the driver's vision, but I don't believe they record.

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u/Lavatis Dec 01 '22

That's true! It's an important point to make considering we're talking about dash cams

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u/_We_Are_DooMeD Dec 01 '22

Same. Actually I don't think they are in the uk.

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u/Knickers_in_a_twist_ Dec 01 '22

I only learned this last year when I bought a new car. I saw the backup cam and said “oh cool” and the salesman looked at me like I was living under a rock and told me backup cams were standard in every new car.

I notice them on other cars a lot more now.

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u/rallyspt08 Dec 01 '22

Iirc Chevy tried with the C7 corvette. It was marketed as a "track camera" so you could record your runs at the track, but worked totally fine as a dash cam. Tons of people freaked out about "MuH PrIVacY" with their license plates being recorded. Like they aren't constantly being captured by traffic cameras, toll booths, and third-party dash cams.

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u/rdxgs Dec 01 '22

Like they aren't constantly being captured by traffic cameras, toll booths, and third-party dash cams

and cop cars with automated license plate readers or license plate recognition software

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u/ImSoSte4my Dec 01 '22

It's still an option on the Corvette and the higher end Camaros. It's called PDR or "Performance Data Recorder." Teslas have tons of cameras that act as dashcams and I believe they come stock.

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u/Bensemus Dec 01 '22

Teslas have tons of cameras that act as dashcams and I believe they come stock.

Correct. The cameras were installed for Autopilot and later Full Self Driving. People pestered Tesla and they opened up 4 of the ~8 cameras to also act as dashcams. You have one forward and one rear. You also have two right by the front wheels. These point back and away from the car to cover the sides. Initially it was kinda awkward to use as the USB port was behind the centre console. You also had to supply your own USB stick. For the past few years the feature has been fully supported. The USB port is now in the glovebox and the car come with a Tesla branded USB stick preinstalled.

Teslas also have sentry mode which records even when parked. I believe the footage is only saved if the car detects something.

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u/wwjdwwmd Dec 01 '22

I'm not sure everyone would want their Auto manufacturer to have control over their dash cam, but damn it would be nice to have a USB-C port there next to the mirror.

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u/PurpleK00lA1d Dec 01 '22

It's starting, newer vehicles are starting to have convenient USBs on the top of the dash. So you only have to hide the wire around the windshield.

It's not a perfect solution but it's starting. Although I've only seen it on performance or off-roading vehicles so I'm guessing it's really intended for go-pros and what not.

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u/Kalamazeus Dec 01 '22

I just tapped it into my fuse box with a fuse tap. Only had to hide the wire in my headliner above the windshield and down the C panel to the fuse box. Couldn't have been easier and the cable is invisible.

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u/[deleted] Dec 01 '22

I want to do this for all of our cars, but I'm scared to do so. The shortest, most direct video I can find is 10 minutes.

I don't know jack shit about fuse boxes or any of that so it's all very intimidating to me.

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u/Kalamazeus Dec 01 '22 edited Dec 01 '22

You can do it! I have the viofo a129 duo. Basically all I had to do was find a couple 5amp fuses to tap into. One was for always on - a fuse that receives power even when ACC power is turned off - which can be easily tested with a voltage meter by turning the car off and finding 5a fuse that is still seeing 5a (edit:seeing voltage not amps). And one that only is on when the ACC power is on. The reason is this camera in particular uses a harness with an adjustable voltage selector which controls what voltage will turn the camera off which allows it to monitor while the vehicle is parked and the voltage you select determines how long it can run off battery. Personally I only have mine on when the car is running so I don’t drain my battery especially when it gets cold in winter. Once you’ve identified the fuses the rest is really easy - clamp the wires to the fuse taps with wire connectors and put the fuses from the slots you chose and another 5a into the tap and hide the cables and you’re good to go.

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u/PurpleK00lA1d Dec 01 '22

I did the same myself and it was easy on my car as well. A lot of people don't want to and aren't comfortable with anything more than simply plugging into a USB or outlet. Throw a fuse box in the mix and most average folks won't want to do it.

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u/Kalamazeus Dec 01 '22

Yup and part of me doesn't blame them.. cars are big expensive toys and nobody wants to break them and have to pay for it. But once you get your hands dirty you realize that most things aren't that hard.. knowing your limits is important though.

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u/yingandyang Dec 01 '22

Had to install one after an idiot tried to purposely back up into my car. I immediately put my car in reverse and didn’t get hit luckily. He noticed that he failed and drove off. This guy. https://imgur.com/a/prPSf6X

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u/Chimalez Dec 01 '22

Literally just this fucking morning I was driving on a state road and some dumb lady who was eating while driving and clearly distracted swerved into my lane. She would've crashed into the side of my car if I hadn't swerved out of the lane into the adjacent one, that by extreme luck was empty at the time. That made me finally decide to get a dashcam, I'll be getting one either tonight or tomorrow.

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u/salty_drafter Dec 01 '22

I have the viofo a129. Decent price front and rear camera and uses capacitors instead of batteries so no fire risk.

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u/TimidPocketLlama Dec 01 '22

A rear dashcam also wouldn’t hurt. A few months ago in a parking lot I put my car into reverse and my proximity sensor immediately went off. Visible only in my right rearview mirror but not my center one, there was a guy with a cane with his arm raised. He was waiting for me to start backing up and was going to smack my car then claim I hit him. Fortunately I already had a rear dashcam at this point. When I put my car back into park and just sat there he figured out he’d been spotted and wandered off.

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u/FriendlyEngineer Dec 01 '22

It wasn’t the truck driver. It’s a Volvo. Their Automatic Emergency Brake systems are some of the best in the industry.

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u/HuckleCat100K Dec 01 '22

This is the comment I was looking for. Glad to see the promotional ad from Volvo touting the AEB wasn’t exaggerating.

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u/gil796 Dec 01 '22

This should be higher. The driver wouldn't have even needed to put their foot on the brake. Truly amazing.

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u/VaIeth Dec 01 '22

Also looks like they lucked out into going slightly uphill.

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u/GoldenAlexanders Dec 01 '22

And the minivan driver should lose their license: you didn't see the enormous red truck barrelling your way? Jeez.

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u/IsolatedSea Dec 01 '22

It's not a minivan. It looks like Daewoo Matiz.

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u/Dan-ze-Man Dec 01 '22

Sunday driver.

Here in UK every one avoids Nisan micra.

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u/Wondergirl_IL Dec 01 '22

I had the same thing happen to me over the summer but near a movie theater. The woman driving actually t boned my car. At first she said I was going so fast she didn't see me coming. I said nope that's not it (I was within the speed limit). She finally admitted her mind was on the movie she just saw, Top Gun.

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u/Corvusenca Dec 01 '22

I read a really interesting thing on how humans are actually terrible at judging the speed of something moving towards them (approach speed), mostly because we're terrible at factoring distance into angular speed at the eye. But! We think we're good at it, and so we get in a lot of accidents like yours and then are astonished and can't believe we misjudged.

It's not just humans; it's thought to be one of the factors in a lot of roadkill. Rather than try and judge approach speed deer appear to just have a radius they monitor. If they see a threat they stop and watch it, but they do not run until it hits said radius. Unfortunately it's calibrated to the running speed of your average predator, and cars move so much faster than wolves that my the time the car hits the radius it's too late to run and the deer's "monitor the theat" looks like "freezing in the headlights".

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u/RefrigeratedTP Dec 01 '22

“If he was doing the speed limit instead of 5 over, the 10 feet I gave him would have been fine!”

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u/Jay-Paddy Dec 01 '22

"If you saw I was speeding, why did you pull out?"

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u/RefrigeratedTP Dec 01 '22

Doesn’t matter how fast you’re going, I don’t want kids.

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u/notyogrannysgrandkid Dec 01 '22

He’s probably good, but he didn’t actually brake. Modern trucks can automatically apply 80% braking power before the driver even realizes there’s something to react to.

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u/symmetra__main Dec 01 '22

Good driver and good equipment. You gotta have both

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u/nopinionsjstdoubts Dec 01 '22

The driver of that car is brain dead or had a death wish. Like how was it even possible they did not notice two cars coming from either direction. Like what a time to turn left of all times

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u/dalgeek Dec 01 '22

People are dumb. My dad used to work out in a rural area, 2 lane rd, 55mph speed limit. Some idiot pulled out in front of a fully loaded dump truck because they didn't want to wait 5 seconds for the truck to pass. Couldn't even tell what kind of car they were driving after the truck rolled over it.

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u/Meivath Dec 01 '22

This is my biggest annoyance when I'm driving. When someone cuts me off when they could have waited five seconds for the empty road behind me, I wanna shove my car up their tailpipe.

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u/itsZizix Dec 01 '22

Right up there with that guy who passes you only to turn 5 seconds later.

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u/hiddencamela Dec 01 '22

Just reminded me... I was cycling the other day, and a Lady sped up on my left side on the road to cut me off, slow down for a turn, *then stopped and stared at her rearview waiting for me to pass so she could turn.*She already cut me off, and was well ahead by about 20-30 meters. Why the hell stop and wait for me to catch up to ensure I stopped then? There was so much time to complete the turn and no one ahead of her to interrupt it.Hell I even stopped my bike and waited because I didn't trust her to even let me pass..and she still waited a solid 15 seconds staring at me through her rearview.

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u/Krosis27 Dec 01 '22

And then not even half a mile down the road they slow way down to make a turn

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u/retserroF Dec 01 '22

Probably assumed the car turning left stopped to let them go....without checking if it was even safe to do so.

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u/Slaphappydap Dec 02 '22

They were also ready to sit there until they saw the truck's door open and made a business decision.

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u/mrASSMAN Dec 01 '22

Just staring at the opposite direction and doesn’t bother to check the most immediate direction of cars coming

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u/Lokkuri Dec 01 '22

Volvo for life

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u/SatoshiBlockamoto Dec 01 '22

Whenever I cut off a semi truck I always make sure it's a Volvo. You know, for safety.

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u/zorrez Dec 01 '22

It’s things like these that make me so proud to be Swedish

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u/Butterbuddha Dec 01 '22

What about the fish?

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u/Tripperfish- Dec 01 '22

Mmm sweet sweet surströmming

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u/Butterbuddha Dec 01 '22

Man I would rather pay a ton for healthcare rather than have that on my dinner plate.

wish granted

Wait!

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u/TheSecretNewbie Dec 01 '22

Air brakes in Volvos are amazing.

My dad is a truck driver and they use Volvos. What’s surprises me though is that the mirrors on Volvos are not standard (they have more than most trucks) so for rodeos and shit they cover up Volvo mirrors…

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u/WrenchMonkey300 Dec 02 '22

What do you mean by rodeos? Rodeos for trucks?

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u/TheSecretNewbie Dec 02 '22

Yeah so a trucking rodeo is a like an obstacle course for truck drivers. They have to compete to maneuver their truck and whatever trailer they choose, around different obstacles.

So like the 58 foot trailers is a class and the two trailers are a class and flatbeds are a class. Each driver has to serpentine the cones as fast as possible without hitting them. If they hit the cones they lose the section and go forward. They then have to pull up as close as possible to railroad tracks without going over (20ft) if they do they don’t score. Then like they have to serpentine again around tennis balls and back up their trailers without touching or running over the balls, but they have to be the closest.

Things like that basically. It tests how well you can maneuver your trailer and stuff. All classes compete the same course but your only scored against your own class.

They have national championships and stuff so it’s like super competitive. They’re like guys that will literally cheat with their coaches. We also have guys that like their whole personality is if they win and stuff. They get like super angry and will throw a tantrum if they don’t win. It’s really funny to watch cuz it’s usually dudes that r like in their 50s acting like toddlers.

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u/theflyingweasle Dec 01 '22

Dat auto braking system is no joke

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u/suprasternaincognito Dec 01 '22

The ending is chefs kiss 😂

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u/nonpuissant Dec 01 '22

Such an eloquent gesture. The "what the fuck is wrong with you?" transcends all spoken language.

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u/xTakk Dec 01 '22

I lived that gesture vicariously just then.

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u/KingSmizzy Dec 01 '22

Driver: Takes a bow

If I were there, he'd get a standing ovation

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u/max_adam Dec 01 '22

"Are you satisfied your ungrace?"

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u/DanFuckingSchneider Dec 01 '22

Love that the dude was committed to continuing his turn until the truck was millimeters from his bumper. Like they didn’t even notice the truck until it was touching. Losing battle, man

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u/Underratedrat Dec 01 '22 edited Dec 01 '22

Ditto i saw that....car just rolled into 18 wheelers bumper after, the semi, was pretty much at a full stop.

Edited: The semi

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u/RBeck Dec 01 '22

It was stopped, just bouncing on it's suspension.

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u/PEBKAC69 Dec 01 '22

Yeah, it's an important detail - you can see the truck's lug nuts. That wheel isn't turning, and dumbass still just turns left into the front of it lol

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u/persondude27 Dec 01 '22 edited Dec 01 '22

No idea how close they came to having their whole fucking life ruined.

I know someone who was t-boned by a semi (driver didn't see a 4-way-stop). That person does 20-30 minutes of PT every single day and still has significant pain and migraines from the crash, several years later.

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u/hypernova2121 Dec 01 '22

this guy would have been killed 100% if truck driver was one second slower to react

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u/discgolfallday Dec 01 '22

One second difference would have been a full speed collision! Semi driver deserves a medal

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u/Faerhun Dec 01 '22

No idea how close they came to having their whole fucking life ruined.

So I've worked on the roads for the last 15 years paving roads and I can tell you with absolute certainly that close to half, if not more, of the people on the roads are literally barely functional zombies. Very little perception, very little spatial awareness, and just about no consideration for anyone other than themselves.

So many times, so unbelievably many times, have I been directly in front of a car while on foot waving frantically to get someone's attention and I'll be lucky to get it. I have no clue what people are focused on while driving, but it's certainly not the road.

It's even worse while I'm on the roller or another piece of equipment. They will not look at the operator, they will keep staring at the machine like it's going to work them through their confusion.

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u/NeighborhoodParty982 Dec 02 '22

This is why we devised tests in the Air Force to reject pilot applicants before having them even touch an aircraft.

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u/ragingnoobie Dec 01 '22

The fact that the dude still hit him after the truck driver stopped in time to avoid a collision was the best part 😂

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u/throwaway-boxer Dec 01 '22

Like they didn’t even notice the truck until it was touching.

And then just sat there like they were expecting the truck to back up and let them by.

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u/itsactuallyme1 Dec 01 '22

Some people just cannot be granted driving licenses.

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u/JAOC_7 Dec 01 '22 edited Dec 01 '22

it really needs to be a harder test, and something people need to take, like, every ten years or so

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u/itsactuallyme1 Dec 01 '22

Indeed. Like this video is terrifying. The person on the little car was about to become ground meat.... wtf

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u/JAOC_7 Dec 01 '22

bad drivers are a danger not only to themselves but everyone else near the road

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u/yegir Dec 01 '22

Indeed bro. Granny got her license 60 years ago and nobody thought to do a refresher?

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u/fredbrightfrog Dec 01 '22

My test consisted of going around a 25 mph speed limit neighborhood. Basically just had to not run any stop signs or speed. Then you are allowed to drive on 70 mph interstate by yourself.

Really quite ridiculous.

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u/orqa Dec 01 '22

I'm a pretty decent driver compared to others in my country.

I still think my license (and the licenses of all people who are worse drivers than me) should be revoked.

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u/Captain_Plutonium Dec 01 '22

this is exactly how I feel lol

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u/IndependentDuty1346 Dec 01 '22

Aaaannd all that freight inside that trailer has shifted... Love the curtsey at the end for the dumbass car by the trucker... 🤣

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u/SpaceGoonie Dec 01 '22

His gesture totally said, "Oh, please... after you" but in the most condescending way possible.

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u/justiceshroomer Dec 01 '22

I assumed he was taking a bow to a roaring applause from the crowd

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u/sentimental_goat Dec 01 '22 edited Dec 01 '22

From the trucker's vantage point I think he would have been able to tell this driver could be throuble.

Had someone pull out from a side street onto a three lane road. I was in the middle lane; the moment they started making their turn I could sense they had poor driving skills. Pulls out into the left most lane but their bumper was way out in the middle lane when making the turn. And as suspected, they continue to turn into my lane without checking for any cars, almost side-swiping me. I had no choice but to lay on the horn.

Don't know why people don't check their rear-view/sideview mirrors and blind spots.

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u/Hauwke Dec 01 '22

The most annoying thing is those drivers who swerve to turn. Like, they'll be turning right, but they veer left a little to prepare and then turn right.

You don't need to do that, basically ever. Fucking cut it out.

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u/sentimental_goat Dec 01 '22

Unless you are a truck...

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u/Hauwke Dec 02 '22

I feel like that's a given though, it's wildly different from Karen in a tiny volvo pulling into your lane to turn into a 90 degree turn with tons and tons of room.

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u/Malor Dec 01 '22

I interpreted it as "what the hell is wrong with you? What were you thinking?"

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u/Star-Ripper Dec 01 '22

That’s not what it looked like to me at all, more of a “are you dumb?!” kinda gesture.

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u/f3llyn Dec 01 '22

Having worked in shipping for a decent amount of years and seeing how those trucks are loaded first hand chances are pretty good it wasn't packed all that securely anyways.

What amazes me is how much stuff actually gets to its destination without being crushed int a cube the size of a soda can.

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u/Octabraxas Dec 01 '22

First thing I thought haha

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u/5_under Dec 01 '22

It had to be an empty container. Loaded he would have not stopped that quick.

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u/Flat_Perspective7341 Dec 01 '22

Hey, you never know. It could be full of feather pillows or air

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u/ip_addr Dec 01 '22

All the feather pillows are shifted to the front.

Damn, that must be soft.

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u/hat-of-sky Dec 01 '22

If it was full of helium balloons they'd all be shifted to the back.

Source: drove home with a minivan full of balloons, had to slam the brakes for a reckless driver.

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u/ender1108 Dec 01 '22

That’s because all the air in your cab was forced forward… physics is fun

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u/isukatspeling Dec 01 '22

Good thing it was 200 kg of feathers and not 200 kg of steel

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u/Akhi11eus Dec 01 '22

My Pappy was a long haul air trucker. Every week he brought up fresh air to the Lays Chips factory.

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u/ALIENSBLEEDLSD Dec 01 '22

It’s full of my accomplishments.

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u/5_under Dec 01 '22

50000 pounds of feathers is still 50000 pounds.

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u/cowslaw Dec 01 '22

But... steel is heavier than feathers

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u/uisqebaugh Dec 01 '22

You would think so because of the momentum, but a loaded truck actually requires a shorter stopping distance.

The effect that weight has on a truck's stopping distance is a bit of a mixed bag. Logically, the more weight that is put onto a truck, the more work the breaks have to do to stop it, and the more heat that the brakes absorb.

This would lead one to think that loaded trucks take longer to stop than empty ones, but I'm afraid that's not right. The breaks, springs, shock absorbers, and tires on heavy load trucks are specifically designed to work better when the vehicle is loaded.

This means that empty trucks take longer to stop than loaded trucks, and require a greater stopping distance. There is less traction with an empty vehicle. One can end up bouncing and locking up their wheels, which results in much poorer breaking times.

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u/jurzdevil Dec 01 '22

yep...unloaded trailer brakes just lock up and you get those bouncy skid marks on the road.

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u/Poonpatch Dec 01 '22

This from a "law firm" - the amount of people who don't know the difference between brakes and breaks is just depressing. Here they've used both to cover themselves.

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u/LoveFishSticks Dec 01 '22

My parents hired a lawyer to draw up legal documents for them and at a glance I saw multiple errors like it was not proof read at all. Idk how people like that even get licensed

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u/Phoenix_of_Asclepius Dec 01 '22

Because their paralegal actually writes the stuff up.

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u/Globalpigeon Dec 01 '22

Attorneys are some of the most disorganized people I had to work with. A good paralegal is godsend when dealing with them. They should pay them way more money honestly.

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u/Twist161 Dec 01 '22

CDL guy here - They actually stop quicker with a load. The braking systems on those are crazy powerful and it comes down to traction rather than weight. More weight equals more traction.

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u/michaelceratops27 Dec 01 '22

Full load actually stops more quickly

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u/notwithoutmybanana Dec 01 '22

I carry a class A CDL and drove semi for a short while. This is literally on the test

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u/ntbyinit64 Dec 01 '22 Doom

The bow from the truck driver at the end was priceless & 100% warranted.

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u/normpoleon Dec 01 '22

looked like "after you"

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u/LCplGunny Dec 02 '22

I think your both right, he bowed and gave the sideways motion of arms, defiantly an "after you, your fucking majesty" imo

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u/LickingSmegma Dec 02 '22 edited Dec 02 '22

In Slavic culture, this is an unmistakable mix of “well, you're welcome” with a strong side of “what the fuck was that”.

Edit: the best translation is perhaps “well here we are”. Can be both a positive “voilà” and negative as pictured in the OP.

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u/barrito87 Dec 01 '22

That person in the small car deserves to be bitch-slapped 17 times.

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u/sordidsquid Dec 01 '22

Just 17?

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u/Maximans Dec 01 '22

18, one for each wheel

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u/ImWhatsInTheRedBox Dec 01 '22

Surely we should count the spares as well.

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u/skibba88 Dec 01 '22

18 slaps of justice

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u/DANO8503 Dec 01 '22

Love the wtf bow at the end

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u/TchallaKingofWakanda Dec 01 '22

I didn't even do anything and I felt it! Haha

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u/eggmayonnaise Dec 01 '22

"You're welcome"

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u/texit_ Dec 01 '22

Because it’s a Volvo.

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u/MRFINEWINE1 Dec 01 '22 Helpful

What a stupid fuck. Get the fuck off the road.

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u/shovelface3 Dec 01 '22

I was looking for this comment. It took the asshole a minute to back up and they rolled into the semi.

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u/bruhnions Dec 01 '22

Only after the truck driver OPENED HIS DOOR did that tiny little shitass car driver reverse. At first I thought maybe someone was behind them and they couldn't back up but that little reverse at the end proved that doubt wrong... the bow was magnificent.

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u/[deleted] Dec 01 '22

Probably hoping the semi would back up and yield to THEM so they wouldn't have to acknowledge their fuckup. Then they panicked when the door opened, because there are plenty of drivers who would stroll over and personally beat their dumbass after pulling them from their car. I assume with that level of stupid they weren't wearing a seatbelt either, making it easy to evict them from the car they shouldn't be driving.

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u/Theauthor_13 Dec 01 '22

Honestly, you’ve gotta be an extra special kind of fucking stupid to pull that shit in front of an 18-wheeler… and then to just SIT there afterwards… please take their fucking license and keys!

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u/legion_XXX Dec 01 '22

Yeah because Volvo. They might have some of the safest trucks on the road

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u/Cydia_Gods Dec 01 '22

Cars too; they’re pretty amazing pioneers of auto safety as a whole

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u/OniZuka155 Dec 01 '22

Now that's Volvo's pride and joy of their quick breaking system

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u/Bimancze Dec 02 '22

Here's an actual video from Volvo's official YouTube channel demonstrating their Emergency Braking Systems

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u/jkustin Dec 02 '22

Whoa damn! That cockpit view actually made me a little nervous. So weird cuz I literally just watched the outside view but the “don’t hit things while driving” feeling was still there

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u/porndragon77 Dec 02 '22

This should be up on Volvos channel

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u/Martl007 Dec 01 '22

Volvo

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u/Khamero Dec 01 '22

Watching volvo truck emergency brake system videos is wonderful.

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u/mo9722 Dec 01 '22

This happened at the junction between A-290 and A-146 just south of Verkhnebakanskii in Krasnodar Krai, Russia

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u/Buckus93 Dec 01 '22 Wholesome

That could have been so much worse. That guy was lucky he got off with a love "boop" on the nose and not launched 1/4 mile down the road.

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u/daddio2590 Dec 01 '22

VOLVO…….me and both kids drive them and we’re trading my wife’s Mercedes S-550 for her next car… another VOLVO…….Safest car on the road!!

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u/No-Type-1963 Dec 01 '22

Just as an FYI - Volvo cars is NOT the same company as Volvo trucks. They split a while back. Volvo trucks are Swedish owned and Volvo cars is now Chinese owned.

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u/hasansabbah Dec 01 '22

Song is Evanescence - The Understanding if anyone's wondering btw

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u/sneaky_steven Dec 01 '22

I was not expecting to hear really old Evanescence today but I’m not mad about it.

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u/McChelsea Dec 01 '22

I didn't think anyone else listened to those older albums. I love this song.

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u/Bubbly_helicopter123 Dec 01 '22

It’s a Volvo feature

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u/MaNu-RaNdhHawa Dec 01 '22

I just loved the truck driver reacted 😀

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u/EntropicPie Dec 01 '22

That’s Volvo for ya, their trucks can stop over incredibly short distances even if fully loaded.

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u/anotheraltacc1112 Dec 01 '22 edited Dec 01 '22

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u/Technoist Dec 01 '22

That is ridiculously good. And you weren’t exaggerating about the video with the kid. Your comment deserves a post of its own.

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u/anotheraltacc1112 Dec 01 '22

I actually first saw both of those videos on reddit they used to be posted quite often when the AEB systems where brand new.

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u/AE74Fj73 Dec 01 '22

in the second clip the truck did nothing, the reaction was 100% driver, confirmed by Volvo on twitter

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u/anotheraltacc1112 Dec 01 '22

Oh shit I didn't know that, pretty cool of Volvo to post that giving the drivers props.

The last truck I used with auto brakes used sonar sensors similar to parking sensors. They go off if it detects anything on any of the sensors, I've had them falsely activate on tight roundabouts due to a fence between the roundabout and footpath also one time pulling up to my stop going through a tight gap.

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u/Ces_noix Dec 01 '22

Driving in Russia looks like a nightmare

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u/justiceshroomer Dec 01 '22

He deserved to take a bow like he did.

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u/aybaybay503 Dec 01 '22

I can remember being a passenger on the highway and seeing the oncoming traffic; a car tried to pull out of the backed up lane and into adjacent one without seeing a damn SEMI driving pretty fast in that lane about to pass them. regardless, car pulls out ahead of the semi and just a wall of smoke from their brakes appeared. credit to the semi driver, their attentiveness probably saved some dumbass from getting killed bc somehow someway they didn't collide.

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u/Famous_Bit_5119 Dec 01 '22

And the car keeps inching forward while a massive truck bears down on them.

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u/Swa9Dra9on Dec 01 '22

*Transport truck miraculously prevents collision.*

*Idiot drives 2mph into the truck's bumper anyway*

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u/Binke-kan-flyga Dec 01 '22

Volvo trucks are famous for their braking, I don't know about this one but newer trucks also have automatic braking when they detect objects in front and can stop in a few meters, it's crazy to watch

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u/br5d Dec 01 '22

Autobots roll out!

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u/Selisch Dec 01 '22

Volvo quality👍

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u/Just_L00k1ng_ Dec 01 '22

Wouldn’t expect anything less from a fucking Volvo.

Jesus, is there anything safety related with this company that isn’t just stellar?