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PRACTICE-PRACTICE-PRACTICE __How_good_is_your_awareness?__

Postby FM-USA » Fri May 27, 2016 9:54 am



I found a good video to practice or to test your visual sense of awareness in avoiding accidents.
Granted in real life you're more visually aware of your surroundings.

Start the video, preferably full screen.
Hover your cursor over the PAUSE button and stop the video the moment you see the accident begin to happen.


Some you see it coming, others you'll be surprised just how quickly it unfolds.

The cow is amazing :o , I nearly ROTFL at the #2 cow in the back ground. :lol:

Go Youtube if video don't work.
Turn off annotations, it slows the video and NO _^#&^@#%_ POPUPS.




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Postby dingdong » Sat May 28, 2016 7:48 am

That other bovine was funny. Never saw a cow curious about anything.
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Postby FM-USA » Sat May 28, 2016 8:42 am

dingdong wrote:That other bovine was funny. Never saw a cow curious about anything.

Ya, had to watch them cows a few times. Cow got WHACKED good but walked off like nut'n happened.

At 7:50 is what I mean by LOOK IN YOUR MIRRORS when you're coming to a stop, especially a quick stop. :shock:
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Postby FM-USA » Sat May 28, 2016 8:49 am

So... you don't believe motorcycles are invisible?

Watch at 9:28 and DILIGENTLY LOOK for one. Almost bet it takes you couple reruns to finally see it.

Granted any video doesn't compare to your eyes see but the point hits home. :|
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Postby FM-USA » Sat May 28, 2016 9:01 am

At 14:53
Do YOU overdrive your headlights? :o

Remember to click to STOP the the video the moment you're aware of it.


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Postby OldZX11Rider » Sat May 28, 2016 7:35 pm

Couldn't watch the whole thing, had to go to YouTube and my battery was going fast.
I liked the guy passing on the right and then giving you a front row seat to his crash. :lol:
In the very next scene, as soon as I saw the car on the side road, I knew he was going to pull out right in front of the car with the right of way, and he did. :roll:
Those cows were funny. I didn't expect that cow to get up as fast as it did. I was expecting the cow to have a broken leg. But...moo, anyone for a milkshake? :lol:
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Postby FM-USA » Sat May 28, 2016 8:07 pm

I don't watch those videos for entertainment ( :roll: ), I watch for education purposes. 8-)
Seems there's always new and weird ways accidents happen.
Someday I'll upgrade my (ever so) cheap Car-Cam and get a really decent one or preferably two (#2 would be hidden).
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Postby OldZX11Rider » Sat May 28, 2016 8:27 pm

But sometimes when you're watching one of these educational videos, don't you ever just shake your head and wonder "What the heck was that guy thinking?" ;)

Thinking about it a little more, I suppose it's good to keep in mind these people are out there on the road with us. :(
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Postby FM-USA » Sat May 28, 2016 8:41 pm

Thinking on it, I guess the one that scares me the most is one coming fast in my blind spots. :o
I hear'm but they're going so fast I have nearly no time to turn my head (BAD position!!!) and react.
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Postby OldZX11Rider » Sun May 29, 2016 8:51 am

When I'm out on the interstate and someone passes me like a bat out of ah, Joplin, I just say "Thank You" and watch'em til their out of sight.
I figure if there's a cop up ahead, he's got someone to play with for a while. :lol:

Thinking back on it, I remember seeing a car weaving in and out of traffic, passing when he shouldn't, emergency flashers on, I was watching him in my rear view mirrors. This was on a two lane highway.
It was an accident looking for a place to happen. I pulled off the road until that guy went by. Never came across an accident but then again he may have turned on to another highway. :roll:
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Postby OldZX11Rider » Sun May 29, 2016 9:15 am

Another time my wife and I were in our one ton truck pulling a large 5th wheel travel trailer. There was an F150 behind us pulling a flatbed trailer.
In the on coming lane was a car, a motor home and then a semi-truck and trailer. Middle of the afternoon on a clear summer day.
Then a car pulls out to pass the semi truck. My wife and I are both saying "Can't they see us?!!!". I start slowing and they keep coming, and keep coming.
There was a big wide shoulder and I drove on to the shoulder just a couple seconds before we would of crashed.
The semi truck and the motor home had slowed way down. They could see what was going to happen.
Then we remembered the F150 behind us. Fortunately they had seen what was going on and had followed us on to the shoulder.
When the offending car went past us, all we could tell of the driver was she was a dark haired young woman and her head was up looking straight ahead.
For some reason, right there at that moment, I wasn't really scared, but it had really scared my wife.
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Postby themainviking » Sun May 29, 2016 11:29 am

OldZX11Rider wrote:Couldn't watch the whole thing, had to go to YouTube and my battery was going fast.
I liked the guy passing on the right and then giving you a front row seat to his crash. :lol:
In the very next scene, as soon as I saw the car on the side road, I knew he was going to pull out right in front of the car with the right of way, and he did. :roll:
Those cows were funny. I didn't expect that cow to get up as fast as it did. I was expecting the cow to have a broken leg. But...moo, anyone for a milkshake? :lol:


No milkshakes from that "cow"... it was a boy cow.

I know that is a compilation of crashes, but having watched it, I almost feel as if I should just sell the bike. There are so many crashes that "should NOT have happened". No way, no how. It is almost as if those people were daring the powers of the universe to crap on their day. Not just stupidity, but intentional stupidity. At 12:17, was that guy hurrying to GET hit by the car? Suicide attempt? I am really glad most of that stuff was in Russia, where crashes are a hundred a day per square mile. It was Russia wasn't it? Please tell me it was Russia. Or Brazil, Or Malaysia. Anyplace I am not going to be driving.
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Postby FM-USA » Sun May 29, 2016 9:36 pm

FIRST: Of all the crash videos I've watched on U-Tube, this one has a lot of learning curves. It has merit for practicing your awareness and that's why I took the time to post it.

I watched about 1/2 so far. Looks like mostly Russian, few Yugoslavians and Czechoslovakians. Those countries have a need to drink and drive.
Need? :arrow: Poor governments.
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Postby OldZX11Rider » Mon May 30, 2016 8:02 am

Oops! When they were referred to as cows, I assumed they were cows. :lol:
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Postby FM-USA » Mon May 30, 2016 8:20 am

OldZX11Rider wrote:Oops! When they were referred to as cows, I assumed they were cows. :lol:

Could say the same thing about Humans... .. . ummmm, then a Liberal and their PC bible enters...

CAN'T make jokes about ourselves anymore? LIBERALLY thinking of course.


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