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article imageVideo: Europe's worst drivers compilation is road rage heaven

By Elizabeth Batt     Aug 15, 2012 in Lifestyle
This footage of some of the worst drivers in Europe is not for the faint-hearted. It features more than 10 minutes of some of the worst driving and decision making on the planet.
With its selection of smashes, crashes, near misses and crazy driving, this video of European drivers features a series of clips from dash-cams across Europe. Compiled into one video and posted on YouTube last week by TwisterNederlandTNL, the footage has so far amassed over 400,000 hits.
From driving down the freeway the wrong way, to a car parked on the 'top' of a central divider, who knew cars could go that fast? And in some cases, the clips simply defy belief. Like the truck that flies through an intersection and sweeps (sweeps not shunts) a car ahead of it.
As for the one very, very, lucky driver attempting to overtake a big rig, one can only assume he must have literally dumped a load when he spotted another big rig with no escape route, hurtling straight towards him.
According to Forbes, 'normal' drivers (if normal can be defined), might want to think twice before planning a road trip in in Russia, Slovakia or Poland. In 2009, these countries topped "a newly released list of nations with the most road fatalities, Forbes said.
And worth noting here, is Russian tractor racer Sergei Sukhovenko, who recently set a new world speed when he drove his 'tractor' at 121 kilometres an hour.
Many of the clips included in TwisterNederland's video, do indeed come from Russia, which of course straddles both Europe and Asia and is split by the continental border.
But according to a 1997 article by The Moscow Times, U.S. diplomats had the worst driving records of the Moscow diplomatic corps. In fact, Russian authorities even pledged to pursue possible charges against an embassy official who struck and seriously injured a pedestrian.
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