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Roadhawk Camera Captures Terrifying Crash
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 8:58 am    Post subject: Roadhawk Camera Captures Terrifying Crash Reply with quote

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A Roadhawk Black-Box video camera captured this horrifying crash that happened on the A90 near Aberdeen last month.

In the video you can see the white Vauxhall Astra as it joins the A90 in the wrong direction and hits the lorry head-on.

Miraculously there were only minor injuries but the 20-year old car driver has since been charged with dangerous driving.

The Roadhawk system is a windscreen mounted, GPS equipped camera system that continuously records the view ahead together with your location, speed, and G-forces. We reviewed the system in 2009, see here.

Take a look at the horrifying video in full here.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I only hope that the Censored Censored Censored Censored will be banned permanently from our roads for that.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Footage like that only goes to show how valuable the system is. If you look at the aftermath footage on you tube it isn't quite so clear cut as to how the accident happend and who was to blame. Just a car and couple of lorries.

Watch the roadhawk footage back and he's bang to rights.

Bet the skid marks in his pant were as long as the ones on the road! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

'Twas a woman in the car according to the report...
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Andy_P wrote:
'Twas a woman in the car according to the report...

Bet she skidded her pants too! Razz
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 7:22 pm    Post subject: sun visor Reply with quote

His/her sun visor looks like it's down.

Maybe they were trying out the new GPS mount like the recent post in his Mini car..... Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 7:24 pm    Post subject: Re: sun visor Reply with quote

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His/her sun visor looks like it's down.

That's the windscreen sun strip.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 5:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was speechless when I saw this, she should be made to take her driving test again.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 8:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wazza_G wrote:
I only hope that the Censored Censored Censored Censored will be banned permanently from our roads for that.

I doubt it, most driving offenders get off far too lightly for endangering others' lives
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 8:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

poor lorry driver never stood a chance ..it was there in a instant
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

andy-c1 wrote:
poor lorry driver never stood a chance ..it was there in a instant


I would actually go as far as to commend the lorry driver, if he had not swerved I would not have rated the car drivers chance of survival.

It's frightening how quick it looks and happens in real time!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

She's clearly in the wrong, but in this Google streetview shot I think there's an argument that there should be a no-entry sign (in fact, if you look closely there are some empty poles either side of the road - perhaps some signs have been nicked?). If you backtrack, she has travelled along a dual carriageway and then appears not to have registered two signs (end of dual carriageway and start of two-way traffic) as well as directional arrows on the carriageway before reaching the spot pictured in Streetview below.

Google Streetview

I know it's easy to imagine she may be some mindless loon texting or whatever, but perhaps she may also be like other young people we know who have been rushed through the minimum of training and a basic driving test to get them out on to the road and who have not had the opportunity to develop the experience and observational skills needed to drive solo.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

stuartb wrote:
She's clearly in the wrong, but in this Google streetview shot I think there's an argument that there should be a no-entry sign
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That's quite scary.... I followed her route on Streetview and you can see how easy it might be for an inexperienced or distracted driver to miss the significance of the signs.
At the vital split in the road heading back down the slip road, there is ONLY that worn out arrow on the road.

As you say, clearly in the wrong, but the signeage could certainly be improved to stop it happening again.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perhaps a Captain Loophole could get her off on inadequate signage then?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

stuartb wrote:
She's clearly in the wrong, but in this Google streetview shot I think there's an argument that there should be a no-entry sign


I agree, the road markings aren't that great. Confused

Very fortunate that the crash wasn't worse.

Have a look at the road from this point of view.

Nasty..
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