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Message 2077608 - Posted: 9 Jun 2021, 17:13:38 UTC

I have heard of bees causing people to have accident but this???
Amorous cicada blamed for causing car crash in Cincinnati
The insect flew through an open window, striking the driver in the face on Monday night, Cincinnati police said. The motorist drove off Riverside Drive and crashed into a utility pole, damaging the vehicle.

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Message 2077636 - Posted: 10 Jun 2021, 0:45:14 UTC

https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny-brooklyn-mta-bus-crash-video-20210609-j5picmqwkfghbipx6w2omdu3dy-story.html
Brooklyn building smashed by MTA bus at risk of collapse, city officials say
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Message 2077755 - Posted: 11 Jun 2021, 21:55:24 UTC

Video shows small boat dangling over the edge of a Texas dam before daring rescue

Pictures and video shared by Austin-Travis County EMS show the front of the boat dangling off the Longhorn Dam on Lady Bird Lake. The four women on board were rescued with help from numerous Austin first responders.

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Message 2077850 - Posted: 13 Jun 2021, 22:28:58 UTC

You might want to avoid I-45 between Dallas & Houston in the near future ... Especially if you see lots of JB Hunt Semi Trucks...
Google’s Waymo Self-Driving Trucks to Haul Cargo in Texas
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Message 2078102 - Posted: 17 Jun 2021, 15:29:32 UTC

Nearly another Darwin award

But if that's supposed to be CCTV, why is the camera so wobbly?
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Message 2078113 - Posted: 17 Jun 2021, 17:40:46 UTC - in response to Message 2078102.  

Apart from the poor video quality which is "endemic" with cheap CCTV some people do mount their cameras in a most jaunty manner so the slightest whiff of a breeze sets them rocking.
Pretty dumb place to park with plod so close behind, and no real attempt to take the bend.
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Message 2078171 - Posted: 18 Jun 2021, 7:14:00 UTC - in response to Message 2078102.  
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Nearly another Darwin award
And they nearly took some other poor sod(s) out with them.
How lucky was the person/were the people in that other car?
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Message 2078290 - Posted: 20 Jun 2021, 16:31:15 UTC

Another reason why you should not trust A.I. and/or computers to do the navigation:
Mayflower, the AI ship sent to sail from the UK to the US with no humans, made it three days before breaking down
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Message 2078297 - Posted: 20 Jun 2021, 20:52:50 UTC

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Message 2078453 - Posted: 22 Jun 2021, 21:34:16 UTC

Only in Louisiana!

* What do you do when you are stuck in stand-still traffic over the Spillway??
* We hope he catches dinner! http://pic.twitter.com/cOV6FilNu8

— FOX 8 New Orleans (@FOX8NOLA) June 22, 2021
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Message 2078516 - Posted: 23 Jun 2021, 20:39:15 UTC

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Message 2078523 - Posted: 23 Jun 2021, 21:39:12 UTC - in response to Message 2078516.  
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https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/23/us/pedestrian-bridge-collapse-washington-dc/index.html
Surely the quotes below are mutually exclusive.
A pedestrian bridge that likely was struck by at least one vehicle collapsed onto Interstate 295 in Washington, DC

DC Fire and EMS said in a tweet. "We don't have any structural concerns about the bridge. It was last inspected in February," Mayor Muriel Bowser said.


Or, maybe I am wrong and bridge designers, builders and inspectors, don't have to take into consideration the effects of a fully laden truck crashing into the bridge supports.
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Message 2078529 - Posted: 23 Jun 2021, 23:48:29 UTC - in response to Message 2078523.  
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We here had the same complacency until a sleeping road driver sleep drove off a road bridge embankment near Selby to block the path of a speedy train... A second train then added yet more carnage...

Since then, (hopefully) all roads have been assessed and upgraded with wagon-proof barriers to stop any further 'collateral damage' from road vehicles.

The crash protection added to protect bridge supports for our motorways look impressively expensive for the retrofitting...

All an old SEP that came back to haunt?


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Message 2078953 - Posted: 30 Jun 2021, 15:56:54 UTC

Will we see aerial speed cameras?
600 miles on a tankful
Nice, can we have those engines in normal cars?
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Message 2078954 - Posted: 30 Jun 2021, 16:00:55 UTC - in response to Message 2078953.  

That's about what I get on my current car. My tank takes around 42 litres to go from 'reserve' to full: I wonder how large theirs is?
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Message 2079140 - Posted: 4 Jul 2021, 1:34:16 UTC
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Tesla Model S Plaid erupts in flames and briefly traps owner after electronic doors fail, attorneys say
It happened outside Philadelphia days after the man took delivery ... and that it took more than two hours to extinguish.

... “With the Teslas, you’ve got to just put copious amounts of water on it,”

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Message 2079248 - Posted: 5 Jul 2021, 21:14:06 UTC

Some people should never be allowed out on the roads.

Driver running late for work mounts his Subaru Impreza onto a Kia after failing to give way.

I hope that he had good insurance.

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Message 2079267 - Posted: 6 Jul 2021, 4:06:50 UTC

Dude probably can't get a 5G enabled cellphone to work in the valley & mountain area.
Only in California do you see things like this...
Things that needn't be said: Don't plonk a massive Starlink disk on the hood of your car
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Message 2080079 - Posted: 15 Jul 2021, 16:04:04 UTC

Not much one can do about safety with numpties like this around.
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