Dashcam Videos

Paul Pate presents ‘WIDE LOAD’

One big load: Video of a "1.7 million-pound transformer moving on Arizona Highway 160 near Red Mesa."

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Merge gone bad — into the front right of Preston Lindsay’s daycab

Running down the list of extenuating factors in Lindsay's review of the accident takes quite a while longer than the second or two it took to happen, illustrating the well-developed instincts of the professional driver that can avoid making things worse in such circumstances.

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Chris Behrens presents ‘Kunkletown close call’

Chris Behrens' near-miss with a triaxle dump coming his way down a rural road after the dump "passes a car on a double yellow line on a curve, coming into our travel lane."

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Close call with a straight truck on I-465 in Indianapolis

At approximately 2 minutes, 40 seconds, into the video, a collision with a straight truck making a merge just too close for comfort is avoided -- one close call for this driver in Indianapolis.

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Pat Finley on catastrophic California accident: ‘A Monday I should have stayed in bed’

Trucker Pat Finley tells the story of an accident in California whose aftermath was video'd by a reporter: "I didn't have a dashcam, but if I did it would have been destroyed with the brand-new 2015 Peterbilt."...

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Driver avoids rear-end accident — without spilling a drop of coffee

At once, the driver was focused on the car that cut him off. If he'd been watching up ahead, the hard-braking event that triggered the camera and the subsequent jump up onto a curb might have also been avoided.

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Lyle Puckett presents ‘8 15 2015 Medford OR’

Lyle Puckett's kudos to the trucker up ahead who kept aware of an errant merge-in-progress. Catch the latest Dashcam Central video here.

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Michael Kimball presents ‘Lanes blocked? Use the shoulder.’

File under "four-wheeler impatience." Says operator Michael Kimball: "I had a bull hauler passing me in the left lane. I guess the four-wheeler couldn't wait."

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Michael Kimball presents ‘Last minute decision.’

Another accident averted by Michael Kimball: "It happens every day -- someone decides they don't want to exit so they jerk it back on the highway without looking in the mirror."

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Michael Kimball presents ‘Pickup driver pulls out without looking.’

Says operator Kimball of this video: "This guy was talking to someone standing on the sidewalk and pulled right out in front of me, without looking. I stopped so close to him that I thought we might have traded paint." What happened next? Find out here...

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