While it may seem that the number of unfortunate (and sometimes, easily avoidable) traffic accidents are on the rise, we suspect that the web combined with the increasing use of dashcams often blow things out of proportion.
However, some of these incidents caught on camera make a pretty convincing case for the further development and widespread use of collision avoidance systems – if not for autonomous driving tech for certain drivers…
From the angle that this video was shot, we can’t see if the taxi driver ran a red light, but he ended up ramming a Mitsubishi Outlander, which flipped over stopping besides the dashcam car.
Thankfully, nobody was seriously injured, as stated in the video’s description. However, yet again we feel as though the parties involved could have at least tried to avoid the collision, even after the taxi entered the intersection.
Whether you intentionally or mistakenly run through a red light, or if you actually have a green light and/or the right of way, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t practice defensive driving and slow down just as you approach the intersection, giving yourself sufficient time to act in case you spot any danger from the corner of your eye.
The driver of the Mitsubishi had more than enough time to react to the taxi, and vice versa.