Dash Cam Images You Have to See to Believe
These days, more drivers are turning to the use of dashboard cameras to record unexpected occurrences on the road. Video evidence of a car wreck or roadside incident can go a long way when it comes to insurance claims, but the benefits don't stop there.
Many unsuspecting drivers have accidentally captured moments that turn mundane driving scenery into a viral video goldmine. Let’s take a look at some of the craziest, funniest and downright insane events ever caught on dash cams around the world.
Talk About Going on Tour
It’s certainly not unusual for a band to go on the road, but these guys are taking things to another level entirely. It appears that they turned a motorcycle sidecar into a mobile stage. Why? Good question — presumably so they can serenade all those who happen to be traveling along their path.
The Accidental Car Wheelie
A little bit of seatbelt safety can go a long way. Although this fact is drilled into all of our heads growing up, this guy is learning the importance of buckling up firsthand — from a horizontal angle. What in the world caused this car to go vertical?
What Not to Do When You Get Pulled Over
When a Florida police officer noticed a woman driving erratically, he pulled her over to see what was wrong. The stop was proceeding pretty normally until the officer asked the woman to step out of the car for a field sobriety test.
Wrong Place, Wrong Time
Ever have one of those days when things just don't seem to be going your way? Maybe you walk around looking like everything is fine, but deep down inside, you're sock is totally riding up in your shoe. We've all been there.
The Road Shoulder Lift Off
Every now and then, when you're stuck in traffic, that shoulder lane can sure look tempting. After all, what could be the harm in sneaking around a few fellow travelers? Well, as it turns out, it may not be as great a plan as you think.
The Runaway Van
At first, nothing looks off about this bus rolling into the frame atop a cargo freighter. Things get far more interesting, however, when you realize the freight trailer isn’t attached to the truck you would expect to see pulling it.
This Car's Hay Toupee
As you learn in any good driver's education class, it's important to make sure your view isn't obstructed in any way while driving. As you could learn from this guy, not everyone cares. Apparently, he had hay to move and no time for excuses.
To Skid or Not to Skid?
So, you think doing donuts is cool, do you? Well, kids, let's take a moment to look at what the consequences of such an opinion can be. One minute, this guy was out for a cruise on a gravel road lined with snow. The next minute — this!
The Tipsy Truck
Have you ever had a sense that you were about to have a really rough day? The owners of this dash cam could pretty much count on it when they saw this playing out before their eyes. This piece of dash cam insanity comes to us straight from Russia, where the roads are always icy enough to spell disaster.
A Street Right After a Lightning Strike
They say that lightning never strikes the same place twice, but sometimes once is all it takes to spell disaster. One Chinese man's dash camera picked up the incredible aftermath of a single lightning bolt that managed to transform the road into a terrifying inferno.
Bus Takes Out Ticket Booth
Nothing can ruin a great trip like running over a ticket machine. After you've done your due diligence as a driver and arrived safely at your destination, why complicate matters by letting a machine charge you for parking your car?
When Power Lines Attack
If there's one group who is definitely underappreciated, it's the guys who go around making sure power lines stay up and in working order. After all, we tend to forget exactly how much we depend on them until a power outage leaves us in the collective dark.
Crazy Vietnamese Tornado Footage
The crazy thing about dash cams is that you never know what they're going to pick up. Such was the case when this Vietnamese man headed into the market one day. Suddenly, the wind started to get a little unruly, and before he knew it, the town began to blow away right in front of him.
It's amazing how many people choose to ignore railroad safety signals in an effort to beat an oncoming train. While you may get lucky, it's just not worth the risk when you consider what could happen if you don't.
Highway Cart Craziness
Some situations in life have no appropriate response, except...why? Here, we have a random guy, chilling on a busy freeway in a random grocery cart. As odd as it looks, things were even worse than you may initially imagine.
The Leaky Cement Truck
You had one job cement truck. Transport a large vat of wet cement from one location to the next. Sounds simple enough, right? Apparently, this cement truck begged to differ. At some point along the route, it started leaking out free cement shoes to whoever happened to drive behind it.
You know how sometimes when you're driving through the mountains, you see those little signs that warn of falling rocks? It seems like every motorist who has ever come across one has imagined something like this happening, as they nervously surveyed the surrounding mountains.
The Bike Chasing Bear
Think only car dash cams catch crazy footage? Look a bit closer at this insane footage caught by a biker as he rolled through the hills with his buddy. Everything's going great until suddenly a random bear decides to challenge them to a game of tag.
Guy Driving Random Go-Cart
Having your car in the shop can be the worst, especially when you've got places to be. While most of us turn to the bus or our bikes (or our friends) in such instances, this random hero decided he had a far better plan.
Footage from Pinery Bush Fire
This shot comes from the dash cam of a fire truck as it heads into the flames of the Pinery Bush Fire in Australia. Unbeknownst to the firemen as they headed into the heart of the inferno, the fire had changed directions and was now coming straight for them.
World's Biggest BBQ Grill
There's something innate in every man that feels the primal need to cook meats over an open flame. So, it's no surprise that men all over the world can't get enough of barbecuing on their favorite grills. This guy, however, has taken things a bit further than your average outdoor chef.
Batman Gets Pulled Over
If you thought you were into Batman, then get a load of this guy. This mild-mannered Canadian man is known as Stephen Lawrence by day, but he has an alter-ego who has become known as Brampton Batman. Complete with his own Batmobile, he regularly patrols the streets of his town from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. most nights.
The Perils of Bike Transport
While many of the items on our list concentrate on the dangers of operating a motor vehicle, it’s not uncommon to see a bike rider bite the dust. Unlike his fellow mountain bikers who were forced to contend with a random bear, this guy experiences the wrath of an all too urban predator.
Hitchin' a Ride
This metro scene may look fairly normal at first glance, but check out the back of the white van right in the center. Amid the cars and motorbikes, you see a skateboarder who decided to get a bit innovative when it came to his daily commute.
Chelyabinsk Meteor on a Dash Cam
In 2013, what has become known as the Chelyabinsk meteor streaked across the Russian sky before crash-landing into the earth. Known as a superbolide, or super bright meteor, the asteroid was the size of a six-story building that exploded at roughly 12 miles above the ground.
Driver Fleeing the Scene
As you can probably imagine, police officers see all kinds of crazy things in their line of work. This incident, however, quite possibly made this officer's top 10 list. After noticing a car that was driving erratically, the policeman pulled the driver over, probably expecting a case of drunk driving.
Have you ever been forced to improvise on the job? Such situations aren’t all that uncommon for employees everywhere who have to work around random inconveniences. Such ingenuity, however, may or may not have been ill-placed in the case of this truck driver.
Convertible Car Crash
Among the more chilling things ever caught on a dash cam, this image is enough to make anyone interested in owning a convertible think twice. The driver who recorded this footage was making his way down the street when suddenly the convertible came from out of nowhere and sped across three lanes of traffic.
While many of us have succumbed to curiosity by watching an episode or two of Ancient Aliens, this UFO sighting was a little less subtle. When the alien spacecraft appeared on the streets of a small Irish town, the Garda (Irish police) were quick to arrive on the scene.
SpongeBob and Mickey Go Gangsta
Strap on your seatbelt and prepare to have your childhood heroes shattered if you dare to watch the craziest piece of road rage ever caught on film. It turns out that not even the likes of Mickey Mouse and SpongeBob SquarePants are above a little fury if sufficiently provoked.