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Episode 3: NoVA Dashcam Compilation - Bad Drivers

by NOVAdashcam • 10,419 views

The people around here drive so bad, that I decided to make a third music video out of it. Hopefully you find it entertaining, as I enjoyed putting it together. This is the last compilation I will...

1:00 I actually gasped... freakin ridiculous!
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1080p loaded for me no problem. If people didn't want to watch it in HD, they can just change it to a low resolution by clicking on the little gear in the lower right-hand corner of the video. next to the clock.
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okay, i agree with it. I've seen some videos with the Indian traffic..yes...it is insanity. But...i tried to find videos about e.g. American MVA...videos that has been caught on tape...but i didnt find anything...and so on...germany...england...still no luck to find videos with dashcam crash. By that i mean you have no need in it. Americans West Europe more cultural and polite than Russian people/drivers. U dont need to prove ur rights as we do here,in Russia. We need DVR to show how was right.
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3:12, holds up traffic to get out of a straight lane into a left turn only lane... to go straight... WHAT THE FUCK
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@SirRoxen its not necessarily that I hate them but they scare me! especially ever since I witness an accident with one that I was nearly involved! speed then cut around suv when suv moved and touched hit making guy fall off onto median plus bike almost hit me and the guy didnt wear any safety gear! he was bleeding so badly from his head! and when medics came they took off his shirt and I seen he had very bad road rash! I can never get that out of my mind! I was just 17 or 18 at the time!
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Oh, one thing, if you want to speed up your video, but don't want the motion blur (it's alright if you keep that way), go to: Render as> Custom> Project> "Video rendering quality", change it to Preview. There you go, no motion blur when it's speeded up!
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Glad you found my channel! The like/dislike ratio for this video is pretty high, even with eight dislikes. Someone posted this on the NoVA section in Reddit and it got a flood of attention. I think some people didn't like the music... can't please everybody.
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why american drive so bad ? Serious problem. maybe because the license test is to easy
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Hey NOVAdashcam! Out of morbid curiosity, could I get a count of which states the bad drivers in the video belonged to?
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@DrivingandDashcam That's strange... I don't see any motion blur when it's sped up.
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Wow, awesome friend video, many people would that remove card..!!they are stupid and believe that they know to lead, the dismissal in 2: 20 is incomprehensible...Good catches.
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Do you use a special program to edit out the licence plates?
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@NOVAdashcam What type of mount did you use for the camera? Love the vids!
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Wow i just realized this was in 1080p... WHY HAVE I NOT BEEN WATCHING IT IN HD??? Gotta go back and watch the last 2 in HD also!!! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!!
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Excellent compilation as usual! By far, one of the best dash cam channels on YouTube! Keep fighting the good fight. :)
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I think SOME of these people were (hopefully) toursists, and even that doesn't excuse their douchebaggery. But I'm pretty sure we all can relate to being in a new city and being intimidated by the different intersections and unfamiliarity of the roads. Not trying to defend them, because there's always a better solution than just pulling out in front of people. Worst case scenario, I just stay in the lane that isn't going where I want to, and figure out a safer route when I can.
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Now try driving a 56000 lbs. truck and trailer in place of your car.
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Maybe i'm talking about something different, but i mean the culture of driving and the manners are differ.. And here are more crashes. Our people can say that "no, he hit me officer" and blah blah blah. And then ur offender will be unpunished. This situation happens here quite often. And thank you for video.
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@rextinctione I hate you too buddy. I hate you too. :)
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I don't know who you're replying to, here. I've never said that being lost is an excuse for driving dangerously.
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2 people were featured in this video :P Keep the videos coming, and keep the blinker fluid filled.
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I've never seen so much fuckery O.O lol the 8 dislikes were in this video
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Watching this video is almost as harrowing as actually driving around the NoVa/DC area...felt like hurling a couple of times, your camera work & editing is awesome!
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@lowey196 Hey - thanks for the heads up. I subscribe and watch pretty much every video uploaded by a YouTube dash cam user I've happened upon. Others from Australia are Baddriversoz and Roadmonitoroz (Baddriversoz has very colorful commentary if nothing else). Now subscribed to LmBsY. :)
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I use Sony Vegas Movie Studio to make these videos. The plate blocking is me manually moving the image around, which can be quite tedious. :)
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I've used my horn three times in the last month (that makes four times total in the last year). I don't know what's going on but I think my car has turned invisible; an air horn would definitely wake them up.
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I know of one Supra like the one featured in your video... It sits on Pleasant Valley. That doesn't happen to be yours, does it? Thanks for your comment. :)
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wow so many last second moves and bad drivers! im surprise you dont capture any accidents! great compilation and keep them up! strange cause I hate long vids but seems to go by fast and very entertaining! nice captures! I hate motorcycles I really do!
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This is why I put the air horn and Cadillac horn in my car, I fucking hate the idiots around here.
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I imagine tom hanks licence plate also says T. hanks. ha. i dont know why i enjoy watching these so much i just get angry, anyways im subscribing.
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It's really dependant on the formfactor and how you plan to mount it. If it has to be upside down on your windshield, I'd recommend against it. The Kodak ZX5 is what I use, and it's cheap enough. I have it mounted on my dashboard and the viewing angle is perfect. There are better dash-cam specific cameras out now, that you might want to try. The iTronics iPass Black ITB-100 HD seems to be a good bet... haven't seen many sample videos though.
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Thank you! One thing though. I don't actually move the camera while driving. All the zooming/panning is done post-process. It's actually quite common for people to think that I'm moving the camera around while driving (and have gotten a few dislikes because of it - as that would be extremely dangerous!). Thanks for watching, and I hope you get to watch the rest of my episodes when you have time.
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I'd be on board with that if it weren't mostly (95%+) VA plates on these cars. I do admit the Fairfax downtown area can be pretty confusing, and the signs aren't placed very well depicting what lanes go where... It's hard to get mad because it is so understandable (if I remember right, I laughed at one of the clips). I'm thinking specifically of the black SUV at the end (in the clip that's my video's thumbnail). Thanks for watching!
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Unfortunately, with the way traffic generally moves around here, the solid white lines are sometimes the only areas where you'll have a chance to change lanes. I try to keep the focus away from small illegal acts, but more on aggressive/stupid driving behavior. Thanks for watching!
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Yeah - but sometimes the police are just as crazy. That's why it's important to have a dash cam. When something happens that isn't your fault, but looks like your fault after the fact, you have no recourse unless you've recorded your own evidence. Thanks for watching!
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Haha Clovercam - I'm going to have to waste some time on that site. That guy sounds like a winner. Thanks for posting this vid, as well. It is my 3rd episode of 6 so far. If you want to see my best one, check out Ep 5. I may also forward you some individual clips to post, because I don't know what to do with them, but still want to share them without crippling the integrity of my NOVAdashcam channel.
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I have some humble pie to eat, then. I bet a friend from MD that most/all of those tags would be from his state.
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No problem. I hope the artist gets as much recognition as I can provide. Episode 5 features another one of his tracks, and so far it's my favorite one that I've used. Thanks for watching!
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I disagree. I've been to Russia, India, The Philippines, Senegal, and Ghana. Russian drivers are better than them all, but India is the worst. They commonly sit, waiting to turn onto a road, but don't go when there's a gap in traffic, but instead when traffic barely has enough time to brake for them, and they creep across all lanes for no reason. It's absolutely insane.
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I would have been right with you, until I actually looked. I feel like I'm in the Twilight Zone.
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@rextinctione Very happy to hear I can grab your attention. It's exactly what I'm going for when I make these... I can keep my own attention after watching it dozens of times while tweaking it... and I usually hate watching anything more than once!
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you know something... the worst drivers are in the Russian Federation.... we almost have DVR in every car... and lots of videos u can see in youtube... and most of them about crashes...
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@NOVAdashcam On sony vegas? Yeah it doesn't show, but once after you render it, it'll show motion blur when speeded up. Strange, yes I know :)
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You should also make some other censor plates that say, "GENIUS," "WTF," "FAIL," and "OMG." Just a few suggestions to add a bit more humor to the labeling of the idiot drivers.
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Nice compilation! We at EPAutosdotcom call these people "Clovers" and post their videos on clovercamdotcom. NOVA and the DC area is a shethouse!
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@gsnman I went there this summer, they actually weren't that bad.
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Sorry. I should have been more specific. I was wondering which states the drivers from the NoVA segments belonged to. You can pretty accurately distinguish good and bad drivers around here based on their license plates.
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@NOVAdashcam Watch out....you must of got him...and now he gonna get ya...LOL..j/k. I got asked that a lot with similar videos.
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Sounds good bro! Another guy (BrentP) and myself try to get as much footage as we can. Clovercam is a spin off from our main site (epautosdotcom) just to document the ridiculousness on the roads. Thanks for the reply back! I'll post a few more of your vids in the next coming days! Thank you...
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Each of the 50 states have their own requirements for what someone needs to get a license. In the case of here, it's 60% people who simply aren't paying attention, 30% arrogance, and 10% ignorance of driving rules.
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@djjoe9000 Strange how after everything I've put in this video, this is all you have to say. That intersection is a downtown bypass intersection. Both right turn lanes flow into both left turn lanes at the next light. If you notice, the car in front of me moved the same path, and the gold car in the left right turn lane ended up in the left left turn lane. The black SUV did have a moving violation, as it went to the far left lane from the far right lane immediately.
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The recurring theme in all of these videos is that no one knows where the hell they're going.
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I had a look through my raw clips and... surprisingly every single "marked" car in this episode has a Virginia plate. I went to my first episode (I made a clear plates version of that, so it was quite a bit easier) and all of those are also Virginia plates, except for three (1 Texas, 1 PA, 1 DC). Of course these are just the ones that are readable. I never paid attention to it before... Just always assumed most were from Maryland. How 'bout that.
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@djjoe9000 Thanks for the tips. However, I will continue to use that intersection in the way it was intended, as I described.
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Your videos is fun to watch. Keep it up!
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i drive in va...i mean there not TERRIBLE but i guess the traffic here is begginning to get to them
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Yeah I thought that clip was particularly awesome. Thanks for watching.
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I really wish police would/could do more about all the crazies on the road.
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@jerry20874 It's definitely a unique experience coexisting with some of the drivers in this area. I don't normally hit the I-270 area, but when I do, there's always someone driving in triple digit speeds (probably because the asphalt is super smooth), unlike here where you're lucky to be doing the speed limit if you're behind someone, even if traffic is light.
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@NOVAdashcam Okay, and I'll continue to use that intersection according to how it's signed, and how the road is marked (or lack of markings in this case). If it were intended to be used the way you and most people seem to use it, then why isn't there a dotted line that continues through the intersection to show which lane goes into which?
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Dude, I drive a tractor & trailer, and my company just install a dash cam in my truck. Now they get to see how often people cut me off.
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Let me know if you ever make a YouTube channel with your dash cam footage. I'm always interested in seeing how much more stupid people can be when they get in front of 18 Wheelers that don't quite have the braking distance of a sports car.
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You changed lanes in the intersection at 6:12.
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Only the one clip is from New York, and another one near Harrisburg, PA. The rest is Northern Virginia.
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I don't know - I lived in Alexandria 10 years ago, and I don't see much of a difference to be honest. Thanks for watching - I'm glad you liked it. :)
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I don't know why I enjoy making them, but thanks for watching!
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And I thought the drivers in Las Vegas were bad...!
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Nice video! I see a good chunk of it was taken in Fairfax. Anyway, is it just me or do you think that drivers have become much more a-holish than they were 9-10 years ago? I swear, back then I didn't encounter as many drivers who would cut me without signaling or not letting me merge even though I practically begging or tailgating me even though I'm on the right-hand lane going 10 mph over the speed limit.
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With Genius/Idiot, I've thought about it but I try not to give an impression that I'm being judgmental. Primarily, this is for entertainment purposes more than anything else. I use something different for the "misbehaving" cars in each episode. In Episode 5 I use "BALLER", which fits the first clip perfectly. After that, it's not perfect but it works. Thanks for subscribing!
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Just wonderin, what kind of a car do you drive?
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@djjoe9000 I doubt you will ever use that intersection, but if you decide to, use it in the way you describe, you will surely cause an accident. I cannot answer for Fairfax City's decision to not ensure that dashed lines are properly painted. For what it's worth, this video isn't about people doing insignificant illegal things. This video is about people who don't know where they are, or where they're going.
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@ClassicCar94 I have a Bracketron GPS pad sitting on my dash, and for these I used a SunPak Click 'n Stick. I think they're discontinued though (super bad reviews due to suction cup not working for people) but I bought it from Best Buy. For my next one I've been using a RAM mount... and there's a long story behind problems I was having with it but they've been fixed.
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Haha hopefully the 1080p loads for you. I've contemplated uploading them in 720p instead because I question how many viewers I lose due to the tail-chasing YouTube loading animation. In the end, I can't not do a 1080p upload... It just seems like I'm doing my videos a disservice if I were to upload in a lower res than what I record in. Thanks for watching, and for the awesome comments.
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I also make bad driver videos, be sure to check it out on my channel, "Bad Drivers of Texas."
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good editing and a lot of work was made behind this video which is why its unique and original. thank you :)
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LOL Yep everyday life in NOVA Ill have to send you some of my videos from my bike and cars... This isn't even the worst of it... I have people going the wrong way, going over medians, cops being 3 cars back and doing nothing. Nice video/editing 2!
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Hi Mate, I liked your videos. Scared the sh*t out of me cause we drive on different sides of the road to you so seems a lot scarier. Sad to admit though, we have less people down under but they seem just as bad if not worse. Check out Melbourne Bad Drivers Compilations 1-13 (where I live)...it's chaos! Keep it up,mate.. hopefully these morons will wake up.
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@NOVAdashcam I saw many moving violations. The Jaguar, the SUV, the Mustang, and you all went into the wrong lane. When you turn from one road onto another, you turn into the lane you came from unless it's otherwise marked. If there are two right turn lanes, and you are in the rightmost right turn lane, you enter the rightmost lane on the road you are turning onto. If you're in the second lane from the right, you enter the second lane from the right on the road you're turning onto.
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No body can drive in big citys and up north especially in ohio. Thats why i live in the south and stay away from the big citys.
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nice job, fast and to the point. cant help buy laugh at these people
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