Man leaps from the path of drink driver as he crashes convertible Bentley
A man leaped from the path of a convertible Bentley as it crashed in a pub car park, after trying to take the keys from the drunk driver. 

Vancouver police ticket driver with iPhone, tablet fastened to steering wheel
Police issued a ticket after spotting a driver with both an iPhone and tablet fastened to his steering wheel with string.
Vancouver Sun 

Driver who was swigging beer at the wheel of a stolen van jailed after ramming into police during 17-mile high-speed chase
A driver rammed a police car during a 17-mile high-speed chase in a stolen van while swigging beer at the wheel, a court heard.
Express and Star

Bagpipe-playing driver stuns Dunedin police
A Kiwi driver was warned by police after he was caught playing the bagpipes instead of keeping his hands on the wheel of his car.

Vancouver driver fined for playing Pokémon Go behind the wheel
Vancouver police fined a driver $368 after spotting him playing Pokémon Go behind the wheel.
CTV News Vancouver 

Dangerous driver slammed by judge for causing ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ style head-on collision on Antrim road
A judge said that a driver whose speeding vehicle was “airborne” on a road when it struck another car was like something out of the 1980s ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ TV show.
The Irish Sun

Child run over while tying shoelaces. Watch how people save him
Passers-by lifted a car to rescue a boy after he was ran over while tying his shoelaces.

Auckland taxi driver terrified after rock hits his car on the motorway
An Auckland taxi driver described his terror when a rock allegedly thrown from a pedestrian overbridge hit the bonnet of his car while he was driving on the motorway.
NZ Herald 

Car flattens tree‚ hits house as driver swats insect
A car reportedly veered from a road, obliterated a tree and slammed into a home – all because the driver had been trying to swat an insect on the steering wheel.
Times Live, SA 

Drunk driver ploughs into police roadblock
A 21-year-old, “highly intoxicated” motorist was arrested for slamming into a police roadblock and injuring a policeman.
News 24


Hit-and-run learner driver left teenager in coma
A speeding learner driver who left a teenager in a coma after crashing into her as she crossed a road has been jailed for two years.
BBC News 

Watch: Audi driver banned after shocking attempt at overtaking on median strip lands him in hot water
A man was fined and banned from driving after using a motorway median strip to overtake another vehicle.

Staffordshire 132mph drink-driver caught out by own dashcam
A drink-driver who crashed after speeding at 132mph was caught out when police found incriminating footage on his dashcam.
BBC News 

Passenger films Chewbacca stuck in Atlanta traffic
A car passenger stuck in Atlanta traffic captured an unusual sight on the road – Star Wars character Chewbacca riding an open-air car.
United Press International

So. Many. Questions
A panda head-wearing biker who claimed he wanted his riding videos to go “viral” was cited by police for reckless driving.
Minnesota State Police Facebook Post

Coach driver filmed ‘doing paperwork’ on mobile phone while driving passengers at over 60mph
A group of coach passengers were horrified when they saw their driver using his mobile phone while driving on busy motorway.
Daily Post

£1.5m supercar crashes into barrier
A one-off Italian supercar worth £1.5m was significantly damaged after it collided with a barrier while travelling in convoy with other super sports cars.
Sky News

‘Lucky driver’ escapes injury when crowbar flies into windshield
A driver walked away unscathed after a crowbar crashed through the windshield of a pickup truck.
United Press International

Taco-eating driver crashes truck in Washington
A driver crashed his tractor-trailer on a state highway, spilling a load of woodchips across the two-lane road, after being distracted by a taco.
Fox News


Hungry elephant overturns vehicle on Sri Lanka road in search of food
A tourist in Sri Lanka captured the moment an elephant tipped over a tuk tuk vehicle after being fed by a tourist.
United Press International

Driver ignores non-functional tire, drives down road at odd angle
A driver on a Russian road captured a video of another car traveling at an askew angle, with smoke billowing from a non-moving back tire.
United Press International

Bear rides in motorcycle sidecar, blows into horn
Drivers on a Russian road were given a surprise when they spotted a bear taking a ride in a motorcycle sidecar, then playing a horn when stopped at a light.

Koala found clinging to vehicle’s axle
A koala survived a 10-mile trip in Australia stuck under a car’s wheel arch until the driver stopped and heard the animal’s cries.
Sky News

Maryland bus driver suspended for reading paper behind the wheel
Transit officials said a Maryland bus driver had been suspended after a video went viral that showed him apparently reading a newspaper while driving with passengers.
United Press International

Driver filmed eating “bacon sandwich” on motorway with no hands on wheel
A reckless motorist was filmed driving along a motorway at 50mph with no hands on the wheel, while he ate what appeared to be a bacon sandwich.

Middlesbrough bearded driver seat swap foiled by police
A bearded driver failed to fool police when he attempted to swap seats with his beardless, female, passenger. He subsequently admitted to driving without insurance or a licence.
BBC News

Puppy strapped to car roof in scorching heat as driver speeds down highway
An SUV was photographed traveling down a highway in Australia with a caged puppy strapped to its roof.

Man caught on camera standing on roof of moving car with no driver
Security cameras captured a man standing on the roof of his car as it rolled almost 2,000 feet down the road with no driver inside.
United Press International

Police: Driver crashes into crowd at block party, injuring 8
Police said a woman was facing charges of driving under the influence after she crashed into a crowd while trying to drive around a block party. The woman told officers that the brakes failed on her SUV.
Fox News


Driver caught holding phone in EACH hand by Surrey Police
A driver was caught holding a phone in each hand while travelling at 60mph.

Driver distracted by his phone hits police car trying to pull him over
A man was allegedly so distracted by his cell phone that he hit a Maryland State Police patrol car that had been maneuvered directly in front of his vehicle in an effort to pull him over.

Cat re-enacts ‘Cape Fear’ on highway, evades disaster
A driver’s dashboard camera captured the moment a cat clinging to the bottom of a car on the highway bailed out and was nearly struck.
United Press International

Video of truck slamming into overhead sign goes viral
A video showing a large dump truck colliding with an overhead freeway sign has gone viral.

Car drives down Kentucky road with dolly in place of missing tire
A driver captured a video of a car using a furniture-moving dolly in the place of a missing wheel.
United Press International

‘It was the bird’s fault, officer, honest!’
A driver lost control of his SUV after a bird flew through the window of his vehicle, smacking him in the face.

VIDEO – North Yorkshire driver banned for towing man in wheelchair
A man has been banned from driving for 20 months after he was caught pulling another man along a road in a wheelchair.
Minster FM

Banned driver led police on high speed chase with his kids in the back seat
A banned driver led police on a high speed chase with his two children in the back seat, a court heard.
Lincolnshire Live

Bristol bus driver photographed ‘reading a newspaper’ at traffic lights
A Bristol bus driver has been accused of reading a newspaper while stopped at a red light.
Bristol Post

JULY 2017

Lorry driver filmed his own crash on FaceTime
A truck driver was jailed after his own dashcam caught him using FaceTime at the wheel as he crashed into the back of a tractor.

Manitoba RCMP pull over lawn mower, impaired driving charges laid
A man was arrested after being pulled over by police while driving a lawn mower. 

Teenage driver live-streams crash that kills younger sister
A teenage driver livestreamed a fatal crash that killed her younger sister. In a recording of the livestream she was shown shaking her unresponsive sister after the crash and saying she was sorry.

Texting and driving: Police release fatal car crash video to warn drivers
Police released footage of a fatal car crash to warn other drivers about the dangers of texting behind the wheel.
The Independent

RPD: Distracted driving leads to car hitting sign, destroying front lawn
Police said distracted driving led to a crash where a car went off the road, hit a sign, then slammed into a parked car.

Shocking footage shows driver watching football on TV while driving
A distracted driver was filmed by fellow motorists as he watched a football match on his phone.

‘Lucky escape’ for teenage driver after crash
A driver who crashed into a fence had a lucky escape after two wooden posts which went through the windscreen narrowly missed his head.

Danger driver was chewing cannabis leaves when caught
A dangerous driver who sped away from police on Christmas Day and then crashed was chewing cannabis leaves when police officers caught up with him.
News and Star

Car-surfing girl who punctured lung made ‘silly mistake’, sister says
A teenage girl was injured after falling from the bonnet of a moving car.

Footage shows out-of-control car spinning into pedestrians
Police released footage of the moment a car spun 180 degrees and careered into the path of a couple as it travelled at 40mph in a 30mph zone.
Peeblesshire News

Drunk and dangerous teen driver slammed car through bakery wall
A teenager lost control of his car and smashed into the side of a bakery, narrowly missing the man working inside.

Hungarian driver jailed for fatal wrong side of road crash
A Hungarian truck driver was jailed after hitting and killing a motorcyclist while driving on the wrong side of the road.
BBC News

JUNE 2017

Learner driver smashes into house, hurting two
A learner driver in Australia crashed through a fence and hit the front of a house.
Daily Mercury

Teenage driver faces court after ploughing into garage ‘to avoid cat’
A new driver ploughed into a house after swerving around two parked cars and a tree to avoid hitting a cat.
BBC News

Snake slithers across truck on west Texas highway
A driver was faced with an unusual distraction when a snake appeared from under the trunk of his vehicle and couldn’t make up its mind whether to leave the vehicle or stay inside.
United Press International

Driver caught with plastic passenger in HOV lane, meant for “2 or more actual humans”
A driver was issued with a citation after being spotted by police with a plastic passenger driving in the HOV lane.

100mph danger driver on M6 at night – with lights switched off
A driver who smashed his vehicle into another car at 100mph in a rainstorm at night told his injured victim: “It was your fault”.
News and Star

Farmer in court over father’s road death
A farmer was accused of causing the death of his father through ‘dangerous driving’ after a truck collided with the tractor and trailer he was driving.

Video: School Bus Carrying 20 Children Nearly Collides With Truck
A video shows a bus carrying 20 children entering a lane on Sydney’s M5 highway, forcing a truck driver to brake suddenly to avoid a collision.

Woman sits on hood of moving car on Houston highway
A driver captured a dangerous scene on a highway when he spotted a woman casually riding on the hood of a moving vehicle as it traveled along a highway.
United Press International

Rooftop balcony driving school in China forced to close after photos posted online
A rooftop driving school that operated on the seventh-floor balcony of a shopping mall in Central China was shut down after photos went viral on social media.
South China Morning Post

Driver attempts to transport couch atop convertible
A fellow driver captured a motorist attempting to transport a large couch by draping it over the top of their convertible car.
United Press International

Driver distracted by her children rear-ends van, seriously injured
A driver was seriously injured after she smashed into the back of a van when she was distracted by her children. Police said one of the children was attempting to unbuckle their seat belt at the time of the crash.

New Jersey police probe video of dangerous highway stunt
Police in New Jersey said they were investigating a video of a shirtless man with nearly his entire body hanging out the window of a car as it traveled at around 80mph on a stretch of highway.

Drunk 150mph driver ‘shaken’ to find police surrounding his car at McDonald’s
A drunk driver who hit speeds of 150mph was “shaken” to find his car surrounded by police when he stopped at McDonald’s.
Liverpool Echo

Distracted driver with unrestrained toddler caught on camera
A female driver was filmed talking on a cell phone while an unrestrained toddler played in the passenger seat.

MAY 2017

Driver jailed for hitting pensioner as he juggled TWO mobile phones before leaving victim dying while deleting call records
A driver admitted causing death by dangerous driving after he crashed into a pensioner while talking on his phone before leaving him to die as he deleted his call records.

‘Distracted’ driver rolls her car on Sydney highway after collision
A driver in northwest Sydney escaped serious injury when she rolled her car after driving through a red light while apparently texting on her phone. 

Pregnant driver jailed for ramming cyclist into tree in Hackney
A 25-year-old woman has been jailed after crashing into the back of a cyclist in a ‘calculated’ attack.
Hackney Citizen 

Driver of Crashed Mortuary Van Charged With Drunken Driving
Police said the driver of a mortuary services van involved in crash had been charged with two counts of operating while intoxicated and one count of reckless driving.
U.S. News 

Florida DUI suspect crashes into ‘don’t drink and drive’ patrol car, police say
A man was arrested after he allegedly slammed his vehicle into a “Don’t Drink and Drive” patrol car while drunk.
Fox News 

Driver smashes through house in Surrey
Police posted an image on Twitter showing the extent of the damage caused when a driver smashed into the front of a house. 

Florida man cited for driving with SUV’s hood blocking view
A traveler on a highway captured a video of a fellow motorist traveling at high speed in an SUV with the windshield blocked by the vehicle’s hood.
United Press International 

Florida man tries to update registration sticker with marker
The Florida Highway Patrol shared a photo of a driver’s attempt to update his vehicle registration sticker using a permanent marker.
United Press International

New Hampshire Driver Faked Registration Using Cheese Wrapper
A woman was fined and had her vehicle towed after she tried to fake her vehicle registration using a supermarket cheese wrapper.
New Hampshire Public Radio

Couple unwittingly drives onto highway with drunk man on their trunk
A driver didn’t realize there was an intoxicated man on the trunk of his car as he drove onto on interstate after leaving a festival.

APRIL 2017

Watch: Driver uses footpath as ‘third lane’ to beat Auckland traffic
A video shows an impatient driver manoeuvring between fences and power poles on a pavement to beat gridlock traffic.
NZ Herald

Truckie who said he had coughing fit before fatal crash gets five years’ jail
A truck driver who said he had a coughing fit and blacked out moments before a fatal crash has been sentenced to five years in jail. 

Driver uses unusual method to tow boat on Florida highway
A video posted to Facebook shows a driver using an unusual method of transporting a boat.
United Press International 

Woman jailed two years for dangerous driving while on Facebook
A woman was jailed for two years and three months after colliding with two stopped vehicles while sending a Facebook message and pleading guilty to causing death by dangerous driving. 

12-year-old boy drives 800 miles across Australia
A 12-year-old boy managed to drive 1,300 kilometers (800 miles) across remote Australia before being stopped by police.

VIDEO: Big rig drags car for 4 miles
A driver was dragged for almost four miles after his car got hooked on a big rig.

Woman captures large snake hanging out of car window
A driver captured images which showed a vehicle traveling along a freeway with a snake draped over the dash and hanging out of a window.

Australian Police: Fried chicken run no excuse for running red light
Australian Police shared a photo on Twitter of a ticket issued to a driver who ran a red light and told officers they were ‘in a rush to get Nando’s’.
United Press International

Quebec driver charged after police find suspension made from wooden logs and chicken wire
A driver who was stopped by police was discovered to have reinforced his vehicle’s suspension with wooden logs and chicken wire.
Ottawa Citizen

Drunk driver launches car, and her 19-month-old child, over roundabout
A 32-year-old woman was jailed for dangerous driving after she crashed into a roundabout, launching her car nearly 5 metres into the air.

8-year-old boy drives 4-year-old sister to get cheeseburger: Police
An eight-year-old took his sister for a mile-long ride in his dad’s van – including through intersections and over railroad tracks – to get to McDonald’s.

Driver ‘nearly killed friends after being inspired by Fast and Furious’
A driver struck a traffic island while speeding through a tunnel after he was inspired to race by Fast and Furious 7, a court heard.
msn news

MARCH 2017

New Zealand driver fined for driving with unsecured trampoline
A New Zealand driver was given a fine after being spotted traveling on a motorway with a trampoline on the roof of his vehicle.
United Press International

Learner motorcyclist thrown onto the bonnet of an oncoming car
A learner motorcyclist was thrown over the bonnet of an oncoming car after attempting to overtake vehicles at a busy junction.
Mail Online

Watch: Out-of-control driver in China crashes car onto house roof
A driver landed his vehicle on the roof of a house after losing control on an elevated road.
United Press International

Van driver on way back from Euro 2016 fell asleep and caused four-vehicle horror crash
A van driver caused a four-vehicle crash in which five people were hurt when he fell asleep at the wheel on his way home from the Euro 2016 football tournament.
The Northern Echo

Watch: Speeding Uber driver ploughs into petrol pump, bursting into flames
The moment a driver crashed into a petrol pump, causing a fiery explosion, was captured on CCTV.

Distracted Driver Crashes into Subway Restaurant
Police said a woman who crashed into a Subway restaurant was distracted while driving and ‘wasn’t sure’ if she hit the gas or not.

Learner is not convicted of dangerous driving
A learner driver ploughed into a car with such force that a baby was thrown into the air over the top of her own vehicle.
Greenock Telegraph

Forth Road Bridge ‘lorry chaos’ driver appears in court
A man was charged with dangerous driving after the truck he was driving overturned on a bridge which, reportedly, had warning signs in place instructing high-sided vehicles not to cross because of high winds.
Dalgety Bay Today

Crash driver who took selfies with paralysed passenger jailed
A driver paralysed his passenger in a car crash while filming, then took selfies of the pair in the wreckage.
The Guardian

Uh-oh: Teen training with mom drives through garage door
A teen driver crashed into a double garage, ripping off a garage door, while reportedly driving with his mother.

Truck driver shamed online after dangerous driving exposed by dashcam
A video was posted to Facebook which showed a truck travelling erratically along a road, weaving in and out of lines and narrowly missing other vehicles.

‘I’m being chased by the police’ – teenager driver sends text during 80mph pursuit
A female teen crashed a Ford Transit van into a garden wall then took off with police in pursuit and sent a text message to a friend during the five-and-a-half mile high speed chase.
Staffordshire Newsletter


‘A miracle’: Teen driver survives 7-story plunge into hardware store
A teenager who drove off a parking garage fell seven stories before his vehicle crashed into the roof of a hardware store.
Fox 8 

28 injured after vehicle plows into New Orleans parade crowd, driver appears intoxicated
Twenty-one people were sent to hospital after a vehicle was driven into a crowd of revellers at a parade.
Global News

Dashcam shows doggy-distracted driver’s crash
Dashcam footage showed the moment a driver distracted by her dog crashed head-on into a Sheriff’s Office SUV.

Driver’s miraculous escape after branch ploughs straight through windscreen during Storm Doris
A driver had a lucky escape after a 30ft-long branch crashed into her car during Storm Doris.
Yahoo News

Motorist with 62 penalty points legally allowed to drive
A speeding driver with 62 points on his driving licence is still allowed to drive.
BBC News 

Shocking footage posted of driver weaving across mountain road in the South Island
Footage of a driver repeatedly crossing the centre line on New Zealand’s highest main road in wet conditions has been posted online.
NZ Herald 

Villagers use hair dryers as pretend SPEED CAMERAS to scare motorists into slowing down
Residents of a tiny village have resorted to using hair dryers as pretend speed guns in an attempt to slow motorists down.

Off-duty ambulance driver stops at crash to help victim – only to find it was her brother
An off-duty ambulance driver stopped at a road crash, only to discover it involved her own brother whose van had plummeted down an embankment. 

Teen driver jumps EIGHT red lights during 90mph car chase
A teenager drove at speeds of up to 90mph and jumped eight red lights during a 14.5 mile police chase that lasted 25 minutes.
Lincolnshire Live 

Lorry driver three times the drink drive limit SIX HOURS after A15 crash
A HGV driver was more than three times over the drink drive limit six hours after he crashed, a court heard.
Lincolnshire Live

Driver was watching wrestling DVD when fatal crash occurred, court told
A man who caused a fatal collision was allegedly watching a wrestling DVD while driving along a highway, a court heard.


Blue Prius driver who weaved through traffic on PIE arrested for dangerous driving
The driver of a blue Toyota Prius car which was reportedly caught on video weaving in and out of traffic on two separate occasions was arrested for dangerous driving, said police.
The Straits Times 

Man rear-ended by distracted driver blames Apple for crash
A man who was rear-ended by a distracted driver on her cell phone blames Apple for the crash, according to a new lawsuit.
New York Post

Driving standing up conviction for tall Newcastle man
A 6ft 7in (2m) tall man, who was accused of showing off to other motorists with his head poking out of the roof of his convertible car, was convicted of driving while standing up after admitting dangerous driving.
BBC News 

Police catch cereal eaters and shavers in crackdown on distracted drivers
Drivers eating cereal and having a shave were among 151 motorists to be stopped by two police forces in one week for being distracted behind the wheel.
Helensburgh Advertiser 

Court shown CCTV footage of driver who fitted his car with flashing blue lights in bid to beat traffic jams almost hitting cyclist
A court heard that a motorist who drove on the wrong side of the road in a car fitted with flashing blue lights to beat traffic jams told police he was delivering blood for the NHS, when in fact he had no training to drive with them, nor was he using them for a genuine emergency.

Driver of gritter ‘did illegal U-turn and killed biker’
A motorcyclist was dragged under a gritter lorry and killed when its driver ignored two illuminated ‘No U-turn’ signs and performed a U-turn in front of him, a court heard.
Evening Standard 

Terrifying moment HGV overtakes three cars on snowbound road
The moment a truck driver overtook three cars on a snow-covered two-lane road in the pitch dark was caught on a dashcam.
Deadline News 

Man hanging out of vehicle window on Canterbury road throws hammer at tourists’ campervan
A young couple on holiday in New Zealand were left in shock after a hammer was throw at their campervan from an oncoming vehicle. 

“Seconds away” from catastrophe as lorry driver falls asleep at wheel and crashes into works vehicle on M5
A truck driver who fell asleep at the wheel and crashed into a works vehicle was ‘seconds away’ from causing a catastrophe, a court heard.
Worcester News 

Driver who sent light pole flying into road sign arrested
A driver was arrested after slamming into a street light, sending it catapulting through the air and into a road sign.
Taranaki Daily News 

Distracted driving blamed in Florida overpass crash
Florida Highway Patrol released two videos of a tractor-trailer that tumbled off a highway, one of which shows the driver on his cell phone when a car pulls out in front of him. 

Fatal lorry crash driver had ‘coughing fit’, inquiry is told
The driver of a lorry which crashed into a house killing a woman had blacked out with an ‘explosive coughing fit’, a court heard.
BBC News 

Child getting off school bus hit by distracted driver in Haverhill, police say
Police said a school bus was stopped with the flashing stop sign extended when a boy who was getting off the bus was hit by a distracted driver.


Family Sues Apple, Claiming FaceTime Distracted Driver in Crash That Killed 5-Year-Old Daughter
The parents of a five-year-old girl, killed when a driver distracted by FaceTime crashed into their car, is suing Apple.
ABC News

JAILED: Dangerous ‘selfie’ driver caught during second police chase
A driver who filmed his own ‘selfie’ police chase has been jailed after he led police officers on a second pursuit.
Lancashire Telegraph

SPAD launches probe into viral video on smoking, handphone-using bus driver
An investigation has been opened after a video was posted online showing a bus driver smoking and using his mobile phone while driving.
Straits Times

Deputies: Game-playing driver runs down two on sidewalk
A teacher accused of hitting two pedestrians and driving away reportedly admitted to playing a video game on his phone while driving.
Fox 13

VIDEO: Police catch teenage farmer using snapchat while driving tractor on A38
A teenager was caught browsing Snapchat on his mobile phone while driving a tractor on a busy road.
Torquay Herald Express

Man Was Driving Drunk and Texting: East Windsor Police
A man who crashed into a parked car continued driving away from the scene on three wheels before being arrested for DUI, distracted driving and other violations.
NBC Connecticut

Lorry driver caught cooking on hob in his cab while driving as unmarked vehicle used to catch truckers at the wheel
A truck driver was caught cooking a meal on a hob in his cab while driving by an undercover police HGV.

76-year-old driver who was ‘distracted by horse’ crashed into bin lorry in Enniskillen area
A 76-year-old man who crashed his car into a bin lorry had been looking at a horse for ‘longer than advisable’, according to his solicitor.
Impartial Reporter

Footage shows driver ignoring motorway closure
CCTV footage released by Highways England shows road workers chasing after a motorist who ignored a motorway road closure.
Highways Magazine

Teens were live on Facebook at moment of deadly Pennsylvania crash, police say
Two young women who were killed in a wreck along a Pennsylvania highway were on Facebook Live at the time of the collision, according to state police.
Fox 8

Distracted driver too busy taking selfie to notice patrol officers in West Vancouver
A female driver was issued her sixth distracted driving ticket in three years after a police officer noticed her trying to take a selfie while driving.
Global News

Van driver was ‘blowing up BALLOONS at wheel’ moments before veering into oncoming traffic and killing father
A van driver was reportedly believed to have been blowing up balloons just seconds before veering across the road and killing a man in a collision.

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THINK! Christmas drink drive campaign encourages friends to save lives

THINK! Christmas drink drive campaign encourages friends to save lives

Tell your friends not to drink and drive this festive period; that’s the message from the UK Government Department for Transport’s latest THINK! campaign. For...