Car Gets Flipped Over by Poorly Signaled Concrete Barrier, Because Who Needs Signaling?

Do you know that feeling when you're casually cruising down the highway, minding your own business, only to find your car thrown up in the air by an apparently invisible object?
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No, of course you don't, because you live in a civilized part of the world where the people in charge with road works and signaling are not a bunch of ignorant murderers.

The video below, however, tells a different story. It's yet another example that strengthens my belief that xenon or LED headlights should be considered safety features and more and more carmakers should have them installed as standard on as many models as possible.

Poor visibility at night can have some pretty disastrous effects, and if it also happens to be raining or foggy, then the danger is increased tenfold.

Of course, people have been driving with halogen lamps for a long time and the number of accidents didn't necessarily show any connection with the evolution of technology until recently. But that's to be put on the well-thought-out infrastructure, with careful signaling and as few surprises as possible for the drivers.

That wasn't the case for the guy in the video below. The incident can probably be blamed on the lack of an earlier sign to warn the motorists about the change of direction, but the driver himself is not completely guilt-free. After all, it's clear he did notice something was off since he can be seen hitting the brakes, but his reactions are poor, if not completely absent.

On the other hand, a hard concrete barrier only makes sense if there's something that needs to be protected on the other side, or if the driver is better off hitting the obstacle instead of going over to the other side. It doesn't seem to be the case here, since some mobile reflective panels should have done the trick even better, and with a lower risk of accident.

I've seen something similar firsthand and I can tell you there's nothing else you'll feel towards that driver than pity. Which is what the guy with the dashcam must have felt too, judging by his tone.

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