Yeah, yeah, we know—the omnipresence of security cameras means we’re always being watched from 15 different angles, and we’re all living in a giant surveillance state. Still, there is no denying that these cameras also have their value, such as providing some absolutely gripping car crash footage. It used to be, you could spend a lifetime on the roads and maybe see one or two serious crashes—and often you were the star. But thanks to CCTV and YouTube, we can now get a vicarious thrill—and maybe some bad karma—by watching (in slow motion) that massively overloaded truck sideswipe a Ford Focus in Islamabad. In the spirit of your old Driver’s Ed teacher, we’ve collected some keepers from collisions around the world to remind you what can happen when you’re not paying attention. And sometimes even when you are. 

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