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    Two Finnish brothers go to rallies to film crashes. Done it for years. You can watch them at:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6l...dhGJog2Zw7nUiw

    I watched compilation of the crashes at:
    https://www.is.fi/ralli/art-2000006110485.html

    Note how quickly spectators go with ropes. They want to see the next crash... There is a lot of swearing
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    And a 40 year-old VW Beetle seems to have the least amount of damge to it! That driver should be locked up anyway, that is no way to treat such a bracious vehicle.

    I wonder how many spectators are killed at such events, recklessly running across the road to the accident scene in full awareness of other speeding vehicles following the crashed car.

    Interesting, nevertheless.


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    All of those rallies have been in Finland. There have been couple accidents where spectators were involved but seeing how near the spectators are there has been very little fatalities. Spectators run but there are also marshals and I heard couple place "Put warning up". So the next driver is warned about the accident.

    I did check. 2018 a female died. The one before that happened about 20 years before (1999) when 11 year old died. 1996 one died and 30 injured. 1995 one person died. I did not check further back.

    World wide it seems to be relatively safe sport.
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    What is strange, is that it seems the spectators are cheering when crashes happen, sick people?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johan Engelbrecht View Post
    What is strange, is that it seems the spectators are cheering when crashes happen, sick people?
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    Car usually crash with bystanders when they dont listen to marshals
    Always think: Could this be sarcasm?

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    The 1st rule of MotorSport

    MotorSport is Dangerous

    The incidents involving spectators is actually less than expected. The deaths even less...
    Sometimes we LUCKY!!!
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