The Texas A&M Transportation Institute recently posted on Youtube a video of a large truck slamming into a traffic barrier. The crash test is part of the group’s attempt to create an effective barrier to help protect federal embassies around the globe from those who might attack by driving vehicles into them. While we find the mission unquestionably admirable what strikes us most about this clip is how the vehicle is sheared in half upon impact. It’s rare to witness a crash, and rarer still to see the affects of that crash in slow motion. Just seeing the damage makes us drive with more caution. We hope you do the same.