"Some of it is hard to believe, some of it is laughable… and some just plain crazy…" These are the opening words to Road Madness, and the best way to sum up this brand new series. Hosted by comedian, Ewen Gilmour, Road Madness uses footage collected from cameras mounted in the cabs of trucks and on poles at trouble spots around the country to reveal some of the crazy and frightening driving happening on New Zealand roads every day and every night.. Ewen's a self-confessed petrol head, owning two cars and five motorbikes, including a much-prized Triumph Bonneville; he once worked as a car wrecker and radiator repairman and has a trade certificate in auto parts and drives more than 50, 000 kilometres a year doing gigs around the country.. With experience like that, one would think Ewen would be somewhat hardened to seeing and hearing stories of bad driving, but even he's surprised by the driving he sees on Road Madness.. "I can't get over the risks people take – overtaking in dangerous ... But it's not just confined to New Zealand over the course of the Road Madness viewers will witness bad driving footage from countries like Australia and the US. But the footage isn't always about bad driving, like the day of the Christchurch quake when the massive jolt activated the cameras in parked trucks audiences will see their drivers running for cover and the trucks close to toppling over with the force of the movement..
Status: To Be Determined
Runtime: 30 minutes
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For the 1970s band, see Prairie Madness (band).
Prairie madness or prairie fever was an affliction that affected European settlers in the Great Plains during the migration to, and settlement of, the Canadian Prairies and the Western United States in the nineteenth century. Settlers moving from urbanized or relatively settled areas in the East faced the risk of mental breakdown caused by the harsh living conditions and the extreme levels of isolation on the prairie. Symptoms of prairie madness included depression, withdrawal, changes in character and habit, and violence. Prairie madness sometimes resulted in the afflicted person moving back East or, in extreme cases, suicide. Prairie madness is not a clinical condition; rather, it is a pervasive subject in writings of fiction and non-fiction from the period to describe a fairly common phenomenon. It was described by E.V. Smalley in 1893: “an alarming amount of insanity occurs in the new Prairie States among farmers and their wives.”
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