Thank God? No, thank the engineers!
A very close call
This woman in a Chevy Spark/Daewoo Matiz should be really thankful for engineers developing increasingly efficient truck brake systems. The video perfectly demonstartes how well modern truck brake and stability systems work with a good driver sitting behind the wheel. I actually had to rewind and replay several times to believe my eyes. A huge semi stopping in such a short distance is something quite unexpected.
Do you know what helps truckers avoid collisions in such situations? Modern driver assistance systems, brake discs as big as a family size pizza and brake pads at least four times the size of an average passenger car's pad.
The oldschool Volvo in the first video was probably fitted with this system:
Now take a look what modern systems are capable of: