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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 04-01-2012, 02:00 AM Thread Starter
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Exclamation Why you should drive slower on slippery roads

This video link is not motorcycle related, but it is safety related so I will post it here.

Warning: It is graphic, and you will watch it more than once!!


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wow.... i had to watch it 4 or 5 times... i still can't get over how the car exploded like a wooden crate.
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Yea that was crazy...



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I made a 720p slow motion vid of this, but my free hosting site converts to lower quality. If anyone wants the HQ clip, PM me with your email.
I noticed in the slowmo that the car just behind the oncoming truck got involved too. The box truck sideswiped it and sent it sideways. Possibly a good thing. I also think Im seeing one of the involved (truck driver I think) jumping from truck and sliding with the debris.


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You can see the people throw out of the car in the Slow Mo, crazy.......

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2 vidcaps...in the first, is the driver of the SUV...he got tossed.....second pic is the passenger (not the truck driver as I had thought), and it seems like the car's gonna hit him, but it didnt because he slid past its path....by inches.

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Crazy stuff!
To me it looks like the whole SUV goes under the cab of the semi and gets rolled under it.
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Wow, should have locked up the brakes- if that's even possible these days. It might have kept him on the downhill side of the crown.
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Im just wonderin, but this looks like springtime in Canada (I drove on similar roads in NYs Adirondacks, same period). In the Dacks, we had a lotta frost heaves crossing spruce bogs that could creep up on ya (couldnt see em with snow on the road). I got sent for 5 360's at 90mph once while racing a State Trooper. Luckily the snowbanks on the sides were 12 feet tall.
I wonder if this guy caught one, or his cellphone rang. I saw nothing provoking his fishtail until his front tire drifted into the centerline slush. Musta been a tourist.

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Looks to me like the SUV wandered onto the center line that appears to have slush from the plowed road. It's left side hydroplanes ...he over corrects, veers right into the box truck, which pushes his front end off as he wrongly turns away from the truck, sending him off far left into the path of the oncoming semi.

The SUV likely was rear wheel drive. The driver turned away from the slide instead of into it...which you are supposed to do.

I had the same thing happen to me in my Miata whe trying to change lanes. Lucky I didn't panic and turned into the spin instead of away from it and avoided ramming the center guard rail.

When it's wet or the roads have been just partly plowed of snow I still see fools in full size pick ups simply going to fast. Apparently they think because their in a "4X4" or SUV that they can drive through anything.

Odd that all the vehicles I see off the road do to spinouts are big Trucks and SUVs. Idiots.

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