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Old 03-15-2012, 12:23 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by CheeseForSteeze View Post
Pretty fucking brutal. But let's not kid ourselves. Driving in the outside lane or driving slower won't necessarily save you from an accident like that. Being aware of texture changes in the road's surface and knowing WHAT to do when your car goes out of control is more important. This is why I won't drive a car with lots of power steering; it just kills the feedback in the steering wheel. That feedback has helped me stay in control countless times when driving in snow.
Yup, almost half the cars I've owned have had manual racks in them ('78 and '82 Celica, '85/'87/'89/'91 MR2s) and I prefer it to ANY power rack.

The other thing this helps illustrate is how undivided highways are far more dangerous than divided highways/freeways. I know a lot of people that say they don't like the highway, and prefer to take two lane roads instead. If this were a diviided highway, chances are the SUV would have hit the barrier and veered back off the right side of the road (possibly colliding with the cube van again but they'd be going the same speed instead of head on).

- snow tires help

- being careful to stay out of the slush on both sides helps

- driving an appropriate speed helps (in a 110 km/h zone I usually do 120 or so, given the conditions in the vid I'd probably be doing 100-110 or so which may still be too fast)

RIP cause people don't tend to survive that!
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