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Old 03-15-2012, 10:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Holy fuck, watch this & drive SLOWER

A friend of mine just sent me this.

Just a heads up before watching this!!!!!
This is a horrific accident on a snowy road. That's all I know.
Just a reminder to drive slower, & drive in the slower lane farther away from traffic


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Old 03-15-2012, 10:50 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Anything else!? I'm assuming the guy died, but is there a news report?
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Old 03-15-2012, 10:51 AM   #3 (permalink)
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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.
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RIP is right. The SUV vaporized. I'll be driving slower next time with that in mind. I pass logging trucks going the other way every day.
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Old 03-15-2012, 10:57 AM   #5 (permalink)
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My 17 yr old daughter and I just watched...crazy...have your teenager watch it.
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Old 03-15-2012, 11:23 AM   #6 (permalink)
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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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Old 03-15-2012, 11:23 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Pretty sure that was a Toytota Tacoma with a camper shell. That's what all the shrapnel is from...the shell and whatever was in the back of the truck. Not saying it wasn't a brutal wreck, and anyone in the truck (especially the passenger side) was probably pretty messed up, but the whole vehicle didn't disintegrate.
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holy fuck is right.
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Old 03-15-2012, 11:44 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Pretty sure that was a Toytota Tacoma with a camper shell. That's what all the shrapnel is from...the shell and whatever was in the back of the truck. Not saying it wasn't a brutal wreck, and anyone in the truck (especially the passenger side) was probably pretty messed up, but the whole vehicle didn't disintegrate.
It was a Nissan Navara and I think had not passed the crash safety tests over in Russia.

Also one thing could of made this accident not happen, a center divide.
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Old 03-15-2012, 11:49 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Saw this on theync the other day(great website if you're into gruesome shit). Pretty crazy stuff, looks like the SUV drifted a bit to the left hitting the loose snow and causing them to get sucked to the left and overcompensate to the right.
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