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ONLINE EXTRA: Germantown Hwy. 41/45 pileup [WI interstate hwy]
YouTube ^ | Dec 9, 2013 | WLUK-TV

Posted on 12/10/2013 12:54:18 PM PST by Stalwart

Traffic cam video of 50-car pileup on a snowy Wisconsin interstate. 5 minutes.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Weather; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: weather; wisconsin

1 posted on 12/10/2013 12:54:18 PM PST by Stalwart
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To: Stalwart

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzs4Twa-GVY


2 posted on 12/10/2013 12:55:05 PM PST by Stalwart
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To: Stalwart

Generally a bad idea to be texting while driving in a blizzard.


3 posted on 12/10/2013 12:58:07 PM PST by bramps (Mark Levin: Would Christie, McConnell, and Boehner repeal obamacare? Not a chance!)
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To: Stalwart

lotta idiot drivers up there


4 posted on 12/10/2013 1:00:29 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Stalwart

Jeepers. What a bunch of lemmings.


5 posted on 12/10/2013 1:00:58 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: bramps
Generally a bad idea to be texting while driving in a blizzard.

I'm thinking standing in the middle of the highway in a blizzard while vehicles wreck all around you is also not a great idea.

6 posted on 12/10/2013 1:02:31 PM PST by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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To: Stalwart

People pulling off on the right or else, sliding off on the right ... was that water or a snow bank they plowed into?


7 posted on 12/10/2013 1:04:54 PM PST by SMARTY ("Through money, democracy becomes its own destroyer, after money has destroyed intellect. " Spengler)
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To: Stalwart
Some of those cars were clearly going 50+ on icy roads. And I'm certain most of them
didn't have snow tires or 4x4. Same here in Dallas, people were hauling ass on ice
and ending up in the brush. I wanted to give the bird out the window but I care
more about the temp of my middle finger than their stupid asses.
8 posted on 12/10/2013 1:07:24 PM PST by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: Stalwart

Talk about a CONTINUOUS WRECK ... it just kept on wrecking for five minutes ... yeoww!


9 posted on 12/10/2013 1:13:23 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Jean S

Anyone we know anywhere near this Charlie Foxtrot?
I expect this kind of thing here in NY.
Matter of fact, I might see something like it in a few minutes as I head out to work.


10 posted on 12/10/2013 1:15:16 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Stalwart; Impala64ssa

Here in NY that kind of thing would be titled “Highway gods demand the flesh harvest”.


11 posted on 12/10/2013 1:16:10 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: MaxMax
Some of those cars were clearly going 50+ on icy roads.

How can people up there not know to slow it down in those type of conditions?

12 posted on 12/10/2013 1:20:42 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Louie Gohmert......Nuff said.)
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To: The Cajun

They eventually learn. :)


13 posted on 12/10/2013 1:22:37 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Stalwart

Couple observations: first, check out the car in the right lane ten seconds into the video whose driver manages to swerve to the shoulder and get through unscathed. Heck of a piece of winter driving.

Second, what do some of these people do after they get hit? They get out of their cars AND STAND IN THE DRIVING LANE. Then, a couple of minutes later after they’ve done the sensible thing and go to the shoulder, some of them go BACK.

It’s a minor miracle people weren’t killed here.


14 posted on 12/10/2013 1:23:04 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: trisham
I've had some experience on icy roads, but long before anything bad happens, the car or truck tells you that traction is barely there just by the feel.
A little drifting/shimmy on the front end, constantly having to correct.

To me it's comparable to when a car begins to hydroplane on water.
Common sense tells you to slow it down.

15 posted on 12/10/2013 1:36:40 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Louie Gohmert......Nuff said.)
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To: Stalwart

That time of day on Sunday? They were probably watching the Packer game on the TV on the dash.


16 posted on 12/10/2013 1:37:44 PM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: Stalwart

Too fast for conditions...


17 posted on 12/10/2013 1:40:58 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: The Cajun

I know. Why people don’t pay attention to those sensations of lack of traction, I don’t know. It could be that some of them are distracted or under the influence of something. Some people simply can’t drive. Some panic.


18 posted on 12/10/2013 1:44:21 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Paine in the Neck
I'm thinking standing in the middle of the highway in a blizzard while vehicles wreck all around you is also not a great idea.

Especially after a few cars have already plowed through the first wreckage. Were those folks trying to get run over?

19 posted on 12/10/2013 1:44:23 PM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Stalwart

Dumb people who get out of their car and walk towards the center of the highway.


20 posted on 12/10/2013 1:47:03 PM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg
...check out the car in the right lane ten seconds into the video whose driver manages to swerve to the shoulder and get through unscathed. Heck of a piece of winter driving.

Yes, it was. That guy looked like he just kept going. Then there was the guy with a lane more or less clear either side of him who rear-ended the guy in front anyway. Whoa...

21 posted on 12/10/2013 1:47:40 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: Stalwart

Ping


22 posted on 12/10/2013 2:15:16 PM PST by mykroar (“We fight, get beat, rise, and fight again.” - Nathanael Greene)
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To: Stalwart

How close to any borders is this, how many of those were possibly out of staters/out of country types, and how much was genuine stupidity?
And how many of them learned to drive here in ny?


23 posted on 12/10/2013 2:41:52 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: trisham

Some people have no idea what their car is telling them. It’s just a transport-box designed to get from point A to point B with a minimum of input from the driver.

Of course, our silly, Mickey-Mouse “drive-around-the-parking-lot-and-win-a-license” driving tests have a little to do with it as well. A half hour on a wet parking lot with a skilled instructor would do far more to ensure people know how to drive than maneuvering between some cones.

Think of it...to be able to drive in these conditions, the most important skill many of them had to master was learning to PARALLEL PARK.

And from the looks of the video, they weren’t even doing that right...


24 posted on 12/10/2013 5:17:55 PM PST by FLAMING DEATH (I'm not racist - I hate Biden too!)
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To: Stalwart

Too many folks:

1. Drive too close, with a plan of diverting off into the shoulder when the SHTF. That would work if you are the only fool with that plan.

2. Don’t move their cars out of traffic after an accident.


25 posted on 12/10/2013 5:25:13 PM PST by Half Vast Conspiracy (Proportionally, Ft. Hood is to Ft. Worth as Washington Navy Yard is to Arlington, VA.)
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