Skip to comments.Why To Slow Down On Icy Roads (Video Of Possibly Worst-Ever Traffic Accident, PG Rated)
Posted on 03/27/2012 12:35:49 PM PDT by MindBender26
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Follow-up video a day later.
Appears to be a real accident in Russia.
(I didn’t know they drove on the right hand side of the road.)
Not this one, apparently. The other one had a similar message (mentioned drivers ed) but it didn’t matter.
BTW, I did find this video on youtube.
What really amazes me about this video is that the vehicle seems to just disintegrate. Must be a lot of plastic parts on those things.
Studded tires? Well, yes and no. My state’s take:
—The truck driver made no attempt to avoid the suv; he didnt brake, or swerve. He cannot possibly have been paying attention to what was happening around him.—
1. In those road conditions you can’t tell if he hit the brakes or not because he would have simply continued to slide.
2. And that is why hitting the brakes would not have been the best way to handle it. It’s like when a deer runs out in front of you and it’s too close to avoid. You drive straight through it and gradually come to a stop.
But the raw judgmentalism of your post bothers me on a personal level. Don’t get me wrong. I may be misinterpreting your intent.
It’s obvious that you have never driven (well) on ice or snow.
Hope they were wearing seat belts...
That’s what I thought
“2010 Nissan Frontier received the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Highest Side-impact Safety Rating (5 stars).”
(Same vehicle marked as the Navara in Asia.)
Drivers who live in a wintery clime, seldom take the opportunity to take their primary auto out to an desolated road, empty parking lot, with icy or snow driving conditions; when you max out the capabilities of your auto, tires, self...and practice it; there’s a good chance you’d avoid the out of control actions from the video.
It’s not unlike owning a firearm, you have to practice with it, under different conditions to improve.
A Skip Barber defensive driving course helps too. :)
Right. The belts helped a lot.
The DNA on the belt provided positive ID of the driver.
Oh? Try 50 winters in Ohio.
Fact, everybody was traveling too fast on that road.
Fact, the truck driver did have time to take evasive action without necessarilly harming others, but he was oblivious to what was happening.
Fact, the other drivers managed to come to a stop on the side of the road after the accident.
Watch the video at a good source and pay attention to the other drivers and the road conditions; everybody was driving like it was May.
Let’s hear it for today’s new plastic cars...
That is spot-on great advice!
On my first day of driver’s education we had two feet of snow, lots of slush on the roads. The previous day was a school snow day. I asked the driving instructor if it was a good idea to go out and his response was, “There’s not a better way to learn how to drive that to drive in the worst conditions!”
Amazing, huh? Some of the mods are pansies living in the land of skittles and unicorns.
I was speaking with my tongue so far into my cheek....
P.S. Sigs and Glocks rule!
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