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Car Accidents (Sliding on Ice)

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by 05PreRunner, Apr 2, 2008.

  1. Apr 2, 2008 at 9:48 AM
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  2. Apr 2, 2008 at 11:10 AM
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    Thats crazy, its like watching bumper cars.
     
  3. Dec 3, 2009 at 8:32 AM
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    Bump for this winter!!! Crazy what should you do if that happens?

    Eidt just found some helpful tips.... from ehow.com

    Winter driving conditions can be tricky for even the most experienced drivers. While a snow-covered road can be an obvious driving hazard, a road that just looks wet can also be deceivingly slippery.
    Black ice is a dangerous wintertime hazard because the icy road may not always be visible to the driver. Indeed, melted snow or ice that refreezes may still look deceivingly like a dry road. And temperatures don't have to be below freezing for black ice to develop. Black ice can occur if temperatures are near the freezing mark--or even a few degrees above it.

    While a shiny road surface indicates an obviously wet or icy road, a road covered with black ice will look a little different. Keep an eye out for pavement that is slightly darker and a little duller looking than the rest of the road surface-- this may indicate that black ice is present. Because black ice is so tricky to detect, a driver may not realize there is an icy road surface until his begins to slide. Here are some tips on how to drive on black ice:
    1. As soon as your car begins to slide on black ice, take your foot off the gas pedal. In fact, the last thing you want to do is give your car more gas. It is very important to slow down when you are driving on black ice or in any other winter road conditions.
    2. Don't slam the brakes. While it may be a natural instinct to slam on your brakes, this will only cause your car to lose control and slide even more. Tap the lightly instead of pushing down hard on it.
    3. Look for trouble spots ahead. If you have an idea that there may be black ice ahead (if you see cars ahead of you sliding, for example), downshift to a lower gear before you come onto the black ice. The lower gear will force you to drive more slowly and it will give you better control of your car.
    4. If your car does begin to skid on the ice, turn the wheel in the direction of the skid. This should help to steer your car back on the right track.
    5. Leave plenty of space between your car and the other cars on the road. When driving on black ice road conditions, stay well behind the car in front of you (at least a couple of hundred feet)--this is definitely not the time to tailgate. Even if you feel confident that you know how to drive safely on black ice, that doesn't mean the driver in front of you does. Be prepared in case other cars start to slide.
    6. Don't think you're invincible just because you drive a truck or a big sports utility vehicle. While 4-wheel drive vehicles are great for driving in heavy snow, you're on your own when it comes to driving on black ice. In fact, 4-wheel drive vehicles have no advantage over regular cars when it comes to driving on black ice, so be sure to take the necessary safety precautions no matter what type of vehicle you are driving.
    7. Other precautions:
      • Drive with your low beam
        on even if it is daytime. This will make your more visible to the other cars on the road.
      • Make sure your tire tread is in good condition as part of your basic car maintenance routine. Worn tires will make it much more difficult for you to drive on black ice. Make sure there is plenty of traction between your tires and the road surface.
      • Black ice is most commonly found on roads that run around bodies of water (such as lake and rivers), in tunnels and in shady or rural areas. Bridges and overpasses are also common spots for black ice to form. Use extra caution on bridges and overpasses, where the road surface freezes more quickly. Even if you have been cruising down the highway with no problem, an overpass or bridge can be unexpectedly icy.
      • Be sure to wear your seatbelt. Winter driving is always unpredictable so be prepared for the unexpected and keep yourself safe!
     
  4. Dec 3, 2009 at 8:47 AM
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    Good information thanks JAG

    My Girlfriend totalled out her 2003 X-terra about a month ago when she hit some black ice on an overpass in Denver CO. It was during one of the first snow storms they had this season. She wasn't even going very fast, her rear end slid around and she hit the concrete wall of the overpass with her front end.
     
  5. Dec 3, 2009 at 8:57 AM
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    It is a phenomenon when it comes to people who have never driven on ice and... suddenly realize wet and freezing conditions make a strange recipe called ice. Boom.
    I just can't understand.

    Altrough this seems like a good explaination, black ice doesn't really have a preference around here, you'll even find black ice on your roof, seriously. :D
     
  7. Dec 3, 2009 at 8:18 PM
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    ^^Lesson learned... Don't drive on your roof!
     
  8. Dec 3, 2009 at 8:21 PM
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    I like how some of the people in the second vid. just jump out of their cars.
     
  9. Dec 3, 2009 at 8:21 PM
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    Move to North Dakota, we get 6 months of driving on this shit.
     
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    The first one happened up in Portland, OR a few years back. I remember watching it on the news LMFAO. The news anchors were slamming the first guy bad.
     
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    one of those was from last year in seattle. we got prolly the worst snow in awhile last year in the upper seattle area
     
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    Like just mentioned... why jump out the car... the one dude almost got hit by a car cuz he did that... or was it a she...
     
  13. Dec 3, 2009 at 8:31 PM
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    noooo... the first one was in seattle ^ kilted chicken. I get King 5 News in the morning. its a seattle news station
     
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    that first vid must be on one steep ass hill... the first car though... looked like he tried to gas it after he hit the pole... his car just bolted real fast... that would suck though...
     
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    lmao im sorry these are funny the first video just crazy but the second one ahah the person jumping out of the civic hahaha
     
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    well being a bodyman i say slam the gas and wreckit... then bring it to me to fix:D
     
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    Yea the first one was on Burnside. It's crazy to watch, and that first car was a total moron trying to gas it.

    Black ice is pretty scary though, I've only had one real encounter with it south of KC. The roads had cleared up from the slushy crap in the city, and I was maybe 15mi out of the metro area. Well, the temp on the car read about 37F so I figured ice shouldn't be an issue any more (newb lulz). I went to pass a semi, dropped a gear, punched it a bit (G35, rwd). A bit into acceleration, that's when I hit a patch of black ice and it threw the car sideways. I was able to recover it real easy but going sideways down an interstate at about 65mph isn't exactly the most calming thing....

    This thread is a good reminder for peeps to play it safe, stay home when it's really bad out.... it's not worth it.

    Also, while you all are deal'n with that I'll be WOT down here in AZ for ya :D
     
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