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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 01-12-2004, 10:26 PM Thread Starter
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Almost totalled my car last night :o

Wow, well........lot's of snow + no plows doing their job + major road/highway..........the back end slid out sideways as I was doing 90km/h (55mph) down the road/highway, I turned the wheel quite a bit to try and correct and let off the gas.......I just barely regained control and luckily it didn't go around the other way.

Man, I gotta drive a little slower when the plows are nowhere to be found



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not too smart to drive 55MPH on any snowy/icy/rain covered surface

consider this your wake up call and slow down before you end up in a ditch or worse
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So your telling us you dont know how to drive in Snow?

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So you're saying that you're a dumb fuck and got extremely lucky that you didn't total your car?

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Actually, you should have driven faster. If you go fast enough, the tires will get warmer, and the warm tires will melt thru the snow and ice and end up driving along slightly wet pavement. Next time do that, and I guarantee you that you won't have to think twice about "corrections".
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i put my lincoln towncar in one ditch last night
got it stuck in my friends driveway
and slid out just missed another ditch, and got it stuck in a snowbank


rear wheel drive sucks
and the two when i lost control were both around 8 mph
plows just don't like to plow on sunday nights
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same thing happened to me last year in the Montana countains. I was driving along happily and hit a parch of black ice. The rear end was racing my front end and won. Put the rear end into a concrete devider, $1400 damage to the Intrepid.

Tail lights are crazy expensive for this car... same with bumpers. :angry:
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WTF--no plows on Sunday??? man in mass that's a double time day--you can see all the plows on the overpasses just apissin all that coffee on the traffic down below.
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Yeah I guess that's why they weren't out??? They have been out in force since then :mad:



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Actually, you should have driven faster. If you go fast enough, the tires will get warmer, and the warm tires will melt thru the snow and ice and end up driving along slightly wet pavement. Next time do that, and I guarantee you that you won't have to think twice about "corrections".
That's not a uniformly-applicable solution. Believe me, when the temperature is close to zero (or below), heat from the tires isn't going to help you one bit. Even when it's warmer, any affect the heat from the tires has, especially on ice, is to make a thin layer of water on top of the ice.... making the situation worse.

Driving faster in snowy/icy conditions is just foolish.

Just after Christmas, we had some snow around here. I was driving home from work on a fairly crowded 2-lane highway. The snow was, for the most part, melting as soon as it hit the road. Nonetheless, traffic was going 35-40. I decided it was best to keep a very sizeable distance between me and the car ahead of me. I'm really glad I did. Everyone had to slow down even more, and just as I tried, I noticed that the section of road I was on had ice. I fishtailed and swung the car quite a bit. I was going about 30mph... so the fishtailing wasn't dramatic. I let off the brakes and steered the car back the right way.

If I had been driving faster, even with fairly warm temps and my tires fairly warm from a 30-minute commute, I'd still have hit the car in front of me... and hit them pretty hard.

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That's not a uniformly-applicable solution. Believe me, when the temperature is close to zero (or below), heat from the tires isn't going to help you one bit.

Driving faster in snowy/icy conditions is just foolish.
umm..hate to say it but that was sarcasm, he was being a wiseass
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umm..hate to say it but that was sarcasm, he was being a wiseass
He was? Hmm... okay. Sorry, Stock04Intrepid.

It sounded kinda sarcastic... but I wasn't sure.

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When there's snow on the ground, my car stays in the garage! New Jersey drivers suck and there are hundreds of accidents when it snows. I don't want to be in one of them!
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Slow down you crazy driver!
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/me reminds self: never let Avenger ever borrow one of my vehicles in the winter time...
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