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Date: 03/22/13 01:54 PM

19 Responses to How To Handle A Car In A Crisis

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    stellamaris Female 40-49
    25 posts
    March 22, 2013 at 1:56 pm
    Link: How To Handle A Car In A Crisis - Without a scratch!
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    32813 posts
    March 22, 2013 at 2:04 pm
    Expert driver!

    What? He just keeps going? He`s legally obliged to be a witness, yes? Especially since he has video of the whole thing.

    It`s the proper thing to do.
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    SirTNZ Male 70 & Over
    28 posts
    March 22, 2013 at 2:04 pm
    Not even video games handle this nicely.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36668 posts
    March 22, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    Next step: Clean Upholstery `cause I just schitt!
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
    13631 posts
    March 22, 2013 at 2:56 pm
    I would have certainly pulled over
    Just to see the drivers get it on!
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    March 22, 2013 at 3:04 pm
    Skillz so you dont have to pay the bills...
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    March 22, 2013 at 3:43 pm
    Expert driver? That fapping idiot didn`t even TRY to brake! If that happened to me, as soon as I saw the red car swerve, I`d have hit the brakes HARD, and ALL of that crap would have happened 50 yards in front of me.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36668 posts
    March 22, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    @ OldOllie, look in the bottom right corner of the video. He reduces speed from 106 Kph to 38. He DID brake hard.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    March 22, 2013 at 4:47 pm
    @Gerry A car going straight can brake a LOT faster than a car going sideways (ABS doesn`t work when you`re going sideways). Go back and look how long it takes for him to drop below 100 kph. The reason he was nearly creamed is that he was at least 2 seconds late getting on the brakes. The guy obviously had his head up his ass.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36668 posts
    March 22, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    ABS are fun. When I was selling cars and a new model was coming out, we go to take it on an obstacle course where you try to wipe out on sand and water. But the safety systems would always kick in. Fun trying though!

    ABS are loud.
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    carmium Female 50-59
    6381 posts
    March 22, 2013 at 6:21 pm
    So expert drivers don`t stop to check on people who`ve just been in a wreck??
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    March 22, 2013 at 8:43 pm
    ABS is okay for most situations when it works. I nearly had two wrecks because the ABS in my S-10 Blazer had bad software. If you hit the brakes just a bit too hard on a wet street, the modulator would kick in, and you would lose about 75% of your braking force. In one case, I missed rear-ending another car by 6", and in the other I completely blew through a red light. GM wouldn`t admit there was a problem, so I asked a mechanic to disconnect it. He said it would be a federal offense if he did it, but if I, on the other hand, were to disconnect that wiring harness right there...no the other one...yeah that one...well...

    Two years and 250,000 complaints later, they finally issued a recall. When I took it in, the mechanic said, "Here`s why your ABS isn`t working; it`s disconnected." I replied, "No, you got it backwards. It`s disconnected because it isn`t working." He hooked it up to a computer, flashed the memory with some new code, and it was fine.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14621 posts
    March 23, 2013 at 8:33 am
    He was involved and he ran?
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    NNoamfer Male 18-29
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    March 23, 2013 at 9:43 am
    When spinning out of control you should accelerate and not brake, that`s probably what the driver there did, and that probably why he didn`t stop to check for the others.
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
    11741 posts
    March 23, 2013 at 6:48 pm
    He was involved and he ran?

    He wasn`t involved, he avoided it. He was a witness though and the video could be helpful.

    So expert drivers don`t stop to check on people who`ve just been in a wreck??

    He should have pulled over but he could have called 911 without stopping. He could also turn over the video later. It would have made sense to stop, who knows what really happened after the fact.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    March 23, 2013 at 8:37 pm
    When spinning out of control you should accelerate and not brake
    When spinning out of control whatever you do, you should NEVER take driving advice from a teenager. There are WAY too many variables in a skid to have one rule for all situations. Sometimes you accelerate, sometimes you coast, sometimes you brake, sometimes you use just the handbrake, and sometimes you want to lock up all 4 wheels (good luck with that if you have ABS).

    In any case, it`s usually steering more than braking that will get you back under control.
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    NNoamfer Male 18-29
    1216 posts
    March 24, 2013 at 10:56 am
    Sorry, got it wrong, you should accelerate if you get a blowout.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    March 24, 2013 at 11:37 am
    Sorry, got it wrong, you should accelerate if you get a blowout.
    Once again, do NOT take driving advice from teenagers.
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    pixiechick81 Female 30-39
    838 posts
    March 24, 2013 at 3:27 pm
    @ oldollie
    Looks like the kid got the last one right

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