45 Car Pile-Up In WI - RAW Footage

Submitted by: llaa 3 years ago in Funny

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Female 1,803
evilminded1 pretty much summed it up. The first couple of snows usually re-teach people how to drive in ice and snow. There`s always a few clueless people from warm states and the jerks who think they are invincible in their SUVs that drive too fast and start the chain reaction. Snow on top of ice can surprise anyone.

My dad had snow tires back in the `70s but I don`t know anyone who uses seasonal tires nowadays. In the midwest, we are pretty good about using salt and plows to keep things clear but if it starts while you`re in it you have to adjust. Hate when I can`t see the lanes.

One of my Chem E roommates in college worked for a professor and her project was trying to find a better de-icing chemical that wouldn`t ruin the road as quickly. It`s not a simple proposition.
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Male 50
Meh. Darwin has a theory on this type of driving.
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Male 2,850
I notice the lorry/truck stopped easily.

Professional driver is professional.
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Male 1,983
I love watching idiots suffer as a direct result of being idiots.

Nothing more satisfying than Karma
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Male 38,418
@piperfawn: Salt only works at certain temperatures. Lower than that it`s utterly useless.
And in fast-falling snow? Also useless. Same for sanding. (Like in this video)

You live in a semi-tropical country! It`s -25C outside my window right now, I know cold! :-)

@evilminded1: The same happens here! First snowfall = Huh? What do I do now? *bam!* :-/

@Mr.Ike: YES THEY ARE! Well, they`re MUCH better than All-Seasons, and "Summer Tires" = useless!

You know what else is useless? 4-Wheel Drive!
It does NOT help you stop! Only to get going when it`s slippery out.

@ferdyfred: True that! Just slowing down a little bit helps stop a lot faster.
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Male 1,084
It can`t be that bad you can still see the road
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Male 2,436
When I lived in the north, every first snowfall of the season, I would find a big empty parking lot and go have fun in my car. I liked to see how far I could drive the thing sideways. Anyone that saw me probably thought I was a maniac. The reality is that this taught me driving technique, control and the limits of my vehicle. I think these people could use a little `parking lot fun time`.

BTW, 1988 Pontiac Fiero GT is the most fun you can have in the snow... as long as it`s not too deep. Great traction but, if you want to go around a corner, you have to earn it.

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Male 13,626
Driving in snow is fun, but you have to know your limits
winter tires mean sod all if you have no experience in such weather, distance and gearing helps
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Male 270
I`m from Iowa.

I`ve never used winter tires my whole life.

But then again, I`m not an idiot who speeds in snowy/icy conditions, and I know how to safely brake in those conditions as well.
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Male 186
WINTER TIRES ARE NOT A FRICKING SOLUTION!

seriously. All the bullpoo being spouted here. When it comes to actual ice and snow, even winter tires won`t save you. SLOWING DOWN is the only way to keep from having accidents. Winter tires help, but they are NOT the solution and they do NOT mean you have the same amount of grip you would have in summer with normal tires!
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Male 237
There`s snow on the highway, but people don`t expect to have icy road underneath it. So you drive at normal speed, and then you see things going awry, and that`s when you cannot stop anymore.

Also, you clearly see people with winter tires, 4 seasons, and (God forbid) summer tires in this.

It happens, sad but it happens.

That said, the only thing you NEED TO F($#)NG DO, peeps, is STAY IN YOUR FREAKING CAR! Do you believe you`ll be more protected on your 2 feet or in your car, seriously! Stay there until the road is secure!
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Female 22
I live close by and I just have to clarify for a few people, there was plenty of salt on the roads. WI is good at cleaning & salting the roads but it was coming down FAST during Sunday afternoon. Also, some drivers are just.. dicks. Anywhere you go, dick dick dick. This was our first major snowfall and for some reason people always forget how to drive in it. Good excuse? No way, it was terrible and stupid and people got hurt. Just saying what happened.
Also, no one puts on snow tires in southeastern WI, we get a lot of snow here, but ain`t nobody got time for that. Like I said, WI usually does a great job of keeping up with the snow removal. Sometimes people are just dicks. My personal favorite part when people are just standing on the side of the road as if a car couldn`t possibly come skidding towards them....and then it does.
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Female 4,359
look, I`ve never driven in snow, but are you supposed to drive that fast?
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Female 7,879
Bloody fools- far too fast, and even when they can see what is happening they push through at speed. Can`t see any hazards flashing either??
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Male 1,237
Is there some reason why no-one has any lights on?
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Male 5,101
One solution...salt on the road,that`s all.
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Male 7,031

Is this a trailer for the "Blues Brothers" remake?
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Male 250
"3) I suspect a shed load of those vehicles didn`t have winter tyres on them. "

It snows once a year in Virginia. I don`t know about WI but I wouldn`t give a poo about that here.
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Female 1,537
Those people that got out of their cars... wtf? Whyyyy would you do that? You KNOW theres going to be more cars!
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Male 1,803
Quick version - dial in from 3:08.

1) People are driving too fast
2) People don`t know how to brake in snowy/icy conditions
3) I suspect a shed load of those vehicles didn`t have winter tyres on them. You simply would not believe how much better winter tyres are in winter. Would you wear canvass decking shoes when walking around in winter? No more than you`d wear a down filled parka in August when mowing the lawn… But why don`t people dress their car for winter...
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Male 1,054
@Gerry: As you wish
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Male 38,418
First crash caused by: going TOO FAST for road conditions. It just takes 2 idiots to cause all this.

0:50 Several speeding idiots! Many got through due to sheer luck.

@papajon0s1: It`s not that easy: several studies showed that heating roads so the NEVER ice up is impossible. (Or would cost trillions!) Various methods just make ice happen at variable temperatures - which makes roads unpredictable! Thus more dangerous, not safer.

It`s better to know when roads will be icy than to be zooming along and find out the hard way...

Some cars have fuel pumps which shut off after even a minor collision: this is a bad idea in this situation since getting OFF the highway was the best possible move.
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Male 579
I live right there and have driven that road many many times. It`s amazing that people still don`t get that you have to slow down. Maybe more amazing is that after what, over a century of driving we still can`t make a road that can warm up above freezing so snow and ice don`t accumulate. Really? We can colonize Mars but no love for us cold-dwellers?
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Male 2,357
Yea, I`m not surprised. I watched a guy from MN go into the ditch on WI29 the other day with perfectly clear roads.
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Male 38,780

Needs Benny Hill music.
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