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post #91 of 108
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Ghost; your video does not show, the message is embedded disabled.

Stay away from the snow banks and rails on the side of the road, snow will build up next to them and if you run a tire into the snow on the side of the road it can pull you into the snow bank.
post #92 of 108
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Ghost; your video does not show, the message is embedded disabled.

Stay away from the snow banks and rails on the side of the road, snow will build up next to them and if you run a tire into the snow on the side of the road it can pull you into the snow bank.

Yes. Never trust the shoulders. Every year I have to push out some poor soul who innocently drove onto a shoulder and ended up in the ditch or embedded in the bank.

post #93 of 108
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Ghost; your video does not show, the message is embedded disabled.

Stay away from the snow banks and rails on the side of the road, snow will build up next to them and if you run a tire into the snow on the side of the road it can pull you into the snow bank.


The video shows why one should go very slow going downhill.  If the downhill semi was going slower he may have been able to stop before reaching the idiot trying to pass the plow going uphill.  More weight means even slower so a semi should be going very slow downhill.

post #94 of 108
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The video shows why one should go very slow going downhill.  If the downhill semi was going slower he may have been able to stop before reaching the idiot trying to pass the plow going uphill.  More weight means even slower so a semi should be going very slow downhill.

Going down hill is more dangerous than going uphill IMHO.

post #95 of 108
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I hate it when this happens (no, not me in the truck hitting the guardrail)

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Between the oblivious oncoming truck and the dude's squealing, this video is disturbing.

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I hate it when this happens (no, not me in the truck hitting the guardrail)

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Between the oblivious oncoming truck and the dude's squealing, this video is disturbing.


Downhill with semi on snowy icy road.  Sure the guy trying to pass going up is stupid, but the guy going down was going way too fast for the slope.  They are both at fault.  One for illegal passing, the other for excessive speed for the conditions.

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I hate it when this happens (no, not me in the truck hitting the guardrail)

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Between the oblivious oncoming truck and the dude's squealing, this video is disturbing.


Downhill with semi on snowy icy road.  Sure the guy trying to pass going up is stupid, but the guy going down was going way too fast for the slope.  They are both at fault.  One for illegal passing, the other for excessive speed for the conditions.


Not really J. The guy passing is at fault. You are not suppose to pass plows. You can bet he's not a driver anymore. Unless the chain signs were up and he was not chained.  Then both are citied. Where did it say he was going downhill?  No wonder the guy was screaming.........if you haven't been there you don't know. Lucky there was a guard rail or he would of had the shiny side down in the ditch. The right way to do it would for him to slow down way before he approached the plow/respect. Cause you just never know what's around the next corner do you.

post #98 of 108
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The video shows why one should go very slow going downhill.  If the downhill semi was going slower he may have been able to stop before reaching the idiot trying to pass the plow going uphill.  More weight means even slower so a semi should be going very slow downhill.

Going down hill is more dangerous than going uphill IMHO.

 It IS the most dangerous part of trucking summer or winter time. That's why state chain laws require drag (trailer) chains on class 8 trucks. There are also driving skill techniques that are helpful in descending grades. Trucker law #16- It's a hell a lot easier to speed up than it is too slow down.

post #99 of 108
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This is what I have always been told and read, low tires are for off road in sand or snow, but most of us will not be going off road on our trips to the mountain. Fat tires and fat skis can slide better, not always a good thing on the road.

You hit on the point here. Most tires, even winter tires, especially at higher pressures, don't give much if any feedback before they lose traction. It is a 100% to 0% game. Predictability is one of the most important features as you get out to the edge of performance.

You can't run off-road air down pressures at speed for any distance even if it is cold - you risk blowing a tire. However, a tire with some width and aggressive tread at the lower end of road pressures can provide a ton of feedback way before the limit. If you think about being on smeary soapy snow on a steeper pass, this feedback is very nice to have. You aren't going to race Audi's, but that isn't the point.

And of course you have gobs of capability if you need it in deeper snow. Tires are much like skis in this regard. You can take a fatter ski on carving terrain much more easily than the reverse, you just can't expect pure carving performance.
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I hate it when this happens (no, not me in the truck hitting the guardrail)

 

I've always wondered how we get to see video like that. Are people running dash cams full-time nowadays?

post #101 of 108
Yes comm. Vehicles run dash cams 4 ins. Purposes. Just for that reason. And I suspect autos will 2 in the future.
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Yes comm. Vehicles run dash cams 4 ins. Purposes. Just for that reason. And I suspect autos will 2 in the future.

 

If the camera records full time, isn't that a lot of data to store? How do they manage that. I'm obviously limited in my tech knowledge.

post #103 of 108
Uses a sd card 32g works. After 2 hrs the cam deletes data file and starts over.
post #104 of 108
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Uses a sd card 32g works. After 2 hrs the cam deletes data file and starts over.

 

I see. It seems as if it would be a good feature to have on all cars.

post #105 of 108
Good idea but lots of legality since it's a personal vehicle and not for hire.
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I see. It seems as if it would be a good feature to have on all cars.
Only if there is a legally defined right of privacy and 4th amendment provisions. I'd hate to be randomly pulled over sometime to check my dash cam to see if I've been speeding.
post #107 of 108

Good points.

post #108 of 108
Its more 4 preventable accidents. Your gps/smart ph can already track your speed and more.
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