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Post by Members Posts on Wed Nov 04, 2015 11:37 am

The are lots of things to discuss with motoring, so I thought that I would introduce a general discussion topic that cover's motoring in general.

As always, feel free to start a particular topic if you wish. :-D

Anyway....

I was laying on the couch this morning when I heard a bang like a real crack of thunder, so I sprung up off the coach and walked down to the corner and here is a car on it's roof and a guy with his legs poking out of the passengers side window.

I raced around to the drivers side and stuck my head in the window to see if I could help him, and here is frantically searching for his mobile phone! I though that he was trapped. Shock
The roof was flattened down to the dash board, his partner never had a scratch on her, and he had only a slight cut on his lip.

The car was smoking but no fire, and I said to him that he'd better get out in case it catches fire, but he stayed there until he found his phone. He was travelling on a perfectly straight road, mounted the nature strip, missed an electricity pole by 1 foot, went off the nature strip, hit a rock retaining wall, flipped the car which then skidded down a side road on it's roof, and, there were no skid marks at all.

I have a sneaking suspicion that he was texting a message or was on the phone when he crashed, that's why he wanted to find his phone in a hurry before the police arrived. Whatever he was doing he wasn't watching the road at all, and they are both extremely lucky to be alive, let alone walking away from it all. Unbelievable



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Post by Members Posts on Wed Nov 04, 2015 11:39 am

Hell, when will people learn that cars are not toys!! (Smile



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Post by Members Posts on Wed Nov 04, 2015 11:39 am

Aren't the roads dangerous enough in winter without pushing your luck? We have had lots of black ice recently, and there was a four car prang on the intersection near me, you can't see it and people just refuse to slow down, which is the only way to control your vehicle on black ice. I am off for a drive up to the Murray River tomorrow, there is a Winter Blues Festival on at Echuca, hope the weather is kind and the rain holds off till nighttime.



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Post by Members Posts on Wed Nov 04, 2015 11:40 am

Unbelievable. Shock



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Post by Members Posts on Wed Nov 04, 2015 11:40 am

My car has automatic crash detector which only works if you are going to run into someone or something, no help when there is eveil black ice around, another 0 morning this morning, with another predicted tomorrow. I am over Winter now, can we please have Spring?



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Post by Members Posts on Wed Nov 04, 2015 11:41 am

We are only a small town, but has growing continually from 3000 to about 10,000 in a few short years, increasing traffic by 10 times it used to be, leading to the road surfaces becoming extremely slippery. Fixing them all would be a nightmare now, thanks to the lack of infrastructure and pre planning.



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Post by Members Posts on Wed Nov 04, 2015 11:41 am

Driving to conditions is always a good idea. It amazes me when it rains how many people seem to think it's o.k to speed. No point in being "dead on time" methinks. RB those people were very. very lucky not to have been badly hurt.



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Post by Members Posts on Wed Nov 04, 2015 11:42 am

Perhaps it's just maturity, but I used to drive like my hair was on fire. Didn't push others, but I was on a mission. Probably the last year or two, just slowed down, no dramas, life is cruisy and peaceful. I stay further back now. Way less stressful. It's hard work being 'in a race', and really not worth the hassle.



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Post by Members Posts on Wed Nov 04, 2015 11:43 am

The only race you should stay in is the hooman race KL. I slowed down when I got my new car, and apart from a few lapses, drive quite sedately now.



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Post by Members Posts on Wed Nov 04, 2015 11:43 am

Good move Krashie, it's one most of us make as we mature. Serious man



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