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Accidents (Was: Re: Quattro Digest V3 #30)
Some people think AWD/4WD gives them godlike stopping power too...
A few years ago there was a major snow storm here in Seattle (12+in in
less than an afternoon) and one of the networks had a camera set up by
a 4-way intersection. They'd left it running while setting something
else up, so the picture was empty apart from all the snow and the
intersection. Enter from the left: 1 Nissan Pathfinder (I believe -
some sort of 4WD SUV), slowly sliding a little sideways across the
picture, eventually toppling over a snow drift on a corner. Everybody
was apparently OK, but it was rather hilarious to see on TV.
Peeve: Giant pickups and SUVs barreling down the freeway in the
mountains, 'cause "Dammit - I have 4WD/AWD/snow tires/all-season tires!".
- peter, firstname.lastname@example.org
| From: Jon Sala <email@example.com>
| To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
| Subject: Re: Quattro Digest V3 #30
| Date: Wednesday, January 10, 1996 10:54AM
| > From: email@example.com (Peter Schulz)
| > Date: Wed, 10 Jan 1996 07:05:20 +0500
| > Subject: re:TTerribly ugly!
| > PS> saw an accident on the way to work this AM. Guess what type
| > was involved, (and on the wrong side of the road, in the snow bank). Yup,
| > an SUV (F**d Explorer)...Some drivers should just stay at home...
| Lest we forget our mortality, I was horrified to see a 200 smeared along
| Highway 16 during the Saturday night blizzard between Christmas and
| New Years...