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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, peterhe@microsoft.com

| From: Jon Sala  <jsala@skynet.uah.ualberta.ca>
| To:  <quattro@coimbra.ans.net>
| Subject: Re: Quattro Digest V3 #30
| Date: Wednesday, January 10, 1996 10:54AM
| > From: schulz@tif623.ed.ray.com (Peter Schulz)
| > Date: Wed, 10 Jan 1996 07:05:20 +0500
| > Subject: re:TTerribly ugly!
| [snipped]
| > PS>  saw an accident on the way to work this AM.  Guess what type 
of vehicle
| > 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...
| --
| Jon