Bit of a shunt...

Old Apr 2nd 2011, 11:57 am
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85 cars involved in a pile-up between AD and DoBuy. And the fannies on the radio still saying, "Accident caused by fog...".
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Old Apr 2nd 2011, 12:06 pm
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And every frigging newspaper has got something in there about "...caused by dense fog". Why don't they say "...caused by God's will"?
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Originally Posted by Bahtatboy View Post
And every frigging newspaper has got something in there about "...caused by dense fog". Why don't they say "...caused by God's will"?
caused by tommy tankers
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According to police visibility due to fog was reduced to 50 metres (m), and that most of the cars involved in the pile-up were speeding at 120 km per hour, despite poor visibility conditions.

At 120 kph your reaction distance is 22 m, braking distance is 85 m and total stopping distance is 107 m …explains a lot !

The speed required to stop within 50 m is about 78 kph, but still too fast for the foggy conditions experienced !
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sounds like that massive pile up a few years ago when there was only 3 fatalities and about 60 cars on fire
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yeh similar place, between samha and ghantoot.
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Ghantoot - whatever. The fog didn't cause the massive pile up, poor driving in bad weather conditions did and always will.
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Ghantoot - whatever. The fog didn't cause the massive pile up, poor driving in bad weather conditions did and always will.
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Latest figures say 127 cars, 60 injured, one death.

I'm at a total loss to understand why people drive like idiots when they can't effing see. Imagine how much worse it would have been on a weekday morning.
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I was hoping they would confirm their stupidity by claiming the fog was caused by angry Jinn and Satan fiddled with everyone's breaks the morning before...

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Clearly not enough of them put their hazards on, that would've solved the problem at 120 clicks...
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Default Re: Bit of a shunt...

A friend did the same journey yesterday when there was fog again and said that people were still whizzing by at 150+, no lights and/or hazards flashing.
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A friend did the same journey yesterday when there was fog again and said that people were still whizzing by at 150+, no lights and/or hazards flashing.
Darwinism in action...

... and then there's the "0 road fatalities by 2020" target... seriously pmsl!
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