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Old 31 Jan 2004, 07:17 pm
J. Perry
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Some of you guys may find the following story somewhat humorous. Monday
afternoon I was driving this little '89 Civic LX down I-40 East on a solid
sheet of ice. You couldn't even see any concrete at all on certain stretches
of the highway that the state hadn't scraped or salted yet. In fact, it had
snowed about 4 inches first, and then we had about another 1 inch of sleet
and freezing rain on top of that. I was running about 45 m.p.h. in order to
try and put some distance between myself and the ignorant redneck that was
TAILGATING me in a '96 Chevy Blazer 4X4. In the slow lane too--I might add.
Well, I could see in my rear view mirror that the Blazer driver was all
hacked off wanting to pass me. So, he whips it over to his left really,
really quick and gunned it simultaneously. Needless to say that he went into
a broad slide, and then he whipped it back to the right to try and
straighten his vehicle out. Well, when he did that, the Blazer did a
complete 360 and he ended up going down into a ditch backwards! I gave him
the peace sign in my rear mirror and chuckled as I continued down I-40 in
the '89 Civic. In a very stable manner I might add. Since the guy had
tailgated me for about 7 miles straight, I figured that he got what he
deserved for driving so recklessly in that type of inclimate weather. BTW,
the little Civic was like a snowmobile in those icy weather conditions. It
never even came close to slowing down or spinning. Not the first time. I
passed 9 accident scenes with highway patrolmen already there on my way to
work Tuesday morning. 9 out of those 9 accidents involved SUVs that had
wiped out with apparently no other vehicle(s) involved.

J. Perry




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Old 31 Jan 2004, 08:22 pm
Tony Hwang
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J. Perry wrote:

> Some of you guys may find the following story somewhat humorous. Monday
> afternoon I was driving this little '89 Civic LX down I-40 East on a solid
> sheet of ice. You couldn't even see any concrete at all on certain stretches
> of the highway that the state hadn't scraped or salted yet. In fact, it had
> snowed about 4 inches first, and then we had about another 1 inch of sleet
> and freezing rain on top of that. I was running about 45 m.p.h. in order to
> try and put some distance between myself and the ignorant redneck that was
> TAILGATING me in a '96 Chevy Blazer 4X4. In the slow lane too--I might add.
> Well, I could see in my rear view mirror that the Blazer driver was all
> hacked off wanting to pass me. So, he whips it over to his left really,
> really quick and gunned it simultaneously. Needless to say that he went into
> a broad slide, and then he whipped it back to the right to try and
> straighten his vehicle out. Well, when he did that, the Blazer did a
> complete 360 and he ended up going down into a ditch backwards! I gave him
> the peace sign in my rear mirror and chuckled as I continued down I-40 in
> the '89 Civic. In a very stable manner I might add. Since the guy had
> tailgated me for about 7 miles straight, I figured that he got what he
> deserved for driving so recklessly in that type of inclimate weather. BTW,
> the little Civic was like a snowmobile in those icy weather conditions. It
> never even came close to slowing down or spinning. Not the first time. I
> passed 9 accident scenes with highway patrolmen already there on my way to
> work Tuesday morning. 9 out of those 9 accidents involved SUVs that had
> wiped out with apparently no other vehicle(s) involved.
>
> J. Perry

Hi,
Yup. Seeing it every day here too. It's not the vehicle, it's the dumb
driver. Another thing funny is, they never seem to learn. Every winter
all the time, it happens.
Tony
>
>
>


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Old 31 Jan 2004, 08:33 pm
Jason Faas
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On 1/31/04 19:17, in article tDYSb.106$Dr3.4755@eagle.america.net, "J.
Perry" <j_perry@musicians.net> wrote:

> Some of you guys may find the following story somewhat humorous. Monday
> afternoon I was driving this little '89 Civic LX down I-40 East on a solid
> sheet of ice. You couldn't even see any concrete at all on certain stretches
> of the highway that the state hadn't scraped or salted yet. In fact, it had
> snowed about 4 inches first, and then we had about another 1 inch of sleet
> and freezing rain on top of that. I was running about 45 m.p.h. in order to
> try and put some distance between myself and the ignorant redneck that was
> TAILGATING me in a '96 Chevy Blazer 4X4. In the slow lane too--I might add.
> Well, I could see in my rear view mirror that the Blazer driver was all
> hacked off wanting to pass me. So, he whips it over to his left really,
> really quick and gunned it simultaneously. Needless to say that he went into
> a broad slide, and then he whipped it back to the right to try and
> straighten his vehicle out. Well, when he did that, the Blazer did a
> complete 360 and he ended up going down into a ditch backwards! I gave him
> the peace sign in my rear mirror and chuckled as I continued down I-40 in
> the '89 Civic. In a very stable manner I might add. Since the guy had
> tailgated me for about 7 miles straight, I figured that he got what he
> deserved for driving so recklessly in that type of inclimate weather. BTW,
> the little Civic was like a snowmobile in those icy weather conditions. It
> never even came close to slowing down or spinning. Not the first time. I
> passed 9 accident scenes with highway patrolmen already there on my way to
> work Tuesday morning. 9 out of those 9 accidents involved SUVs that had
> wiped out with apparently no other vehicle(s) involved.
>
> J. Perry
>
>
>
>


I saw that same guy a few years ago on I-94 in Wisconsin! Except he was
driving a Bronco back then. I was going about 40 m.p.h. and he passed me
sideways before spinning into the ditch.

Small world...

Jason

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Old 31 Jan 2004, 10:20 pm
Keith J
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Down here in Florida, we don't have the snow/ice problems, but people here
are just as unintelligent. If you've ever experienced a Florida downpour,
(they are something) you know what I mean. The road seems to collect water
instead of running it off. I think it has to do with the road composition
as over time the ruts compact more. Common sense tells you to slow down for
bad road conditions?!?! Why? that's for cars, not my
Explorer/Expedition/Suburban/(pick any)... they have SUV's, you've seen the
TV commercials, they can drive anywhere.... yes, they do get to see the
grass. Makes me wonder if the people you mention have relatives in the
south.

Just the same, I have seen MANY cars take a stroll through the median and
off to the right. Basically pick I-10 (in North Florida) and anywhere
south. The interstates from mid-Florida south are partly comprised of
crushed shells (yes from the beach) as fill. The problem is when tourists
visit, which is everyday, they are not used to the road conditions when it
rains. When shells get wet, they are like ice, then you add water that
collects in the ruts, you have crashes. It seems that when you hear about
the deaths on the roads (down here), they are mostly tourists.

Keith



"J. Perry" <j_perry@musicians.net> wrote in message
news:tDYSb.106$Dr3.4755@eagle.america.net...
> Some of you guys may find the following story somewhat humorous. Monday
> afternoon I was driving this little '89 Civic LX down I-40 East on a solid
> sheet of ice. You couldn't even see any concrete at all on certain

stretches
> of the highway that the state hadn't scraped or salted yet. In fact, it

had
> snowed about 4 inches first, and then we had about another 1 inch of sleet
> and freezing rain on top of that. I was running about 45 m.p.h. in order

to
> try and put some distance between myself and the ignorant redneck that was
> TAILGATING me in a '96 Chevy Blazer 4X4. In the slow lane too--I might

add.
> Well, I could see in my rear view mirror that the Blazer driver was all
> hacked off wanting to pass me. So, he whips it over to his left really,
> really quick and gunned it simultaneously. Needless to say that he went

into
> a broad slide, and then he whipped it back to the right to try and
> straighten his vehicle out. Well, when he did that, the Blazer did a
> complete 360 and he ended up going down into a ditch backwards! I gave him
> the peace sign in my rear mirror and chuckled as I continued down I-40 in
> the '89 Civic. In a very stable manner I might add. Since the guy had
> tailgated me for about 7 miles straight, I figured that he got what he
> deserved for driving so recklessly in that type of inclimate weather. BTW,
> the little Civic was like a snowmobile in those icy weather conditions. It
> never even came close to slowing down or spinning. Not the first time. I
> passed 9 accident scenes with highway patrolmen already there on my way to
> work Tuesday morning. 9 out of those 9 accidents involved SUVs that had
> wiped out with apparently no other vehicle(s) involved.
>
> J. Perry
>
>
>
>



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Old 31 Jan 2004, 11:33 pm
Jehu
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Seems they have relatives up here in Canada too.... Seems these people
with bundles of money in there pockets get into their big expensive SUV,
with their big expensive Insurance and just drive like retards! as if they
own the road

- - - - - - -
dave


"Keith J" <keith_757@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:mtmdna9hjvg444HdRVn-tw@comcast.com...
> Down here in Florida, we don't have the snow/ice problems, but people here
> are just as unintelligent. If you've ever experienced a Florida downpour,
> (they are something) you know what I mean. The road seems to collect

water
> instead of running it off. I think it has to do with the road composition
> as over time the ruts compact more. Common sense tells you to slow down

for
> bad road conditions?!?! Why? that's for cars, not my
> Explorer/Expedition/Suburban/(pick any)... they have SUV's, you've seen

the
> TV commercials, they can drive anywhere.... yes, they do get to see the
> grass. Makes me wonder if the people you mention have relatives in

the
> south.
>
> Just the same, I have seen MANY cars take a stroll through the median and
> off to the right. Basically pick I-10 (in North Florida) and anywhere
> south. The interstates from mid-Florida south are partly comprised of
> crushed shells (yes from the beach) as fill. The problem is when tourists
> visit, which is everyday, they are not used to the road conditions when it
> rains. When shells get wet, they are like ice, then you add water that
> collects in the ruts, you have crashes. It seems that when you hear about
> the deaths on the roads (down here), they are mostly tourists.
>
> Keith
>
>
>
> "J. Perry" <j_perry@musicians.net> wrote in message
> news:tDYSb.106$Dr3.4755@eagle.america.net...
> > Some of you guys may find the following story somewhat humorous. Monday
> > afternoon I was driving this little '89 Civic LX down I-40 East on a

solid
> > sheet of ice. You couldn't even see any concrete at all on certain

> stretches
> > of the highway that the state hadn't scraped or salted yet. In fact, it

> had
> > snowed about 4 inches first, and then we had about another 1 inch of

sleet
> > and freezing rain on top of that. I was running about 45 m.p.h. in order

> to
> > try and put some distance between myself and the ignorant redneck that

was
> > TAILGATING me in a '96 Chevy Blazer 4X4. In the slow lane too--I might

> add.
> > Well, I could see in my rear view mirror that the Blazer driver was all
> > hacked off wanting to pass me. So, he whips it over to his left really,
> > really quick and gunned it simultaneously. Needless to say that he went

> into
> > a broad slide, and then he whipped it back to the right to try and
> > straighten his vehicle out. Well, when he did that, the Blazer did a
> > complete 360 and he ended up going down into a ditch backwards! I gave

him
> > the peace sign in my rear mirror and chuckled as I continued down I-40

in
> > the '89 Civic. In a very stable manner I might add. Since the guy had
> > tailgated me for about 7 miles straight, I figured that he got what he
> > deserved for driving so recklessly in that type of inclimate weather.

BTW,
> > the little Civic was like a snowmobile in those icy weather conditions.

It
> > never even came close to slowing down or spinning. Not the first time. I
> > passed 9 accident scenes with highway patrolmen already there on my way

to
> > work Tuesday morning. 9 out of those 9 accidents involved SUVs that had
> > wiped out with apparently no other vehicle(s) involved.
> >
> > J. Perry
> >
> >
> >
> >

>
>



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Old 01 Feb 2004, 01:10 am
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"J. Perry" wrote:
>
> Some of you guys may find the following story somewhat humorous. Monday
> afternoon I was driving this little '89 Civic LX down I-40 East on a solid
> sheet of ice. You couldn't even see any concrete at all on certain stretches
> of the highway that the state hadn't scraped or salted yet. In fact, it had
> snowed about 4 inches first, and then we had about another 1 inch of sleet
> and freezing rain on top of that. I was running about 45 m.p.h. in order to
> try and put some distance between myself and the ignorant redneck that was
> TAILGATING me in a '96 Chevy Blazer 4X4. In the slow lane too--I might add.
> Well, I could see in my rear view mirror that the Blazer driver was all
> hacked off wanting to pass me. So, he whips it over to his left really,
> really quick and gunned it simultaneously. Needless to say that he went into
> a broad slide, and then he whipped it back to the right to try and
> straighten his vehicle out. Well, when he did that, the Blazer did a
> complete 360 and he ended up going down into a ditch backwards! I gave him
> the peace sign in my rear mirror and chuckled as I continued down I-40 in
> the '89 Civic. In a very stable manner I might add. Since the guy had
> tailgated me for about 7 miles straight, I figured that he got what he
> deserved for driving so recklessly in that type of inclimate weather. BTW,
> the little Civic was like a snowmobile in those icy weather conditions. It
> never even came close to slowing down or spinning. Not the first time. I
> passed 9 accident scenes with highway patrolmen already there on my way to
> work Tuesday morning. 9 out of those 9 accidents involved SUVs that had
> wiped out with apparently no other vehicle(s) involved.
>
> J. Perry


===================

J.

I can usually guess what vehicle they are going to describe when I turn
on Global TV News from Edmonton, and I hear the announcer start off by
saying: "A spectacular crash on the Whitemud Freeway today", while they
roll the footage of the inverted Ford Exploder / Durango / Blazer /
Whatever :-(

I'm gonna get me one of them police cameras mounted on my mirror so _I_
can be the guy who sells the TV Station the spectacular footage ! ! Yeee
Haaah !!

'Curly'
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Old 01 Feb 2004, 09:43 am
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J. Perry wrote:
> Some of you guys may find the following story somewhat humorous.
> Monday afternoon I was driving this little '89 Civic LX down I-40
> East on a solid sheet of ice. You couldn't even see any concrete at
> all on certain stretches of the highway that the state hadn't scraped
> or salted yet. In fact, it had snowed about 4 inches first, and then
> we had about another 1 inch of sleet and freezing rain on top of
> that. I was running about 45 m.p.h. in order to try and put some
> distance between myself and the ignorant redneck that was TAILGATING
> me in a '96 Chevy Blazer 4X4. In the slow lane too--I might add.
> Well, I could see in my rear view mirror that the Blazer driver was
> all hacked off wanting to pass me. So, he whips it over to his left
> really, really quick and gunned it simultaneously. Needless to say
> that he went into a broad slide, and then he whipped it back to the
> right to try and straighten his vehicle out. Well, when he did that,
> the Blazer did a complete 360 and he ended up going down into a ditch
> backwards! I gave him the peace sign in my rear mirror and chuckled
> as I continued down I-40 in the '89 Civic. In a very stable manner I
> might add. Since the guy had tailgated me for about 7 miles straight,
> I figured that he got what he deserved for driving so recklessly in
> that type of inclimate weather. BTW, the little Civic was like a
> snowmobile in those icy weather conditions. It never even came close
> to slowing down or spinning. Not the first time. I passed 9 accident
> scenes with highway patrolmen already there on my way to work Tuesday
> morning. 9 out of those 9 accidents involved SUVs that had wiped out
> with apparently no other vehicle(s) involved.
>
> J. Perry


Maybe you should have used your car to pull him out ;-)


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Old 01 Feb 2004, 10:04 am
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L Alpert wrote:

>>Some of you guys may find the following story somewhat humorous.

<<SNIP>>

> Maybe you should have used your car to pull him out ;-)


(EvilGrin-tm) Now THAT would be worth having the TV Crews there to film it.

BTW - to our Canadian Bretheren... I think these guys have been
migrating through here in Buffalo, NY.... No sooner does it start to
snow, than some LOCAL person decides, "HEY! I can make that 40 MPH turn
at... 40 MPH now! I got a new (insertSUVnameHERE)." Amazing how unstable
those hulking-monstars are, considering how heavy too....

Oh, that's right. jr. high school physics:
The more mass an object has, the more inertia it has.
ie: If that 3-ton truck starts to skid, drop your tranny into 3rd and
haul-ass outta his way!

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Old 01 Feb 2004, 10:37 am
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From Minneapolis:
Last Monday morning we had eight inches of fresh snow over a fairly
icy roadbed on I394. I was headed for the city and the left lane was
blocked by a police car at a previous accident,WITH HIS LIGHTS
FLASHING. We were poking along at about 25 MPH in a single lane when a
Explorer pulled out to pass the line. She speeded up to about 45 and
when she got near the lane closure there was no room to pull back into
line so she slammed on the brakes, did a perfect 180 and slammed the
police car still doing about 40 MPH. We all waved to her as we went
by. I'm sure her lawyer will point out why it was the cops fault for
blocking the Interstate.
During the Korean war I drove a Sherman Tank and I wonder what I would
have to pay to get one that still runs :-)
Bill

>J. Perry wrote:
>> Some of you guys may find the following story somewhat humorous.
>> Monday afternoon I was driving this little '89 Civic LX down I-40
>> East on a solid sheet of ice. You couldn't even see any concrete at
>> all on certain stretches of the highway that the state hadn't scraped
>> or salted yet. In fact, it had snowed about 4 inches first, and then
>> we had about another 1 inch of sleet and freezing rain on top of
>> that. I was running about 45 m.p.h. in order to try and put some
>> distance between myself and the ignorant redneck that was TAILGATING
>> me in a '96 Chevy Blazer 4X4. In the slow lane too--I might add.
>> Well, I could see in my rear view mirror that the Blazer driver was
>> all hacked off wanting to pass me. So, he whips it over to his left
>> really, really quick and gunned it simultaneously. Needless to say
>> that he went into a broad slide, and then he whipped it back to the
>> right to try and straighten his vehicle out. Well, when he did that,
>> the Blazer did a complete 360 and he ended up going down into a ditch
>> backwards! I gave him the peace sign in my rear mirror and chuckled
>> as I continued down I-40 in the '89 Civic. In a very stable manner I
>> might add. Since the guy had tailgated me for about 7 miles straight,
>> I figured that he got what he deserved for driving so recklessly in
>> that type of inclimate weather. BTW, the little Civic was like a
>> snowmobile in those icy weather conditions. It never even came close
>> to slowing down or spinning. Not the first time. I passed 9 accident
>> scenes with highway patrolmen already there on my way to work Tuesday
>> morning. 9 out of those 9 accidents involved SUVs that had wiped out
>> with apparently no other vehicle(s) involved.
>>
>> J. Perry

>
>Maybe you should have used your car to pull him out ;-)
>


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"J. Perry" <j_perry@musicians.net> wrote in message
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> Some of you guys may find > passed 9 accident scenes with highway

patrolmen already there on my way to
> work Tuesday morning. 9 out of those 9 accidents involved SUVs that had
> wiped out with apparently no other vehicle(s) involved.
>
> J. Perry
>
> Its not the vehicle its the dummy drivers ? they dont have enough sense to

slow down to the conditions
ed/ontario
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