Towing Fool! This video will fill your underpants. - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 02-02-2014, 06:41 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Name: Derek
Trailer: 1973 boler 13', Earlton On
Ontario
Posts: 396
Registry
Towing Fool! This video will fill your underpants.

Semi Truck Accident January 4, 2014 - YouTube

Isn't it illegal to pass here? Or is it simply stupid? Or both?

Derek
__________________

__________________
glamourpets is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2014, 06:51 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
papa-t's Avatar
 
Name: Ted
Trailer: (Dark side)Crossroads Now
Glade Valley, North Carolina
Posts: 969
Well that just proves one thing. You can't fix stupid. That would be both "A Unsafe Movement Violation" And "Stupid Period"
__________________

__________________
“I have tried to live my life so that my family would love me and my friends would respect me. The others can do whatever the Hell they please!” —John Wayne
papa-t is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2014, 07:00 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Name: Derek
Trailer: 1973 boler 13', Earlton On
Ontario
Posts: 396
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by papa-t View Post
Well that just proves one thing. You can't fix stupid. That would be both "A Unsafe Movement Violation" And "Stupid Period"
I suggest that the solution to stupid is death. Its all about survival of the fittest.

Its certainly "unsafe movement" but I thought there was something specific pertaining to passing a plow. Or perhaps not?

Derek
__________________
glamourpets is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2014, 01:12 PM   #4
Moderator
 
Gina D.'s Avatar
 
Name: Gina D.
Trailer: '77 Leocraft 17 & Former Burro owner and fan!
West Coast USA
Posts: 9,016
Registry
there's nothing like a manly truck driver screaming like a little girl in pink ribbons...
__________________
Gina D. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2014, 01:22 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Francesca Knowles's Avatar
 
Name: Francesca Knowles
Trailer: '78 Trillium 4500
Jefferson County, Washington State, U.S.A.
Posts: 4,543
Registry
Anybody read the comments?

At least as of 18 hours ago, the bad guy has NOT been found, he having just taken off after the sideswipe.
__________________
.................................
Propane Facts vs. Fiction:. Click here
Tow Limit Calculator: Click here
Francesca Knowles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2014, 01:30 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
cpaharley2008's Avatar
 
Name: jim
Trailer: 2016 2ndGen Escape19 Prairie Schooner pulled by 2014 Dodge Ram Hemi Sport
Pennsylvania
Posts: 6,398
Registry
Seems to me all 3 vehicles in the video were driving way too fast for the road conditions and passing a snow plow is like passing a stopped school bus, absolutely ludicrous.
__________________
Jim
Never in doubt, often wrong
cpaharley2008 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2014, 04:09 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
rabbit's Avatar
 
Name: Jack
Trailer: '98 BURRO 17WB
Delaware
Posts: 2,548
Why does the video look staged? Just your usual steadycam in the old beer hauler?

jack
__________________
rabbit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2014, 05:35 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Francesca Knowles's Avatar
 
Name: Francesca Knowles
Trailer: '78 Trillium 4500
Jefferson County, Washington State, U.S.A.
Posts: 4,543
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by rabbit View Post
Why does the video look staged? Just your usual steadycam in the old beer hauler?

jack
You'd be surprised how many folks have dashcams for just this purpose- capturing exactly what happens moments before somebody does something dumb and causes an accident. Always thinking, of course, that it's "the other guy" that's going to get busted...but it can certainly be a two-edged sword.

Something that catches my eye here is how long it took for the "good guy" to even notice/react to the bad news ahead. He doesn't even slow down, much less start screamin', until he's practically right on top of the guy.

Since the camera "saw" the peril ahead as soon as it came around the curve, one has to wonder just what our driver was doing just before he looked back at the road and saw what was a-comin'!
__________________
.................................
Propane Facts vs. Fiction:. Click here
Tow Limit Calculator: Click here
Francesca Knowles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2014, 06:17 PM   #9
Moderator
 
Jim Bennett's Avatar
 
Name: Jim
Trailer: 2017 Escape 5.0 TA
Alberta
Posts: 4,727
Registry
This video has been plastered all over the internet the past couple days. Pretty freaky for the guy who filmed it. I bet a change of shorts were in order.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Francesca Knowles View Post
Since the camera "saw" the peril ahead as soon as it came around the curve, one has to wonder just what our driver was doing just before he looked back at the road and saw what was a-comin'!
As far as him not reacting sooner, from the distance coming around the curve, it would be easy to first think the passing semi was actually just behind the plow.

Quote:
Originally Posted by cpaharley2008 View Post
Seems to me all 3 vehicles in the video were driving way too fast for the road conditions and passing a snow plow is like passing a stopped school bus, absolutely ludicrous.
The snowplow would not be going very fast, and likely the truck passing him on the uphill would not be going too fast either. Speed of the truck with the camera is hard to tell as the camera has a fairly narrow angle, but the guy with the camera did not seem to be speeding. Passing snow plows around here is common place, I have had to do it dozens of times before. On long stretches of highway you often need to, as they don't go anywhere near the speed limit. BUT, you should be doing it where it is safe, and obviously this guy wasn't.
__________________
2017 Escape 5.0 TA (January 26)
2015 Ford F150 Lariat 3.5L EcoBoost
2009 Escape 19 (previous)
“Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” — Abraham Lincoln
Jim Bennett is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2014, 06:25 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Glenn Baglo's Avatar
 
Name: Glenn ( second 'n' is silent )
Trailer: 2009 Escape 17B '08 RAV4 SPORT V6
British Columbia
Posts: 4,369
I got passed by a snowplow once, in Manning Park.
That is a freaky experience.
__________________
Glenn Baglo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2014, 07:12 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
cpaharley2008's Avatar
 
Name: jim
Trailer: 2016 2ndGen Escape19 Prairie Schooner pulled by 2014 Dodge Ram Hemi Sport
Pennsylvania
Posts: 6,398
Registry
Why would someone pass a snow plow? They are on the road serving a purpose, clearing the road. Why would one think that the road ahead of the snow plow is any better than the road behind a plow, after it has been cleared? I fail to see the logic here. The road is snow covered, the plow is removing the snow, why would I want to get in front of the plow? As Spock would say, "That does not compute…"
__________________
Jim
Never in doubt, often wrong
cpaharley2008 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2014, 07:52 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
Carol H's Avatar
 
Name: Carol
Trailer: 22' Airstream Formerly 16' Scamp
British Columbia
Posts: 11,731
Registry
In early December I was on my way to a ski race in the Rocky Mountains in heavy snow conditions. While driving through Rodgers Pass I commented to the people in the truck with me that all the semi trucks were traveling way to fast for the conditions. In particular the ones traveling down hill - it was snowing heavy and temps only about 1 degree below freezing - which historically makes for very slippery snow/roads. We had already passed 3 large trucks on their sides in the ditches - all of them heading down the hill. A few moments later there was a head on between two semi trailers - right behind us.... it wasn't as good of an ending as this video :-( The road was closed for 10 hours to clean it up after. It looks to me that in this video the truck the video was in was traveling pretty darn fast downhill as well.

As far as why pass a snow plow or is it better behind the plow then being ahead of it, it all depends. If they are plowing very slow or very dry snow the visibility can be pretty poor following them and to be honest if its really cold out and dry snow they are not really making the road all that much better to drive on especially if you have good winter tires and in some cases they can be making it worse by simply scrapping it down to a layer of old ice that winter tires will not help you on, which is way worse/scarier to drive on than dry snow.
Carol H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2014, 07:56 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
Carol H's Avatar
 
Name: Carol
Trailer: 22' Airstream Formerly 16' Scamp
British Columbia
Posts: 11,731
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by Glenn Baglo View Post
I got passed by a snowplow once, in Manning Park.
That is a freaky experience.
LOL it happened to me just last night in the same park! They do fly along the 4 lane straight sections!
Carol H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2014, 08:03 PM   #14
Moderator
 
Jim Bennett's Avatar
 
Name: Jim
Trailer: 2017 Escape 5.0 TA
Alberta
Posts: 4,727
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by Carol H View Post
As far as why pass a snow plow or is it better behind the plow then being ahead of it, it all depends.
Exactly, there is not one right answer, it all depends on the situation.

I have followed a few in situations that I would never consider passing in, especially at night with lots of dry snow flying. Going through any mountain passes I would never consider it. And as mentioned, sometimes the road is not clear enough, and following the plow is the best (and sometimes the only) way to get through.

Lots of times during the day, they are just clearing crud, or just a light skiff of snow, and there is good visibility. The plows are usually going slower than the speed limit, so passing when safe is usually not a problem at all.

The visibility and road conditions in this video are fairly good, but that truck should have never tried passing heading into an uphill curve.

Sometimes you wish there was a snowplow when driving through the mountains. This was just south of Jasper, just after dark.



This is the very near where the other photo was taken (but just west of Jasper), but 9 days earlier, and the road nicely cleared.

__________________

__________________
2017 Escape 5.0 TA (January 26)
2015 Ford F150 Lariat 3.5L EcoBoost
2009 Escape 19 (previous)
“Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” — Abraham Lincoln
Jim Bennett is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Lock For Fresh Water Fill jamessue Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 9 06-18-2016 07:46 PM
Braking situations that fill your Underpants glamourpets Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 50 11-15-2012 06:05 PM
A Camping Fool in Oregon Reid Larsen Hi, I am.... 10 01-10-2011 07:01 PM
Fool Hollow Lake Gina D. Camping, Campout Reports 13 06-25-2009 04:32 PM
Water Tank fill valve from City water line! Michael Pupeza Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 6 06-20-2008 05:10 PM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:47 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.