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Old 02-13-2002, 10:11 PM   #1
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It seems that whenever we get snow, people start crashing like lemmings jumping off a cliff. I wonder why? You would have thought that Alaskan's of all people would know better......

And why does everyone feel compelled to rubberneck? Did anyone see the car that had flipped over on the frontage road by 68th? If you were southbound on the NS, then you probably couldn't have missed it, as you were probably going (not by choice) about 20 miles an hour like EVERYONE ELSE who slowed down to get a better look.

We get an awful lot of accidents on the NS outside our office (68th and Frontage.) What is it, I wonder, about the the strip of highway between Dimond and Dowling that invites so many accidents?
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Old 02-13-2002, 11:51 PM   #2
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It seems like a little bit of snow can turn a perfectly good driver into an idiot. I passed 7 cars stacked up behind an idiot on the NS by Potter Marsh the other day (where it's 4 lanes). Of course, the other drivers were probably saying "look at that idiot passing us, what's up with that?" What really tweaked me was that they all stayed behind even though the road split into 4 lanes.

Just follow the basic rule of motion "fast in the fast places and slow in the slow places" and you won't do too much damage.
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Old 02-14-2002, 12:24 AM   #3
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last sunday i saw 9 cars in the ditch i saw it happen too, the guy at front hit the brakes to let someone merge and everyone behind him hit the brakes too late and all of them went in the ditch

the people at my school think they are so cool whipping their cars around the corners and sliding one guy this morning was spinning brodies right in front of my car

man...people these days:rolleyes
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Old 02-14-2002, 12:29 AM   #4
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I don't think I go fast. I seem to come up on people that are brain dead. I move to the other lane and it becomes the slow lane. Never ending cycle. Sometimes......no, all the time I wish I had some sort of missile to blow up these idiots. Maybe its just me but I keep seeing trucks in the ditch all the time. They're the ones passing me at 50 mph on Tudor with ice.
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Old 02-14-2002, 12:34 AM   #5
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I wish I had some sort of missile to blow up these idiots. Maybe its just me but I keep seeing trucks in the ditch all the time. They're the ones passing me at 50 mph on Tudor with ice.
haha same thing i see
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Old 02-14-2002, 12:45 AM   #6
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Most people don't even undrstand the dynamics of a car on a slippery surface. "The tail end just came around! I didn't even turn the wheel!"

Chances are that they had the wheel turned a little bit when the hit the brakes. Once they hit them, it shifts all the weight to the front of the vehicle making the front very sensitive to steering, and the rear more likly to slide. So now the rear kicks out and boom, crashed car.

I myself use of throttle oversteer, or on-brake oversteer a lot of the time during the winter. Subarus are rather balanced so they are VERY sensitive to weight distribution.

Here is another thing to thing about. A lot of the Subaru accidents I have see on this board are from off-throttle oversteer. They come into a corner too fast and panic so they either let off the gas suddenly (bad), or mash the brakes (even worse). Which results in the sudden unbalance of the car and woosh, say hi to the rear of your car.

I guess I have been reading too many books on how to race drive... heheh I have been trying to get ready for the auto-X season.

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Old 02-14-2002, 12:52 AM   #7
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Maybe its just me but on the freeway entrances that loop around I sometimes feel the rear end wants to slide out. I like that on a wide and flat area but on a loop theres no sides, just a drop off into the snow.
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Old 02-15-2002, 02:58 AM   #8
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We get alot of new military people up here, when the first snow comes look out .
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Old 02-15-2002, 06:13 AM   #9
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new snow fall always equals ditch divers! i'm soo glad i don't have to commute too far for work and school! some people just can't drive in the snow!
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Old 02-15-2002, 08:37 PM   #10
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today when i went out for lunch, some dumb ass went in the right turn only lane then he went really fast and cut back into my lane also this morning some guy was spinning brodies in the parking lot, he did it for like 1 minute non stop then his rear end hit the lamp post
people these days
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Old 02-16-2002, 05:36 AM   #11
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saw to accidents around the lake otis, abbott rd area...explorer flipped over, crazy! and i was coming up dimond towards lake otis and this kid drives over the island at the king st light and spins out holding up oncoming traffic...stupid ass people!
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Old 02-16-2002, 09:59 PM   #12
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You know you are a sorry ass driver if you have 10 cars behind you on Tudor road and the school bus passes you. I see this sort of stuff every morning.
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Old 02-16-2002, 11:36 PM   #13
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AK_2002_WRX: That guy hit a lamp post?! That's hilarious

I see that Maza 626 is still in the middle of the New Seward Highway. Looks like they got hit pretty hard. And I almost had to cry (not really) when I saw that Audi A4 that had a losing battle with the Explorer on the New Seward.

Today, I was waiting to turn onto Dimond from the mall (I HATE the mall!), and within the same light I saw two completely seperate parties changes lanes in the middle of the intersection. Do people not know that that is illegal to changes lanes in an intersection, or do they just not care?

Also today, I had some *#$%ing !@tch change lanes in front of me with almost no notification. She signalled after she started moving, and was only about 2 feet in front when she did so. If only I was driving my Scout.....

....hit a lamp post....
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Old 02-17-2002, 03:20 PM   #14
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yup he hit the post i thought that was so funny, i couldn't stop laughing and now his truck doesn't have a rear end

last night 5 trucks were trying to get me to race they were revvin their engines and everything. i did race one though when we both took off i beat him cause he was only in 2WD
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Old 02-17-2002, 03:47 PM   #15
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I suggest you go on and destroy those trucks. Even in 4wd you should be able to annihilate them. Unless they have studded tires. Traction is the key. You should annihilate all trucks that rev on you.
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Old 02-17-2002, 03:49 PM   #16
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Those trucks were probably mad because there's a little white car that annihilates them at every chance at the lights.
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Old 02-17-2002, 10:26 PM   #17
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man it happened again.....damn these truck drivers. always tryin to race. this truck today cut all these people off to race me and he ends up losing thats what he gets.
some hondas also tried to race me today. this accord and integra. i was in between them and they started revving their engines. i acted like i didn't see them and it made them mad
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Old 02-17-2002, 11:21 PM   #18
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Yeah!! Don't waste your time with the Hondas. Just keep gettin them trucks!
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Old 02-18-2002, 12:08 AM   #19
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i haven't lost to any truck or honda yet but i hear there's a white chevy pick up thats got nitrous and a supercharger system
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Old 02-18-2002, 02:38 AM   #20
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Few and far between when you see those rare beasts.
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Old 02-18-2002, 07:54 AM   #21
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Same Idiots different area codes... It's even worse with those damn photo vans
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Old 02-18-2002, 12:01 PM   #22
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Ha ha ha ha ....is that a haole or portagee?
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Old 02-18-2002, 08:06 PM   #23
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Just some one who couldnt wait
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Old 02-18-2002, 09:42 PM   #24
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i have the same thing except the guy is peeing on a ford sign
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Old 02-19-2002, 12:28 PM   #25
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It seems like the stupidest and slowest drivers are Tudor rd all the time. All weekend I have been behind these morons. Its like 45 down Tudor and I look down at my speedo and lo and behold it says 33mph. Cmon it didnt even snow all weekend and there was pavement there!
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