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Old 01-16-2013, 01:03 PM   #119
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2006 Ford E350
Parked in a school zone


I have not put the snows on, and had an off course excursion this morning because the idiot at the front of the line decided 10 MPH was too fast, and hit the brakes when they got to he bottom of the hill. Had I been by myself, or traffic had been moving at, say, 15 MPH, I would have been fine.

Going around a long downhill decreasing radius right hand corner with banking, I was in 2nd gear, off the gas and off the brakes at about 1500 RPM, and saw the idiot at the front of the line hit the brakes. I hit mine, instant lockup. I let off the brakes, and tried to put the car in first gear. At this time, the car started to slide down the banking going off the road. When first gear engaged, I was going so slow that it stalled the engine, which locked up the rear tires, and the front grabbed on the snowbank and left me high centered. As this all occurred at about 5 MPH, there was no damage. Snow tires may have helped this situation a bit, but not nearly as much as if the idiot at the front of the line had been going a reasonable speed.
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