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    Eyewitness dash cam captures moment of texting while driving crash.

    Texting driver crashes.

    However, I'd want to know why the following driver (whose dash footage this is) couldn't stop in time.

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    They were too busy fiddling with their dashcam.

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    Twat following a twat

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lutin View Post
    Eyewitness dash cam captures moment of texting while driving crash.

    Texting driver crashes.

    However, I'd want to know why the following driver (whose dash footage this is) couldn't stop in time.
    He did stop.

    He used the stump of the pole to help him but he stopped.


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    Even using the 'two second rule' doesn't provide full stopping distance much over walking speed.

    Reaction time to unexpected events can be up to 1.5 seconds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Horse View Post
    Even using the 'two second rule' doesn't provide full stopping distance much over walking speed.

    Reaction time to unexpected events can be up to 1.5 seconds.
    I used to slipstream at 160 and always stopped in time.

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    and the beers cheap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yorick View Post
    I used to slipstream at 160 and always stopped in time.
    You probably knew that they were gonna brake and where they were gonna do it though

    Unless you found a random person doing 160mph on the motorway often...in which case, how do I get to this motorway?

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    In fairness, when the wires come down they cut short a lot of the following car's stopping distance. Might have had a better chance of stopping had that stopping been done entirely on the tarmac surface.

    IMO swerving to avoid the cables was a good move, they could have still been live.

    Ax's Anecdote

    Many years ago a car went off the road outside our place in the middle of the night, and took down an electricity pole. The cables were left lying across the road. We were out there trying to assist, a van came speeding along the road, didn't heed our frantic warnings to stop, probably couldn't see the cables in the dark, drove right over them and threw a shower of sparks over everybody. If the cables and snagged and dragged they could would have caught us all around the ankles.

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    I think his swerve was just a reaction to the falling pole and cables, I don't think the driver thought about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Ax View Post
    In fairness, when the wires come down they cut short a lot of the following car's stopping distance. Might have had a better chance of stopping had that stopping been done entirely on the tarmac surface.

    IMO swerving to avoid the cables was a good move, they could have still been live...
    He was sitting inside a Faraday cage.


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    A faraday cage doesn't stop a wooden pole coming through the windscreen

    Gratuitous youtube - skip to 1:20


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    Quote Originally Posted by inewham View Post
    A faraday cage doesn't stop a wooden pole coming through the windscreen
    I was responding to Mad Ax's "IMO swerving to avoid the cables was a good move, they could have still been live..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by saga_lout View Post
    I was responding to Mad Ax's "IMO swerving to avoid the cables was a good move, they could have still been live..."
    It wasn't a serious reply, needs more smileys maybe

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