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subego  (op)
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Apr 5, 2018, 01:13 PM
 
Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
Also it seems like kind of a dumb idea to drive directly in the Splash Zone™.
While trying to film.
     
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Apr 5, 2018, 02:34 PM
 
I'm assuming a) they were using a dashboard cam, which until this event had recorded 3 months of boring commutes, and b) swerving to avoid splash zone might have been more dangerous, depending on the other traffic nearby.
     
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Apr 5, 2018, 02:39 PM
 
Almost positive it’s a phone.

Vertical video, plus panning from the driver-side window to the windshield.
     
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Apr 5, 2018, 03:34 PM
 
Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
I'm assuming a) they were using a dashboard cam, which until this event had recorded 3 months of boring commutes, and b) swerving to avoid splash zone might have been more dangerous, depending on the other traffic nearby.
"Slow down" and "speed up" are two options that would completely fix the problem.
     
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Apr 5, 2018, 03:35 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
Vertical video, plus panning from the driver-side window to the windshield.
If only there was a way to record a moving object and what lies in front of it without panning around furiously and wasting half the frame with your side mirror.
     
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Apr 5, 2018, 03:47 PM
 
Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
"Slow down" and "speed up" are two options that would completely fix the problem.
Slow down was what I was thinking.

I think a convincing display of the potential danger can be found in whatever the **** it was which launched itself onto the second overpass.
     
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Apr 7, 2018, 10:11 PM
 
^^^ Did white car leave the scene? He should have just gone on to the next exit. Not wreck two trucks. At least two.
     
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Apr 7, 2018, 11:59 PM
 
I’ve seen a longer clip and it doesn’t change the appearance the driver left the scene. They were caught, though.

I’ll admit, when I’ve missed my exit, I’ve considered doing dangerous things so I don’t have to keep going, but never flat-out stopping.
     
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Apr 17, 2018, 05:13 PM
 
The resolution isn't quite good enough to see the cause. I'm guessing he's touching overhead lines. The wet road and tires are completing the circuit to ground.
     
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Apr 17, 2018, 05:19 PM
 
Bingo!

The pop at the end is the tire finally exploding.
     
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Apr 17, 2018, 05:27 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
That's one of the most shockingly bad pieces of driving I've seen for a long long time. Glad they got caught. So many people could have been caught up in that madness in a very bad way.
This space for Hire! Reasonable rates. Reach an audience of literally dozens!
     
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Boat's fine!!!! Crane operator's pants? Probably not so much...

Is it just me, or are the number of crane operators who don't seem to understand "leverage" increasing, at least those whose exploits wind up entertaining us on the webzz?

Glenn -----OTR/L, MOT, Tx
     
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Is it just me, or are the number of crane operators who don't seem to understand "leverage" increasing, at least those whose exploits wind up entertaining us on the webzz?
I suspect that, in many places, the technical qualification for being a crane operator is whether someone showed you which levers do what.
     
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Yesterday, 03:37 PM
 
It’s surprising how much operator error occurs with cranes, because right inside the cab there’s a prominently displayed table showing how much it can lift at any given angle and extension.

They put some headroom on those numbers, so when this happens the operator is really ****ing up.
     
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Yesterday, 03:43 PM
 
Like so...

     
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Yesterday, 04:04 PM
 
Originally Posted by Doc HM View Post
That's one of the most shockingly bad pieces of driving I've seen for a long long time. Glad they got caught. So many people could have been caught up in that madness in a very bad way.
Yeah... for various reasons, most of my social group doesn’t like me texting them car accidents (which is why I do it here ).

I had to send this one to everyone I knew. It’s too beyond the pale.
     
 
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