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May 14, 2019, 01:07 PM
 
Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
People give Mustangs shit all the time for losing control and crashing into crowds, enough to the point that it's a played-out trope and irritating when it's brought up every single time somebody mentions Mustangs.
Unless it’s a discussion of one of the gimped models, the only shit I’ve seen people give Mustangs is for being affordable enough to attract idiots.
     
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May 14, 2019, 01:25 PM
 
My sister had an early 70s model. Pride and joy. Unfortunately, it got t-boned by a schoolbus.
     
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May 14, 2019, 01:29 PM
 
Those things are a menace.
     
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May 26, 2019, 06:37 PM
 
I like her attitude. Also hope no one was sitting right in front of the stage.
     
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May 26, 2019, 06:45 PM
 
It’s up there as “I meant to do that” goes.
     
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May 27, 2019, 11:22 AM
 
failing with STYLE
     
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Consensus seems to be the door sensors must have been shut off by maintenance, who then forgot to turn them back on.
     
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May 28, 2019, 05:42 PM
 
For anyone trying to make sense of the video, the camera is in an elevator. Maid is exiting. Elevator walls appear to be brushed stainless, making tons of reflections.
     
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May 28, 2019, 07:23 PM
 
Past the miraculous lack of injury, that’s the best part IMO.

Even though I finally figured it out, it still feels like she’s getting launched into space.
     
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May 29, 2019, 10:08 AM
 
This happened years ago in a hospital in Texas — decapitated a medical worker.

My wife's cousin happened to be passing the elevator at the time.

[EDIT] It was a doctor: https://www.chron.com/news/houston-t...it-1508297.php
     
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Originally Posted by Jawbone54 View Post
decapitated a medical worker



Objection!

Your Honor, Counsel is trying to prejudice the jury by claiming he was decapitated. The autopsy clearly indicates his head was still attached by a little neck flappy thing.
     
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Jun 3, 2019, 12:13 PM
 


Mother****in bootleg fireworks
     
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Chicago... represent.

     
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Jun 8, 2019, 03:41 PM
 
That black SUV that crossed lines to cut in. Please tell me his insurance went up by a ton?
     
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Jun 8, 2019, 03:49 PM
 
That's just scary... legally insurance can call it an "accident," but, was it really...?
     
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Jun 13, 2019, 04:24 PM
 
Jeez. And, it’s not like the highway was crowded, making it difficult to get to the exit. That said, the driver of the cam-car looks to have had plenty of time/space to whoa-down and let the moron in. Instead, they tried to beat them.

I’ve had drivers pull that move on me, too. Never got clipped, thankfully.
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Originally Posted by Thorzdad View Post
Jeez. And, it’s not like the highway was crowded, making it difficult to get to the exit. That said, the driver of the cam-car looks to have had plenty of time/space to whoa-down and let the moron in. Instead, they tried to beat them.
If the cam driver was actually paying attention, yes he could have avoided the accident. He seems to have just stayed at the same speed, despite conditions. Not paying attention, not alcohol or speed, is the most common cause of most auto accidents.

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Jun 16, 2019, 01:24 AM
 
What the SUV did is so unexpected and insane, I’m sure the cam driver spent a good amount of useable reaction time thinking “they can’t really be doing that”.
     
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Jun 16, 2019, 04:38 AM
 
Incoming SUV on left, and another car on the right. The only option would be emergency braking. We don't know if there was a car behind though.

In car crash videos, a car often swerves to avoid an idiot. Only to smash into an innocent's car. The guilty driver might even run away, without a scratch.

If there was a vehicle behind him, I'd rather maintain speed. If you cannot avoid a crash, at least include the guilty party.
     
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Jun 19, 2019, 07:58 PM
 
So, beyond doing donuts in a parking lot as a kid, I've avoided losing control of a car, so recovering from a situation like this is all theory for me.

What exactly is someone supposed to do here (other than not drive like a dickhead in the first place)?
     
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Jun 19, 2019, 08:16 PM
 
Letting go of the gas would be a good first step in my opinion. Gives you back full traction, and you'll slow even without the brakes.

He's over-correcting. The faster you're going, the smaller the wheel corrections you can make.
     
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Letting go of the gas would be a good first step in my opinion. Gives you back full traction, and you'll slow even without the brakes.

He's over-correcting. The faster you're going, the smaller the wheel corrections you can make.
This looks like an old VW Jetta. AFAIK, these models did not have advanced stability control systems.
I wonder if current day electronics would have help the car not getting out of control.

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Letting go of the gas would be a good first step in my opinion. Gives you back full traction, and you'll slow even without the brakes.

He's over-correcting. The faster you're going, the smaller the wheel corrections you can make.
This is good advice, but I can see my instincts pushing away from it because I just cut-off that black car.

In my mind, it’s still right behind me until I check my mirror, and I assume after the first swerve I’m fixated forward.
     
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Originally Posted by turtle777 View Post
This looks like an old VW Jetta. AFAIK, these models did not have advanced stability control systems.
I wonder if current day electronics would have help the car not getting out of control.

-t
That crash is strange. If the rear wheels are completely losing grip then yes the rear of the car can drift out, but, a) it looks to be fine road conditions, b) that's front wheel drive, and c) the rear isn't drifting out, is it? I suppose that if he's driving very fast he could have lost control and is trying to overcorrect? But he isn't driving significantly faster than everyone else - he is in the fast lane and trying to overtake on the wrong side when the car with the cam moves to the slow lanes to let him past, which is what triggers it, but it's not like he's sniffing the sound barrier. Either a very inexperienced driver who is just turning the steering wheel way too much, or something on the car broke down completely at just the wrong moment.
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Jun 20, 2019, 08:10 AM
 
Originally Posted by reader50 View Post
Letting go of the gas would be a good first step in my opinion. Gives you back full traction, and you'll slow even without the brakes.
Throttle-lift snap oversteer is a thing. When you're on the gas, the weight has transferred to the rear. When you suddenly lift off the gas, weight transfers to the front and the rear gets light. If the car is turning, when the rear end gets light and the front end gains a ton of grip, the rear might try and come around on you.

It's highly dependent on tires, suspension, chassis, road conditions, and more. But abruptly getting off the gas isn't guaranteed to help things.
     
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Jun 20, 2019, 07:21 PM
 
How do I make a Woops gif out of this:

Click for embedded video and article
A learner driver did doughnuts after pressing the accelerator by mistake when trying to reverse into a parking area
     
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Jun 20, 2019, 07:30 PM
 
that seems like a case of "stop pressing the gas, dummy." I also like the other car in the lot tentatively moving as if to get away, then realizing that any place they move is in danger from the spinny car.
     
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Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
Throttle-lift snap oversteer is a thing.
This is the right answer, you can see he hits the gas to overtake then has to swerve/ lift off the gas at the same time, which can be a really awkward situation in a FWD car.
     
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Jun 20, 2019, 10:01 PM
 
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How do I make a Woops gif out of this:
1) It’s long enough it’s better as a video

2) I’m not the best authority, but my instincts tell me it would be more trouble than it’s worth anyway.


As a more general answer of how to make a gif of a video, you can upload them to gfycat

https://gfycat.com/upload

However, if you’re going to give it a link instead of doing a direct upload, it’ll only work with the major players, like YouTube and Facebook.

After it’s done, finding the proper IMG link is a bit of a pain in the ass, but I can detail it if you want.
     
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Jun 22, 2019, 10:29 AM
 
I had initially expected something horrible to happen to the motorcyclist... No, it was a moron being a moron, and getting an object lesson in physics along the way.

Is that a Camaro that just sort of "shrugged off" being a stunt ramp for the idiot? That says a lot about the Camaro.

I am typically very much against motorcyclists lane-splitting, because it's usually done just to get ahead; it is typically a sort of a cheat. Not in this case. It is an active safety technique to avoid what the Camaro driver might have done.

I'd love to hear "the rest of the story," if there is one.

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The best part is every tram driver is like “whatever”.
     
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That last one looks halfway fun. They're wearing full protective gear, and got a looong slide out of it.

Bummer for putting his girl through that. I'm thinking he hydroplaned the bike.
     
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There was a WHOLE lot of water on that road, but it’s really easy to not grasp that while you’re riding. And maybe the water collecting on the road was from heavier rain uphill, because it looks like the downhill side of the road had freshly washed out soil collecting on it.

Either way, that was a successful wipe out for both rider and passenger. Not many of those when rain and speed are involved.

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Wild tobacco head rush is the most plausible sounding explanation.
     
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The best part is every tram driver is like “whatever”.
The stopping distance of a tram at anything resembling normal speed means that there is absolutely nothing they can do.
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The stopping distance of a tram at anything resembling normal speed means that there is absolutely nothing they can do.
They could flinch if they wanted.
     
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I think, from the number of different tram drivers we’ve seen NOT flinching, that they are actually trained to not screw up by flinching and slamming on the brakes. Something like “When the idiot drives into your path, you may feel a strong bump. Just call the emergency services number when you have a free hand, and report which part of your vehicle they hit...”

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well hello officer.
     
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F$&@ing rubberneckers.

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Jun 29, 2019, 03:53 PM
 
I hate them as much as anyone, but I still catch myself fixating every now and then.

It certainly happens enough there is no ****ing way I let myself get near my phone.
     
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Apparently an arsonist.
     
 
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