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Nov 18, 2019 - 5:50:37 PM
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Owen

Canada

4404 posts since 6/5/2011
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IF it's not staged, it might give "the Canadian 'Sorry' " a run for it's money....

https://www.facebook.com/TheLoanArrangerToronto/videos/931989070504093/UzpfSTEwMDAwMTk3Mzk2NzIwMjoyNTgwOTcxMDQxOTc4NjY5/

Edited by - Owen on 11/18/2019 17:52:02

Nov 18, 2019 - 8:08:57 PM

Paul R

Canada

11866 posts since 1/28/2010

I gotta say, one of the more annoying things about winter driving is people who don't clean the snow off their cars - especially the roof. What a hazard.

That driver was making the roads safer by dusting off the one in front. But the idiot in front still has it on the roof, which will blow off into the windshield of some driver behind.

P.S. The Loan Arranger is the guy in Toronto with the crazy TV ads who buys your gold and jewellery.

Nov 18, 2019 - 9:14:51 PM

Owen

Canada

4404 posts since 6/5/2011
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I can't find any specific stats, and I acknowledge that it does happen, but I think that problems from snow blowing off of vehicles are relatively rare.  https://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-drive/culture/commentary/can-i-be-ticketed-for-not-clearing-the-snow-off-my-car/article33561460/   

I realize that conditions are different in the west than other parts of Canada, and I've only been driving for about 55 years, but I have never encountered any risk from snow blowing off another vehicle [more luck than brains, I suppose.]   FWIW, at home my vehicle is parked in the garage.  If it's parked out in the snow I do clean it off before driving.... 99.9% to avoid a ticket ...  point 1% to  reduce the "hazard."  

Edited by - Owen on 11/18/2019 21:15:42

Nov 18, 2019 - 9:25:31 PM
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chuckv97

Canada

44784 posts since 10/5/2013

A lot of trucking yards have overhead horizontal bars with broom-like bristles to scrape the snow off trailers as you drive under them. I’ve seen big sheets of hard-packed snow hit cars following behind tractor trailers. The worst of course is the ice that forms on the trailer roofs after a mild day and then turning cold again. Those overhead brooms don’t get that off. (of course, some drivers like to try scrape the snow off by driving under the Kemnay RR overpass.....)

Edited by - chuckv97 on 11/18/2019 21:26:34

Nov 18, 2019 - 9:58:24 PM

chuckv97

Canada

44784 posts since 10/5/2013

Here’s a nasty one....
youtu.be/xZSEzG7k3Bw

Nov 18, 2019 - 11:32 PM
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figmo59

USA

29609 posts since 3/5/2008

A lesson in awareness of other drivers...
Stoopiditty..Chuck....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I mean isn't that what McDonald's. Drive Throughs are for...?!

Edited by - figmo59 on 11/18/2019 23:35:12

Nov 19, 2019 - 3:23:28 AM
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OM45GE

USA

90730 posts since 11/7/2007

I was hit by a sheet of ice that flew off a pickup truck bed cap out on the interstate. It flew off the truck and spun about 20 feet in the air. I was in the middle lane with cars on both sides so I couldn’t go anywhere. It slammed into my windshield and sounded like a bomb going off. There was several thousand dollars worth of damage to the car.

I ended up covered in blood from dozens of little cuts on my face. Thankfully, I was wearing my sunglasses or who knows what would have happened.

My (then) infant son’s car seat was filled with glass shards. It was sobering to think what might have been if he were with me that morning.

I’ve always been obsessive about cleaning my cars (and trucks when I was a commercial driver). Somewhat ironic that I would get hit.

Nov 19, 2019 - 5:06:28 AM
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DC5

USA

7898 posts since 6/30/2015

The guy had a rear wiper, some people are too stupid to be allowed to drive.

Nov 19, 2019 - 5:13:09 AM
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DC5

USA

7898 posts since 6/30/2015

quote:
Originally posted by Owen

I can't find any specific stats, and I acknowledge that it does happen, but I think that problems from snow blowing off of vehicles are relatively rare.  https://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-drive/culture/commentary/can-i-be-ticketed-for-not-clearing-the-snow-off-my-car/article33561460/   

I realize that conditions are different in the west than other parts of Canada, and I've only been driving for about 55 years, but I have never encountered any risk from snow blowing off another vehicle [more luck than brains, I suppose.]   FWIW, at home my vehicle is parked in the garage.  If it's parked out in the snow I do clean it off before driving.... 99.9% to avoid a ticket ...  point 1% to  reduce the "hazard."  


Somewhat true, they never happen in the summer.  But I see many close calls and many hits every winter.  And even if rare, like mass shootings, when they happen they can be quite disastrous and can involve many vehicles.  It takes only minutes to clean off a car.  I've seen sheets of ice blow off hoods (bonnets) fly over the car and land on the windshield of the car following.  Worse offenders are trailer trucks.  You can't see the snow/ice sheets on top and it is difficult to anticipate when it will let go.  Since the build up can happen while driving it is challenging to keep it clean.  

Nov 19, 2019 - 6:33:52 AM

Owen

Canada

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quote:
Originally posted by DC5

The guy had a rear wiper, some people are too stupid to be allowed to drive.


Lots of drivers of semis, cargo/tradesman vans, farm trucks, vehicles pulling trailers, etc. seem to manage without being able to see thru a rear window.  Are they all too stupid, or is vision thru the rear window less important than some would have us believe?

Re. seeing many instances every winter.  I see a very small percentage* driving with snow on** the roof... and typically will quip to my  v-e-r-y understanding wife: "Where are the po-leece when you need them?  They should be out here keeping us safe!"   You see many and I see a few.... anybody have any reliable stats?   

I don't dispute your contention that if one is directly involved, or caught up in the aftermath it can be very serious.   In my experience there's probably dozens of other risks I'm on the lookout to try to minimize before I get to "snow blowing/falling off of a vehicle."   I'm for reducing [real] risk.... if there's a "sheet" of snow/ice, remove it... if it's a thin layer of dry, fluffy stuff, I don't see much risk.

* = I realize that the dry granular snow we typically see on the prairies isn't the same as the wet, heavy stuff that falls elsewhere. But my logic [and observation] says that gravity will have a greater effect on wet/heavy snow than will the wind.

** = "on" is the operative word... although sometimes the snow granules are actually  "sifting" off in a steady, small, benign. stream.  

Edited by - Owen on 11/19/2019 06:37:45

Nov 19, 2019 - 7:03 AM
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DC5

USA

7898 posts since 6/30/2015

quote:
Originally posted by Owen
quote:
Originally posted by DC5

The guy had a rear wiper, some people are too stupid to be allowed to drive.


Lots of drivers of semis, cargo/tradesman vans, farm trucks, vehicles pulling trailers, etc. seem to manage without being able to see thru a rear window.  Are they all too stupid, or is vision thru the rear window less important than some would have us believe?

 


Cars are made with one large mirror to see out the rear window, and two small mirrors for side view.  Semis, vans, cargo trucks are built with very large side mirrors that extend out from the vehicle and have convex mirrors added to widen their view.  Also, at least down here, commercial license requires a drivers ed course that spends most of its time teaching how to use mirrors.  Regardless of this, vision is the ultimate safety tool when driving, and doing anything that obstructs that vision is dangerous, and often illegal.  The person in the car could have kept his rear window clean by throwing a switch, much like people can display their intention to turn or switch lanes by a simple flick of a switch, something else that is too often ignored.  Many times I see people driving down the road with only a small patch scraped off their front windshield to peak out of, rather than clearing the entire windshield. 

Nov 19, 2019 - 4:11:04 PM
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bubbalouie

Canada

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Just flipping a switch in real winter conditions can leave you with the rubber of the wiper blade still stuck to the glass. Or worse, a burned out wiper motor. You should warm up the vehicle first.

I've had clueless people here say they just pour hot water on their windshield to remove ice! 

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