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Post by Scott B. » Sat Dec 28, 2019 1:57 pm

Miracle nobody was killed. Trucking company's insurer is loving that video.
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Post by flechero » Sat Dec 28, 2019 1:59 pm

Scott B. wrote:
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Miracle nobody was killed. Trucking company's insurer is loving that video.
So true. Also the driver did a great job of preventing at least 2 fatalities. :tiphat:

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Post by WildBill » Sat Dec 28, 2019 4:51 pm

flechero wrote:
Sat Dec 28, 2019 1:59 pm
Scott B. wrote:
Sat Dec 28, 2019 1:57 pm
Miracle nobody was killed. Trucking company's insurer is loving that video.
So true. Also the driver did a great job of preventing at least 2 fatalities. :tiphat:
The LEO wearing the hat didn't waste any time getting out of the way.
His quick reflexes and running speed saved his own life.
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Post by 2farnorth » Sat Dec 28, 2019 6:40 pm

In my opinion as a retired professional driver......That driver was going too fast for conditions. The fog in the background cut his reaction time and he didn't adjust his speed.
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Post by G.A. Heath » Sat Dec 28, 2019 7:20 pm

The video doesn't begin to show how bad the fog really was, and from what I hear 2farnorth is very much correct.
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Post by Oldgringo » Sat Dec 28, 2019 7:48 pm

2farnorth wrote:
Sat Dec 28, 2019 6:40 pm
In my opinion as a retired professional driver......That driver was going too fast for conditions. The fog in the background cut his reaction time and he didn't adjust his speed.
Absolutely! Furthermore, the camper and it's pickup were also destroyed.


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Post by philip964 » Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:20 pm

I hope there was not a driver in that one pick up the 18 wheeler landed on.

Great running by the Officer. Bet that got his adrenaline going.

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Post by troglodyte » Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:37 pm

philip964 wrote:
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I hope there was not a driver in that one pick up the 18 wheeler landed on.

Great running by the Officer. Bet that got his adrenaline going.
There was someone in the pickup. It took them several hours to extract him but there were no life-threatening injuries.

The officer kept his senses and had the presence to watch over his shoulder which way the truck was sliding. He suffered injuries but has been released.

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Post by DynamicDan » Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:07 pm

Why would you be driving that fast in fog?

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Post by JustSomeOldGuy » Sun Dec 29, 2019 4:27 pm

In spite of all the research into autonomous vehicles and safety systems like pre-collision braking, there is still no commodity thermal/infrared/'sonar'/radar system for 'seeing' in adverse conditions being prototyped or tested for commercial vehicles?
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Post by 2farnorth » Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:55 pm

DynamicDan wrote:
Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:07 pm
Why would you be driving that fast in fog?
There is no good explanation. I've heard drivers chiding others on the CB about driving too slow in adverse conditions. I got passed repeatedly in heavy fog, heavy rain, and snow packed roads. I mean they were EXCEEDING the speed limit in those conditions. Too much hurry (meet your delivery appointment time), gotta get to the truck stop before all the parking is full.
No reasonable explanation. Bottom line is stupidity and don't care attitude.
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Post by srothstein » Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:36 pm

JustSomeOldGuy wrote:
Sun Dec 29, 2019 4:27 pm
In spite of all the research into autonomous vehicles and safety systems like pre-collision braking, there is still no commodity thermal/infrared/'sonar'/radar system for 'seeing' in adverse conditions being prototyped or tested for commercial vehicles?
There sure are. Here is one I found in a quick search that you can buy for your car if you want:
https://www.flir.com/products/pathfindir-ii/
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Post by 5thGenTexan » Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:45 am

Man that Flir system is pricey List is close to $3400 street prices about $2500. A couple of others from $500-$1500. I’ve got a Flir camera for work and that IS their primary business so I know their technology and quality is above par.
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