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Carnage on Ohio Turnpike - trooper walk through

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The Ohio State Highway Patrol continues to investigate the cause of a 51-vehicle crash on the Ohio Turnpike in which four people died last month. OSHP says 73 people were injured in the accident that happened as Winter Storm Elliott hammered northern Ohio.


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I'll bet money that half those or more involved didn't need to even be on the road.

It's 2023.....we've got radar that covers the entire country. Stay the fuck home when the storm you were warned about 12 hours ago is coming.
And slow down. Here in Wisconsin it will be white out conditions and idiots will be doing 70+ mph then wonder why they crash
 

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Yeah this is batshit. Drove back from FIL's house in NW CT the day between two massive storms last week. Was fortunate for the break. No friggin way I do it during the storm. People need to think worst case scenario a bit more.
 

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First two vehicles at front of the heap, are followed by a jackknifed semi...........and then hell followed.

Culprit is likely the first vehicle that almost stopped, because they could not see well and were crying.

Van hit it, and then the semi.............

Homicide, by incompetent fool.
 

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First two vehicles at front of the heap, are followed by a jackknifed semi...........and then hell followed.

Culprit is likely the first vehicle that almost stopped, because they could not see well and were crying.

Van hit it, and then the semi.............

Homicide, by incompetent fool.
I've had it where you're going along with decent visibility and it drops to zero in less than a second. What do you do? There is literally nothing in front of you but white. You have to slow down. Sometimes it's old wind blown snow and not even a storm. You'll be driving along on a sunny day and disappear into a 40 mph crosswind full of snow. One time while crossing the Upper Peninsula of Michigan on HWY 2 I disappeared into a cloud of bugs. That was a mess. It was in the spring and billion of insects were hatching from a couple different species that day.

I drive slow all the time. In winter I drive even slower. Small accelerations is the key to winter driving. It drives impatient people crazy. But I still get caught once a year in a white out. They suck. You're from NY or some northern state. You know this.

Your point about checking the weather radar and staying the hell out of storms is superb. I always do if there's weather.
 
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I've had it where you're going along with decent visibility and it drops to zero in less than a second. What do you do? There is literally nothing in front of you but white. You have to slow down. Sometimes it's old wind blown snow and not even a storm. You'll be driving along on a sunny day and disappear into a 40 mph crosswind full of snow. One time while crossing the Upper Peninsula of Michigan on HWY 2 I disappeared into a cloud of bugs. That was a mess. It was in the spring and billion of insects were hatching from a couple different species that day.

I drive slow all the time. In winter I drive even slower. Small accelerations is the key to winter driving. It drives impatient people crazy. But I still get caught once a year in a white out. They suck. You're from NY or some northern state. You know this.

Your point about checking the weather radar and staying the hell out of storms is superb. I always do if there's weather.
I would always just keep going. The moment you come to a stop or a crawl, you're going to cause an accident. Going slow is okay but some people jam the brakes and then shit goes bad.
 

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I would always just keep going. The moment you come to a stop or a crawl, you're going to cause an accident. Going slow is okay but some people jam the brakes and then shit goes bad.
The people behind shouldn't have been doing 70 in what were obviously dicey conditions. Most states expect you to adjust and you can get cited for driving the speed limit when the conditions warrant slower.
 

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It's always driving too fast for conditions and visibility. Semi trucks were driving insanely fast,along with everyone else. Problem is: they are supposed to be professional drivers. Operators who know to slow the F down.
 
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