Join Date: Mar 2012
Car: '15 FXT
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No you can't do what I do, I have AWD. A roadrage thread.
So I feel kinda bad. But only kinda after what I did to a random stranger last night.
2 lane road, rural
around 20* F
Black ice under the trees.
I'm doing 40 in a 30 mph (yes I'm speeding, at night in the ice)
As I'm going along I notice another driver is catching up quickly. With in several seconds all I can see is the windshield of his car in my rear view mirror (when most cars are 20 feet a way I can see their head lights). He's tailgating me, in the ice, at night.
That's when I had my moral dilemma.
Up ahead is a sharp turn... down a hill... shaded by trees. While the road we have been traveling on is mostly dried out I'm about 90% sure that corner ahead is ice. Many a car has use the guard rail as a track around that corner in my years living in the area.
So I did it, I took that 20 mph speed limit icy corner going downhill at over 8% grade at 35 mph. I can see the driver behind me desperately trying to slow down, but it's too late.
I cut the corner, the VSC light flashes and my car fish tails slightly and then... it happens. The guy behind me is riding the rail.
Oh, I made it out fine. I have snow tires and AWD and I knew where the ice spot was and avoided it.
He had a slightly lowered 90's Honda Accord that now has only one working head light and two silver metal "racing" strips down the passenger side of the car where the guard rail saved his life.
Now I feel kinda bad.
But only kinda.
I mean looking back, he could have been hurt. Then I really would feel bad.
Common sense, isn't common.