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Freddie Woo says: I was once caught right in the middle of in an early morning high-speed 30-car pile-up on the M3, but emerged from the chaos in the only car not to have suffered a dent. My trousers told a different story, and learned that you *do* empty your bowels as Death's icy grip reaches out for you. Tell us about your audition for the Final Destination films.

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(, Thu 15 May 2014, 12:55)
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This day and age, any near D'earth experience has to be your own fault
Two incidents stand out for me.
1. Years ago I had a 250cc motorcycle with utterly crap lights, they were good enough for a dark lane but with any oncoming vehicle I couldn't see my own headlamp illumination at all. I then had the idea that if it was late at night I could ride pretty much as I wanted to because I could always see oncoming headlights from half a mile away. Then one night I was tearing along the backroad, cutting a right hand corner by some degree when - you've guessed it - a car came the other way... with dim headlights. I swear I was headed right for the grill, swerved away to the left and somehow missed the vehicle which presented me with the next hazard - the nearside hedge. Again I avoided this by inches although it was by far the preferred object to hit. What a fucking idiot.
2. Delivery work resulted me driving a Transit somewhere in Berkshire in the middle of winter. The roads were wet but without frost, however a rare result of freezing fog earlier on had coated trees with a good half inch of thick frost. The temperature had gone up in the day, the frost had dropped off and this resulted in about 6-12 inches of slush directly below trees overhanging the road. I hit this at 70mph and the van went entirely sideways, I fully turned the steering wheel into the skid, then the van went back onto wet tarmac and lurched violently toward tipping over before straightening up under control. Then I went into another slush pile, just going a little slower but still way out of control again, same sort of panic but to my amazement never rolled the vehicle.

TL:DR RTA's that should've happened.
(, Fri 16 May 2014, 22:36, 3 replies)
holy fucking dullballs this is dull

(, Sat 17 May 2014, 0:26, closed)
you fully turned the steering wheel into the skid? yeah, course you did.

(, Sat 17 May 2014, 2:04, closed)

I prefer to read it as "I fully turned the steering wheel into this kid".
(, Sat 17 May 2014, 10:09, closed)

Ummm not sure exactly what you mean but if a car has the back end step out to the right common practise is to steer to the right to counteract slide. Surely you've watched Top Gear enough to know this?

"you fully turned the steering wheel into the skid? yeah, course you did."
Yes, of course I did.
(, Sun 18 May 2014, 21:26, closed)
I can't speak for your experiences in the UK as a driver, but I can see your point. (we drive on the right, so I cannot support anything you say, ever) All I know is shake and bake, brother! If ya aint first yer last! Woohoo!
(, Sat 17 May 2014, 6:10, closed)
My name is Captain Wilberforce Bullshit
And I am here to say I fully endorse the above mangled gibberish.
(, Sat 17 May 2014, 7:44, closed)

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