- Jul 7, 2014
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- United Kingdom
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- Gitup F1+G3ꞈꞈꞈꞈꞈ Viofo A139ꞈꞈꞈꞈꞈ Blueskysea B4K+B2K
We needed to invent the high tension steel rope and high strength steel posts before decent ones were feasible, the modern ones predate Google by only a few years, thankfully we have wikipedia:wire rope barriers have been here for quite some time, it's not a new invention
Although cable barriers have been used since the 1960s it was not until the mid-1990s that many departments of transportation began to deploy them with any regularity.
In many countries of the European Union these cable barriers are not allowed to be used along highways as they are perceived to be especially hazardous for motorcyclists. However, a study of motorcyclist injury rates for several types of highway barrier did not find an appreciable difference in fatal and severe injuries between cable and W-beam barriers. Both were significantly more hazardous than concrete barriers but less hazardous than none.
I understand what you're saying. I used to ride years ago until I came to the sudden and instantaneous realization of how easy it is to totally lose control of the bike with disastrous results through no fault of the rider - and not even factoring in others on the road which only exacerbate the risks. The only reason I'm here today is my epiphany occurred on the outside of a curve versus the inside where I would have ended up playing 'chicken' with oncoming traffic. For me anyhow, no amount of joy or gratification can make up for the loss of functioning limbs and an intact cranium housing functional gray matter.Those who have not ridden in highway traffic can't fully understand. On a bike, you simply cannot allow anyone to hit you at all in the least....
I remember when that happened. I lived about 15-20 minutes away at the time. The C&H Sugar factory is down there. I just saw where it said that there were 4 and 1/4 victims.
Pregnant driver flies off the bridge and hits train. Video cuts off before flight. 4¼ victims ages, -6 months to 22.
Those QX56’s are pretty too heavy and weigh in between 5,400-5,700lbs. It looks like she was moving pretty good and over corrected. Check out how much the steering angle changed to the right before it spun around. She gave a lot of steering input. That must have been a terrifying 200 foot free fallBack to the video, it does look like there was a problem where large degree of steering was invoked - possibly by someone goofing around, but with unexpected results, it was travelling a bit fast but not that bad to cause the problem seen.
Comes under shouldn't have happened.
I think the rear end lost grip when it went over a bump, and I guess the aerodynamics generate a lot of lift at that speed so it didn't have much grip on the rear anyway. Certainly driver error, but vehicles shouldn't be designed so they behave like that, or if they are then they should have a speed limiter to keep them safe!You know watching again it looks like she may have not been paying attention/distracted and she initially didn’t even try to make the turn and went into the camera car’s lane before she most likely panicked and turned too sharply upsetting the weight transfer and then she over corrected. Definitely driver error.