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Slippery roads

edited August 7 in Not Sports Related
Just saw an rta caused, I think, by the slippery road because of the light rain after a long dry period.
Woman gets out of car on Plumstead High Street without looking, suv bangs on brakes to avoid her, hatchback rearends the suv. And looks like a write off.
No one hurt but be careful out there folks.

Comments

  • Seen this happen in Crete, long dry period and then a small amount of rain and it's like ice on the road
  • It also depends how you drive - if you're heavy with the brake pedal it will make it even worse.
  • It’s the build up of oil on the roads, due to no rain, then when it does rain, the water just sits on the oil, leading to a very slippery surface.
  • Of course, it will be the car rear ending the SUV that will be deemed to have caused the crash, not the silly women getting out of the car without looking.
  • Of course, it will be the car rear ending the SUV that will be deemed to have caused the crash, not the silly women getting out of the car without looking.

    Regardless of the women, the one in the back of the SUV was going too fast / too close.
  • The oil from the Tarmac is drawn upwards during exceptionally warm weather so when it rains it's double slippy
    They call it Florida ice down that way.
  • Of course, it will be the car rear ending the SUV that will be deemed to have caused the crash, not the silly women getting out of the car without looking.

    Regardless of the women, the one in the back of the SUV was going too fast / too close.
    Insurers will generally, but not always, hold the rear vehicle liable but there can be situations where the front vehicle is seen to be negligent.
  • Very disappointed. Hoped for a thread about my favourite country & western singer.
  • Absolutely lethal on a bike (pushbike or motorbike). Saw a moped go down last year five minutes after it started raining for the first time in weeks. You can usually see the oil shimmering on the road, but not always.
  • Absolutely lethal on a bike (pushbike or motorbike). Saw a moped go down last year five minutes after it started raining for the first time in weeks. You can usually see the oil shimmering on the road, but not always.

    Surface water on a dry stretch of tarmacadam is indeed lethal. In any accident an idiot is normally involved or at least someone doing something idiotic however cyclists and motorcyclists are at an extreme disadvantage in this weather. Cars should slow down but I guarantee if it thumps down for 10 minutes on a length of motorway you will see a dozen or so divs merrily aquaplaning along with no concept of what will happen should they need to do anything evasive
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