Utah: Flatbed Truck Runs A State Snowplow Off The Road

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Errol V.'s Comment
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Here's a thing about slippery roads.

Except for maybe black ice, you can build up any speed you want on a slick or icy roadway. Just don't even think about stopping quickly or making even a slight turn. It's easy to get fooled. Ask that flatbed driver. Keep in mind how much space and time you'll need to stop.

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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You can see the flatbed trailer wobbling. He was going way to fast. I grew up driving in crap like that. It's amazing how many people drive on snow and ice like it's dry pavement.

Tractor Man's Comment
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Paul, You shouldn't f'ing talk like that!!

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Mr M's Comment
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Glad he's okay. probably is going to have him shook for a while

Pianoman's Comment
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Paul, You shouldn't f'ing talk like that!!

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Hey don't f'ing tell me what to do. I'm a GROW-A@# Sumb#$/*!!

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Pianoman's Comment
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I had just passed that area in Spanish Fork about 15 mins before the incident.....it seems that experienced drivers and four-wheelers drive grossly negligent in that area. We've been hit with several storms and my DC is in St George with that thawing and freezing there is ice under that snow (esp in the hammer lane). I never ever ever pass snow plow./scott

I've passed a few snowplows but never on the right and never going way too fast like this dude. But after watching this, I'm really gonna think twice before I do it again. I just can't tell you guys how much crap like this p!#$es me off.

Whenever the snow comes here in Colorado, we have a rash of accidents where it's pretty clear that at least one person was going way too fast. I'm talking cars flipped over in the ditch totaled, windows smashed from the impact, etc. Sometimes they even manage to jump a guardrail in the process. It's a daily event whenever it snows. And then I see a random post on FB ranting about all the slow drivers on the road who obviously don't know how to drive in the snow. It's the people who THINK they know how to drive in the snow who make it so much more dangerous for the rest of us. I'm pretty damn confident driving in the snow, borderline over-confident sometimes, and even I know when it's time to SLOW DOWN. I wish people would use a little more...no, check that, a LOT more sense when driving on public roads.

Sorry, rant over.

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