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      08-07-2012, 03:27 PM   #45
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I don't think skid pad solves that: He was hydroplaning, and had x amount of distance between him and the wall. If you keep on sliding until you hit the wall - practice doesn't help you...
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      08-07-2012, 03:29 PM   #46
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      08-07-2012, 03:34 PM   #47
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All those things you quoted are precisely related to experience and that is what you pick up in those exercises, but your right, we're all subject to "randomness" and that is just a FACT of life!
And poor judgement. The fact that the driver was passing someone and changing lanes indicates they were going faster than they should have been in that kind of weather, and definitely did not give any respect for the road conditions. I agree that sometimes you simply hydro plane regardless of your precautions, and you definitely want to be proactive and keep fresh tires, but that driver was definitely not driving for the conditions. Tread wear or any other aspect of the car can't save you from poor driving.
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      08-07-2012, 03:34 PM   #48
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      08-07-2012, 03:37 PM   #49
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Asian dude crashing an M3? What's new? I keed, I keed.
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      08-07-2012, 03:38 PM   #50
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Ouch! That looked to close to home (space grey)
Tell me about it.....
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Wow! At 0:14 you can see the passenger door open and the passenger who is wearing a white shirt get tossed around. Good thing the passenger was wearing a seat belt.
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      08-07-2012, 03:43 PM   #53
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That's a bit racist. There is no statistical evidence of any particular race being more prone to accidents. Asian is the wrong term anyway, as it includes caucasians in Russia, which incidentally has a high accident rate.
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      08-07-2012, 03:46 PM   #54
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Too much rain/water, no traction, end of the story.
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Wow! At 0:14 you can see the passenger door open and the passenger who is wearing a white shirt get tossed around. Good thing the passenger was wearing a seat belt.
I noticed that too, but I think it's merely the airbag.
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wow look like this moron was driving fast got pissed off someone was hugging the fast lane, sped up, tried to get in the fast lane the car started losing traction and he stomped on the brake causing the car to lose control.
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I'll bet my money that DTC/DSC was off...Or the driver was a wanabe Ken Block...
There is no way you can drive on an almost traffic free freeway with your hands on the steering wheel, driving adequate (due to the weather conditions) and sudently you're blasting your way completely out of control into a wall...If feel sorry for both the driver and the car...

Aquaplaning may be a point although the driver judges the situation and takes the necessary actions.
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      08-07-2012, 04:01 PM   #58
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Sorry to say ... the driving conditions called for much slower driving or even waiting out the heavy rain. Also, the driver overtook on the right he should never ever do this.

Hope the driver came out okay ... hate to see this.
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I know I might sound like a cold hearted person and a prick BUT I don't feel sorry for the driver of the M3.
Does anybody see the REAL reason this happened. Driver of the M3 was thinking he was a pro racing driver and tries to take the car with the camera with another car in front of him. Driver of the M3 accelerates to SQUEEZE by and loses control. Good for you. Next time slow down.
Good thing that M3's are solid cars.

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scary video!

Typical case of hydroplaning. This is one of the reasons why over here on the Autobahns you need at least 4mm of thread and tires not older than five years. The legal limit is 1.2mm but everyone knows you need at least 4mm's!!

Many people don't realize how important new tires are, until you hydroplane your car at speed.
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He should have traded in that damn '08 for an LCI with tech pkg and that wouldn't have happened. Jeez....
If you are driving too fast on water and making sharp turns, the car you're in doesn't matter. You can't beat physics, they win every time.
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Here in California is rains so infrequently, I can never justify driving aggressively in wet weather and drive like grandma.
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Weird, signal was on indicating he was making an aggressive lane change (by looking at speed) But he kinda just gradually went into the wall.. ? I don't know what Im trying to say, it just looks like he fell asleep. lol
Here's what it looks like to me.

M3 going fast and car in front of him is slowing down.
He brakes but due to water on road he loses control.
As he tries to correct him going left, he steers right strongly, and hits the indicator stalk in process, all panicking no doubt.
Obviously hits the barrier and rolls it. Speed weren't that high it seems. Probably too fast for conditions but not much over limit.
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dude hits the brakes and whatever steering he had was gone gameover
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