When The Car In Front Of You Loses Control Don't Drive Like This Dashcam Driver

When the person in front of you has traction trouble you have to know something is up.

2y ago

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Tank slappers, speed wobbles, death wobbles, or shimmies, whatever you like to call it, are one of the scariest things to experience on a motorcycle. But remember that these events aren't just limited to two-wheeled vehicles. Given enough speed and low enough traction, a four wheeled vehicle can experience the same thing.

Take this Hyundai Accent driver caught in this dashcam footage for instance. Even though the road is straight, the heavy brake action was enough to give some instability to the front axles. Once the vehicle started turning, slight steering corrections ended up in over-corrections, so on and so forth, to the point where the vehicle became completely unstable.

It's unclear whether the road surface was wet or dry, and whether black ice was present. What is clear, however, is that the dashcam driver could have completely avoided the chaotic situation in front of them. Once you notice that the vehicle in front of you has lost control, it should immediately give you the signal that you need to safely slow down. The dashcam driver in this case had enough time and space to avoid the catastrophe, but did not react immediately. See for yourself, could you have saved the dashcam car if you were driving it?

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Comments (18)

  • The camera vehicle was traveling too close to avoid the collision. I think the driver also suffered a bit of object fixation. Was so entranced by the car in front, they forgot about themselves. You need to look where you want to go.

      2 years ago
  • The question will always be, was there enough grip to do f*ck all...

      2 years ago
  • the driver of the camera car got so fixated on the car in front losing control that they lost concentration. forgot to take action and just ploughed straight into them. it's a common occurrence. pay attention to what you're doing and not what someone else is doing.

      2 years ago
    • "I was concentrating on the text message I was writing officer because Duncan said I should concentrate on what I am doing not what other road users are doing".

      Ofc, Duncan is wrong. You should concentrate on what is going on around you,...

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        2 years ago
    • well Austin the use of a phone is illegal whilst driving, secondly you just repeated my take on what happened ,ie: the camcar didn't take action. this person was concentrating solely on the environment and not what they were doing and look...

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        2 years ago
  • As soon as you feel the steering go light, let off the power gently and barely hold the wheel, just hold it enough to correct.

    Gripping tightly causes over correction, allow the vehicle to settle down, a knee jerk reaction amplifies the problem.

      2 years ago
  • I would like to think I would have been down shifting and braking early as to avoid this totally. He could have gone to the right to avoid it as well. I have had similar things happen to me in my life and so far, knock on wood, I have avoided an accident.

      2 years ago
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