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Old 10-29-2011, 11:07 PM
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Just goes to show, no matter what technology your ride have. It all comes down to the person operating the machine.
Hope they all recover without any serious complications.
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Old 10-29-2011, 11:18 PM
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Re: Wrecked WK2

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Just goes to show, no matter what technology your ride have. It all comes down to the person operating the machine.
Hope they all recover without any serious complications.
and the weather conditions. Not saying what the cause was, but even a safe driver can end up in an accident, black ice for example isn't visible and could very easily cause you to go off the road if you lose traction and/or steering. Thus its not always the driver, but alot of times it is, because they were going to fast or following to closely, talking on the phone, txting etc etc
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Old 10-29-2011, 11:19 PM
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learn how to drive and keep distance,..... how to use hands free and stop talking on phone while driving, etc
agreed especially since its illegal in NY, NJ etc.
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Old 10-29-2011, 11:51 PM
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Re: Wrecked WK2

Id say he was just going to fast for the conditions and ditched it. While we were standing there we saw two more go into the woods and one of the ambulances almost needed a tow, it was some crazy weather around here today!
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Re: Wrecked WK2

Somewhat related question.

Here in Dallas we don't get snow, we get sleet and ice. Now obviously the safest course of action when driving on ice is == don't drive on ice.

That said, I have a general question about 2WD, 4WD and AWD when driving on ice. Is anything going to help? What technology in the WK2 would be useful in ice in terms of traction or sliding?
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I don't care what you drive, when we get snow, the whole state shuts down. People make fun of us but snow down here = ice (Georgia).
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Old 10-30-2011, 09:32 AM
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Re: Wrecked WK2

Watched a WK go into my parking lot too fast and plow into a parked car. As soon as snow hits the ground some people just forget how to drive!
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Old 10-30-2011, 10:49 AM
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Re: Wrecked WK2

Next time you are in a parking lot, take a look at some of the tires on the vehicles there. The number of tires with illegal tread, even balding tires is scary. This is a also major reason for winter crashes. What worries me is that they may slide into me.
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Old 10-30-2011, 11:35 AM
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Re: Wrecked WK2

People are idots to be blunt. Its worth investing in a nice set of tires rather then risking your safety and others safety just to drive in snow and play bumper cars! It woulda saved me a lot of time yesterday from responding to all those accidents!
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Re: Wrecked WK2

My wife's 2012 Infiniti M37x AWD came with Primacy MXM tires. No problems with them on the road today, despite the 15 inches of snow that we got last night, well, except for all of the downed trees in the road. I already have a nice set of alloys with Blizzaks in the garage for her, but thought that it was too early to put them on. I hate that Jeep pawns off Latitude Tours as on/off road tires.
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Re: Wrecked WK2

It seems like I'm going to have to throw on my winter tires earlier than wanted this season
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Re: Wrecked WK2

Looks like laredo wheels on a limited or overland. They do not looks polished at all unless they haven't washed the car in months.
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