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Joe Rich Roll Over

Postby lostsurferinbc » Jan 24th, 2013, 2:04 pm

Instead of blaming it on lack of sanding, maybe blame it on his lack of winter tires. :dyinglaughing:

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Re: Joe Rich Roll Over

Postby rookie314 » Jan 24th, 2013, 2:08 pm

lostsurferinbc wrote:Instead of blaming it on lack of sanding, maybe blame it on his lack of winter tires. :dyinglaughing:

http://www.castanet.net/edition/news-st ... .htm#86382


Please don't confuse the issue with facts. Everyone knows this is the Okanagan and its always someone elses fault.
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Re: Joe Rich Roll Over

Postby Bsuds » Jan 24th, 2013, 2:47 pm

Looks like they could be snow tires to me.
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Re: Joe Rich Roll Over

Postby underscore » Jan 24th, 2013, 2:53 pm

Looks to be an older Ford Explorer, which are known for having issues with rollovers/losing control due to tire pressure ratings that are too low.

Regardless, I don't think sand would help at all on slick ice at highway speeds.
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Re: Joe Rich Roll Over

Postby Fancy » Jan 24th, 2013, 3:00 pm

Bsuds wrote:Looks like they could be snow tires to me.

To me too.
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Re: Joe Rich Roll Over

Postby Bsuds » Jan 24th, 2013, 3:03 pm

underscore wrote:
Regardless, I don't think sand would help at all on slick ice at highway speeds.


Yes it can but you still need to slow down.
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Re: Joe Rich Roll Over

Postby underscore » Jan 24th, 2013, 3:06 pm

Bsuds wrote:Yes it can but you still need to slow down.


Exactly, the sand can only help if you're traveling at a slow enough speed.. I wouldn't be surprised if he gets a "speed relative to conditions" ticket.
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Re: Joe Rich Roll Over

Postby lostsurferinbc » Jan 24th, 2013, 4:10 pm

Bsuds wrote:Looks like they could be snow tires to me.


pause the video at 00:45, pretty sad looking snow tires.
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Re: Joe Rich Roll Over

Postby dodgerdodge » Jan 24th, 2013, 7:56 pm

That stretch of road can be bad but its the old story of speed for conditions and correct tires. I guess at least he wasn't sleep deprived like the woman who landed on the golf course today, no excuses for bad roads or weather on that one just stupid people driving when they clearly shouldn't.

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Re: Joe Rich Roll Over

Postby Bsuds » Jan 24th, 2013, 8:03 pm

lostsurferinbc wrote:pause the video at 00:45, pretty sad looking snow tires.


A lot better than some of the bald summer tires I have seen on some cars out there driving this time of year.
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Re: Joe Rich Roll Over

Postby dodgerdodge » Jan 24th, 2013, 10:16 pm

I always find it interesting checking out the vehicles parked at Happy Valley in Big White when i'm up there skiing. Its amazing just how many have either badly worn winters or no winters at all.
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Re: Joe Rich Roll Over

Postby 36Drew » Feb 4th, 2013, 10:18 am

lostsurferinbc wrote:pause the video at 00:45, pretty sad looking snow tires.


Actually, those look like your typical all-season truck tires, and there's lots of tread on them. All seasons typically have little or no siping, which is probably what you're looking for and basing your opinion on.

Although winters provide better traction, all seasons are fine for driving in most of the conditions that we see in the valley. They do not, however, provide any real traction in icy conditions. Was the road icy on the 24th?
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