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Early this morning my heart was in my mouth.........

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7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
Very icy out there and took little one to school down in the village,indicated to turn into the car park,white van right in my boot and ended up skidding down the road for a good 50 foot!
Then sat in the car park as i was early and watched 4 more cars do exactly the same,scared me so much i had shaky leg syndrome after that lol
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7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
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#1
So much for gritting roads? Hope ur all ok
#2
MANJ_007
So much for gritting roads? Hope ur all ok
i seriously dont think they bother down the country roads:x
#3
you could have warned the other drivers :p. Glad you survived though :thumbsup:
#4
Councils have set routes for gritting nowadays, anything not on the list doesn't get done !
#5
Mardyass
i seriously dont think they bother down the country roads:x


I don't think small roads are done. I think they only grit the main roads, bus routes etc.
#6
Thanks for letting us know about this hope you are ok, get a course on a skid pan one day it helped me lots and its great fun:santa:
#7
mikebike
Thanks for letting us know about this hope you are ok, get a course on a skid pan one day it helped me lots and its great fun:santa:


hubby did that and loved it..learnt a lot apparently

mardy...hope ur ok hun...so scary!:)
#8
Would it not be common sense that when councils prioritise there gritting routes they might consider the roads around the local schools?

After reading this at the mail online, perhaps they are spending too much money protecting us from terrorist paperboys.:thinking:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1092264/New-target-anti-terror-spies-Village-paperboys--having-correct-paperwork.html

Glad your all OK:)
#9
i'd love to have a go on a skid pan,its pretty scary when youre not prepared!
as for warning other drivers it was too dangerous to stand on the blind corner turning otherwise i would of done,i did go into the pub next door to the school and warn them tho
#10
I take it "walking" the kids to school is out of the question, due to distance?
If not, try it, it's fun and very good for you too.
I'm a great believer in walking the kids to school (over a mile away), takes less than 15 mins'.
You may have the time as you did arrive early after all.

I would also drive VERY slowly and ignore the white van, if it runs into the back of you, it ain't your' fault.
#11
i have walked it before but its a national speed limit road and with it being a skinny country lane it isnt at all safe on a clear bright day yet alone an icy freezing one!
#12
Yep, I know, it's a jungle out there.
I'm lucky I use a dismantled railway line, so no danger there, apart from dog poo :roll:

The best advice re driving on ice would be, have good tyres, plenty tread.
drive slowly, quick acceleration or braking tends to put you into a skid, use your' gears to slow you down. Don't panic. :w00t:
#13
I was out driving very late last night and I nearly crashed my car on several occasions. At one point I was driving down a narrow country road, turned right but car carried on going straight forward into a hedge, fortunately I was very conscious of the ice was only doing about 10mph when I hit the hedge (and my bumpers are of the non metallic, forgiving type). I then struggled to get up the hill because the tyres couldn't get much grip.

The next time really shook me up. I was driving down a hill and built my speed up towards the bottom in preparation of the steep hill just before it (out of habit, forgot about the ice for a moment). As I turned right the car did the same as before and carried on going forwards straight towards some parked cars. Unfortunately I was going fairly quickly and I over corrected the steering and ended up fishtailing several times before doing a 180. Again, I had real trouble getting up the hill and kept sliding sideways across the road. I wasn't the only one as I could see zig zag tyre markings on the road the whole way up! I was SO lucky that there was no traffic or people about at that time. :shock:

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