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Old 05-12-2015, 10:33 AM   #1
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RV crashed into home

Here in Florida in Columbia County, town of Lake City, a motor home left I 75, went through the ditch, fencing, across a road through someone's yard and into their house. News 4 Jax covered it among other news sources. Do you think speed was a factor considering how far he traveled off the highway?
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Link: RV crashes into home in Lake City | News - Home
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WOW! Glad no one was seriously hurt!
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Old 05-12-2015, 03:34 PM   #4
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Why is it in both of these accidents one of the first comments is "it was some old geezer who doesn't know how to drive and needs to no speciallicense". Seems like a bunch of fools with nothing better to do than run their mouths in my opinion......
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Old 05-12-2015, 04:55 PM   #5
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There are videos around here which can save your life..THey are talking about Tire Failure (It is a sticky in one of the forum).

I found them interesting, which means I learned something.

In the original thread the qustion of speed was asked. I can not say if it was or not.. I can say this.. The FHP has the ability to figure out how fast they were traveling when the tire blew... and when they do,, the speed they come up with is like +/- 1 MPH.
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Why is it in both of these accidents one of the first comments is "it was some old geezer who doesn't know how to drive and needs to no speciallicense". Seems like a bunch of fools with nothing better to do than run their mouths in my opinion......
Well, was it an old geezer who doesn't know how to drive?
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It says age 53. Not old in my book. It also said "charges pending". Really wonder....
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The accident that happened in Louisiana clearly showed a motorhome passing an over the road truck. I don't know how fast he was going, but I have never seen a OTR truck going less than the limit. I think he was doing a pretty good clip. JMO
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The video that has been around that says floor it when your tire blows should maybe say, after gaining control let off on the throttle!
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The accident that happened in Louisiana clearly showed a motorhome passing an over the road truck. I don't know how fast he was going, but I have never seen a OTR truck going less than the limit. I think he was doing a pretty good clip. JMO
Or the state has a two tier speed limit although usually the RV and truck ones are the same. Here in WA you're required to go the truck speed limit if towing anything. Without the tow you can go the car speed limit which might be 70 and truck speed could be 55. I don't like have the trucks going so slow as they cause unsafe passing by some car drivers.
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Maybe he was in the back making a sandwich, and had the cruise control on thinking it was an auto pilot. You know that has happened in the past. Hope no one was hurt, or hurt too bad.

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RV, not RV. It really doesn't matter. The world is full of examples of drivers who don't react in the best fashion when confronted with an emergency situation. We all know the types, the ones that don't deal well with blow outs, can't steer their way out of a skid or handle snow. It is not specific to Motorhome drivers, or old people, or women or what have you. It is about driving skills and those that drive with a lack of them can be found across all age groups, genders and ethnicity's.
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RV, not RV. It really doesn't matter. The world is full of examples of drivers who don't react in the best fashion when confronted with an emergency situation. We all know the types, the ones that don't deal well with blow outs, can't steer their way out of a skid or handle snow. It is not specific to Motorhome drivers, or old people, or women or what have you. It is about driving skills and those that drive with a lack of them can be found across all age groups, genders and ethnicity's.
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I agree totally. I watch how some people drive and wonder how they ever received a driver's license.
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