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12-12-2012 09:05 PM
Titanium Tony Man I'm glad you got through that ok. No tire is good on black ice but are you still running the stock summer Michelins?
12-12-2012 08:03 PM
seventystangfan On a side note, I will be heading down to Rockwall tomorrow with my brother to pick up a car he bought on ebay. Do you think there will still be ice on the roads?
12-12-2012 07:52 PM
Superd Glad you made it out of that situation safe. It's one thing driving in winter expecting ice and snow and quite another when it is not expected like in your instance. "Black ice" has caused a few explicatives to slip out of my lips over the years!
12-12-2012 02:09 PM
cbdallas The road was so slick that ABS cut most, if not all the brake force. There was absolutely no sensation of slowing down, and apparently I was able to maintain steering control which tells me the car was pretty much free-wheeling with the pedal buried. I don't remember feeling the pedal pulsate. There was just too much going on at the time for me to notice my foot was vibrating.
12-12-2012 02:04 PM
Originally Posted by cbdallas View Post
but ABS continued to keep all 4 wheels turning, so there's basically NO braking going on.
Was there NO braking going on or just just the ABS doing it's job to prevent the wheels from locking up?
12-12-2012 10:42 AM
Merrigan Downshifting is your friend on snow and ice. Saved my poor old sunfire more than once. I've noticed that the abs on my focus on snow and ice almost seems to be to quick working. I've braked on some light snow just to slow down a little for a turn or a merge and I have felt the abs do its thing.

Sent from your mom's house.
12-12-2012 10:37 AM
CajunR I know the area well, and I left my motorcycle home for the exact same reason. I don't mind the cold, but sprinkler induced ice gives me the willies. Glad you made it unscathed! (No doubt your SEEing skills helped! )
12-12-2012 10:33 AM
blackraven456 A patch of ice made the news? Ha. Glad you're ok, but as someone who regularly drives in ice and snow every winter this is funny. I suggest a good skid control school opens up in your area.
12-12-2012 10:17 AM
cbdallas What's really interesting is that all the cities in the Dallas metroplex initiate water restrictions starting in April, which run far into winter, and here THEY are watering dormant grass to the point that the water runs out into the streets. In this instance, it wasn't a household needlessly wasting was the friggin' City of Plano. I dislike overly-litigious people, but in a small way, I hope the folks involved in accidents on that patch of ice find a way to sue the city.
12-12-2012 10:11 AM
seventystangfan Congratulations on surviving a near catastrophic incident! Don't you find it interesting how caught up people get in having a "pretty" lawn? I say it would be cheaper to just have it be dirt and weeds, maybe trees (for erosion purposes) but piping that much water into the grass (and onto the road) is such a waste.
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