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Motorists seconds from death

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Motorists seconds from death

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Re: Motorists seconds from death

I wonder what the containers held that were spilling liquid onto the carriageway. Shocked
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Beggar me!  Huh Huh Huh
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And they just carry on without even an arrrrrgh! as though it's an everyday occurrence.
Seeing it's Russia it probably is.
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I wonder what the containers held that were spilling liquid

Are you thinking something dodgy perhaps, hidden amongst the load?
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I was thinking more in terms of flammable liquid which could have caused serious problems in itself.
Not quite as bad as this maybe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFj28hoioAc
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Re: Motorists seconds from death

Shocked Trees, pipes, buildings, aircraft and meteorites, these are just a few of the hazards the Russian driver has to avoid.
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Re: Motorists seconds from death

That last canasta shot out rather urgently. If I was that policeman in the car I think I would have had to have a change of underwear  Cheesy

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I heard that he didn't stop reversing until he hit the back wall of the Police Station garage.
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Could well be diesel in those containers if he is on a long haul and didn't want to be stopping at a station to refuel - my Uncle is Russian and he has told me in the past about problems with fuel contamination.
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I had something like that happen to me on the M6 a few years back. I was driving a slow van and was overtaken by a car pulling a holiday caravan. It was going too fast and started to snake violently. In a flash I was swerving around to avoid suitcases, bedding  and kitchen utensils as the caravan rolled and "exploded".
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caravan rolled and "exploded".

I can just picture your wipers flailing back and forth struggling to remove all the cheese and tomato sandwiches stuck to your windscreen.
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I remember doing my weekly 280 mile trip down to Devon to visit the girlfriend many moons ago. Due to an accident, it took me about 6 hours to do the first 25 miles.
I had borrowed the company van and was following a large lorry which was shedding huge rolls of bubblewrap (6 foot high rolls). It was like Donkey Kong but in a van !
After some nifty manoeuvring, I was back on my way and managed to get most of the way there without further incident until a CV joint decided to give up the ghost (probably due to the swerving at speed on the motorway). I limped the van through some rather nasty country lanes for the last 30 miles in the pitch black just as it started to snow heavily.
I think it took me around 12 hours to do 280 miles - not a journey I'll forget in a hurry !