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Message 2090679 - Posted: 22 Dec 2021, 0:15:07 UTC - in response to Message 2090675.  

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Message 2090680 - Posted: 22 Dec 2021, 0:41:58 UTC - in response to Message 2090679.  

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This all it says anyway. ;-)

Police have arrested a person suspected of stealing a fire truck and traveling through several cities before being detained Tuesday in Anaheim.

Truck 85 was stolen from UCI Medical Center in Orange at approximately 1:40 a.m. while paramedics were taking a patient to the hospital, said Capt. Greg Barta of the Orange County Fire Authority.

“As they were dropping off a patient at the hospital the truck was stolen,” Barta told City News Service.

The suspect traveled through many Orange County communities, including Fountain Valley and Irvine, before finally stopping in Anaheim near Ball Road and Brookhurst Street just after 3 a.m. when officers from the Anaheim Police Department took the suspect into custody.
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Message 2090682 - Posted: 22 Dec 2021, 3:15:51 UTC - in response to Message 2090679.  

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Message 2090687 - Posted: 22 Dec 2021, 5:14:29 UTC

Or this if you want to watch
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Message 2090771 - Posted: 23 Dec 2021, 20:07:03 UTC

Who's bright idea at TESLA was responsible for this;
Distracted Drivers: NHTSA Launches Investigation into Elon Musk’s Tesla over Video Game Feature
Elon Musk’s car company recently added an update that allows video games to be played on certain cars’ digital dashboards. The NHTSA says the feature “may distract the driver and increase the risk of a crash.”


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Message 2090808 - Posted: 24 Dec 2021, 12:16:16 UTC - in response to Message 2090771.  

Tesla disables gaming while driving feature

And I should hope so too! Who let that one through quality control?
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Message 2090812 - Posted: 24 Dec 2021, 15:40:56 UTC

Wisconsin crash: More than 40 vehicles involved in a huge pile-up
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Message 2090814 - Posted: 24 Dec 2021, 17:04:52 UTC - in response to Message 2090808.  

Never mind QC it should have been trapped by the sensible safety elf rottweiler at the concept stage. QC are only there to make sure that the product complies with its specifications, while the rottweiler is there to ensure the product is safe to use at the time of delivery......
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Message 2090824 - Posted: 24 Dec 2021, 20:44:28 UTC - in response to Message 2090808.  

Tesla disables gaming while driving feature

And I should hope so too! Who let that one through quality control?

Of course it is safe, it engages the autopilot!
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Message 2090829 - Posted: 24 Dec 2021, 21:12:31 UTC - in response to Message 2090824.  

Tesla disables gaming while driving feature

And I should hope so too! Who let that one through quality control?
Of course it is safe, it engages the autopilot!
Just before you hit an immovable object?
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Message 2091207 - Posted: 31 Dec 2021, 15:23:20 UTC

Train always wins. Stupid, just stupid.
https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/killed-train-hits-car-crossing-gate-82017846
2 killed when train hits car going around crossing gate
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Message 2091283 - Posted: 1 Jan 2022, 18:56:14 UTC

Some New Year's traditions are safer than others....
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-59847372
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Message 2091288 - Posted: 1 Jan 2022, 19:57:11 UTC

There's got to be a better way of getting rid of lemons. :-O
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Message 2091618 - Posted: 7 Jan 2022, 8:34:36 UTC

Guess who followed his GPS.







A nerve-wracking incident happened in Shanxi province's Changzhi City on January 1 when a hapless driver nearly killed himself trying to navigate a treacherous mountain pass.
The truck driver was allegedly following his GPS, which instructed him to take the narrow mountainside road.
However, when he found that the lorry was too wide to pass through the path he reportedly tried reversing but crashed through the flimsy guardrails.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2022/01/06/pictured-lucky-escape-lorry-driver-truck-teeters-brink/?li_source=LI&li_medium=liftigniter-onward-journey
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Message 2091648 - Posted: 7 Jan 2022, 18:34:25 UTC - in response to Message 2091618.  

That makes for a spectacular recovery...

Except...

Those excavators risk getting pulled over the edge should the wagon slip over... Regardless of their extra tons and hopeful extra weight of earth and rock in their shovels...

Why oh why no chains attached to the wagon chassis at the cab end that are then staked out or bolted into the rack face to forcibly make sure the thing isn't going to slide off?!!


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Message 2091661 - Posted: 7 Jan 2022, 19:29:41 UTC - in response to Message 2091648.  


Those excavators risk getting pulled over the edge should the wagon slip over... Regardless of their extra tons and hopeful extra weight of earth and rock in their shovels...

They do indeed, but their combined mass is considerably more than the truck, even if it's a typically overloaded one. Also by virtue of their design they have a considerable adhesion advantage.


Why oh why no chains attached to the wagon chassis at the cab end that are then staked out or bolted into the rack face to forcibly make sure the thing isn't going to slide off?!!

Loads of possible reasons, including, nothing available to drill the massive holes in the rock; during recovery movement is required; still setting up having done the first part of stabilisation and waiting for other equipment to arrive on the scene......

Reading the article it sounds as if the split the unit at sometime during the recovery, so the photos may just be during the initial stages of doing the job.
Also there are some interesting discrepancies in the article, first, there is a width limit of 6.8m, now that truck is somewhat less than three meters wide, so is well within the width - did they mean height or length, I doubt the latter as that is pretty short, but height is the more likely, even so that truck is probably inside that limit. The article also mentions there being snow on the road, but there's no evidence of that.
The real cause is more likely a big whoopsy by the driver, got the line wrong on one bend, panicked, backed up and dropped a wheel over the edge (and why was his second-man not guiding him back?)
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Message 2091673 - Posted: 7 Jan 2022, 22:30:05 UTC

Or the shoulder of the road just decided that it had had enough. ;-)

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