Date: Wed, 27 Nov 2002 23:45:02 +0100
From: Zweef <>
Subject: Re: Any thoughts on safety?

In article <>, says... > > Zweef - first of all this was almost 15 years ago and I've not been in an > accident since despite occasionally being a bit over the limit - (although 25k > was a bit fast I agree).. You'd have to drive in Canada to understand - the > highway between Montreal and Toronto is a bit over 600 kilometers long. There > are no towns, and nothing but pine trees and crop fields to watch go by. The > only break are a series of 5 or six government sanctioned rest stops (both > sides) with fueling stations and food.. > > It's like driving the New Hampshire leg of I95 but for 6 hours straight and, if > you time it right, it is possible to drive down this road for the entire six > hours and never come upon, or be passed, by another car.. It changes somewhat > when you get past Toronto and into the corridor to Detroit - but the Montreal > leg is a killer.. > > Also - you didn't read carefully a southern Ontario Rain Burst which means as I > said, slightly overcast - then sudden wall of water - no spattering of rain to > warn you - then into ruts, the median, the ditch and the tow truck.. I'm sorry if my reply offended you, but your story seemed so silly, especially involving bald tyres and an inexperienced driver. I live in Holland, rainbursts are reasonably common overhere, but you can always see it coming, maybe there's a difference with those "Southern Ontario Specials" ;-) -- Zweef

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