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Old 01-06-2004, 11:59 PM   #1
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My friend and I were coming home from the career center we go to earlier. As I was getting onto the entrance ramp to the freeway (it is one that is a lane of the road and turns off, you don't have to stop and turn) and I was kind of showing my friend how much louder my exhaust is now that I took out the cat. So I just hit the gas to rev it up a little so he could hear it. Well at this point I am halfway down the entrance ramp going about 35mph and almost to 45 degree turn. Little did I know this turn was covered in ice, it looked like it was just water to me. So when I hit the gas to rev it a bit (it didn't nail it, I just got on it about 1/3 throttle), the front tires lost traction and the car wouldn't turn, so I let off and started to turn with the turn, but the back end was going too fast and it started to come around, so then I was seriously yelling "**** **** ****" while cranking the wheel the other way (exactly how I learned to in my video games. Who says video games don't teach you anything? I honestly believe I would've been in the ditch if it weren't for them!) and then the back end started coming around the other way. The whole time I was trying to decide which ditch would be the best one to go into if I couldn't fully correct it. At this point I am still trying to correct it, and after what seemed like was forever, about 4 or 5 times of the back end trying to come around in either direction I finally corrected it and kept going straight. My friend looked at me with a completely straight face and said, "its a good thing theres this oh **** handle over here." (we have a joke about the handle on the headliner being called the oh **** handle) Honestly neither one of us thought we were going to make it through that without ending up in a ditch. My heart was beating so hard I could hear it. I almost wanted to kill myself for being so stupid, my parents buy me this nice *** car and I go messing around and almost run the thing into a tree. I decided we would wait until spring to see what the exhaust sounds like. I think I will be riding the school bus for the next couple days to get over my stupidness. I don't deserve to drive a car.

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Old 01-07-2004, 12:24 AM   #2
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hey, **** happens! Don't beat yourself up to much! I tore up my front fender when i took a corner to fast. I learned my lesson and continued! As long as you learned something from it, don't pause your life for it!
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It happens to all of us....its almost like the first scratch on a new car....sooner you do it, the sooner you get over it and move on...good save though, long live video games..
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I'm sure we have all done some stupid stuff when we were behind the wheel... you ended up fine so that is all that matters.
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Damn nice save Shawn! Glad you play video games!

I did something similar in my grandmother'* old 90 Sable. Except I did a 180 with about 2 inches of snow on the road. Thank God no other cars were on the road, otherwise I would have freaked. But it was actually fun. I found out Iater that I was driving with the parking brake on
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I entered an exit ramp without slowing down when i was testing a ram air system on my car...

I jerked the wheel, tires started to screech, i hit the brakes instinctively ( but not smartly, i know better) and the car drifted for about 3 seconds before i killed the drift... Never thought i'd do that on dry pavement in the bonnie. This was @ 10:30 pm and i woulda been going down the side of the ramp.... about 20 ft...
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It happens, Trust me,
It will happen to all of us sooner or later, just a matter of time!
Now you know what you did wrong, be more cautious next time, thats all you need to remember!
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which vehicle was this in??
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probably his car... the ste...
smooth drivin... ice is a pain!! and a tip... if you ever drive a rwd vehicle and like to do 180s in winter... make sure theres no curbs... lost a rear end that way... on my old 92 dually!!
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Yeah, I was in the STE. I can definately see someone loosing a rear-end by sliding sideways into a curb. I would imagine that probably sucks pretty bad. I know its not a real big deal or anything, but it just pissed me off that I was being that stupid. I am usually the one telling people that they shouldn't be messing around like that while driving when they end up in ditches. I don't usually do stupid (wreckless) things while driving because I know it is a stupid thing to do and that is how a lot of teenagers end up in accidents and even killed. I am over it, it just pissed me off for a little while that I was that stupid.

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