A 20-minute supercut of more than 60 car, truck and tractor-trailer slides, jackknifes, spinouts and loss-of-control driving incidents caught on professional video resulting from my 12-year career of covering winter storms as a freelance news cameraman. ***No one was hurt in any of these incidents*** Footage shows icy roads caused by snow, freezing rain and sleet. Copyright Dan Robinson icyroadsafety.com stormhighway.com

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    • Dan Robinson
      Dan Robinson

      I want to address the "why didn't you warn people" critics on this video. There are several reasons why this is a completely unreasonable thing to expect me to do. First, of all, these videos are shot during winter storms when roads and bridges are icy across multiple states. Authorities and DOT crews are well aware of the conditions, in fact, you can see plows working during my videos. Furthermore, police officers have told me to stop trying to warn drivers roadside. Their vehicles with bright flashing lights are often hit by out of control cars and trucks. Do you get winter weather (ice and snow) where you live? I'm assuming then, if you are one of those who think that it is somehow effective or advisable for civilians to be waving down drivers/putting up signs on the side of a dangerously icy road, that YOU do this where you live during winter storms? If not, then why do you expect ANYONE to do it, especially TV cameramen out doing their jobs? Can you cite one example of where you've seen this civilian "roadside warning" during winter storms being performed and it being effective? Ask what law enforcement and EMS personnel think of this idea, when their big vehicles with bright flashing lights are routinely hit by out of control drivers. The "why don't you warn" idea is a knee-jerk one by people who aren't at all thinking about what they are saying. Furthermore, there are videos on my channel that show me warning drivers during bridge icing in the South - one of those rare times that it had even a remote chance of working. And even then, I could not get people to notice me unless I stepped into the road IN FRONT OF THEM, frantically waving. Police officers on the scene told me to NOT to do it. I have spent 9 years on the icyroadsafety.com site trying to educate and warn the driving public AHEAD OF TIME. It's just incredible how some think I should put my life on the line along icy roads in a futile attempt to prevent a couple of fender benders. If you think that this roadside warning is something that should be done, then I expect YOU to try doing it yourself in your neighborhood during the next winter storm - then tell me how it went for you. I would also like you to ask any police officer or first responder what they think of your actions.

      about 1 year ago
    • canlib
      canlib In reply to Dan Robinson

      +Seem Legit The only distraction would be if he's in the road and drivers had to swerve.

      about 1 day ago
    • manoman0
      manoman0 In reply to Dan Robinson

      spot on....yes, sir...

      about 1 day ago
    • Work Commute
      Work Commute In reply to Dan Robinson

      I'm sorry, dude. But the roads on these videos really do suck .

      about 3 days ago
    • mnpd3
      mnpd3 In reply to Dan Robinson

      People just don't know. The sad thing is that most opinions people hold are based ignorance rather than facts. Still sadder, they will argue their point while making no attempts to educate themselves.

      about 3 days ago
    • Ed Schirra
      Ed Schirra In reply to Dan Robinson

      Dan, take care. Hoping you are always safe in your work. Peace.

      about 4 days ago
    • Levi
      Levi

      I know its counter-intuitive, but if you start to skid take your foot off the brake and give your tires a chance to regrip the ground while you try to steer out of trouble.

      about 14 hours ago
    • Jason Young
      Jason Young

      Every clip in WV I recognized immediately, been on all those roads, and can attest I've seen some carnage even when it's dry.

      about 19 hours ago
    • Sara Stewart
      Sara Stewart

      Interesting to see the break lights going on as soon as the lose traction. The worst thing you can do.

      about 22 hours ago
    • freshseeker
      freshseeker

      Moral of the story, go slow, bridges are always more icy, 4wd and awd with good tires the best, and mag chloride is your friend.

      about 1 day ago
    • Varanon Bussabong
      Varanon Bussabong

      1:47 dejawoo

      about 1 day ago
    • mydogsnameisbently d
      mydogsnameisbently d

      DAE JA VU

      about 1 day ago
    • denzal689
      denzal689

      I would love to live in a house with a view like that highway bridge in Charleston.

      about 2 days ago
    • Greatness Awaits
      Greatness Awaits

      omg i heard a cat at 2:17 after trunk hit wall ... poor kitty

      about 2 days ago
    • Lpotts75
      Lpotts75

      That's why people should drive slow on the ice and in snowy weather. I live in Michigan and see this all the time in the winter.

      about 2 days ago
    • Chris Santora
      Chris Santora

      3:33 looks like he did that on purpose. Ha hahahah

      about 2 days ago
    • Chris Santora
      Chris Santora

      If u see a man filming on the side of the road. Slow down...

      about 2 days ago
    • Dave Smith
      Dave Smith

      I drove home once, on a road so icy, the sanding trucks slid into the ditches..and I made it home safely..
      Drive very very slow..

      about 3 days ago
    • Mesrour Karim
      Mesrour Karim

      I see many cars with locked wheels when they break in this video, don't they have ABS in the us ?

      about 3 days ago
    • Elon Musk
      Elon Musk

      1:44 Deja vu

      about 3 days ago
    • mnpd3
      mnpd3

      Good compilation of what NOT to do. In the cases where multiple vehicles are in the frame before the skid starts, it's easy to pick out the right one --- it's almost always the FASTEST one. Amazing how many people will simple not slow down when the roads are slick. Speed increases the likelihood of crashing, and causes greater damage and injuries for you do. Inertia (the force that destroys and kills) increased by the square of the speed as any middle-school math book shows. The inertial forces at 40mph are not double those at 20mph; but four-times increased.

      about 3 days ago
    • mnpd3
      mnpd3

      The further south ice and snow falls, the worse the accident rate. Two reasons; (1) the road departments are less well-equipped to handle icy surfaces than their northern counterparts, and (2) the drivers have less experience on such surfaces.

      about 3 days ago
    • FCDB PCH
      FCDB PCH

      No Subaru, no fun!

      about 3 days ago
    • Jacob Wellington
      Jacob Wellington

      You'd think that the ppl who govern the snow-states would be smart enough to factor into their budget, lining the interstates with solar-powered electric heaters inside of the pavement. Even if it didnt cover every square foot, a break of clear pavement every 5 feet would help aid in stopping instead of just sliding

      about 3 days ago
    • Jacob Wellington
      Jacob Wellington

      1:35 excellent idea, stand ON the icy interstate recording ppl losing control of their vehicles... darwin alive and well among us

      about 3 days ago
    • MrPLC999
      MrPLC999

      Rule #1 for Winter Driving...When snowy/icy conditions are encountered, always press the gas pedal to the floor and try to drive out of the area as quickly as possible. Rule #2...If you lose traction on the roadway, turn the steering wheel quickly back and forth from left to right in order to make contact with the nearest guard rail or light pole, so as to stop the skid. Rule #3...If you do have a collision, exit your vehicle immediately and wander around in the roadway so as to make a more tempting target for oncoming drivers.

      about 4 days ago
    • D. A. M.
      D. A. M.

      I'm feeling a little bit better about my driving

      about 4 days ago
    • 3boyzero3
      3boyzero3

      GREAT VIDEO.
      I love watching "know it all" drivers without brains crash their trash... Hilarious!!!
      Why they never seem to understand getting moving isn't the issue.
      Traction and Stopping ARE....

      about 4 days ago
    • Happy Angel Fox
      Happy Angel Fox

      Deja vu

      about 4 days ago
    • carmen taric
      carmen taric

      woahhhh !!!!

      about 4 days ago
    • Ed Schirra
      Ed Schirra

      FAR. TOO. FAST.

      about 4 days ago
    • No One
      No One

      Threaded the needle @7:13 👍

      about 4 days ago
    • Alvan5
      Alvan5

      This is why our insurance goes up all the time because of morons.

      about 4 days ago
    • corey the nomadic maintenance guy
      corey the nomadic maintenance guy

      My heart breaks for most of these people

      about 4 days ago
    • Elizabeth Poshmark Ambassador/Stylist
      Elizabeth Poshmark Ambassador/Stylist

      @ 1:45-1:57 Lucky one.

      about 5 days ago