Truck driver got that wrong.

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Truck driver got that wrong.

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I suppose it could have been brake failure. I couldn't see any skid marks but I'm sure they were there somewhere.

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First thought
He did not want to do that.


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That's like one of those threads that ultimately gets locked.

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Ally wrote:
Mon Jul 13, 2020 2:11 pm
I suppose it could have been brake failure. I couldn't see any skid marks but I'm sure they were there somewhere.

The link video has been removed so I don't know what it showed.

However, loss of air pressure causes truck brakes to be applied full on as it's air pressure that keeps them off. It's why long skid marks can be seen on roads where a single wheel brake has lost pressure and applied the brake on that wheel.

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OK.

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b33jay wrote:
Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:53 pm
Ally wrote:
Mon Jul 13, 2020 2:11 pm
I suppose it could have been brake failure. I couldn't see any skid marks but I'm sure they were there somewhere.

The link video has been removed so I don't know what it showed.

However, loss of air pressure causes truck brakes to be applied full on as it's air pressure that keeps them off. It's why long skid marks can be seen on roads where a single wheel brake has lost pressure and applied the brake on that wheel.
It’s still up there, not sure what you mean, nothing has been removed, at least not for me as I can still see it. Thanks for the explanation about the long skid marks from lorries though.

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Ally wrote:
Mon Jul 13, 2020 2:11 pm
I suppose it could have been brake failure. I couldn't see any skid marks but I'm sure they were there somewhere.
I'm sure there were several.
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I hope the car driver stopped to assist. Were the motorists brake lights on for no reason or even (looking at the colour) their reversing lights?
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OH, an Ex-HGV driver, watched and said brake failure too, poor driver (or words to that effect, I don't want to get into trouble for swearing ;) ).

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