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    slippery roads

    Ive been driving for 29years and never know the roads so slippery, whats changed....?

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    Quote Originally Posted by swarovski View Post
    Ive been driving for 29years and never know the roads so slippery, whats changed....?
    You have started to consider the condition of the driving surface in the winter?

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    your tyres are f****d?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naseby View Post
    You have started to consider the condition of the driving surface in the winter?
    Well, at least he considered it...which is more than the councils ever do!

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    Your vehicle is telling you the roads have the risk of ice, which puts you on edge. Previously you drove to the conditions as you saw them and have made it this far in one piece.
    Work them hard, treat them like heros.

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    a lot of the roads I drive on have massive truck traffic
    the sustained pressure forces the hard substrate down and the softer tar comes to the surface so when the frost falls it is like glass

    just take a look at the inside lane on any motorway (non concrete ones) and you will see it is shiny even when dry
    Councils won't replace road surface unless broken

    the greater the volume of haulage on roads and it will only get worse.

    half this stuff could be travelling the bulk of its journey by rail them we wouldnt have such expensive railways

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    What tyres do you have fitted?

    I am sorry to say that some are just plain scary to dangerous in the cold and wet. reminds me of the 1970's Jap motor cycle tyres.................................. Bluddy Awful in the wet and never mind the cold.

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    OR You have a ford Ranger like me !! boy are they happy to go sideways LOL but fun

    or if you live in Southend they ONLY grit in the summer !!! or two days after the ice n' snow have arrived
    Last edited by paul o'; 12-12-2013 at 10:03.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bewsher500 View Post
    the sustained pressure forces the hard substrate down and the softer tar comes to the surface so when the frost falls it is like

    half this stuff could be travelling the bulk of its journey by rail them we wouldnt have such expensive railways
    Not quite but close enough.
    Add to that the muck dropped from building sites and farm machinery gives an extra smooth layer.
    This year the leaves have also been on the trees longer and dropped on mass giving another ingredient to add to the layer.

    Spent over 9 years on road design and construction and now work on the railways!

    Ed

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    ahh it will be the wrong type of leaves now !!!!


    Quote Originally Posted by LuckyEddie View Post
    Not quite but close enough.
    Add to that the muck dropped from building sites and farm machinery gives an extra smooth layer.
    This year the leaves have also been on the trees longer and dropped on mass giving another ingredient to add to the layer.

    Spent over 9 years on road design and construction and now work on the railways!

    Ed

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