If you live in a warm weather state and haven't experienced icy roads before, we've got some video that will show you what your northern friends have been talking about. Actually, if you're a veteran of snow and ice, own a four-wheel-drive vehicle and don't slow down when it's slippery because you think your 4-high is infallible, we really have a video for you.

We're thinking the good people of Columbus, Ohio know a thing or three about driving on snow and ice, but even the Buckeyes have trouble with black ice. Look below to watch several trucks and SUVs slip, slide and wreck themselves when encountering a patch of the invisible slick. It's too bad whoever was holding the camera didn't have the sense to put it down and go warn oncoming motorists to slow down.


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      Muttons
      • 2 Years Ago
      The camera man had the good sense to not go anywhere NEAR a road where cars are skidding out of control at high speed. Smart camera man.
      SethG
      • 2 Years Ago
      Thanks CBS news crew for setting up shop just beyond the ice rather than ahead of it with your flashers going to slow people down. Might as well go the next step and hose down a strip of highway.
      DTOlness
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks like they may have been going a bit too fast for the conditions...
        Drakkon
        • 2 Years Ago
        @DTOlness
        I used to be an auto insurance adjuster. I never ONCE read a loss description that read 'I was driving too fast for conditions when....'
      Basil Exposition
      • 2 Years Ago
      That last one was the most bizarre head-on collision ever!
        DTOlness
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Basil Exposition
        so funny, but I know it is not good to laugh...
      Randy
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wow! That was worth having to watch the overly loud commercial preceding the video! i.e. VOLUME ALERT - Hope this helps! Now watch it, it's cool AND nobody got hurt thank God!
      Abdul
      • 2 Years Ago
      Ouch!
      Christian L.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Why don't they have a sign to say slow down knowing that this is an accident waiting to happen. Reporters obviously know that this was happening. Where are the cops?
      Marc Underwood
      • 2 Years Ago
      (Mayhem hosing the street down in cold weather) "I'm a patch of black ice. No one will see me when they come through here, so they won't know what's coming" Seriously, glad no one was hurt.
      Stinkyboy
      • 2 Years Ago
      these people are at the the "ODTC" Ohio Drift Training Course. They all failed miserably.
      eljay001
      • 2 Years Ago
      The best part is watching an expensive news camera on a tripod take a tumble to the ground as the videographer quickly gets out of the Silverado's way. (About 8 seconds in).
      seansverige
      • 2 Years Ago
      In a post essentially revelling in the carnage ('cos it sure wasn't here as a public service announcement) isn't making a snide remark about filming the incidents rather than trying to prevent them somewhat hypocritical?...
      Kevin C. Barnes
      • 2 Years Ago
      Thought trucks were safer in bad weather, stupid Americans.
        merlot066
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Kevin C. Barnes
        Well thinking about this in terms of physics at a middle school level: Friction is the product of mass and the coefficient of friction between surfaces. Seeing as how SUVs and trucks weigh more than sedans and often have tires with a higher coefficient of friction (because fuel economy isn't as much of a concern and because SUVs and trucks still have *some* off-roading intentions) they are safer in bad weather. They're not so much safer that you can drive like you normally would on a dry day but they are safer than a comprable sedan. See, I actually knew what I was talking about and I didn't make a stupid generalization. America +2
          mrpinto
          • 2 Years Ago
          @merlot066
          There's more too it than that. Trucks have a higher center of gravity and can therefore flip more easily. The other side of all that mass means a lot of momentum, which means that when you DO lose control, you'll do more damage to things. Finally, kinetic energy increases linearly with mass also, which means that when you're trying to stop, the bigger tires have more to do. In the end, it's really not much of an advantage for the trucks. Unless there's off-roading to be done, I'll take an Audi quattro or Subaru AWD with snow tires, thank you very much.
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